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Specific to Beer Camp

Post a photo of your crew to Instagram using the hashtag #beercamp and tagging @sierranevada.  Judges will review the posts and announce the winners near the end of Beer Camp.
*Your profile must be public in order for us to see your photo entry*

Specific to Beer

We brew several of our nationally distributed beers with wheat. Although not all of our beers use wheat as an ingredient, all of our beers may contain wheat. We do not use soy, eggs, peanuts, milk, shellfish, tree nuts, or fish in any of our nationally distributed beers. If you have question about a taproom, special release product, or food sensitivities please contact us.

Specific to Torpedo Room

Parking options include a nearby paid parking lot, and metered public street parking.

Specific to Torpedo Room

Only service animals are allowed on-site at this time.

Specific to Gift Shop, Taproom

Masks are not required.

Specific to Gift Shop, Taproom

Masks are not required.

We care about the health and safety of our guests, our community, and our employees.

Most shows in the Hop Yard are all ages. Be sure to check the show’s individual event page to confirm if it’s 21+.

Specific to Beer Camp

BLASPHEMY…it’s Beer Camp after all! Okay, okay… We’ll have free water readily available through the event space. Bring a refillable water bottle or purchase a cool Sierra Nevada one at the event! Food trucks will have other non-alcoholic beverages for purchase.

Specific to Beer Camp

Yes, we’ll have two of our latest creations, Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha and Tea West Hard Tea, and both are gluten free.

Specific to Beer Camp

Sierra Nevada Hop Field, Chico, CA (parking at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds)
PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Really, we can’t stress this enough, if you overindulge, leave your car or bike overnight and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle or a taxi; you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe. We also created these great options for you:
1. FREE SHUTTLE from Downtown Chico— From Downtown Chico —the shuttle will run on a continuous loop on Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Pickup and drop-off are at the transit center across from Madison Bear Garden. This transportation option is ideal for those seeking post-fest fun.
2. RIDE YOUR BIKE – Chico Velo is offering complimentary bike valet services and there is plentiful bike parking at the brewery! We don’t advocate drinking and riding your bike, though.
3. PARKING AT SILVER DOLLAR FAIRGROUNDS – Complimentary parking is available at the fairgrounds. You can take the shuttle that will run back and forth from 10:30am- 6:00pm. If you need to, you can leave your car overnight at the fairgrounds and pick it up the next day.

Specific to Beer Camp

Firearms and weapons are NOT permitted on site at Sierra Nevada. If you can’t take it on a plane, it’s not for Beer Camp.
Outside food or beverages are NOT permitted. There will be plenty to drink and eat at Beer Camp – we promise!
Pets or children are not permitted. This event is for humans who are 21+, no exceptions.

Specific to Beer Camp

Heck yeah, barring a major weather issue we’re going Beer Campin’! Check the weather before leaving your comfy house and bring gear for changing weather.

Specific to Beer Camp

Please bring some form of payment with you for food, additional beer tickets, and maybe something nice for your sweetheart at the Gift Shop. Skip the line and pre-purchase your Beer tickets online!

Directions to purchase “add on” beer tickets
– As always, additional beer tickets will be on sale at the event in whatever quantity suits you best.
**Once redeemed, beer tickets are not transferable between any of the festivals or festival locations
** Beer tickets are not refundable
** Beer tickets will be for sale until 45 minutes before the festival ends.

Specific to Beer Camp

Well, we’d like to, but we can’t. Legally, we have to make sure everyone inside the event is over 21. Bring your passport or any other government-issued photo ID, and you’ll be good to go!

Specific to Beer Camp

Yup, Admission Tickets are transferable. Please remind the lucky recipient to bring a valid government-issued ID along with the ticket. This event is 21+ only.

**NOTE: Admission Tickets are NOT transferable between Beer Camp dates.

Specific to Beer Camp

Unfortunately, refunds will not be issued for this event. Please find a friend to go in your place or consider re-selling your ticket on Tixel. Tixel will manage a stand by list of eager folks ready to take them off your hands, and at a fair price to boot!

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At the bottom of the Eventbrite page, you’ll find a “contact the organizer” button. Shoot us a message and give us a couple of days to get back to you. We’ll get you taken care of; we’re here to help!

