Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest

Top Spring Beers

Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Spring Beers

Southern Hemisphere Harvest
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company - Chico, CA

The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is known for using only fresh full-cone hops, so what's a brewery to do when hops are only harvested in late summer? This ale features freshly picked hops from New Zealand, the only location on the planet that harvests hops in March and April. The company was the first American brewery to source hops from the southern hemisphere. The hops are dried right after being picked, flown immediately to Chico, and used for brewing the week after they were picked so that they retain peak aromatics and flavors. This copper-hued beer is a fusion of north and south, as the southern hops impart a piney and pungent aroma and a spicy flavor that's balanced with maltiness from North American grown malts.

Style: American IPA
ABV:
6.7 percent
Price:
$8 for 24 oz bottle

Current Top 10 Spring Beers

PBH040912
ULH2816

Love is in the air. Spice up any date night with one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Wines.

Begin your meals with an aperitif. These spirits are a secret blend of herbs and spices meant to spark your appetite.