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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 141: Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale
Sierrra Nevada Harvest

Pours a clear copper colour with a small, foamy head which takes AGES to fade away.Very fine carbonation visible in the glass.

First sip: Nice sweet malt and citrus up front, which is suddenly buried as a the piney hops bitterness kicks in. The hops lingers long after the swallow. Mouth-feel is medium with a nice carbonation tingle on the tongue.

This is a yummy beer. Mildly sweet, nicely bitter, with a nice warming feeling in the belly. This is a great beer for drinking on a cold Winter's night. And the taste gets even better as the bottle warms a little. Even the beer burp is nice. It's difficult to drink slowly - and at 6.7% you really should drink it slowly.

Of course there is cheese! Hey, it's me. Harvest goes very well with the smoked mild Dutch cheddar I am nibbling.

Northern Hemisphere Harvest
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
6.7% acl/vol
1 pint bottle

Sierrra Nevada Harvest

Same again, Sir? Yes please!

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In the US, varieties from Sierra Nevada and Sam Adams were first of the modern wave of "microbreweries" to be available around the country. I recall being particularly fond of their Pale Ale on a warm autumn night in 1987. One of theirs I'm anxious to try is their much more recent Hoptimum.

Buzzed after just one beer? For a bastard, you're kind of a cheap date :P

Also, if a fella wanted to ship a couple of For Testing Purpose Only bottles from say, oh I dunno, California to your den, what method would be both reliable and not cost as much as a space shuttle launch?


Buzzed? I was merely giving advice for others. But I must admit that after one pint, I was feeling nicely blurry around the edges.

I think standard airmail might be the best way to send bottles, but you'd have to pack them in the tubes used to send wine bottles. There should be no customs issues as long as the value is below $1000


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