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Drink to the holidays with Sierra Nevada Celebration

Chico California’s Sierra Nevada is making news right now with its special release Resilience IPA. It’s being brewed by Sierra and some 1,400 breweries all over the world to raise money for the victims in nearby Paradise, where the Camp Fire destroyed thousands of homes and killed scores of people.

Drink Resilience where you can find it at multiple breweries around Georgia and elsewhere. And celebrate Sierra leading up to the New Year with this week’s holiday Beer Pick, Sierra Nevada Celebration.  

Beer Pick 

Sierra Nevada Celebration

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, Calif. and Mils River, NC

Available on draft and in 12-ounce bottles


This fresh hop beer, first brewed in 1981, is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA. And it remains one of the few hop-forward holiday beers, making it a refreshing change of pace from strong and spicy seasonals. 

It’s also a ubiquitous bargain at grocery and package stores, often selling for under $15 for a 12-pack. At 6.8 percent alcohol, you can celebrate with more than one Celebration, and enjoy its old school citrus and pine aromas, bright Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops, and caramel malt backbone. 

Pair with 

Sierra Nevada recommends pairing Celebration with fish and chips, roasted turkey and dressing, polenta and grilled vegetables. Or try it with nutty Parmagiano Reggiano or Manchego cheeses. 


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