Sierra Nevada Releases Beer Camp 2016 Info

beer campThis year Sierra Nevada is teaming up with 30 breweries across to country to come up with their popular Beer Camp collaboration 12 pack. No information yet on the style of beers that will be produced but below is a list of breweries who will be in on the collaboration. Stay tuned for the list of beers in the coming months. Here’s more from Sierra Nevada:


Inspired by rock ‘n’ roll Super Groups, we’re teaming up with 30 talented breweries to make six Super Groups of our own. Sierra Nevada, along with these bands of brewers, will create an all-new mixed pack of beers that showcases the art, spirit and attitude of American craft beer.


  • Bear Republic Brewing Co.
    Healdsburg, CA
  • Maui Brewing Co.
    Maui, HI
  • Faction Brewing Co.
    Alameda, CA
  • Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery
    San Francisco, CA
  • Mad River Brewing Co.
    Blue Lake, CA
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
    Chico, CA


  • Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
    Long Beach, CA
  • Port Brewing Co./The Lost Abbey
    San Marcos, CA
  • Bagby Beer Co.
    Oceanside, CA
  • Societe Brewing Co.
    San Diego, CA
  • Smog City Brewing Co.
    Torrance, CA
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
    Chico, CA


  • Bale Breaker Brewing Co.
    Yakima, WA
  • Barley Brown’s Beer
    Baker City, OR
  • Melvin Brewing Co.
    Jackson Hole, WY
  • Black Raven Brewing Co.
    Redmond, WA
  • Odell Brewing Co.
    Fort Collins, CO
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
    Chico, CA


  • August Schell Brewing Co.
    New Ulm, MN
  • Dark Horse Brewing Co.
    Marshall, MI
  • Sun King Brewery
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
    St. Louis, MO
  • Half Acre Beer Co.
    Chicago, IL
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
    Mills River, NC


  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
    Milton, DE
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Co.
    Roseland, VA
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids
    Alameda, CA
  • Stoudts Brewing Co.
    Adamstown, PA
  • Trillium Brewing Co.
    Boston, MA
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
    Mills River, NC


  • Funky Buddha Brewery
    Oakland Park, FL
  • Wicked Weed Brewing
    Asheville, NC
  • Austin Beerworks
    Austin, TX
  • Bayou Teche Brewing
    Arnaudville, LA
  • Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
    Athens, GA
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
    Mills River, NC

Sierra Nevada Trip to the Woods Series – Barrel Aged Lime Ale coming soon

sierra nevadaThe following information comes courtesy of

I’m excited to be he first to bring you the first bottle coming to the Sierra Nevada Trip In The Woods series. This previously draft-only series will now hit bottles with Barrel-Aged Lime Ale. This ale is aged in Tequila barrels, it will be packaged in 12.7oz bottles and the beer will hit 9.3%-AbV.
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UPDATE: Looks like this will just be a NC + CA release.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum has Arrived…..Finally!!

hoptimumIt seem I’ve been waiting on this beer to hit our shelves for a while now, and according to John’s Grocery’s facebook page, Sierra Nevada Hoptimum is currently in stock on their shelves. Along with Founder’s Devil Dancer, these two have made it a nice week of hops for Eastern Iowa hopheads. Enjoy the brew!

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum: 100/100
Beeradvocate: 93/100

From the brewery:

A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp (#19) brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put- Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped and torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas. 

Hops, hops and more hops are the stars of this big, whole-cone Imperial IPA. Resinous ‘new-school’ and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar and tropical fruit – all culminating in a dry and lasting finish. 

Beer specs: 
ABV: 10.4%
Original Gravity: 22.8 Plato
Final Gravity: 4.5 Plato
Bitterness Units: 100 IBU
Color: Orange Amber
Bittering Hops: German Magnum
Aroma Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Dry Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Torpedo Hops: Citra & Chinook
Malts: Two-row Pale, Golden Promise, Munich & Wheat
Yeast: Ale