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 Beer, Avery, The Bruery, Surly, Saint Arnold, and Tree House from the United States. International collaborators are Kiuchi Brewery, Garage Project, Ayinger, Duvel, Mikkeller, 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.
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.
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.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.