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Sorry, no one under 21 can be admitted, regardless of how far under 21 they are…but congrats on the new addition to the family. May we suggest a parents’ afternoon out?

Specific to Beer Camp

Check back for the complete food truck list. While we strive to have a selection that meets everyone’s dietary needs, we can’t guarantee that we will be able to accommodate highly restrictive diets. If this is a major concern, please contact us at beercampinfo@sierrenevada.com for possible accommodations.

Specific to Beer Camp

Heck yeah, we are awarding one group of costume-clad campers a set of free tickets to Beer Camp 2020 and a super sweet trophy to show off! We define a group as 2 or more campers. Let’s keep it clean people, but have fun and show your Beer Camp spirit! Our emcee will deliver contest info during Beer Camp.

Post a photo of your crew to Instagram using the hashtag #beercamp and tagging @sierranevada. Judges will review the posts and announce the winners near the end of the festival.

Specific to Beer Camp

Traditional summer camp attire is encouraged and costumes are highly encouraged (but not required). You don’t need to get fancy, just have fun with it! 

Specific to Beer Camp

There is no designated driver status at Beer Camp. The primary cost of admission covers the cost of activities, entertainment, and general Beer Camp awesomeness. We will have non-alcoholic beverage options, which are included in the price of admission!

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The answer is twofold:
1. Skip the line and pre-purchase your Beer tickets online! Pre-purchased beer tickets will be in allotments of five tickets and can be redeemed at dedicated express lines in the beer tickets area. The pre-purchased beer tickets line will move significantly faster; we highly recommend this option.

2. As always, additional beer tickets will be on sale at the event in whatever quantity suits you best.

**Once redeemed, beer tickets are not transferable between any of the festivals or festival locations.
** Beer tickets are not refundable
** Beer tickets will be for sale until 45 minutes before the festival ends.

Specific to Beer Camp

Each transaction is limited to 6 tickets.

Specific to Beer Camp

Tickets can be purchased here. Tickets can be purchased online from the comfort of your couch. Please note: tickets are not available for purchase in our Gift Shop. All ticket sales are final.
TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2022 AT 10:00 AM LOCAL TIME. TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT – PLAN AHEAD AND PURCHASE EARLY!

Specific to Beer

All Sierra Nevada beer is dated when it is packaged. This package date is printed on the exterior of our cans, bottles, packaging and kegs.

Specific to Beer

For most of our beers, including Pale Ale and the rest of our year-round and seasonal lineup, 150 days is our maximum recommended shelf life, assuming they’ve had optimal storage conditions (cool, dark, and dry). Certain specialty beers (e.g., Northern Hemisphere Harvest) have a shorter 100-day window. Some styles of beer, though, improve with a bit of age—not unlike a fine wine. Prime candidates include beers that are high in alcohol (e.g. Bigfoot Barleywine) and those with a moderate amount of roasted grains (e.g. Narwhal Imperial Stout). Their flavors will evolve in intriguing ways over time.

Use our Beer Finder to find retailers in your area who have our beer.

Specific to Beer

Unfortunately, we are not able to ship beer directly to consumers. Please use our beer locator to find a retailer in your area.

Specific to Beer

In the United States, we have distribution in all states. We also have limited distribution in the following locations: Australia, Brazil, Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario), Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates (UAE),United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, and on several cruise lines. Use our Beer Finder to find retailers in your area who have our beer.

Specific to Beer

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. uses the highest quality and most natural brewing ingredients while utilizing the very best brewing practices. This allows us to create ales and lagers with superior flavor, aroma, balance, and character. As a traditional brewer, Sierra Nevada currently uses water, malt, hops, and yeast for every brew. We will also use malted wheat and rye, oats, various fruit and more for some of our beers. If used, these ingredients are listed for each beer page online here.

Specific to Beer

Yes. We require that all of our ingredients used for our regular production beers are Non-GMO.

Specific to Beer

We brew with a variety of grains including barley, wheat and rye, all of which contain small amounts of naturally occurring gluten. The brewing process does notably reduce gluten levels, but the final beers don’t reach gluten-free status.

Specific to Beer

Please check out our individual beer pages here, or see the full nutrition list.

Specific to Beer

Please fill out our contact form and let us know specifically what you’re after.

