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.
We’re working with public health departments to ensure a safe Oktoberfest. These measures are similar those currently in place in our Chico Taproom. Some notable measures include:
For more information, check out our COVID Safety Precautions.
Parking options include a nearby paid parking lot, and metered public street parking.
Only service animals are allowed on-site at this time.
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+.
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.
Yes, we’ll have two of our latest creations, Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha and Tea West Hard Tea, and both are gluten free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for possible accommodations.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Each transaction is limited to 6 tickets.
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!
PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Really, we can’t stress this enough. If you overindulge, leave your car 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.
PLEASE FEST RESPONSIBLY!
**THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE AT SIERRA NEVADA**
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!
Unfortunately, we will not issue general refunds. However, we will provide exceptions to our No-Refunds Policy for those experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, who have recently tested positive for or who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Please contact OktoberfestInfo@sierranevada.com with the following information –
Tickets must not be redeemed and refund requests will be accepted up to 48 hours following the event. Refunds may be processed after the festival.
Due to the high volume of tickets sold at this event, we will not administer exchanges. We encourage you to find a friend to go in your place and purchase a ticket for the desired date you wish to come.
At the bottom of the Eventbrite page, you’ll find a contact the organizer button. Shoot us a message and give us a couple days to get back to you. We’ll get you taken care of; we’re here to help!
Sorry, no one under 21 will be admitted, regardless of how far under 21 they are…but congrats on the new addition to the family. May we suggest a parents’ night out?!
Directly following the Chicken Dance contest will be a moustache-off. Well, we’re not shaving them off; just come up toward the stage and show them off. The winners will take home two tickets to next years Oktoberfest!
Traditional dress is encouraged, but not required. Lederhosen and dirndls are highly recommended! You don’t need to get fancy, just have fun with it!
Absolutely, time to start practicing! Don’t be a turkey, learn how to chicken dance! Or, if you’re more of a visual learner, here is an awkward instructional video.
There are two options:
Each transaction is limited to six tickets.
Tickets can only be purchased online.
Yes! Alongside the beer, we’re pouring our Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha Ginger, Lemon & Hibiscus. (Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha is gluten free and vegan friendly.) We also have complimentary water, iced tea, and lemonade.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, we are not able to ship beer directly to consumers. Please use our beer locator to find a retailer in your area.
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.
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.
Yes. We require that all of our ingredients used for our regular production beers are Non-GMO.
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.
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.
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.
We bottle condition our original five beers: Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Celebration Ale, and Bigfoot. We also can condition our Pale Ale.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re about a 25-minute drive from the Biltmore Estate (14 miles).
We don’t currently have cider on our tap list.
No, we don’t allow any outside alcohol at the Torpedo Room.
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.
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, a flight on our patio is a great idea. Order at the bar, then head outside.
Depending on what state you are in, you can play by either uploading a receipt of your Sierra Nevada Pale Ale purchase or play a number of interactive games to earn points or prizes.
Point collection will be based on the state where you reside due to laws governed in each state. If you are in a state where rebates for alcoholic purchase are legal, you will be able to upload a receipt of your Sierra Nevada Pale Ale purchase to redeem points. If you are in a state where rebates for alcoholic purchase are not legal, you will have a number of gaming and social sharing options to accumulate points into your account.
To scan a QR code, with the Code Scanner application open, hold your smartphone up to the QR code and make sure the QR code is within the box boundaries on your phone screen. Once the QR code is scanned you will be taken to the program site.
This program is a mobile only rebate so all users must either have a smartphone or tablet in order to access the site and engage in this program.
Yes, if you are in a purchase required state where you have the option to upload a receipt, you will need an image of the receipt of your purchase to upload to the site.
Limited time offer prizes are subject to availability. Prizes that are listed under the “redeem points” area of the site are available in real time and will be removed from this area once they are no longer in stock.
If you have already created an account and do no remember your password, you can select the “forgot password” option on the welcome page and an email will be sent to the address you have on file to update your password.
Yes, a user is able to change their address by clicking on the menu option in the top left-hand corner of the screen and selecting the “account information” option from the dropdown. On this screen you will be able to edit your account information. *Note that you will not be able to edit your state in this screen. *