Sierra Nevada Launches Otra Vez Gose

Here's a new beer release for 2016 that I'm especially excited about! Sierra Nevada is launching Otra Vez, a new year-round Gose-style ale.

During the past few years, low alcohol and easy drinking (session) beers have emerged as one of the hottest trends in craft beer. Sour and tart beers have also become quite popular. Gose delivers both. The style is generally low in bitterness, effervescent, and has a mild saltiness in the finish.

While Otra Vez will be available year-round, the gose-style is especially suited to summer. You'll be happy to know that it will also be released in cans, so you can take it with your on your summer outdoor adventures.

Sierra Nevada has added their own unique twist to the style by adding prickly pear cactus and grapefruit. I have not yet tasted Otra Vez, but will be sure to share my tasting notes after I sample it. For more details, check out the brewery's press release below. To learn more about the gose style, check out this primer from the German Beer Institute. Prost!


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Chico, CA—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is launching Otra Vez, an incredibly refreshing gose-style ale that will join the brewery’s year-round lineup. Craft drinkers can find Otra Vez on retail shelves starting January 2016.

Otra Vez means “another time,” and for Sierra Nevada that time is early California when beers were made from local ingredients. The brewery trialed various native produce searching for great flavors. Prickly pear cactus flourishes in the state’s arid deserts, and grapefruit fills the Central Valley’s flats. Together their fruity-tangy blend makes Otra Vez, whose tartness is true to the gose style, pop with character.

“We wanted to make one of the easiest drinking craft beers out there, and funny enough Otra Vez has been a bear to get just right,” said Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada’s founder. “We brewed several test batches a week for nearly a year, and even delicate changes made a big difference. Then it all clicked with perfect balance and complexity. We think folks will really enjoy it.”

Otra Vez clocks in at a sessionable 4.5% alcohol by volume, and its extremely low bitterness allows the prickly pear cactus, grapefruit and pinch of coriander to shape a bright and refreshing finish. 

Otra Vez will be available throughout Sierra Nevada’s nationwide distribution footprint in 12-ounce bottles, 12-ounce cans and on draught. Craft drinkers can track it and other Sierra Nevada beers down using the brewery’s Beer Locator.

About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both coasts with breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with innovations in the brewhouse as well as advances in sustainability. It is famous for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Hop Hunter® IPA, Nooner® Pilsner, Otra Vez™, Kellerweis®, Porter, Stout and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at

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