Beers of the World – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Today’s Beer of the World was recently crowned the champion of the Beers and Ears Walt Disney World Beer Tournament.    A beer you can find just about everywhere at Walt Disney World, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is brewed by the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company out of Chico, California.

The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s website is an interesting study of the company, as well as a resource for their products.  The company was named Environmental Business of  Year by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2010, and their website showcases their continuing commitment to the environment.  They also have  an extensive shop that includes all sorts of Sierra Nevada branded merchandise,  from the expected t-shirts and hats,  to the not so expected hop oil lip balm and beer brittle.

Here’s what they have to say about Sierra Nevada Pale Ale:

Our most popular beer, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, is a delightful interpretation of a classic style. It has a deep amber color and an exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

This American pale ale has a higher end average ABV of 5.6%.  The folks over at  Beer Advocate gave it a score of 92, and it received an aggregate score of 91 in their almost 2,500 reader reviews,  earning it an “Exceptional” rating.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a good beer.  It’s not my favorite beer at WDW, but it’s definitely one of the better choices and the  fact that it is so widely available is a bonus.   There aren’t many “craft” beers at Disney that are this easy to come by.


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