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Sierra Nevada debuts fall 12-pack with two new brews

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is premiering two new beers in a fall variety 12-pack that will ship from its California and Mills River breweries.

The Fall Pack seasonal sampler, heading to distributors this week, reimagines classic styles and highlights timeless favorites for a range of beer flavors from rich roasted malts to bright citrusy hops, Sierra Nevada said in a news release.

Available through October 2014, the Fall Pack seasonal sampler includes:

• Oktoberfest, the classic German-style festival beer: an easy-drinking yet compelling blend of silky toffee-like malt flavors balanced by crisp and floral hops. Oktoberfest beers were created for a celebration and this beer invites you to raise your glass and shout, "Prost!"
• Vienna Lager, one of the world's most balanced beer styles. Nuanced flavors drift from semi-sweet, bready malt notes to a floral and peppery kick from whole-cone European hops. Vienna-style lagers pair with nearly every type of food and are a perfect match for an autumn afternoon.
• Tumbler, Sierra Nevada's beloved brown ale, back by popular demand – full of roasted malt flavor but delicate on the palate and just the thing for crisp fall days. Tumbler is layered with notes of chocolate and toasted bread and a hint of smoke.
• Pale Ale, a beer of unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic, yet it remains new, complex and surprising to beer drinkers every day. It is—as it always has been—all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold.
"Fall is a tricky season for beer," Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman said. "The temperature can swing from hot to cold quickly which makes it tough to pick the right beer for the right occasion. Beer has such an incredible range of flavor, and we wanted to showcase several different styles so that no matter what the weather does, you'll always have a great choice on hand."