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Nevada City Brewing
(Closed)
75 Bost Street
Nevada City CA 95959
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Notes

Opened: 1986

Annual Production: 2,000 bbl

Contributor: Greg Fry

Under new ownership since 2/97.

New owners cleaned house - in more ways than one - in February 1997, and their new beers are said to be worth a try.

Updated: July 6, 2007

Beer List

    • Date: January 7, 1995 (#695)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Dark brown-red transparent. Good brown head. Oily aroma. Some floral hops. Tastes like tar. Way too much black malt...nowhere near enough residual sugar to bring it into balance. Eleven points is very generous.
    • Date: June 13, 1993 (#82)
      Package: draught
      Place: St.Mary's College Beer Festival, Moraga CA
      Score: 7½ points
      Overall Impression (1½)
      Brown. Very big bubbles in head. Sour aroma. Just a hint of dark malt. The flavor of the dark malt helps to cover the sour taste, but not much. POURED IT OUT. They really have an infection problem.

    • Date: January 27, 1995 (#735)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Yellow, some chill haze. Perfumey aroma and flavor. Malty, some sourness and sickly sweet. Not as bad as before...but still bad.
    • Date: June 13, 1993 (#81)
      Package: draught
      Place: St.Mary's College Beer Festival, Moraga CA
      Score: 8½ points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Yellow, a little hazy. Big bubbles in head. Very sour aroma. Thin. Very sour...like lemon's already in it. Nasty like I remember it from last year's festival at Folsom CA. POURED IT OUT.

  • German-Style Schwarzbier
    • Date: February 21, 1995 (#784)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Black. Big brown head drops quickly. Some aromatic black malt, some vague maltiness. Stout flavor, but not real big. Astringent finish. Sour note in middle. Best score ever for a Nevada City beer.