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Sierra Pale Bock Resurrection

MOREKASHA Mar 5, 2014 04:56 PM

From the web, After almost five years of local pleas, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will reintroduce later this month its Pale Bock, a golden lager, exclusively in Chico and a limited surrounding area. Man do I miss this, I wish it was bottled again and available in NYC. Come on Senor Grossman, this is a great brew that deserves to be put out there. Who else is making a good bock?

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  1. Jim Dorsch RE: MOREKASHA Mar 5, 2014 05:56 PM

    I have fond memories of that beer. I don't drink much lager beer, but I enjoy pale bocks, especially that one.

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      LStaff RE: MOREKASHA Mar 10, 2014 07:44 AM

      Never had the pale bock, but I still miss Glissade.

      Troeg's just came out with a pale bock this year. Well made and drinkable, but a little boring imo.

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      1. re: LStaff
        Kenji RE: LStaff Mar 25, 2014 08:58 AM

        The Glissade was good but the Pale Bock had a much more exotic hop presence. It was also a tad stronger and -- if memory serves -- slightly paler.

        I'm a fan of Troeg's; I'll look for their take on the style.

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        Kenji RE: MOREKASHA Mar 25, 2014 08:53 AM

        The SNPB is one of my favorite beers of all time. I, too, wish they would make it widely available.

        I didn't know they had ever stopped making it altogether, since I used to encounter it at CA. pubs years after they had stopped bottling it.

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          MOREKASHA RE: Kenji Mar 25, 2014 09:29 AM

          I think they still make a limited draft version of it.It seems as if they do a bunch of specialty draft product which either doesn't make it out of the west or only to bars (of course) and with kids these days, I drink more bottles at home than at bars.

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          TombstoneShadow RE: MOREKASHA Mar 27, 2014 09:04 PM

          Never tried this and haven't seen it around my neck of the woods (yet), what does it taste like? ... any particular style or styles that it's close to?

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            TVHilton RE: TombstoneShadow Mar 27, 2014 09:19 PM

            It's been a very long time, but my recollection is that it had a spicy--almost gingery--finish. Old favorite that I had (sadly) given up on years ago...now it's back (sort of), it's almost worth a trip to Chico to have it again.

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              Kenji RE: TVHilton May 3, 2014 10:53 AM

              That's what I've been thinking; some SNPB would be worth a trip to Chico.

              When I visited Chico in '99, I actually thought there was a lot to like about the area.

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                TVHilton RE: Kenji May 3, 2014 11:03 AM

                I was going to do just that a couple of weeks ago (combining it with a wildflower trip to Table Mountain near Oroville), but when I checked the Sierra Nevada website they no longer listed it among the beers they had available. Like maybe they had sold out so quickly that it was gone for the year.

          2. MOREKASHA RE: MOREKASHA Mar 30, 2014 10:18 AM

            From my trip to Chico, fall 93. Too bad it doesn't fit anymore

            1. TVHilton RE: MOREKASHA Mar 30, 2014 02:55 PM

              Hmmm...the Sierra Nevada Beer Locator says they have it at BevMo in Concord, a mere hour's drive away.


              Then again, I'm planning to head up to Table Mountain in a couple weeks to check out the wildflowers...might just be worth a detour into Chico...

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