Sierra Nevada has released further information on the 2016 collaboration beers coming to your local distributor later this year in honor of Beer Camp 2016. 30 breweries will participate, working together to brew the 6 styles listed below. The break down of what brewery is working on what is unknown, but the brewers who made each announcement in the brief Sierra Nevada youtube video are given credit for now. Whether the generally disappointing results of 2014’s case can be bested by focusing on fewer styles and more brewers input remains to be tasted. Hopefully these beers will be worthy of the sum of their parts.
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Sierra Nevada has sent out the first of what should be many updates on the 2016 Beer Camp! As a beer lover that attended the 2014 tour, I plan on heading out to one of the six stops, assuming a tank of gas will get me there (save the planet and my wallet!). While we still don’t know the exact locations, the tour will hit the same general regions across the country. Based on the prior Beer Camp, I can tell you that even though a brewery is associated with a region, it doesn’t mean it will necessarily be at your camp location. I think it depends on whether the brewery already has distribution in your state, so you may not be getting that taste of Creature Comforts outside of the collaborations if you can’t already get it. I’ll keep you posted as more information slowly pours out.
For those that don’t care about the event (though you really should), they also released the 2016 collaboration breweries for those one-off brews. PA’s own Stoudts is brewing up something as is Lawson’s, Perennial, Wicked Weed, Half Acre, Trillium (that Trillium, they’re so hot right now!), the aforementioned Creature Comforts and 23 others to produce 12 beers. While most of the 2014 collabo beers were a disappointment, there were a few gems, such as Ballast Point’s Electric Ray (IPL), that are still being brewed. I’m sure that expectations will be high given this list of contributors, so get your case buying money ready. Check out the full list to the right to see if your favorite brewer made the cut.