Fun Facts: Sierra Nevada was founded in 1979 by Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi in Chico, California. They are a sustainable brewery and have won awards for how green they are. Sierra Nevada is so sustainable that in previous years they have produced enough energy themselves to sell some back to the state of California.
Fun Facts: Bell’s Brewery once a very small brewery that has now blown up to epic proportions and is now a world class craft brewery. Their current seasonal for summer although available year round in most states is Bell’s Oberon, which is a tangerine wheat beer. Folks in Michigan only get this beer in summer while the rest of us in warmer states are graced with its presence year round!
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp series will have an exclusive tap takeover event at Kickbacks Gastropub in Jacksonville , Florida. All 12 of the Sierra Nevada Collaborations will be on tap July 28th starting at 7PM. Please show your support to one of the best places to dine and drink at in Jacksonville at Kickbacks. Kickbacks recently opened the outside patio of their new addition next door named Goozlepipe and Guttyworks which will ensure there will be plenty of room and phenomenal beer to go around!
The List includes the Who’s Who of Craft Beer and is as follows:
Fun Facts: New Belgium Summer Helles is their summer seasonal. New Belgium is based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Their Fall seasonal although available in other parts of the U.S. regularly is New Belgium 1554 their Black Lager. Helles is a german term and is defined as the light one. Some Helles lager examples would include Hofbrau Original and Warsteiner Premium.
While the closing of Mile Marker Brewing in St Augustine, Florida made no one happy, there is good news on the horizon for the Jacksonville craft beer scene. Four new breweries are about to be fully operational and are going to be opening their doors soon!
Innovation and collaboration has long been a focus for the 2nd largest craft brewery in the country. With a number of industry leading initiatives, such as sustainability and their popular Beer Camp program, Sierra Nevada has elevated the standards of the craft beer industry. Within the next few weeks, all of us craft beer nerds will be treated to an incredibly cool project the brewery has been working on for a considerable amount of time.
Fun Facts: This Brown ale is brewed with cuban style espresso beans from the Mazzaro Italian Market. Did I mention go get some!