Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild

On October 19th Sierra Nevada is hosting its inaugural Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Harvest Festival in their hop field in Chico.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has invited over 50 breweries from across the country to join us in our estate hop field at our brewery in Chico, CA, for the inaugural Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Harvest Festival. Many of the brewers do not sell their beer in Northern California, making this a unique opportunity to sample their offerings. Together we will celebrate hops and the brewers who love them.

For their part Sierra Nevada is making a wild ale brewed with wild hops picked somewhere North of the brewery. Hopefuly they will also be serving their new DevESTATEtion Ale, which replaces their usual Estate Harvest Ale this year.

There will also be over 50 other breweries from all over the country serving their beer. The list of breweries is a who’s who of awesome craft beer.

AleSmith Brewing Company, CA
Allagash Brewing Company, ME
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, CA
Beachwood BBQ, CA
Berryessa Brewing Company, CA
Boulevard Brewing Co., MO
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, NY
Cigar City Brewing, FL
Columbus Brewing Company, OH
Country Boy Brewing, KY
Drakes Brewing Company, CA
Fifty Fifty Brewing Co., CA
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, CA
Founders Brewing Co., MI
Great Divide Brewing Company, CO
Green Flash Brewing Company, CA
Hair of the Dog Brewing, OR
Hopworks Urban Brewery, OR
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, CA
Kern River Brewing Company, CA
Knee Deep Brewing Company, CA
Lagunitas Brewing Company, CA
Lawson’s Finest Liquids, VT
Mammoth Brewing Company, CA
Marin Brewing Company, CA
Moylan’s Brewery & Restaurant, CA
New Belgium Brewing Company, CO
Ninkasi Brewing Company, OR
Oakshire Brewing, OR
Oskar Blues Brewing Company, CO
Port Brewing Company, CA
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, CA
Russian River Brewing Company, CA
Societe Brewing Co., CA
Solemn Oath Brewery, IL
Stone Brewing Co., CA
Sun King Brewing, IN
SweetWater Brewing Company, GA
The Bruery, CA
The Saint Louis Brewery, MO
Trumer Pilsner Brewing Company, CA
Victory Brewing Company, PA

sfww-logoFor me I decided I should choose between this festival and the Oktoberfest Sierra Nevada is hosting earlier in October. Tickets were going fast for Oktoberfest and I couldn’t justify spending the money on both. I’ve been to Sierra Neavada’s Oktoberfest in the past and it is a lot of fun. It’s really just a big drunken party though. I don’t have anything against big drunken parties, but the selection of beer was limited when I went to Oktoberfest with only about a third of the selection you can get across the parking lot at the pub. The huge variety of breweries and beers at Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild was the deciding factor for me.

I love the sense of community in the brewing world Sierra Nevada instills. They have been continuously increasing the number of collaborations they are doing, recently announcing a 12-pack with each beer a collaboration with a different brewery.

Tickets are still available for Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild and the list of breweries may grow even longer between now and October 19th. I hope to see you there!

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