When I first began cellaring beer I relied on the internet and word of mouth to determine what beers to set aside and for how long. And Sierra Nevada Celebration kept coming up, time and time again, as a prime candidate for the cellar.
It’s odd because the style isn’t one you’d initially peg to be cellared. I mean, we have cellared Double IPAs and a stout before, but that was more of an experiment than anything mainstream. Typically high ABV beers are good candidates to be cellared. And while Sierra Nevada Celebration’s 6.8 percent ABV isn’t anything to sneeze at, it’s probably below a common benchmark of 9 percent ABV, or so, on up.