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Old 08-20-2010, 03:56 AM   #1
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So at the end of June I won a local home brew competition here Reno Nevada. It was the first competition I've entered so it really meant a lot to me. My prize was a tap handle trophy, 1lb of hops and a VIP tour and dinner at the Sierra Nevada Brewery. Tomorrow is the day, I'm pretty excited. I've tried most of what Sierra Nevada has to offer, but I've heard they have brewery only beers on tap and also offerings from what the Beer Camp folks have brewed.

I'll give an update once I make it back home if anyone is interested.

 
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:01 AM   #2
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That sounds awesome. Post some pics if you can. I did a similar thing with sam adams, which was, well, sam adams. But SN, I'd be very stoked for that. Their head brewer did an awesome podcast with the brewing network a couple weeks ago, you should check it out.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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Sounds great. I can't wait to go on my next tour of a brewery. Every time I've been on one was pre-homebrewing and I didn't have a clue what they were talking about. I only wanted samples.

 
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:10 PM   #4
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The "civilian" tour is pretty lame, but the facility is gorgeous and is redolent of bitter wort. Oh, and the beer is pretty good too.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:13 PM   #5
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I took a trip up there a couple months ago. The food is as amazing as the beer. The tour is kind of weak, but it's still worth it. The copper kettles are beautiful. I have pics online, but I don't want to spoil your fun by posting the link.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:26 AM   #6
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Well I just got home from my tour and dinner. I certainly got a lot more then the "civilian" tour. I got to see everything from the grains being cracked to the beer being bottled. They took me into the basement under the kettles and I got to try hot wort right out of the kettle. I got to go into their hop room and smell each of the hops they use. And while in the hop room they made a delivery of fresh hop cones from the onsite hop fields. Even made it onto the roof to see all of the solar panels then down onto the bottling and kegging floor to see up close the bottling / labeling / packaging process.

Sorry if it sounds like I'm bragging, I'm just super stoked on the experience I just had.

 
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:45 AM   #7
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Try the Stein Altbeir? I was just down there yesterday didnt see the brew camp beer. Might not be ready yet?

 
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:03 AM   #8
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Sounds like they rolled out the carpet for you. Cool deal!!

 
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:00 AM   #9
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This makes me even more excited for Beer Camp!
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:35 PM   #10
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Well I just got home from my tour and dinner. I certainly got a lot more then the "civilian" tour. I got to see everything from the grains being cracked to the beer being bottled. They took me into the basement under the kettles and I got to try hot wort right out of the kettle. I got to go into their hop room and smell each of the hops they use. And while in the hop room they made a delivery of fresh hop cones from the onsite hop fields. Even made it onto the roof to see all of the solar panels then down onto the bottling and kegging floor to see up close the bottling / labeling / packaging process.

Sorry if it sounds like I'm bragging, I'm just super stoked on the experience I just had.
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Where are the pictures?!?! I think it is a rule or something isn't it?

 
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