Sierra Nevada Beer Camp is designed as a behind-the-scenes look at Sierra Nevada. The program is full-immersion, hands-on beer education. Beer Camp participants get VIP access to the brewery in Chico to see the quality, history, and craftsmanship that goes into making our beer. The campers are treated to a brewery tour, specialized tastings, and training with brewers to experience the unique and inviting environment that makes Sierra Nevada special. Campers work with brewers to develop a name, concept and recip for a new beer of their choosing, which is produced and distributed to a very select number of accounts. Beer Camp attendance is currently limited to industry partners, but look for an opportunity for fans in the summer of 2010. Sierra Nevada Old Cantankerous (Stock Ale) is a collaboration beer brewed on 9/04/09 at Sierra Nevada’s R&D Pilot Brewery for Beer Camp #13. Beer Camps #13 & #14 consisted of the gold medal winning homebrewers from the 2009 American Homebrewers Association (AHA) National Homebrew Competition (NHC). Old Cantankerous was brewed with a combination of seven different domestic & continental malts including two types of Caramel, Chocolate, Pale, Pils, Munich & Vienna for a rich complexity with five different hops being used for balance & character including Magnum, Perle, Sterling & the New Zealand hops Pacifica & Southern Cross which were used in the hopback for additional aroma & complexity. The famous house ale yeast was used to top ferment & condition this American Strong Ale/Stock Ale for approx. 8-10 weeks. Like previous camp beers, Old Cantankerous is only available in select markets and at the brewery’s taproom & restaraunt until it’s history!
Brewer: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Style: Old Ale
Alcohol Content: 6.6%