Two years ago Sierra Nevada Brewing took on a huge, ambitious project called Beer Camp Across America (BCAA) where the then Chico based brewery collaborated with 12 other highly regarded breweries from across the US and brewed beers for a mixed 12-pack. To make this project even more exciting Sierra Nevada took to the road and traveled across this great land of ours and hosted BCAA beer festivals in all regions of the country.
Now with the recent opening of Sierra Nevada’s new brewery in Mills River, NC the brewery is taking on this challenge once again by bringing on 30 new breweries plus Sierra Nevada itself to bring the total to 31 participating breweries. These breweries hail from 6 regions of the country to do 6 collaboration beers with that will end up in a 2016 edition 12-pack of BCAA.
BCAA, the largest celebration of craft beer, is coming back in 2016 with a six-city trip across the United States. Once again Sierra Nevada is inviting every brewery from across the United States to pour at its respective regions BCAA stop. The tour is still being planned with stops in six different regions including Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast and Southeast. After attending the kickoff in Chico, CA two years ago, this is one festival that is sure not to be missed!
Here’s a peak at what to expect for each beer from each region along with each of the 31 breweries that are involved and some preliminary information on the corresponding BCAA Festival stop for that region. There are some serious collaborations that will be a must have 12 pack for any craft beer lover.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.