Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sierra Nevada's Gangster Beer Camp 12-Pack is here!

A collab with 12 of the best breweries the U.S., 12 taps being taken over throughout Atlanta, and crazy fun awaits!

Whaddup Y'all!!

Starting Monday, Atlanta is going to be unforgettable for craft beer lovers as Sierra Nevada invades the city with the highly anticipated arrival of their Beer Camp Across America Variety Pack release. I wrote about it initially here to give y'all a sneak peek.
As many of you know, I participated in Beer Camp a couple of years ago here where you come up with your own beer and brew it at the state-of-the-art brewery in Chico, California. This 12-pack will boast 10 bottles and two cans containing the individual collaborations with a dozen of the best microbreweries in the U.S. My mouth salivated at the mere typing of who participated—Allagash Collaboration (Myron's Walk); Asheville Brewers Collaboration (Tater Ridge); Ballast Point Collaboration (Electric Ray); Bells Collaboration (Maillard's Odyssey); Cigar City Collaboration (Yonder Bock); Firestone Walker Collaboration (Torpedo Pilsner); New Glarus Collaboration (There and Back); Ninkasi Collaboration (Double Latte); Oskar Blues Collaboration (Canfusion); Russian River Collaboration (Yvan the Great); Three Floyds Collaboration (Chico King); and Victory Collaboration (Alt Route). 
Here is the video!
“This is ambitious—maybe a little crazy—but craft brewers delight in pushing limits,” said Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada. “We’re honored to celebrate craft’s success alongside so many of our peers who are traveling from every corner of the country. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience we look forward to sharing with beer lovers everywhere.”
What’s even crazier besides the 12-pack being available in stores is the how all are going to be available during tap takeovers at a few of ATL’s finest brew pubs! Here is the schedule straight from Sierra Nevada:
  • July 17: Brick Store Pub
  • July 19: Cypress Street Pint and Plate
  • July 26: 15th St Pizza (McDonough)
  • August 9: Midway Pub
  • August 23: The Wing (formerly Wild Wing in Marietta)

Nuts, right?
Well for a more detailed description of how one particular spot plans to throw down, I received info straight from the source and one of my faves—Midtown’s Cypress Street Pint and Plate (817 West Peachtree Street; 404-815-9243). From live music to souvenir glasses, I am there on July 19th from noon to 5 p.m.! Check it:

Beer Camp Across America Takes Over Cypress Street Pint And Plate
On Saturday, July 19, 2014, Cypress Street Pint and Plate invites beer lovers across the city to celebrate the spirit of the American craft beer revolution at Beer Camp Across America. From noon to 5 p.m., patrons are invited to experience 12 different beers from across the country all brewed at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. with 12 collaboration breweries.
Local artists will set the soundtrack for the day with live music performances on the patio from noon until 4 p.m., alongside visual artists Chris Noosh of Noosh Studios and Emory Cullen of The Wandering Line. Admission to the event is free; however, there will be VIP admission available for $50. VIPs will be given a souvenir glass from the event and unlimited pours of the 12 unique featured beers. As always, Cypress Street’s extensive menu of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and more will be available to order. Cypress Street Pint and Plate is located at 817 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta. 
For more information visit, or call 404-815-9243.

Come show love at some these awesome pubs (or all of ‘em and make it a month-long crawl! Whatever you do, try all 12…safely!



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