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DSC_7269 Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

ABV: 6.8%

Review: This seasonal beer from Sierra Nevada truly lives up to its celebratory name. When poured, the ale has an appealing head and rich amber tones – perfectly designed for the cold winter drinking period. It’s a wonderful, medium bodied beer, with an initial malty taste followed by a delicious, pronounced hoppy flavor that stands up well throughout the tasting. As befitting a seasonal ale, this special brew has an intense flavor that makes this a true pleasure to drink. If you haven’t yet sampled this fine ale during the festive period, it would make an excellent choice for ringing in the New Year. 

Food pairing: There really is no need to pair this fine drink with food. However, it would make an excellent companion to the usual holiday party snacks, or indeed, a turkey sandwich.

LegendsOfBeer.com rating: 9 out of 10

Have you tasted Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale? Do you agree/disagree with our rating? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments.


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957577_61346989Many households have a festive Christmas Eve tradition that involves leaving some liquid refreshment by the fireplace for Santa to enjoy when he visits during the night.

I can remember back to my own childhood when a bottle of Guinness was left out each year for the man in red. The bottle was always empty the next morning!

This year, I will be leaving out a bottle of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale on my fireplace. A wonderful seasonal ale, it has rich complex flavors and is surprisingly refreshing. I think Santa will appreciate that one.

Will you be leaving a beer out for Santa this year? If so, what beer will it be? 

If you don’t expect Santa to visit your house, what beer would you recommend to leave out? Which of the seasonal ales would be a good pick, and why? Leave a comment with your thoughts…

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2086961380_a2f3d765fdAre you stuck for gift ideas for the beer drinker in your life? Or, would you like to gently influence someone’s gift choice for you?

LegendsOfBeer.com can help! We’ve compiled a list of outstanding Christmas gifts that any beer drinker would appreciate.

Lucky for you, most of these gifts are available at the click of a mouse. There isn’t a moment to waste, so read on…

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