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Release Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2013 variety pack

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by BottleCaps80, Jun 26, 2013.

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  1. RyanLigeia

    RyanLigeia Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Good call, I momentarily forgot about that line of collaboration brews. Either way though... I wasn't saying a belgian style for certain, I just threw that in a list with a few other styles to make a point. Again, I'm not saying that I'm not going to enjoy whats being offered, I just wish there was more variety to it. Thats all. I remember either reading about or seeing a video somewhere on the "beer camp" and people had made ALL KINDS of really delicious sounding beers/recipes. The whole thing has been compared to the Wanka Factory for craft beer nerds/geeks/enthusiasts/whatever you wanna call them... so I do find it a bit disappointing that out of ALL THE POSSIBILITIES theres going to be 2 IPAs and another imperial red ale.
     
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  2. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I was disappointed to see the emphasis on the hops. IPAs are one of my favorite styles, but what I enjoyed about the previous Beer Camp sets was the variety you got. I'll still buy it this year, but I'm not as excited as previous years.
     
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  3. AndyAvalanche

    AndyAvalanche Savant (994) Jun 16, 2008 Massachusetts

  4. Jacob007

    Jacob007 Aspirant (217) Sep 18, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Is there a large distribution footprint on these.

    I need!
     
  5. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (826) Jul 15, 2007 California

    I'll buy it just to try them, but like some who have posted earlier I must say the beers listed really don't seem that appealing to me. Hopefully after tasting them I'll be proved wrong.
     
  6. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    Depending on what the last beer is, I think I may be in on this one. I'd like to see a hoppy brown or porter.

    I must say, that I'm not a big Belgian guy, but the Sorachi and Sauvin has me intrigued.
     
  7. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    My recollection is it was around $18-$20 for the 12 pack in Mass.
     
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  8. stawn

    stawn Initiate (44) Sep 16, 2008 California
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    Glad you enjoyed it. I was part of the Beer Camp (#90) that made Simmer Down Brown. Cheers!
     
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  9. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (724) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    they should have done:
    1. hoppy saison
    2. english barleywine
    3. hoppy pale wheat
    4. flanders red



    i mean, come on.
     
  10. flexabull

    flexabull Poo-Bah (2,289) Mar 9, 2006 California
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    I enjoyed it immensely, outstanding beer.
     
  11. jaxon53

    jaxon53 Meyvn (1,125) Mar 1, 2006 Connecticut
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Can't wait! I love the Beer Camp mix pack!
     
  12. LiquidAmber

    LiquidAmber Poo-Bah (5,131) Feb 20, 2009 Washington
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    I was completely blown away by the Beer Camp pack in 2011, I loved everything in it. Last year was a little more hit or miss, but I didn't regret having three of even my least favorite.
    It certainly seems that Sierra Nevada could do a bit better distribution on these. In 2011, I bought my case in Seattle and immediately went back for more, but it was gone and every store had the familiar "it might come back in", but it never did. I happened to have a trip to San Jose later that summer, in early September, a good two months after it "sold out", and was amazed to walk into a big grocery store and see huge pyramids of cases of the Beer Camp, sweltering in the California warmth. It was on sale and still available in mountains of bottles. I picked up another case to bring home, but thought that if Sierra had shipped just a fraction of what was in this store alone, it would have sold out in Seattle while the IPAs were still fresh. But then again, I've never, ever understood beer distribution which has to be one of the least logical and idiosyncratic businesses in the country, with both the industry and local government seemingly in the business of restricting access and keeping beer in (probably inappropriately warm) storage for as long as possible before actually distributing it.
    I suppose I should just be be glad Sierra Nevada isn't one of the breweries that pulled out of Washington because it was selling too well here.
    Sigh.
     
  13. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (498) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    $18.99 in Florida last year and figure it will stay the same. I didn't pick one up last time but plan to purchase a pack when this one comes out.
     
