Episode #175 -Sierra Nevada – Beer Camp Collaboration – The NC Beers

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This summer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is throwing an unprecedented seven-city traveling beer festival called Beer Camp Across America, and it’s final stop is in Mills River, NC where the new brewery is opening. In conjunction with the festivals, Sierra Nevada partnered with a dozen exceptional craft breweries to create 12 different beers for one mixed 12-pack. We drink and feature two of these 12 collaboration brews in our video today, those two that have the closest connections to the NC craft beer community, the Asheville Brewers Alliance, Tater Ridge Scottish Ale and the Oskar Blues Brewing Co. CANfusion Rye Bock. Tater Ridge Scottish Ale pays homage to the area’s Scots-Irish history with a hint of down home Southern flair. This Scotch ale is rich and malty, using special floor-malted six-row barley from Asheville’s Riverbend Malting, and has a sweet kick from the use of sweet potatoes, a tasty Southern staple. The Oskar Blues CANfusion Rye Bock is a dry-hop rye bock with a complex malt body that launches a peppery blast from the rye, balanced by a fruity hop aroma. It was dry-hopped for an added aroma punch from the unique citrusy and spice-like Australian Ella hop varietal.