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Two local brews make Beer Camp 12-pack

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has released its Beer Camp Across America 12-pack ahead of a coast-to-coast craft beer tour that ends on Sunday, Aug. 3, at its new Mills River brewery. Two locally made beers made the commemorative package.


A sort of traveling Woodstock for craft beer aficionados, Beer Camp Across America is a seven-city beer festival that starts in Sierra Nevada's hometown, Chico, Calif., and hits San Diego, Denver, Chicago, Portland, Maine; and Philadelphia before ending in Mills River.
Two regional selections in the Beer Camp Across America 12-pack are Tater Ridge Scottish Ale, a collaboration of the Asheville Brewers Alliance, and CANfusion Rye Bock, by Oskar Blues Brewery, the Colorado-based company with a brewery in Brevard.
"A lot of creativity and hard work went into the Beer Camp Across America 12-pack, and we're excited to finally share it with drinkers," Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada, said in a news release. "We'll pour these beers at every festival stop with hundreds of other craft brewers who are pushing the boundaries of our industry. It's a traveling party, and we're going to have a great time."
More than 700 craft brewers from around the country have signed on for the multi-weekend Beer Camp Across America tour. With around 1,400 total craft beers on tap, collectively representing almost every state in the union, the event is shaping up to be unlike any to date.
Craft drinkers can explore all dozen beers in full detail at www.SierraNevada.com/BeerCamp.
Other beers in the 12-pack are:

  • Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME | Myron's Walk Belgian-Style Pale Ale
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company, San Diego, CA | Electric Ray India Pale Lager
  • Bell's Brewery, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI | Maillard's Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale
  • Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL | Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock (CAN)
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA | Torpedo Pilsner
  • New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, WI | There and Back English-Style Bitter
  • Ninkasi Brewing Company, Eugene, OR | Double Latte Coffee Milk Stout
  • Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA | Yvan the Great Belgian-Style Blonde
  • 3 Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, IN | Chico King Pale Ale
  • Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA | Alt Route Altbier

Tickets for the seven Beer Camp Across America festivals are on sale at www.SierraNevada.com/BeerCamp. General admission is $65, which includes a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited tastings where possible, as well as live music from the provocative Oregon-based MarchFourth Marching Band. Local food trucks will be on hand with tasty offerings for purchase.