Hello my fellow beer lovers of the world. I started this blog so I could review beers on the level of the common man (or woman). There have been too many times in which I have been drinking a beer and gone online to see what other people think of that beer and saw a lot of websites and blogs talking about hoppy this or malty that. Now, I know these are the typical words used when describing beer but I have always felt that there should be someone out there describing beer from the perspective of the "common man." That's where I come in. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sierra Nevada - Celebration Ale

The first beer of the winter season that's on the chopping block is the ever popular, Sierra Nevada's winter special- Celebration Ale. Since this is a full review of the beer I'll cover everything from price to taste including all of the niceness in between.
The Celebration Ale is average costing beer (I paid around $8 dollars for a six pack) that has an ABV of 6.8 which will do the job of getting you on the road to feeling good. But forget about where the beer leads you and lets focus on the taste and see if this is a winter ale that beer lovers will enjoy while hanging out with friends on a cold winter night. The beer has a strong bitter taste to it which I rather enjoy in the ale variety of beers but a female friend of mine and my brother really did not enjoy the Celebration Ale because of how bitter the taste was. The thing that really struck me about the beer was how easy it was to drink and that it was not a heavy beer that sits in your stomach like a ton of bricks. After having the first couple the beers I enjoyed a couple of slices of pizza and the beer really paired well with the pepperoni pizza that I had. Overall, I think that the Celebration Ale is a little over-hyped for how expensive it is but is not a bad beer. If you're not a fan of a bitter tasting beer than I would stay away from this particular brand of Sierra Nevada's but, in two words, not bad.

Overall Score - 6.2 out of 10

Stay posted for future winter specialities.


  1. Wonderful blog! This is Edgar just so you know. The Celebration Ale was definitely not a favorite of mine. I felt that the aftertaste was too tart; at least for my taste buds.

  2. the Celebration was terrible in my opinion. Regular Sierra Nevada has a decent flavor, but the Celebration was just too bitter. It was like a Christmas pine tree after taste.

    What you know about beer Bill???

  3. Haha, my beer knowledge is getting better by the minute