Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is lifting the veil on the long-awaited collaboration 12-pack details for this year’s Beer Camp Across America (BCAA). From a robust stout to a “revolutionary” pale ale, this incredible variety pack, available this May, is an experience craft beer fans won’t want to miss.
Sierra Nevada divided 31 breweries into six regional teams—each with five breweries and Sierra Nevada—to collaborate on six ambitious beers that capture the here-and-now creativity of craft brewing.
West Latitude combines Sierra Nevada’s Californian Left Coast love of fruity hops with a touch of Hawaiian “aloha” from the addition of hibiscus flowers, all anchored by robust malts and spicy rye. This session beer is light in body but looms large, like the long shadows of a westward setting sun.
This stout hails from the land of sun, sand, and surf and proves that beach beer doesn’t have to be light colored and delicate. Stout of the Union is rich, roasty and full of deep malt flavor, creating a union of like-minded brewers together through beer.
The city of Moxee, WA, is in the heart of the Yakima Valley hop growing region and this Imperial Session IPA—a style contradiction—honors the Pacific Northwest’s hop-bomb heritage. Moxee-Moron features hops in the mash, the kettle, the Hop Torpedo, and the fermenter for ultra-complex hop aromas and flavors in an ironically named package.
Family Values showcases the cooperation and kinship of Midwestern brewers. It features largely Midwestern-grown ingredients: Minnesota wild rice, Indiana honey, Missouri oats, Michigan hops, and cocoa nibs from Illinois as well as Sierra Nevada’s estate-grown malt. This is a centrally located collaboration celebrating the best of the Midwest.
Pat-Rye-Ot is an “old-meets-new” take on a pale ale by brewers all located in the original 13 colonies. It features rye and apples, which were among the first ingredients used by American brewers in the colonies, alongside bold American hops—hallmarks of our modern craft beer “revolution.”
The south holds strong to its traditional flavors—tea, honey-sweet peaches and corn grits—so the brewers looked at those culinary cues for this southern-inspired table beer. With a golden grainy malt body and complex tangy finish from the fruit, tea and herbs, Sweet Sunny South is perfect for sultry summer sipping.
Throughout June 2016, there will be six Beer Camp Across America festivals in different cities with thriving craft beer cultures. More than 250 breweries have already signed up to participate in Beer Camp Across America festivals. That number is expected to rise. You can visit each festival webpage to see who is currently signed up to pour in each city.
You can go here to learn more and purchase tickets for the six beer festivals.