In this special beer blog, we are going to get into the seventh of twelve beers from Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. This beer is teamed up with New Glarus Brewery from Wisconsin and the beer is called There and Back English-Style Bitter. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on both of these breweries, you know the history of both of these craft breweries. If you have not, please, read my earlier posts to get to know both Sierra Nevada and New Glarus Brewery. Let us get into this English Bitter.
It has a clear amber color with a constant white head. The aroma really has no smell. The taste has an earthy notes to smooth creamy caramel notes with caramel aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This easy-drinking English-style bitter features nutty, toasted English malts balanced by a solid dose of zesty hops and a fruity, dry finish.
For beer folks, Chico, CA, and New Glarus, WI, are bucket-list pins on the U.S. brewing map, but it’s no simple feat seeing both. There and Back is named for the planes, trains, and zeal that connect them. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex mix of toasty malt and fruity, herbal hops.
Here is a description from their website (www.beercamp.sierranevada.com):
For beer folks, Chico, CA, and New Glarus, WI, are must-see capitals on the U.S. brewing map, but getting between the two is no simple feat. There and Back is named for the planes, trains, and zeal needed to connect them. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex yet easy-drinking mix of toasty malt and a fruity, herbal hop flavor.
New Glarus is fiercely loyal to its home state, growing to one of the largest breweries in the U.S. without selling a single drop outside of the borders of Wisconsin. With those local tastes in mind, New Glarus has perfected traditional German styles and invented masterful versions of complex and intense fruit beers featuring Wisconsin-grown ingredients.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @newglarusbeer and @sierranevada
Ending, I am not a huge fan of New Glarus but I do respect and like some of their brews. I was kind of shocked to see this beer pop up in this back. At the same time, I am really not that shocked. This brewery is respected around the country at least in the United States. I am glad I had a chance to try this beer but I am not really liking it. I just feel this beer did not delivery what the rest of the beer were trying to delivery to the craft beer drinker. I mean something different and unique. I am not saying it is bad but it could have been better. If you have a chance to get your hands on this beer, I would pick it up. This pack might be a once in a lifetime pack. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser