Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, Double Latte with Ninkasi Brewing, Beer Geek EP276

Double Latte is part of Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Beer Camp, a series of 12 collaboration Beers with 12 American Craft Breweries. Double Latte is a Coffee Milk Stout Brewed in collaboration with Ninkasi brewing from Eugene, OR.
ABV 7.6% 60 IBU’s

Inspired by the perennial café favorite, Double Latte combines two of the greatest things in life: good coffee and great beer. Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing knows their way around a good cup of joe. Featuring cold-press coffee from the legendary Stumptown Coffee Roasters and a dose of milk sugar, this coffee milk stout is a rich and roasty treat.
This young-gun brewery has a locomotive charge. A rich conversation at a local bottle shop in 2005 has morphed into a Pacific Northwest staple. Named after the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, Ninkasi’s first batch of beer was Total Domination IPA and it remains a must for those with a lupulin itch.

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, Chico King with Three Floyds, Beer Geek EP275

Chico King is part of Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Beer Camp, a series of 12 collaboration Beers with 12 American Craft Breweries. Chico King is a Pale Ale Brewed in collaboration with 3 Floyds brewing from Munster, IN.
ABV 6.5% 45 IBU’s
3 Floyds has a reputation as the Midwestern kings of alpha (hops), and it seems that one of our beers helped to lure them down the lupulin-paved path. Chico King is a mash-up of our mutual passion for hoppy pale ales and combines a uniquely robust malt body with intense citrusy and fruity new school hop varietals.
3 Floyds marches to the beat of their own (double kick) drum when it comes to collaboration, often partnering with comic book artists, tattoo parlors or heavy metal bands when inspiration strikes. These eclectic beers are coveted throughout the Midwest and some beers, like the legendary Dark Lord Imperial Stout, have spawned something akin to a beer-themed holiday in the brewery’s hometown of Muenster, IN.

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, Torpedo Pilsner with Firestone Walker, Beer Geek EP 274

Torpedo Pilsner is part of Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Beer Camp, a series of 12 collaboration Beers with 12 American Craft Breweries. A Pilsner Brewed in collaboration with Firestone Walker brewing from Paso Robles, CA.
ABV 5.2% 45 IBU’s
Torpedo Pilsner is a hop-forward take on the crisp classic lager. We and the folks at Firestone Walker share a passion for New Zealand hop varietals, so we loaded our legendary Hop Torpedo with southern hemisphere hops for a fruity, floral twist on the pilsner style.
Just down the road from us in California’s Central Coast wine country, this rock star brewery has earned “Mid-size Brewery of the Year” at the World Beer Cup four times. Like us, Firestone is passionate about hops. Their skill with the ingredient shines in their Pale Series and elsewhere in a long beer lineup driven by a premier brewing team.

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, Myrons Walk with Allagash Brewing, Review 273

Myron’s Walk is part of Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Beer Camp Collaboration, a series of 12 Beers with 12 American Craft Breweries. Myrons Walk is A Belgian Pale Ale Brewed in collaboration with Allagash brewing from Portland Maine.
ABV 5.3% 38 IBU’s

We named this beer in honor of Myron Avery, a founder of the Appalachian Trail, or the A.T., which starts near Sierra Nevada’s North Carolina brewery and ends near Allagash’s home in Maine. Both breweries have a tremendous love of the outdoors, and Avery and the A.T. are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both.
In 1995, Rob Tod started Allagash Brewing Company and since then, Portland, ME, has been a place of reverence in the Belgian brewing pantheon. Allagash adds their Belgian flair to variety of beer styles and are one of the few American breweries to use a traditional coolship for true spontaneous fermentations leading to seriously complex beers native to their coastal home.

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, There And Back, with New Glarus Brewing, Review 272

Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Beer Camp Collaboration series of 12 Beers with 12 American Craft Breweries. An English Bitter Brewed in collaboration with New Glarus brewing from New Glarus Wisconsin.

ABV 5.6% 40 IBU’s

For beer folks, Chico, CA, and New Glarus, WI, are must-see capitals on the U.S. brewing map, but getting between the two is no simple feat. There and Back is named for the planes, trains, and zeal needed to connect them. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex yet easy-drinking mix of toasty malt and a fruity, herbal hop flavor.
New Glarus is fiercely loyal to its home state, growing to one of the largest breweries in the U.S. without selling a single drop outside of the borders of Wisconsin. With those local tastes in mind, New Glarus has perfected traditional German styles and invented masterful versions of complex and intense fruit beers featuring Wisconsin-grown ingredients.

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, Alt Route, with Victory Brewing, Review 271

Alt Route is part of Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp” series, Sierra Nevada teamed up with 12 American craft breweries and created 12 different collaborative craft beers. Dubbed “Beer Camp” this case of beer alows us to taste beer from breweries we wouldn’t normally get to try.

For our first taste we have Alt Route, an Altbier style brewed with Victory Brewing in Pennsylvania. 6.6% ABV 50 IBU’s…

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Sierra Nevada Brewing, Summerfest Lager, Beer Geek Review #270

A review of Sierra Nevada Brewing’s, Summerferst. A Lager from Chico, California.
ABV 5%
Crisp summertime lager.
Since their invention in the 1840s, Pilsener-style beers have become the world’s most popular style. With a nod toward the original Czech tradition, Summerfest is brewed to feature the best of Bohemian nature. Crisp, golden, dry and incredibly drinkable, Summerfest has a delicate and complex malt flavor and spicy and floral hop character—the perfect warm weather beer.

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New Belgium Brewing, Snapshot Wheat, Beer Geek Review 269

A review of New Belgium Brewing’s, Snapshot. A Wheat Ale from Fort Collins, Colorado.
ABV 5%
Snap! You just captured an unfiltered wheat beer full of refreshment and a flash of tart at the finish. Smile-inducing aromas of citrus hops jump from the nose, accompanied by the sweetness of coriander and grains of paradise. Brewed with wheat and pale malt, Snapshot pours a hazy, lemon-yellow with bright-white lacing. But the real enticement is the snap of tart. New Belgium’s affinity for sour beers led to the in-process blending of lactobacillus to pucker up Snapshot’s base. An extra step to acidify and beautify and get this beer ready for its close up.


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Inlet Brewing, Monk In The Trunk Amber Ale, Beer Geek Review 268

A review of Inlet Brewing’s, Monk In The Trunk. An Belgian style Amber Ale from Jupiter, Florida.
ABV 5.5%
This unique copper-colored ale derives its fruity, slightly
spicy aroma from authentic Belgian Abbey yeast. The
subtle nutty and malty sweet flavors sing in harmony with
the freshest organic hops available. Monk In the Trunk
devotees are known to chant about its most intriguing
quality, true drinkability.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing, Narwhal Imperial Stout, Beer Geek Review 267

A review of Sierra Nevada Brewing’s, Narwhal. An imperial stout from Chico, California.
ABV 10.2% 60 IBU’s

Narwhal Imperial Stout is inspired by the mysterious creature that thrives in the deepest fathoms of the frigid Arctic Ocean. Featuring incredible depth of malt flavor, rich with notes of espresso, baker’s cocoa, roasted grain and a light hint of smoke, Narwhal is a massive malt-forward monster. Aggressive but refined with a velvety smooth body and decadent finish, Narwhal will age in the bottle for years to come.

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