Sierra Nevada Beer Camp ExPorter

Formerly brewed at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, California USA
5.8% Baltic Porter | 12 Ratings | 34 IBU | Series Seasonal |
Ball Tick Porter. This beer was made at beer camp, yes, Beer Camp. The 25th Beer camp that Sierra has offered, included only 12 prominent beer folk from Philadelphia.

This cast of Publicans(Tom, Fergie, Spanky, Scoats, Bruce, Adam, myself and token Terry), beer writers (Don and Lew, sorry Jack), and craft distributors (Matt and Greg) rolled into Chico full of ideas; some agreeable to all, some agreeable only to one. The original name for the beer was D. Port Her. In honor of Terry, of the London Grill, who the boys constantly and unanimously voted against her style and ingredient choices 11-1 time and time again... We didnít want almonds in our beer. So, we ended up with a Philly-Style Porter; drinkable, balanced, ultra subtle hints of smoke. Roast and hops find balance in this much overlooked and unappreciated style. Try one now, and try one next year after Vinnie ages some for us in Dumol Pinot Noir barrels. Say wow. 5.8%ABV.

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