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Sierra Summerfest

About the Item

Crisp summertime lager.

Born in the 1840s, Pilsener-style beers have become fan favorites worldwide. With a nod toward the original Czech tradition, we brew Summerfest to feature the best of Bohemian nature. Crisp, golden, dry and incredibly drinkable, Summerfest has a delicate and complex malt flavor with spicy and floral hop character—the perfect warm-weather beer.

OVERVIEW
Alcohol Content 5.0% by volume
Beginning gravity 12.2° plato
Ending Gravity 2.8° plato
Bitterness Units 28

Malts: Two-row Pale, Munich, Pilsner

Hops: Perle, Saaz, Spalter Select

Yeast: Lager Yeast

Brewing is as much art as science, and all beer specifications and raw materials are subject to change at our brewers’ creative discretion.

Ale versus Lager

All beer is broken down into two camps: ale or lager. The principal difference is the variety of yeast. Ales use a yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae, referred to as “top fermenting” because of the frothy foam created during fermentation. Lagers use a yeast called Saccharomyces pastorianus, called “bottom fermenting” because of the slower, restrained fermentation process. Ales are fermented at warmer temperatures and generally produce more fruity and spicy aromas from the yeast. Lagers are fermented at cooler temperatures and produce cleaner, more reserved aromas, which let the malt and hops shine through.