The Sierra Nevada Beer Camp has become a unique weekend-long December gathering in Chico, California, of some of the most creative and ambitious beer fanatics on the planet, which starts with hands-on training in the trenches with brewery staff and culminates with campers testing their mettle in a head-to-head brew battle amongst their fellow campers.
Every year since 2008,just 20 worthy winners are hand-picked through a two-minute video application to attend one of two camps held Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 6-7. Halve of the winners are picked by Sierra Read the rest of this entry »
Beer Camp may be over, but the drinking doesn’t have to stop. Direct tv Sunday Ticket is all paid up for the month and you’re looking forward to buckling in for some sports, booze, snacks and plenty of action. Most people don’t think about the history of their favorite drinks when lip meets glass, but there are some pretty interesting facts that you might not have heard about.
The Origin of Rum Coke
Rum coke or rum cola is not the real name of this drink. Did you know that? It is actually a nickname and the real name of the drink is the “Cuba libre.” The rum represents Cuba and the Coke or cola is supposed to represent the United States. Two national specialties blended into a drink to celebrate Cuba’s independence.
The Myth of the Beer Belly
You’ve no doubt heard the term “beer belly” and it is often attributed to weight issues associated with drinking. However, it is not beer itself that makes a person overweight. Beer is low in calories and makes you urinate. Unfortunately, sugar is required in the breakdown of alcohol and most people usually get hungrier the more they drink.
The First Westerner to Drink Sake
Most of you sitting at home watching your sports probably have never even heard of sake, but it is a popular alcoholic beverage enjoyed by many Japanese and westerners alike. Ever wonder who the first westerner to drink Sake was? According to records it was a Spanish missionary named Francis Xavier in 1549.
If you are a lover of beer, then you will not want to miss the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Annual Beer Camp.
The first beer camp was held in August of 2008. The beer camp’s objective is to host a calm, friendly event for beer connoisseurs and those from all types of backgrounds that simply enjoy learning about the various types of beers that are out there.
Before the event, you will take an in-depth tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, learning all there is to know about how beer Read the rest of this entry »
“Beer Camp” can mean different things depending upon the location. Chico for example, gives you a full immersion experience on how to make and enjoy beer. There is a contest that requires a bit of luck through making a video description of why you should be chosen to be a brewer for a day. Creativity, as in the making of a good beer, is required and expected. After watching a few of these videos, you should get a sense of how creative beer drinkers Read the rest of this entry »
A lot of people who are interested in the craft beer industry hold the dream of someday becoming a professional brewer. The fact is, however, many people don’t realize just how intense the job can be. Becoming a brewer certainly requires a knowledge of and interest in craft beer, although this is just the starting point. In order to be a professional brewer, you’ve got to have a great deal of strength on your side. Brewers typically have to handle at least 50 lbs at a time; sometimes much Read the rest of this entry »
Have you decided to go on an adventure and be a brewer for an entire day? Or you might be a home brewer who would want to know additional tips in making the best kind of beer?
If you are clueless as to where you can enroll and live this dream, then know that there are now lots of beer camps all over the country. Brewing Better Beer 101 is now taught in such camping sites.
What Is a Beer Camp?
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Beer lovers have the opportunity to join in on one of the most fun events of the year. The event is a World Class Camp that is packed with non-stop events. The knowledge of all things related to beer is found at beer camp. The weekend begins with the gathering of people with a similar interest in beer. As campers pack up their belongings at the end of the weekend, they come away richer in knowledge and friendships.
Those who attend the function are introduced to the history Read the rest of this entry »