For 2010 Sierra Nevada is celebrating theri 30th anniversary by collaborating with individuals who are responsible to the amazing growth of the craft beer industry as we know it today. The first was released earlier this year, Fritz and Ken’s Ale, a deep and roasty stout. The next installment is Charlie, Fred and Ken’s Lager; and Imperial Helles Lager.
This new beer began shipping over the weekend and should arrive in well stocked locations all across the United States within weeks. I will be very excited to get my hands on a bottle or two of this collaboration beer, and you can be sure I will be posting my review asap.
“Charlie Papazian and Fred Eckhart are the men who launched a thousand breweries. Their writing on the art of homebrewing and steadfast promotion of beer culture helped propel the craft brewing movement. Charlie and Fred agreed to work with us on this special ale in honor of our 30th anniversary. This Imperial Helles Lager is a testament to the ever-evolving brewer’s art. Bold yet balanced with distinct toasted malt character, moderate sweetness and clean and floral hops.” 8.3% ABV.