25 March 2011
Back on New Years Day I made a beerbuzz resolution to bring you flavorful, easy-drinking, readily available and easily affordable beers on our show…and I’m proud to say I’ve found another great one.
We rolled through all of the great late-winter hoppy-beers, so as we enter the first full week of spring, I decided to bring you a traditional Spring Bock beer, and that beer is Sierra Nevada Glissade. Spring bock beers are meant to bridge the gap between the heavy winter styles of beer and the lighter summer brews; so it’s a perfect time of year to enjoy a bock. Glissade is a term used to describe a mountaineering technique of sliding down a snow-covered slope, and as Sierra Nevada puts it…”As winter begins its slide toward the sunny days of spring, we bring you Glissade Golden Bock to help you enjoy the ride.”
Sierra Nevada Glissade is a traditional Maibock, with Mai referring to “May” and bock simply referring to a strong lager. Glissade uses very traditional spicy & floral German hops to balance out the European malts producing a well balanced and drinkable brew with notes of bread-crust and grains.
We should also note that my clue for the week referred to this as a “green” beer..and nothing could be more true. Sierra Nevada is one of the leaders in environmentally friendly brewing. Not only do they have one of the largest privately owned solar arrays in the US, but they are also very close to creating Zero-waste at their state-of-the-art Chico, CA facility. Sierra Nevada is also about to opening their very first canning line, so watch for classic beers like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale to start showing up in a can.
Be sure to check out Sierra Nevada Glissade and try it for yourself. Congratulations to everyone on the Friday BeerBuzz team for winning the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters award for Outstanding Radio Feature Series!
to Nancy, John, Joe, & Bosco for yet another fun Friday.
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