Inside Sierra Nevada's 2016 Beer Camp

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Inside Sierra Nevada's 2016 Beer Camp

This year, Sierra Nevada once again traveled the United States for Beer Camp Across America, a series of beer festivals put on by the brewery in states around the country. The event was held at six different locations this year: Tampa, Seattle, Milwaukee, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

We attended the festival in San Francisco. On tap for the occasion were the six regional collaborations Sierra Nevada created with other breweries (check out our review of the sampler pack here), as well as selections from 127 breweries from the area including Russian River, Alpine, 21st Amendment, Almanac, Fieldwork, Firestone Walker and more.

The beer of the event, of course, was West Latitude, a Session Rye that was made by Sierra Nevada and a group of Northern California breweries: Bear Republic, Faction, Mad River, Magnolia, and Maui.

“We chose to serenade rather than scream out song with a balanced red ale brewed with hibiscus and rye,” says Richard Norgrove, the brewmaster at Bear Republic in a statement about West Latitude. “We feel our beer represents the culture and flair that can be found across our team. We are honored to share our beer with you.”

And we were honored to drink it (and a number of other amazing beers) at the fest. Check out the gallery above for a look at some of what we saw.