Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour Delights Seattle In 2017

A taster pour at Gas Works Park in Seattle during the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour.

To take the Beer Camp idea one step further for 2017, Sierra Nevada Brewing expanded upon its two previous mixed 12 packs and went globally in its third incarnation.

Released in late May this new Beer Camp Across the World contained 12 different beers with collaboration beers from six United States based breweries and six international breweries. The collaborative breweries include Boneyard BeerAveryThe BruerySurlySaint Arnold, and Tree House from the United States. International collaborators are Kiuchi BreweryGarage ProjectAyingerDuvelMikkeller, and Fuller’s. Beer Camp Across the World can still be found in the marketplace as we just noticed the 12 packs at a Fred Meyer the other day. If you haven’t checked out these twelve beers do yourself a favor and do so before it completely disappears.

Mark Henion from Boneyard Beer had a continuous line for his brewery’s beers at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. Boneyard was also one of the six U.S. breweries that Sierra Nevada collaborated with as part of Beer Camp Across the World.

In its previous two national outings in 2014 and 2016, Sierra Nevada called its nationwide festival Beer Camp Across America. However with the inclusion of six international breweries the name was changed to newly coined Beer Camp on Tour.

The 2017 Beer Camp on Tour visited eights cities across the United States. The tour began in San Francisco and Portland, Maine on June 3rd and ended at the Pacific Northwest stop in Seattle on June 30th. If you missed out on attending one of the eight Beer Camp on Tour festivals a fun and exciting beer fest was surely missed as Sierra Nevada does one fine job at executing such an event.

Boats, a sea plane and the Space Needle in view from Gas Works Park the site of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

Topping last year’s Beer Camp Across American stop in Seattle seemed challenging and Sierra Nevada did just that with this year’s newly named Beer Camp on Tour. Moving the festival to Gas Works Park on the north shore of Lake Union proved to be a very successful one. The park with its own beauty also put the scenic Seattle skyline with its iconic Space Needle on full display at the four hour beer festival.

The Seattle stop on the Beer Camp on Tour featured breweries from across the Pacific Northwest as all breweries are invited to pour. With this sort of invitation there was no shortage of beer. We just sure hope it returns next year and a stop in Portland would only be icing on the cake!

Here’s a photo recap from the Beer Camp on Tour stop in Seattle on June 30, 2017.

Sierra Nevada Brewing founder Ken Grossman works his brewery’s booth at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour.
Kevin Smith from Bale Breaker Brewing at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour in Seattle.
Jamie Floyd from Ninkasi Brewing and Terence Sullivan from Sierra Nevada Brewing at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp On Tour stop in Seattle.
The music stage at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Doug Coombs made his second appearance for Alesong Brewing & Blending in Seattle for the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour.
Colin Rath from Migraion Brewing, Kat Finn from Sierra Nevada and Amy and Carl Singmaster from Belmont Station at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour.
Vancouver beer fans Ryan Hargrave and Jennifer Tierney at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour.
Cloudburst Brewing’s Steve Luke served his beers at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. His brewery had some of the longest lines of the evening but even so they moved very quickly.
Dogfish Head poured its SeaQuench Ale through a randall full of fruit at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Lake Union behind this beer at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Ben Love from Gigantic Brewing poured his brewery’s beers at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour.
Cameron Murphy, head brewer at Laurelwood Brewing pours a couple offerings at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour inside Gas Works Park.
Beer keg bowling at 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Beer keg bowling toss at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Bale Breaker Brewing made the trek over from Yakima for the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour.
2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour stop in Seattle did not disappoint. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour also included live music. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
A chalk artist making a mural at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour in Seattle.
Seattle’s Seapine Brewing poured a few beers at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour inside Gas Works Park.
The festivals music stage was a popular place to take a break during the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour.
Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing and D.J. Paul. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Buns and Baos served its food during the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour at Gas Works Park.
Baranof Island Brewing came to Seattle for the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour from Sitka, Alaska.
An evening skyline view of Seattle from Gas Works Park, the site of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Gas Works Park sunset during the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
The sunset over Gas Works Park at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp On Tour.
A view from Gas Works Park of Seattle at the 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

 

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