Today, Chuck’s Hop Shop in Greenwood is placing all of the beers from Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp on tap for your enjoyment. If you weren’t able to get your hands on one of these much sought after 12 packs that hold collaborations between 13 of the best breweries in America, then here is your chance to try them. And to make it even better, it’s your best opportunity to enjoy offerings from some of these incredible breweries: Allagash, 3 Floyds, New Glarus, and Bell’s.
The awesome collaborations available include:
Partner: Cigar City Brewing
What it is: A Maibock brewed with Calypso, Azacca and experimental 366 hops
Notes: Toasted bread, caramel and papaya mirror a wash of similar flavors, with hints of mango, orange and coconut accenting the sip.
Partner: Allagash Brewing
What it is: A Belgian-style pale ale brewed with coriander and piney hops
Notes: This spritzy, lively beer tickles the tongue as bright orange and lemon, herbal coriander and dewy pine color a wash of bready, sweet malts; a slight pepper bite marks the finish.
There and Back
Partner: New Glarus Brewing
What it is: An English-style bitter
Notes: Creamy up front and perfectly dry in the finish, this nuanced bitter washes dried grains, biscuity malts and earthy, berrylike hop notes across the tongue.
Yvan the Great
Partner: Russian River Brewing
What it is: A Belgian-style blonde brewed with farmhouse yeast
Notes: Incredibly complex, yet approachable. An airy, fluffy sip floats bready malts and subtle candy sweetness; earthy white pepper and clove balance bright orange peel and tangerine for an intricate, engaging swallow.
Partner: The Asheville Brewers Alliance, a collective of 30 area breweries
What it is: A Scotch ale brewed with North Carolina sweet potatoes
Notes: A rich Scottish base of caramel, toasted bread and roasted malts adopts subtle earthy, molasses sweetness from the potato additions.
Partner: Ninkasi Brewing
What it is: A stout brewed with Stumptown coffee and milk sugar
Notes: Tastes just like cold-pressed coffee and cream, with added hints of milk chocolate and sharp roasted grains.
Partner: Firestone Walker Brewing
What it is: A lager brewed with New Zealand hops
Notes: White grapes, berries, orange peel and dried grass notes color a snappy wash of grainy, bready malts. This sessionable lager wraps up crisp, with a lingering bitter finish.
CANfusion Rye Bock
Partner: Oskar Blues Brewing
What it is: A dry-hopped bock brewed with rye
Notes: Classic bock notes of rich bread crust and sweet caramel support floral, fruity hop tones; toasted malts swell before a lingering bitter finish settles in.
Partner: Victory Brewing
What it is: A traditional German-style altbier
Notes: This malt-forward sipper spreads out with bread crust, dried grains and subtle toffee sweetness; earthy, grass hops accent the wash before assertive bitterness sweeps the tongue clean.
Partner: 3 Floyds Brewing
What it is: An American pale ale
Notes: A blend of fruity hops laces the bready, slightly toasted spread of malts with bright tangerine, orange, grapefruit and passionfruit; a crisp, bitter bite caps off the sip.
Partner: Ballast Point Brewing
What it is: A hoppy India pale lager, or IPL
Notes: A tight blend of hop flavors—apricot, pink grapefruit, orange and pine—color a quick wash of bready malts; a crisp lager finish and bitter hop bite punctuates the sip.
Partner: Bell’s Brewery
What it is: An imperial dark ale
Notes: A dark malt bomb, this one covers the tongue in rich milk chocolate, coffee, caramel and figs; a slight roasted malt twang nips the sides of the tongue before a warming, drying finish takes over
So get on over to Chuck’s today to try all of these awesome beers!
Thanks for reading. Cheers!