Beer Camp Festival is coming to Seattle next month

The 2016 Beer Camp beers just hit the streets. Beer Camp Across America is a collaboration extravaganza orchestrated by Sierra Nevada Brewing that, this year, saw 31 breweries organized into regional teams that created six different brews.

As in years gone by, Sierra Nevada packaged the beers into Beer Camp 12-packs containing two each of the six beers. In limited supply, a few kegs sneak out of the brewery. Also, Sierra Nevada is hosting a series of Beer Camp festivals across the nation, including one in Seattle on June 11th.

“We created Beer Camp Across America to be a true national celebration of craft beer,” said Sierra Nevada Founder and President, Ken Grossman. “As part of that, we brought our fellow brewers and friends who share our passion, admiration and bold approach to pushing brewing boundaries along for the ride.”

The Festival

Beer_Camp-2In Seattle, the Beer Camp Festival takes place on Saturday, June 11 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at South Lake Union Park, near the Museum of History and Industry on Lake Union. Official event website. Tickets are not cheap, but it is an inclusive festival (no tokens). This is an adults-only event, 21+.

The Seattle iteration of the Beer Camp Across America Festival features beer from 100 breweries, including many local breweries you’ll recognize and some from outside Washington that you haven’t heard of. See the complete list of breweries below.

The Beer

This time around, the Pacific Northwest and Rockies team included brewers from Bale Breaker Brewing, Barley Brown’s Beer, Black Raven Brewing, Melvin Brewing, and Odell Brewing. The beer they created is Moxee Moron Imperial Session IPA.

Moxee is a town near Yakima that sits in the middle of the world’s most prolific hop growing micro-region. It is also the home of Hop Growers of America, the organization representing America’s hop farmers. An oxymoron, of course, is a term that contradicts itself, like icy hot or imperial session.

Brewers from the Northwest and Rockies team.

The 2016 Beer Camp Across America collaboration 12-packs have a suggested retail price of $28.99 – $29.99.

The six beers for 2016 are:

  • Sweet Sunny South Southern Table Beer (4.9% ABV) – An easy-drinking, malt-forward beer featuring traditional Southern ingredients.
  • Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale (5.6% ABV) – A “revolutionary” Pale Ale inspired by classic colonial ingredients like rye and apple.
  • West Latitude Session Rye with Hibiscus (5.5% ABV) – A Session Rye blooming with Hawaiian Hibiscus and California hops.
  • Moxee-Moron Imperial Session IPA (7.5% ABV) – A style contradiction honoring the Pacific Northwest’s hop-bomb heritage.
  • Family Values Imperial Brown Ale (8.5% ABV) – An Imperial Brown Ale that embodies native ingredients of the Midwest.
  • Stout of the Union Robust Stout (7.3% ABV) – The ultimate combo of rich and roasty malts from our Southern California friends.

For more info about each of the beers, and to see who brewed them, check out the Beer Camp Across America website.

