This Saturday, June 11, Seattle will host one of just six Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America festivals being held across the country. The event will take place from 1pm to 5pm at Lake Union Park, right outside MOHAI in South Lake Union.
100+ breweries have signed up to pour beer at the fest. Sierra Nevada “sent invitations to every single craft brewer in the U.S., encouraging them to come out and pour their beer at one or more festivals.” The list of breweries pouring at the Seattle fest are mostly from the Northwest. But, the list includes quite a few breweries we don’t see up this way very often, if ever, such as Ordnance Brewing (Boardman, OR), Odell Brewing (Fort Collins, CO), Ghost Runners Brewery (Vancouver, WA), Scout Beer (Portland, OR), Buoy Beer Company (Astoria, OR) and more. This looks to be the type of festival that can make both beer geeks and casual drinkers happy.
You can check out the full list of breweries on the festival website. For more detail, you can download the Beer Camp Across America App for free from the App Store, which includes a list of all of the beers that each brewery will be pouring. This is the most updated list available, and the list is not posted on the website.
Tickets are $50 ($56 with fees and tax) and include a collector’s edition sampling glass, 30 tastings and music from Deep Sea Diver. There will be 10 food trucks on site. All festival profits benefit Hop Growers of America.
This is a 21+ event and no dogs are allowed.
In addition to the festival, the idea of Sierra Nevada Beer Camp in general was to get 30 breweries together in regional teams of 5 to collaborate with Sierra Nevada on 6 unique beers. Those beers are currently available in a special 12-pack at local retailers, and they will also be pouring at the festival. Check out the video below for more info, as well as the website.
The NW team included Bale Breaker, Black Raven, Barley Brown’s, Melvin and Odell (yes, Colorado was considered NW for this exercise). They brewed Moxee-Moron, which you can read about here.