Although home brewing has become one of the most popular activities for young and middle-aged Americans, few have the drive and delicious beer to turn it into an empire. However, that's just what Sierra Nevada did. Started in 1980 by two friends, Sierra Nevada is now the seventh-largest brewer in the United States with an output of 1.25 million barrels a year. Headquartered in Chico, California, the brewery gets its name from the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, and several of their bottles depict the scenic landscapes of the area. The company's also a leader in sustainability, earning recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Maybe this talk of Sierra Nevada's success gets you amped to start your own brewing. If not, just indulge in the fruits of their labor. You may find it just as satisfying.
What Types of Beer Does Sierra Nevada Make?
What started as a one-beer company has quickly turned into a vast offering of products. Today, Sierra Nevada makes 11 beers year-round, four seasonal brews, three high-alcohol varieties and a run of special edition beers. With that type of lineup, you never have to worry about finding a beer that makes your taste buds get up and dance.
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