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The 2017 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Around the World Releases 12pk

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company released this year’s Beer Camp Around the World beers to much fan fair. This year’s offerings were listed to be better than last years. We were not big fans of last years beers, so we were really looking forward to this years brews.

The 2017 12pk did not disappoint at all. We grabbed it upon releases and immediately sampled each beer. This year they reached out to 12 breweries. The beers represented six from the United States and six more from other countries. These collaborations were at times eclectic and overall interesting. Some beers we loved from the first sip. Others had to grow on us. However, it was well worth the wait and we are already looking for next year’s beers.

Here are the beers along with our ratings. Ratings of beers reflect the opinion of the staff of Vibes and Vino. See ratings chart.

Tree House Brewing Co. East Meets West IPA – A nice bitterness when a nice complimentt of hops.

Taste – 3.0 / Drinkability – 3.0 / Aroma – 3.0 / Buzzability – 3.0 / Overall – 3.0

The Bruery Raspberry Sundae – Filled with raspberry purée, cocoa powder, lactose, vanilla and oats.

Taste – 3.0 / Drinkability – 2.5 / Aroma – 3.5 / Buzzability – 4.0 / Overall – 3.0

Avery Brewing Co. Dry-Hopped Barleywine – There’s an aroma and taste of caramel, cocoa, and toffee.

Taste – 3.0 / Drinkability – 3.0 / Aroma – 3.5 / Buzzability – 4.5 / Overall – 3.0

Boneyard Beer West Coast-Style DIPA – It is a typical West Coast IPA. Plenty of Citra, Centennial, Simcoe and Mosaic hops.

Taste – 3.5 / Drinkability – 3.5 / Aroma – 3.0 / Buzzability – 3.5 / Overall – 3.5

Surly Brewing Co. Ginger Lager – Some of us liked this one and some of us didn’t. You better like ginger if you want this one.

Taste – 3.0 / Drinkability – 2.5 / Aroma – 4.0 / Buzzability – 3.0 / Overall – 3.0

Kiuchi Brewery White IPA with Yuzu – The yuzu fruit really highlights this beer. Makes it refreshing.

Taste – 3.5 / Drinkability – 3.5 / Aroma – 3.0 / Buzzability – 3.5 / Overall – 3.5

Garage Project Campout Porter – This beer has a nice smoky flavor baked by some honey.

Taste – 3.5 / Drinkability – 3.5 / Aroma – 3.5 / Buzzability – 4.0 / Overall – 3.5 Fullers Brewery Atlantic-style Vintage Ale – A little fruity and a little hoppy. It was the surprise of the night.

Taste – 4.0 / Drinkability – 4.0 / Aroma – 3.0 / Buzzability – 4.5 / Overall – 4.0

Mikkeller Brewery Thai-Style Iced Tea – You can really taste the tea in this one with a very mild orange flavor.

Taste – 3.5 / Drinkability – 3.5 / Aroma – 3.5 / Buzzability – 3.5 / Overall – 3.5

Ayinger Brewery Dunkel Weisse – A decent beer.

Taste – 3.0 / Drinkability – 3.0 / Aroma – 3.0 / Buzzability – 3.0 / Overall – 3.0

Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse – This is a very good beer. It is refreshing and surprisingly aromatic.

Taste – 3.5 / Drinkability – 4.0 / Aroma – 3.5 / Buzzability – 2.5 / Overall – 3.5

Duvel Moortgat Hoppy Belgian Golden Ale – Nice taste of lemon peel at the finish. Yep, there’s hops.

Taste – 3.5 / Drinkability – 3.5 / Aroma – 3.0 / Buzzability – 4.0 / Overall – 3.5

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