Sierra Nevada Summerfest
Born in the 1840s, Pilsener-style beers have become fan favorites worldwide. With a nod toward the original Czech tradition, we brew Summerfest to feature the best of Bohemian nature. Crisp, golden, dry and incredibly drinkable, Summerfest has a delicate and complex malt flavor with spicy and floral hop character—the perfect warm-weather beer.
Alcohol Content 5.0% by volume
Beginning gravity 12.2° plato
Ending Gravity 2.8° plato
Bitterness Units 28
Malts: Two-row Pale, Munich, Pilsner
Hops: Perle, Saaz, Spalter Select
Yeast: Lager Yeast
Cuisine Grilled Chicken, Sushi, Salads, Lightly Spiced Sausages.
Brewing is as much art as science, and all beer specifications and raw materials are subject to change at our brewers’ creative discretion.
Ale versus Lager
All beer is broken down into two camps: ale or lager. The principal difference is the variety of yeast. Ales use a yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae, referred to as “top fermenting” because of the frothy foam created during fermentation. Lagers use a yeast called Saccharomyces pastorianus, called “bottom fermenting” because of the slower, restrained fermentation process. Ales are fermented at warmer temperatures and generally produce more fruity and spicy aromas from the yeast. Lagers are fermented at cooler temperatures and produce cleaner, more reserved aromas, which let the malt and hops shine through.
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is inspired by the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, our beers are designed to be as bold, wild and unwavering as those storied granite peaks. With respect to tradition and an unbridled passion for innovation, Sierra Nevada beers are inspired by the philosophy that anything is possible. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of craft beer and we look forward to the day that flavorful beers are the standard throughout the world.
Put good in and good will come out. We believe that the best results are born from the best possible ingredients. We insist on the highest quality and freshest ingredients for every beer we brew, with an eye toward the environment, responsible farming and our agricultural future.