Breweries at the Seattle Festival

  1. 7 Seas Brewing
    Gig Harbor, WA
  2. Alaskan Brewing Company
    Juneau, AK
  3. Alesong Brewing and Blending
    Eugene, OR
  4. Aslan Brewing Co.
    Bellingham, WA
  5. Austin Beerworks
    Austin, TX
  6. Bainbridge Brewing Co.
    Bainbridge Island, WA
  7. Bale Breaker Brewing Company
    Yakima, WA
  8. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
    San Diego, CA
  9. Barley Brown’s Brewing Company
    Baker City, OR
  10. Base Camp Brewing Company
    Portland, OR
  11. Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
    Long Beach, CA
  12. Bear Republic Brewing Company
    Cloverdale, CA
  13. Belching Beaver Brewery
    Vista, CA
  14. Berchman’s Brewing Company
    Yakima, WA
  15. Big Barn Brewing Company
    Mead, WA
  16. Birdsview Brewing Company
    Concrete, WA
  17. Black Market Brewing Co.
    Temecula, CA
  18. Black Raven Brewing Company
    Redmond, WA
  19. Boston Beer Company
    Boston, MA
  20. Breakside Brewery
    Portland, OR
  21. Buoy Beer Company
    Astoria, OR
  22. Burwood Brewing Company
    Walla Walla, WA
  23. Chuckanut Brewery
    Bellingham, WA
  24. Cloudburst Brewing
    Seattle, WA
  25. Crux Fermentation Project
    Bend, OR
  26. Deschutes Brewery
    Bend, OR
  27. Dick’s Brewing Company
    Centralia, WA
  28. Doghaus Brewery
    Leavenworth, WA
  29. Double Mountain Brewery
    Hood River, OR
  30. Ecliptic Brewing
    Portland, OR
  31. Engine House No. 9
    Tacoma, WA
  32. Farmstrong Brewery
    Mount Vernon, WA
  33. Firestone Walker Brewing Company
    Paso Robles, CA
  34. Fish Brewing Company
    Olympia, WA
  35. Foggy Noggin Brewing
    Bothell, WA
  36. Fortside Brewing Company
    Vancouver, WA
  37. Fremont Brewing
    Seattle, WA
  38. Georgetown Brewing Company
    Seattle, WA
  39. Ghost Runners Brewery
    Vancouver, WA
  40. Gilgamesh Brewing
    Salem, OR
  41. GoodLife Brewing Co.
    Bend, OR
  42. Green Flash Brewing Co.
    San Diego, CA
  43. Harmon Brewing Co.
    Tacoma, WA
  44. Hilliard’s Beer
    Seattle, WA
  45. Hop Nation Brewing Company
    Yakima, WA
  46. Hop Valley Brewing Company
    Eugene, OR
  47. Hopworks Urban Brewery
    Portland, OR
  48. Justice Brewing
    Everett, WA
  49. Klamath Basin Brewing
    Klamath Falls, OR
  50. Kulshan Brewing Company
    Bellingham, WA
  51. Lagunitas Brewing Company
    Petaluma, CA
  52. Lowercase Brewing
    Seattle, WA
  53. Lucky Envelope Brewing
    Seattle, WA
  54. Mad River Brewing Co.
    Blue Lake, CA
  55. Maui Brewing Co.
    Maui, HI
  56. Melvin Brewing Co.
    Jackson Hole, WY
  57. Mendocino Brewing co
    Ukiah, CA
  58. Moonlight Meadery
    Londonberry, NH
  59. Nectar Creek Mead
    Corvallis, OR
  60. New Belgium Brewing Company
    Fort Collins, CO
  61. Ninkasi Brewing
    Eugene, OR
  62. No-Li Brewhouse
    Spokane, WA
  63. North Sound Brewing Co.
    Mount Vernon, WA
  64. Odd Otter Brewing Company
    Tacoma, WA
  65. Odell Brewing Co
    Fort Collins, CO
  66. Old Ivy Brewery
    Vancouver, WA
  67. Ordnance Brewing
    Boardman, OR
  68. Orlison Brewing Co.
    Airway Heights, WA
  69. Pacific Brewing & Malting Co.
    Tacoma, WA
  70. Payette Brewing Company
    Garden City, ID
  71. Pelican Brewing
    Pacific City, OR
  72. Perennial Artisan Ales
    St. Louis, MO
  73. Perihelion Brewery
    Seattle, WA
  74. Pike Brewing Company
    Seattle, WA
  75. Plough Monday Organic Brewing
    Elmira, OR
  76. Postdoc Brewing
    Redmond, WA
  77. Redhook Brewery
    Woodinville, WA
  78. Resonate Brewery + Pizzeria
    Bellevue, WA
  79. Rooftop Brew Co
    Seattle, WA
  80. Sasquatch Brewing Co.
    Portland, OR
  81. Scout Beer
    Portland, OR
  82. Seapine Brewing Company
    Seattle, WA
  83. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
    Chico, CA
  84. Silver City Brewery
    Bremerton, WA
  85. Sound to Summit Brewing
    Snohomish, WA
  86. Stoup Brewing
    Seattle, WA
  87. Sumerian Brewing Co.
    Woodinville, WA
  88. Tap It Brewing Co.
    San Luis Obispo, CA
  89. Three Magnets Brewing Co.
    Olympia, WA
  90. Top Rung Brewing Company
    Lacey, WA
  91. Trap Door Brewing
    Vancouver, WA
  92. Two Beers Brewery
    Seattle, WA
  93. Uinta Brewing Company
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Seattle, WA
  95. Victory Brewing Company
    Downingtown, PA
  96. Wallace Brewing Company
    Wallace, ID
  97. Wet Coast Brewing Co.
    Gig Harbor, WA
  98. Widmer Brothers Brewing
    Portland, OR
  99. Wild Ride Brewing
    Redmond, OR
  100. Worthy Brewing
    Bend, OR