Sierra Nevada Brewing has put together a new variety pack that should be hitting shelves in August, and it is made up of four brand-new beers that were developed during the breweries Willy Wonka-esque Beercamp.
Beercamp is an annual contest/event that sends a handful of lucky Sierra Nevada fans and home brewers to the Chico brewery for an intensive and hands-on beer making weekend. Attendees get schooled on the brewery’s history, equipment, and ingredients and are then turned loose to brew-up some experimental beers.
Last year Sierra Nevada packaged four of their favorite creations from the 2010 Beercamp into a 12-bottle variety pack, and the idea is back this year with four new brews from Beercamp 2011. Each 12-pack will contain three bottles of each of the included styles:
Oatmeal Stout – This big oatmeal stout is midnight black in color-with a big, roasty, mocha-like aroma. It has a silky body from the use of rolled oats, and a round and lasting finish. Perfect as an after dinner treat.
Imperial Pilsner – Packing a big hop-forward punch and bright crisp finish, this golden pilsner features a hearty dose of “sticky,” resinous Crystal and Pacifica dry hops, which balance the light-bodied yet complex malt backbone.
Floral IPA – This unique take on the traditional IPA style pairs the bold and intense aromas of whole-cone hop “flowers” with aromatic natural rose hips and petals for complex aromas and unexpected flavors.
Imperial Red Ale – This Imperial Red Ale takes the intense hop profile found in a traditional double IPA and turns up the malt. It has big aromatic hop notes of grapefruit, peach, and melon-balanced by a smooth and surprisingly robust malt body.
Keep your eyes peeled in the beer section of your local supermarket, and let us know if you find a Beercamp variety pack!
- Source: Facebook