In the Spring of 2014, one of America’s oldest craft beer makers, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., gave us arguably the greatest beer drinking phenomenon of our time, Beer Camp Across America. The Chico, California-based brewery had finished building an Eastern U.S. production facility in Asheville, North Carolina and to commemorate the milestone launched a seven-city beer fest tour and 12-pack of collaboration beers brewed with craft breweries from all over the country.
Then, last year Sierra Nevada rebooted Beer Camp, gave us another rock star festival tour and a brand new collaboration pack created by 31 breweries divided into teams from six different regions of the country.
Now, with the summer of 2017 on the horizon, it should please you to know that Beer Camp is back. This year, in addition to a new eight-city festival tour, Sierra Nevada is releasing a new international collaboration 12-pack, dubbed Beer Camp Across the World. The pack is loaded with “dream beers” brewed in partnership with 12 different craft breweries–6 overseas and 6 stateside–and it is said that no idea was too wild and no ingredient was off-limits for this incarnation.
The one-time-only national release is hitting shelves in June.
Atlantic Vintage Ale — Fullers Brewery (London)
Campout Porter — Garage Project (New Zealand)
Dry-Hopped Barlywine — Avery Brewing Co. (CO)
Hoppy Belgian Golden — Duvel Moortgat (Belgium)
Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse — Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (TX)
Dunkle Weisse — Ayinger Brewery (Germany)
East Meets West IPA — Tree House Brewing Co. (MA)
Ginger Lager — Surly Brewing Co. (MN)
Raspberry Sundae — The Bruery (CA)
Thai-Style Iced Tea — Mikkeller Brewery (Denmark)
West Coast Style DIPA — Boneyard Beer (OR)
White IPA with Yuzu — Kiuchi Brewery (Japan)
Sierra Nevada is also taking the pack on the road in 2017 for Beer Camp on Tour, an 8-city beer festival extravaganza presented by local non-profit partners. Every craft brewery in the country is invited to pour and each festival will bring hundreds of breweries, local bands, local food trucks and good times to craft-centric cities across the country. More than 700 breweries came out to participate in 2016.