Specific to Beer

The sediment evident in the bottom of a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and other naturally conditioned beers is the yeast we use for bottle conditioning. Typically, the yeast lies tight and flat to the bottom of the bottle. As the beer is poured, the yeast will re-suspend making the beer’s appearance cloudy or slightly particulate, but this will not adversely affect beer flavor. If bottles are stored improperly (e.g. upside down or on their side) the yeast may resettle into what looks like a drop of pancake batter or vanilla ice cream and will be more apparent, but it will still not affect the finished flavor of the beer.

Specific to Beer

Bottle conditioning is a time-honored method for naturally carbonating beer. We dose back a small amount of fermentable sugar and yeast into the beer right before we package it. This fermentation creates the finished carbonation and flavors unique to our beer.

Specific to Beer

We bottle condition our original five beers: Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Celebration Ale, and Bigfoot. We also can condition our Pale Ale.

Specific to Beer

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. complies with California’s Proposition 65 as it relates to BPA regulations and notification. Beer packaged in bottles, Keg’s and Growlers do not, and have not contained BPA in their packaging materials. All canned beer produced after November 15, 2017 (16 oz. Sidecar packaged after December 20th 2017) is and will continue to be fully compliant with the same Prop 65 regulations regarding the exclusion of BPA.

Specific to North Carolina, Tours

Yes, for your safety and as a health precaution, some tours require closed-toe shoes since we’re moving in and out of production spaces. Please check the Chico Tours or Mills River Tours descriptions or give us a call for more details.

Only ADA Service Animals are allowed inside our dining room. Dogs are the only non-service animal pets allowed outside.

Specific to California, Taproom

Only service animals are allowed on-site at this time.

Our guided brewery tours weave in and out of production spaces, so as a safety and health precaution, we’re unable to host dogs or other animals.

If you plan on visiting with an ADA service animal, please contact us before your visit so we can arrange your tour. ADA service animals are also welcome on our self-guided tours, which you can take at your own pace.

ADA service animals must either be trained or in training to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. We can’t allow other dogs, pets or animals indoors, including those whose function is to provide comfort, emotional support, companionship, or therapy. ADA service animals must be under control of the handler at all times while visiting the brewery.

There’s a lot going on at Sierra Nevada—artisan food, brewery tours, live music, and more. Check out our Locations page to plan your visit.

Please fill out our private event form and we’ll get back to you quickly.

Yes, we are. Feel free to bring the family. Note that all of our Guided Brewery Tours in Chico and Mills River, have a minimum age, either 12+ or 21+. Please check the tour descriptions or give us a call for more details.

Specific to California, Gift Shop

Yes, visit our Gift Shop page for directions to purchase gift cards.

Our self-guided tours will not have public access upon reopening, but we look forward to opening them soon.

Our self-guided tours will not have public access upon reopening, but we look forward to opening them soon.

Specific to California, Tours

Yes, if you’re on a guided tour, we do require closed-toed shoes since we’re moving in and out of production spaces. It’s for your safety and it’s a health precaution.

Specific to North Carolina, Tours

Yes, send an email to our Tour Coordinator at MillsRiverPrivateTours@sierranevada.com to see what is available.

Most of our guided tours require participants to be at least 12 years old, while several tours are 21+. (You have to be 21+ to do any beer tasting.) Please visit our Brewery Tours page to explore tour options and check age requirements.

There are no age restrictions for our self-guided tours.

Yes! Here’s your link to our Gift Shop page.

Currently we have free outdoor shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2-5pm.

We don’t have gluten-free options in our current beer lineup.

Specific to California, Taproom, Taproom

Use our Beer Locator to search your nearby stores. Keep in mind this tool shows what’s been shipped, but it’s still best to call your favorite shop before making the trip.

Most of our variety packs are designed to be sold as is. However, they usually include at least one Sierra Nevada Beer (i.e. Pale Ale or Hazy Little Thing) that are available year-round, for purchase separately.

Specific to North Carolina, Taproom

We’re about a 30-minute drive from downtown Asheville (13 miles). From Asheville Regional Airport, we’re a quick 10-minute drive.

Specific to North Carolina, Taproom

We have a nature trail that leads to the French Broad River. When river access is open, you can stroll with your beer. We also have a trail in the front of the brewery that winds through the forested front yard, but beer’s not allowed out front.

