Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America 2016 – Family Values Imperial Brown Ale
The 2016 version of the Beer Camp Across America 12 pack is a bit different than last year. Last year they released 12 different beers that were collaborations with 12 different breweries. This year’s box contains 2 bottles of 6 different beers, each beer was a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and 5 other breweries.
Sierra Nevada Family Values Imperial Brown Ale is brewed with cocoa nibs, honey, oats, and Minnesota rice. 8.5% ABV. This is a collaboration with Dark Horse, Half Acre, Perennial Artisan, Schell’s, and Sun King.
Dark brown in appearance as you would expect, the tan head does fade a little quick. I am getting a lot of chocolate on the nose of this Brown Ale, not as nutty or roasty as I was anticipating, but there is a hint of those aromas as well. Big chocolate is also on the taste, but I’m also enjoying some big roasted malt flavor that is going on in here. Getting just a hint of hazelnuts, and maybe a touch of honey sweetness. Nice big body on this thanks to the addition of the oats.
This isn’t a life changing beer for me or anything, but it is a solid and flavorful Brown Ale. I will certainly enjoy the other bottle.