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Beer Camp: Belgian Style Black IPA (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

This beer was chosen when I read the description and said “What is this??”.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2013 smallBEER CAMP: BELGIAN STYLE BLACK IPA is a Belgian IPA with a 7.7% ABV and 52 IBUs.

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‘Murican Pilsner (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

I’m not a Pilsner guy, but I’m always willing to try one. Especially when it has a name as good as this.

Sierra Nevada banner vector‘MURICAN PILSNER is a Pilsner with 20 IBUs and a 5% ABV.

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Beer Camp: Clean Sweep (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

The second day of my beer journey saw me driving almost all the way across the beautiful state of California (from Reno, Nevada to Chico, California). So it was no surprise that by the time I made it to Sierra Nevada I was hankerin’ for a beer. More specifically for a beer with some hops! Being that I don’t get up that way very often I wanted to try something that I hadn’t had before and probably wouldn’t get access to again. I scanned the back page of their beer menu and saw a Black IPA that caught my eye. It was part of their Beer Camp series, so I knew that this might be my only chance. With the sun setting I made my first beer order.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2013 smallCLEAN SWEEP is a Black IPA with a simple 3.5% ABV.

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Brux (Russian River & Sierra Nevada)

Russian River and Sierra Nevada are two of my favorite West Coast breweries. Almost every beer they make is a winner in one way or another, so to say that I was looking forward to this would be a massive understatement. Did it live up to the hype (that I created in my brain)? Let’s find out.

BRUX is a “Domesticated” American Wild Ale with an 8.3% ABV.

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Bigfoot Barleywine 2012 (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Every year spring time means two things: spring seasonals and Barleywines. One of those Barleywines that always gets the attention of beer aficianados is BIGFOOT BARLEYWINE from Chino, California’s Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Oddly enough this was the first time I had sampled Bigfoot in the several years that I have been a craft beer fan.

Bigfoot is an American Barleywine with 90 IBUs and a hefty 9.6% ABV.

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Ruthless Rye IPA (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Sierra Nevada always makes flavorful, drinkable beers. So when I saw their new beer RUTHLESS RYE IPA on the shelves I wasn’t too worried about picking up a six pack for my friends’ “housewarming party”. Thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed and neither were my friends (who happened to drink a couple of my beers).

Ruthless Rye IPA is the newest beer in Sierra Nevada’s seasonal lineup. This IPA has 55 IBUs, a 6.6% ABV and is available winter/first quarter.

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Pacific Northwest Trip: Day #1

DAY #1

I woke up early Friday, October 7th, loaded up my car and headed north on the I-5. The destination: Chico, California and the second annual Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Oktoberfest. Being that I haven’t been to an Oktoberfest celebration in a while and that the event fit into my schedule (heading to Seattle on Sunday) I thought it was a no brainer to make the stop.

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