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Old 11-22-2010, 11:45 PM   #1
Jun 2010
Chico, Ca
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Last Monday was the 30th anniversary party for Sierra Nevada. And I believe the first party of this kind ever done by this brewery. Even though I dont remember half of it, I know it was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed their Oktoberfest they put on for the first time this year, we can just say their was a plethora of beer which was mostly free, the best kind.

One 30$ ticket includes balloon glass and 15 tasting tickets. They also had free transportation to and from downtown which was cool.

They were going to have it in the hop field again like the Oktoberfest but the venue changed due to weather to the loading and bottling warehouse . This was cool with me as I have never been in there (tours dont go to the bottling warehouse).

I apologize for the crappy iphone pics.

A good turnout despite being a Monday.
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Great beers, college girls what more could you ask for?.... Ok noted.

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OMG all the 30ths! Just jizzed my pants. Fritz and Kens Imperial stout was my favorite.

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At this point we had been there since 4 and it was 8. Over half of the beers were between 8-12%. Which is a 100% chance that were f%@ked up.

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My Lady and I

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The first of three bands to play. The last band they where filming for PBS "Roy Rodgers" I think so look for it. Also those three kettles in the back were just bought from Japan. Rumor has it that they are building a Japanese tea/beer garden at the tap room...sounds crazy I know.

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Oh and Bigfoot was there turns out he makes all the beer himself.

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Old 11-23-2010, 12:11 AM   #2
Jun 2010
Chico, Ca
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There are few better feelings than drinking and stumbling around a brewery's bottling line, try it sometime. I think this is the Estate Ale but it could be Hoptimum? I dont know, this is the point when I start to enter the abyss.

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And the money shot...not sure how I ended up in the back like that but I still touched his shoulder and said, "thanks buddy"... pretty lame I know. I will think of something better to say next time when im not hammered.

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All in all it was great, the last couple hours people were giving away all their unused tickets. I happened to get a lot of them which in turn had to give alot away to people who clearly didnt need them.
Thanks to Ken and Sierra Nevada for doing this and continuing the tradition of outstanding beers. I cant wait until the next time Thanks !

List of beer:
All bottled beers
Chico Crystal Wheat
best bitter
20th street ale
Almond marzen
saison vice
saison versa
westnatte lupulus
stein altbeir
Sierra 30ths
09 Bigfoot
10 Bigfoot
Estate Ale
Russian Imp Stout
Pro Am audition (Old Ale)
Barrel aged Life and limb
Belgian trippel
writers block
wood aged porter
hell raiser

Almost forgot, pic of Oktoberfest...don't forget to come you wont regret it!

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