Author Topic: Celebration is out again  (Read 3600 times)

Online euge

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 7216
  • Estilo Casero
    • View Profile
Celebration is out again
« on: December 07, 2011, 01:06:45 AM »
Sierra Nevada Celebration fresh hop ale. Nice and bitter, fizzy sweet amber colored hop burst of a beer.

Man I like this beer anyone got a recipe? Is it a piney citrus hop combination?
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Offline punatic

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4582
  • Puna District, Hawaii Island (UTC -10)
    • View Profile
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 01:26:05 AM »
Sierra Nevada Celebration fresh hop ale. Nice and bitter, fizzy sweet amber colored hop burst of a beer.

Man I like this beer anyone got a recipe? Is it a piney citrus hop combination?

I picked up a couple of cases this afternoon.  Man I love this beer too!

#1 on the Sierra Nevada runway...  Bigfoot!  Woo hoo!  I've been reading about a limited edtion SN Bigfoot aged in bourbon barrels.  Be still my beating heart!!
« Last Edit: December 07, 2011, 01:27:50 AM by punatic »
There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.


AHA Life Member #33907

Offline tygo

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2622
  • Sterling, VA
    • View Profile
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 04:32:26 AM »
I picked up a sixer over the weekend.  It's good stuff.
Clint
Wort Hogs

Fermenting: Wit
On Tap: Lucifer's Hammer Golden Strong Ale, Dopplebock, Old Fuzzynut's Ale

Offline sienabrewer

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 75
    • View Profile
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 04:49:56 AM »
Sierra Nevada Celebration fresh hop ale. Nice and bitter, fizzy sweet amber colored hop burst of a beer.

Man I like this beer anyone got a recipe? Is it a piney citrus hop combination?

Google search "Dean Larson christmas tree ale".  Damn near close to the real thing.

Online jeffy

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2441
  • Tampa, Fl
    • View Profile
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 05:19:40 AM »
I'm on my third twelve pack.
Jeff Gladish, Tampa (989.3, 175.1 Apparent Rennarian)
Homebrewing since 1990
AHA member since 1991, now a lifetime member
BJCP judge since 1995

Offline madscientist

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 321
    • View Profile
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 06:38:30 AM »
There's a place by me featuring this as one of their rotating taps.  Had a few pints last week.  Simply amazing.  I think I may have to try the clone recipe at some point.
Homebrewed since 2010

Online a10t2

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3155
  • Ask me why I don't like Chico!
    • View Profile
    • SeanTerrill.com
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 08:39:09 AM »
I was a big fan in years past, but I don't like the fresh hop version nearly as much. Too much of a grassy hop flavor.
Beer is like porn. You can buy it, but it's more fun to make your own.
http://seanterrill.com/category/brewing/

Online morticaixavier

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 5670
  • Davis, CA
    • View Profile
    • The Best Artist in the WORLD!!!!!
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011, 09:05:13 AM »
Sierra Nevada Celebration fresh hop ale. Nice and bitter, fizzy sweet amber colored hop burst of a beer.

Man I like this beer anyone got a recipe? Is it a piney citrus hop combination?

I picked up a couple of cases this afternoon.  Man I love this beer too!

#1 on the Sierra Nevada runway...  Bigfoot!  Woo hoo!  I've been reading about a limited edtion SN Bigfoot aged in bourbon barrels.  Be still my beating heart!!

nice! I just looked it up. Looks like a tentative release date of may 2012. I have friends in Chico, you can get they are getting a call to keep their eyes open! only 100 bbls
"Creativity is the residue of wasted time" - A. Einstein

Jonathan I Fuller

Online blatz

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2450
  • Paul Blatz - Jupiter, FL
    • View Profile
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2011, 09:18:55 AM »
I was a big fan in years past, but I don't like the fresh hop version nearly as much. Too much of a grassy hop flavor.

its not any different than it was in year's past - it always has been the first batch of dried hops of the season, it is just new marketing.
The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

BJCP National: F0281

Online denny

  • Administrator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 11648
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2011, 09:43:44 AM »
It's exactly the same as in years past...that was verified when I was at Beer Camp.  They had just released it and I drank a lot of it on tap.  Verified with several people there that it's the same recipe.  They said that SN will give you any recipe you ask for.  Here's the Cele recipe direct from the brewmaster via a friend who works in the R&D lab....note that the hops times are backwards from what we normally think of.  I.e., "0" is the first addition and "100" means after boiling for 100 min.

Malts:
Pale 2-row: 89%
Caramel (60L): 11%
Mash at 157.5 F
Original Gravity: 16.0 Plato
Ending Gravity: 4.0 Plato
ABV: 6.8%
Hops
0 min: Chinook & Centennial
90 min: Cascade
100 min: 2/3 Cascade & 1/3 Centennial

100 min: Whirlpool
IBU: 65
Dry Hopped with 2/3 Cascade & 1/3 Centennial
Yeast: SNBCo Ale


Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Online denny

  • Administrator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 11648
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2011, 09:45:32 AM »
#1 on the Sierra Nevada runway...  Bigfoot!  Woo hoo!  I've been reading about a limited edtion SN Bigfoot aged in bourbon barrels.  Be still my beating heart!!

Here are some of the waiting barrels....


Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Offline pinnah

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1160
  • Wesloper, CO
    • View Profile
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2011, 09:52:05 AM »
I was a big fan in years past, but I don't like the fresh hop version nearly as much. Too much of a grassy hop flavor.

 ;D, well played.

Online a10t2

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3155
  • Ask me why I don't like Chico!
    • View Profile
    • SeanTerrill.com
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2011, 10:15:44 AM »
its not any different than it was in year's past - it always has been the first batch of dried hops of the season, it is just new marketing.

Thanks for setting me straight on that. I guess it's either something different in this year's crop(s), or good old-fashioned faulty memory.
Beer is like porn. You can buy it, but it's more fun to make your own.
http://seanterrill.com/category/brewing/

Offline sienabrewer

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 75
    • View Profile
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2011, 10:22:02 AM »
It's exactly the same as in years past...that was verified when I was at Beer Camp.  They had just released it and I drank a lot of it on tap.  Verified with several people there that it's the same recipe.  They said that SN will give you any recipe you ask for.  Here's the Cele recipe direct from the brewmaster via a friend who works in the R&D lab....note that the hops times are backwards from what we normally think of.  I.e., "0" is the first addition and "100" means after boiling for 100 min.

Malts:
Pale 2-row: 89%
Caramel (60L): 11%
Mash at 157.5 F
Original Gravity: 16.0 Plato
Ending Gravity: 4.0 Plato
ABV: 6.8%
Hops
0 min: Chinook & Centennial
90 min: Cascade
100 min: 2/3 Cascade & 1/3 Centennial

100 min: Whirlpool
IBU: 65
Dry Hopped with 2/3 Cascade & 1/3 Centennial
Yeast: SNBCo Ale

Wow 1 hour and 40 minute boil?  Is this due to the fact that they are brewing something like 100 barrels at a time?  I would think on a homebrew level we should not need to boil that long.  I'm not doubting this is the recipe by any means (especially since it's a pretty direct source), but I thought that Dressler gave the recipe out during a Brewing Network episode in which he stated Chinook in the beginning, then Cascade and Centennial at a 2:1 ration for a late edition, knockout, then dry hop.  Grain ratio was the same as posted here.  Maybe this episode was a while ago and they since changed.

Online denny

  • Administrator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 11648
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Celebration is out again
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2011, 10:31:56 AM »
I think an hour boil would be sufficient.

I don't know what to say about the recipe variations....my friend went to Dressler and this is the recipe he got.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe