Whether it’s celebratory sips at the apex of your ride or you’re kicking back at home after a trail slog, an ice-cold beer is a sweet reward. We grabbed a mixed bag from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and it’s clear that no matter your preferences, you’ll match up with something from these West Coast legends. Hop lovers for sure are set: the citrus-and-pine classic Pale Ale arguably put craft beer in motion; the bruiser Torpedo Extra IPA (7.2% ABV) is aggressive yet balanced; Hop Bullet Double IPA spans citrus, tropical fruit and woodsy flavors; while the juicy Hazy Little Thing IPA is simply itching to start a party. For no-frills refreshment, Sierraveza is a light, crisp and golden lager. Or you can beat the heat with the tart and tangy Otra Vez, a gose-style beer featuring lime and agave. Choices, choices. Or jam ‘em all into your cooler.
Your friends will thank you.