  14. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (1,522) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    Is hoptimum carbonated in the bottle? That takes a few weeks... Even then two months isn't terribly old.
     
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  15. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Wasn't last year 4 beers?
     
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  16. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (1,522) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    yes: the Oatmeal Stout, Imperial Red, Floral IPA, and an Imperial Pils iirc
     
  17. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I miss that Oatmeal Stout. I hope it makes an appearance again someday.
     
  18. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina


    The Oatmeal Stout and Imperial Red were by far my favorites from last year. Not even close.
     
  19. MackayClanBrewin

    MackayClanBrewin Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 Texas

    I saw it last weekend for around $23 a 12-pack so I passed. Tough call but their were no reviews up that I could find and didn't want to blow it and be disappointed.
     
  20. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Wow, that seems to be a lot higher than last year. I think it ran about $16 a 12-pack here (Tampa) last year.
     
  21. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (463) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    $16 for a 12 of Sierra Nevada is normal for us in CT. MA it's around $12-$13.

    Is it out already?
     
  22. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    The first sentence in the article states "early August".
     
  23. sierranevadabill

    sierranevadabill Aspirant (245) Jul 2, 2008 California

    The Beer Camp pack for this year hasn't even been bottled yet. Are you sure it was ours?
     
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  24. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (463) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I saw that, hence why I questioned.
     
  25. LiquidAmber

    LiquidAmber Poo-Bah (5,131) Feb 20, 2009 Washington
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    "I saw it last weekend for around $23 a 12-pack"
    I think that was the "box aged" version.
     
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  26. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

    stoked on this. was lucky enough to be a part of one of the beer camps (95 Blood Shot [imperial red]) that's going in this. can't wait
     
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  27. Patandnik

    Patandnik Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 Florida

    We're lucky like that here in FL! Between months old shelf squatters and local gems like Florida Brewing Co we're golden!!
     
  28. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    I remember in the Hoptimum thread, someone mentioning getting some with date codes of 5/1/13 (julian "3121....".

    I have yet to see that in any of the TWs in the Tampa Bay Area. Clearwater, St. Pete, Tampa all have a ton of the 3/26/13 stuff STILL. :confused:

    What part of Florida are you?
     
  29. WhatdaHec

    WhatdaHec Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2003 California

    Sierra Nevada makes a fine brown. Their Sierra Nevada Brown from about 10 years ago was so good, but they stopped brewing it...
     
  30. MackayClanBrewin

    MackayClanBrewin Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 Texas

    I assumed it was the recent one because there was a whole stack of them in Specs located in McKinney, Tx. I do remember there being an Imperial Red in it.
     
  31. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    only looking forward to the belgian black ipa.... whether the imperial red is the same as last year or not, its a cop out in my book. I just want some more Narwhal...
     
  32. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico


    Do you like Tumbler? i'm not a big fan top be honest. their worst seasonal IMO
     
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  33. Brewtull

    Brewtull Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2008 California

    It's still brewed as draft only.
     
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  34. beerme411

    beerme411 Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2010 California

    Last years also had an Imperial Red.
    [​IMG]
     
  35. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Bottled 6/10/12, almost purchased 7/6/13.

    Ouch.
     
  36. Hobby

    Hobby Initiate (0) May 26, 2012 Michigan

    Last years looked pretty bad ass, wish I could have gotten on that.
     
  37. WhatdaHec

    WhatdaHec Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2003 California

    Tumbler is nothing like Sierra Nevada Brown. That one was more like DFH Indian Brown, it was amazing.
     
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  38. WhatdaHec

    WhatdaHec Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2003 California

    In Chico... >_<
     
  39. MackayClanBrewin

    MackayClanBrewin Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 Texas

    Yep. That's the bunch. I remember there being a Floral IPA in it. I can't believe they still had a bunch of them on display with the premium pricing.
     
  40. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    They'd be better off pulling the 12's apart and selling singles. They could still get premium pricing on the oatmeal stout and throw in the IPAs as shelf turds for $1/ea.
     
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