Sierra Nevada Pale Ale,  Chico, California – among the first successful craft brewers in the US, the Pale Ale is their flagship. Fairly bright Golden with a white foam collar of reasonable longevity, aroma is floral with citrus hops just short of resinous. Hops introduce the flavor with a biscuit malt beneath. Lively in Carbonation, it finishes moderately dry with a lingering citrus. It’s one of the growing numbers of craft beers that seem better suited to canning.  © Gregg Smith  ZOO BREW September 13th   5 to 9 pm at Idaho Falls Zoo –  tickets on sale at