Sierra Nevada Celebration Pale Ale Clone

I recently had the opportunity to visit the brand spankin’ new Sierra Nevada Brewery East Coast location in Mills River, NC, just outside of Asheville.  The brewery is incredible, and a must see if you’re ever in the area.  Tours are free, but appointments are required.  There is an eight-beer tasting at the end of the tour, and a taproom/restaurant on site as well.  You can see pictures and more info at another post of mine here. The tour and the incredible flavors I saw during the tasting, inspired my next brew to be a Sierra Nevada inspired beer.  As we’re only a couple of weeks away from Christmas, why not try to brew a Sierra Nevada Celebration Pale Ale clone?

Here’s the recipe I used in my brew today (This is a 90 minute boil w/ 6 gallons of wort):

Sierra Nevada Celebration Pale Ale Clone Recipe


  • 10 lbs. American 2-row malt
  • 2 lbs. Crystal malt


  • 1 oz. Chinook (at beginning of boil)
  • .75 oz. Cascade (after 60 minutes)
  • .75 oz. Cascade (at end of boil during wort chilling)
  • .25 oz. Centennial
  • .25 oz. Cascade (dry hop as you seal the fermenter)
  • .25 oz. Centennial


  • Wyeast – 1056 American pale

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