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Mar 5, 2014 04:56 PM

Sierra Pale Bock Resurrection

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

    1. 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

        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.

      2. 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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        1. re: Kenji

          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.

        2. 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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          1. re: TombstoneShadow

            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 it's back (sort of), it's almost worth a trip to Chico to have it again.

            1. re: TVHilton

              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.

              1. re: Kenji

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