Beer Camp Across America to Stop in Philly August 2
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will be embarking on an epic traveling beer festival this summer, Beer Camp Across America, which will hit seven American cities with thriving craft beer cultures—so of course Philadelphia will be included. The brewery is inviting ever craft brewery in the country to chip in and pour their beer at one of the seven stops, so attendees should get quite the selection if they go to every stop. The important one, though, will be at Penn Treaty Park on Saturday, August 2 from noon to 5pm.
To accompany the Beer Camp adventure, Sierra Nevada has collaborated with 12 breweries to put out a special 12-pack to honor the festival. The pack will feature 10 bottles and two cans, and will have collaboration beers from Sierra Nevada partnered with Allagash, Ballast Point, Bell’s, Cigar City, Firestone Walker, New Glarus, Ninkasi, Oskar Blues, Russian River, 3 Floyds, Victory, and a beer from the Asheville Brewers Alliance. Each of the brewers and their beers will join selective legs of the tour, and we would hazard that Allagash and Victory, at the very least, will be in Philadelphia.
Each city’s event will only sell 5,000 tickets, which will go for $65 (available at sierranevada.com/beercamp) and include a tasting glass to sample two beers from each brewery in attendance. In addition to the beer, there will be food vendors and live music. Designated driver tickets can be purchased for $30. If all the beer available wasn’t enough to whet your appetite for a ticket, know also that proceeds will go to state brewers guilds in the festival host states, as well as hop and barley research to foster the development of new hop varieties and barley crops.
While the mixed 12-pack will be a great way to experience some of the festival, be sure to buy a ticket and stop by your local iteration. There will be plenty more breweries in attendance in addition to the ones featured in the pack, and hopefully Sierra Nevada will have the pull to bring in some that you maybe haven’t tried before. A growing list of breweries slated to attend can be found here, and we’re happy to see our friends at 2nd Story Brewing on the list.
August 2nd is sure to be a beautiful day ripe for drinking beer at Penn Treaty. We’ll bring you more information as it comes in, but until then check the Beer Camp website for updates (and explanations of the collaborative brews) and secure your ticket before they sell out—any beer fan in the country won’t want to miss this epic sudsy road trip. And if you can’t make it to the Philadelphia date, check out one of the other stops on the tour: Chico, CA on July 19; San Diego, CA on July 20; Denver, CO on July 25; Chicago, IL on July 27; Portland, ME on August 1; and Mills River, NC on August 3.