Currently, with our limited capacity restrictions, we do not have our river access available.

Currently, access to Lower Park is not available.

Specific to Taproom

We’re about a 25-minute drive from the Biltmore Estate (14 miles).

Our packaging line typically runs Monday-Thursday. However, our self-guided tours will not have public access upon reopening, but we look forward to opening them soon.

We’re unable to sell kegs directly to customers.

Yes, several nearby hotels offer shuttles. Please contact them directly to confirm those services.

Specific to Beer

Yes, please head to our Contact page where you’ll find information about donations.

Specific to California, Taproom, Tours

Here are several options for hotels in Chico, CA.

Here are several options for hotels in Mills River, NC.

No, we don’t have TVs in our Taprooms.

We host private events in our High Gravity venue in addition to other locations at the facility.

Specific to North Carolina, Taproom

Beginning January 13th 2022, there will no longer be a need to make reservations, we will be returning to walk-in business.

Specific to North Carolina, Taproom

We don’t have a full bar at the Mills River Taproom, but along with a big selection of beer, we also have a few wines on our menu.

Specific to Torpedo Room

No, we only serve our own beer at the Torpedo Room.

Specific to California, Taproom

On rare occasions we have cider on tap. Visit our Taproom page to see the tap list in real time.

Specific to North Carolina, Taproom

We don’t currently have cider on our tap list.

Specific to Torpedo Room

We don’t currently have cider on our tap list.

Specific to California, Taproom

No liquor or outside beer is allowed, but you may bring wine or champagne, and we charge a $20 corkage fee.

Specific to North Carolina, Taproom

No, We don’t allow any outside alcohol on the brewery grounds.

Specific to Torpedo Room

No, we don’t allow any outside alcohol at the Torpedo Room.

Specific to California, Taproom

Beginning January 13th 2022, there will no longer be a need to make reservations, we will be returning to walk-in business.

Specific to California, Taproom

We update our menu in real time on the Taproom page.

Please visit our Chico Brewery Tours and Mills River Brewery Tours pages to see the range of tours we offer—different topics, lengths, and beer samplings.

Please visit our Chico Brewery Tours and Mills River Brewery Tours pages for times and online booking directions.

Specific to California, Tours

Please visit our Brewery Tours page to see which tours have openings and to book your spot.

Specific to North Carolina, Tours

Yes, depending on availability. Please visit our Brewery Tours page to see which tours have openings and to book your spot. You can also call the Brewery Tours team directly at 828-708-6176.

Specific to California, Taproom, Tours

No, you don’t need tickets to spend time at the brewery. We have a self-guided tour or you can book an in-depth Brewery Tours led by our team. If you just want to kick back with a pint, head to our Taproom.

No you do not need a ticket to come onsite, but you will need a reservation. Reservations can be booked on our taproom page or by calling 828-708-6242

Specific to North Carolina, Taproom

Yes, but we aren’t able to store it because of health codes.

Specific to California, Taproom

Yes, bring that cake to celebrate. Note that we cannot store your cake due to restaurant health codes.

Specific to North Carolina, Taproom

We update our menu in real time on the Taproom page.

Specific to Torpedo Room

We update our menu in real time on the Torpedo Room page.

Due to our guest volumes, we’re not able to provide our full menu outside, including the pretzels. But the good news is that our Back Porch Bar is open every day, weather depending, and has food options Wednesday through Sunday from 1-7pm.

Specific to California, Taproom

We do have ways to modify our menu items so they’re gluten-reduced, so please chat with your server to learn what’s possible.

Specific to Taproom

We do have ways to modify select menu items so they’re gluten-reduced, so please chat with your server to learn what’s possible.

Specific to California, Taproom

Yes, we do. Check out our Taproom menu online or chat with your server about our vegan and vegetarian options.

Specific to Taproom

We do have ways to modify select menu items so they’re vegetarian or vegan, so please chat with your server to learn what’s possible.

Yes, it’s an all-day menu, but be sure to ask your server if we have any specials for the day.

Specific to California, Taproom

Yes, a flight on our patio is a great idea.

You can order one at our main bar, or in High Gravity when it’s open, and take it outside.

Specific to Torpedo Room

Yes, a flight on our patio is a great idea. Order at the bar, then head outside.

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