I’ve seen a few of my friends on Facebook drinking this beer, so I thought I’d give Beer Camp a taste. Also, not too long ago I remember buying a 12-pack of Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale and remember being pleasantly surprised at how good that beer tasted- so my expectations for Sierra Nevada are high.
This particular Sierra Nevada beer is Beer Camp Across America. The bottle reads “Join us to make this the largest craft beer celebration in history!” The bottle-proclaimed beer style of this beer is a West Coast Double IPA.
I sought to learn more information about this “beer tour” and why I wasn’t invited? I see on the bottle this was in the summer of 2014. So I traveled to the Sierra Nevada website to have a look. Here is what I found. Apparently there was a 7-city traveling beer festival. The closest they came to Buffalo was Philadelphia, so that explains why I didn’t really hear about the festival. Below is a map of the festivals. The other cities involved in this festival were: Chico (CA), San Diego (CA), Denver (CO), Chicago (IL), Mills River (NC), and Portland (ME). Too bad Buffalo wasn’t on the list! But at least I could now explain what the bottle was referring to.
Sierra Nevada also released a really cool 12-pack where they had a bunch of different brewers all send in 1 beer to go in the pack. You can find the details of the 12 different beers here. To date I don’t believe I’ve had any of these beers, and in fact the beer I am reviewing today isn’t one of the 12 included in the mix pack. I am assuming that Beer Camp must have been the advertisement beer? But I’m really not sure.