Introducing Sierra Nevada Brewing Company 2019 Craft Beer Styles


The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is thrilled to team up again with long time craft beer partner Sierra Nevada Brewing Company for the 2019 Festival! Founded back in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries today and is highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both US coasts with breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with impressive innovations in the brew-house as well as leading sustainability initiatives. Sierra Nevada is also an industry leader for artisan brewers worldwide taking home numerous awards for their wide variety of beers and ales, including the legendary Pale Ale.

Throughout the festival, enjoy a variety of their beers at the Sierra Nevada Beer Truck, VIP bars, House of Brews, Blues Stage bars, special High Altitude Lounge and during the Grand Tasting. From easy-drinking lagers (including the festival exclusive Back Porch Lager), hoppy IPA’s and wild creations, Sierra Nevada’s styles will satisfy casual beer drinkers, aficionados and everything in between.

2019 Craft Beer Styles

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Back Porch Lager

ABV: 5.4% IBU: 39
Back Porch Lager was created by the Blues & Brews staff at a unique ‘one-of-a-kind’ Beer Camp weekend, this lager is available exclusively at the festival.


Sierraveza Easy Drinking Lager

ABV: 5% IBU: 18
Inspired by the classic cervezas served ice cold by the beach, we created our own take on those light and easy beers born south of the border. Sierraveza is golden and crisp, with a balanced malt flavor and a hit of floral hops that will have you calling out for another round.


Hazy Little Thing IPA

ABV: 6.7% IBU: 40
This is hazy with modest bitterness and intense hop character. Making an unfiltered hop bomb may seem crazy, but to us, it’s a hazy little thing called IPA.


Kellerweis - Bavarian Style Wheat

ABV: 4.8% IBU: 15
Inspired by traditional Bavarian techniques. With a full, fruity aroma and notes of spicy clove and banana bread, Kellerweis is a truly unique brew.


2019 Oktoberfest

ABV: 6% IBU: 20
It’s the ultimate season of revelry, so we teamed up with Germany’s Bitburger Brewery for an Oktoberfest that turns backyards into beer gardens. Rally your friends and celebrate with a festbier whose rich amber color, secret hop blend, and smooth malty flavor bring the Munich tents to you.


Pale Ale

ABV: 5.6% IBU: 38
Pale Ale’s unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades.


Skiesta - Easy Drinking Lager

ABV 5.2% IBU: 18
Brewed for perfect days and storied nights, this crisp lager—with its flavorful European malts and kiss of American hops—promises an easy-drinking finish that’s just right for après-ski or après-just-about anything.


Torpedo Extra IPA

ABV: 7.2% IBU: 65
Torpedo Extra IPA, featuring our “Hop Torpedo,” is an aggressive yet balanced beer with massive hop aromas of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit.

High Altitude Craft Beer Lounge

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Colorado Yurt Company are proud to present the High Altitude Lounge Craft Beer Lounge! Throughout the festival, the lounge will give attendees a chance to try rare creations and interact with the folks from the brewery in a unique atmosphere.

During the festival Sierra Nevada will unveil rare and sought after craft beers. Many of these beers are only available at the brewery, special events or have spent time aging deep in the brewery’s vaults. Past year’s selection of beers included Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale, Ruthless Rye IPA, Hop Bullet Double IPA, Narwhal Imperial Stout, Zappa Wild Stache, Campout Porter, Dry Hopped Barleywine Style Ale, Cherry Chocolate Stout and River Ryed IPA. Listen up, this year’s selection of rare beers will be unveiled from the stage in between sets each day of the festival. Once each keg is tapped, the specialty beer will be available until it’s out, don’t miss out!