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Sierra Nevada ships first NC-brewed beer to the Triangle

Posted February 27, 2014

Sierra Nevada shipped its first North Carolina-brewed beer to the Triangle on Feb. 26, 2014. (Image from Sierra Nevada)

— Sierra Nevada rolled out its first shipment of North Carolina-brewed beer to the Triangle on Wednesday. 

Some of the Sierra's Pale Ale and Torpedo Extra IPAs included were brewed at the new Mills River brewery in Asheville and sent to Mims Distributing in Raleigh. 

Representatives for the Chico, Calif.-based company said the closer proximity to North Carolinians will help stop the carbon footprint that shipping the beer across the country left. They also said the beer will be fresher. 


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  • awomack123 Feb 27, 2014

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    Mills River is not exactly in Asheville..... Its in the middle of nowhere(no offense to anyone from Mills River :) )

  • douglascarey Feb 27, 2014

    Enjoy most of the LoneRider entries and am hoping the NC version of New Belgium starts producing soon!

  • BlueDeviIs00 Feb 27, 2014

    My favorite beer is their Torpedo IPA. 7.2 ABV is nice! Kelly, do you have any idea where the fresh batch is being shipped for sale?

  • Olenc Native Feb 27, 2014
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    Try their porter or their stout. They make a lot of other beers, it's just that most of them don't make it to NC.

  • mischevious1 Feb 27, 2014

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    Absolutely! Love supporting local craft beer. Everything I have tried at Double Barley and Aviator has been excellent. Not to mention the staff at both breweries make you feel welcomed and you get to see exactly where your beer is coming from.

  • Kristin Byrne Feb 27, 2014
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    I've always been fond of their Celebration Ale. Just stinks that it's only available around Christmas time.

  • Jack Miller Feb 27, 2014
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    We should be supporting our local breweries: If people want good craft beer that is genuinely local hit up Deep River in Clayton, Double Barley in Smithfield, Aviator in Fuquay or Big Boss or LoneRider in Raleigh.

  • Jim Thomas Feb 27, 2014
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    Hope they are sending some kegs this way. There is no QC on bottle beer once it leaves the brewery. Freight companies and grocery stores ruin bottle beer.

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  • Combat Medic Feb 27, 2014

    Add another reason to visit Asheville :)