On the commercial front, there are some interesting beers out for Autumn from Sierra Nevada.
Sierra Nevada has another edition of Torpedo out, now.
It's always tasty, but at 7.2% ABV, it's definitely not a session beer.
Then, there is Anniversary Ale.
I've enjoyed all of Sierra's anniversary offerings since 2007, and this one is really nice. Complex, yet extremely drinkable, and not overly powerful. It's on the high side of a session beer. 2 to 3 bottles per session.
Every year, I also await the arrival of their Celebration Ale...especially the on-tap version. In the Kansas City area, look for it to be on tap (in mid-December) at possibly: Barley's, Grinders, or Flying Saucer.
And, I can't wait for this:
Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head to release “Life & Limb” Collaboration
Chico, CA (08/12/09)—This fall independent craft brewers Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head, will release two collaborative beers. Limb & Life—a draft-only beer—will debut in October; with Life & Limb 24oz bottles and limited draft to follow in November.
I would also like to try their new year-round release, Kellerweis Hefeweizen. The Sierra Nevada PR group says about it, "Several years ago, the brewers began working with a unique Bavarian hefeweizen yeast strain unknown in this country. This amazingly flavorful yeast was so exciting that they began working on a recipe for a traditional German hefeweizen with the Sierra Nevada twist."
It will be interesting to see how SN interprets a Bavarian hefeweizen style. I haven't seen this product locally, yet. I'm sure it will show up, somewhere.
By the way, I don't work for Sierra Nevada, and I have no financial interest. I've always thought that they've produced a quality product, though.