Season 03 Episode 15: Summer Beer Camp

Tonight we start the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp pack. There are six different collaboration brews in the pack, and we will be covering one each episode.

First up is West Latitude, a 5.5% ABV session rye, brewed in collaboration with Bear Republic Brewing, Faction Brewing, Mad River Brewing, Magnolia Brewing, and Maui Brewing. According to the web site:

West Latitude combines our Californian Left Coast love of fruity hops with a touch of Hawaiian "aloha" from the addition of hibiscus flowers, all anchored by robust malts and spicy rye. This session beer is light in body but looms large, like the long shadows of a westward setting sun.

To The Pint

Jeremy - Interesting. Lighter mouthfeel, with a decent amount of carbonation. Combination of hops and the bite from the rye is interesting. Would probably try it on tap, but not sure I would pick up a six pack. - 7/10Keith - Rye can take over the beer, but this one is well balanced. A little high on the ABV to call it a session beer. Approachable and would go well with a summer BBQ lunch. - 7/10Gary - Can't taste much of the hibiscus. Darker than expected. Good summer beer for the Beer Camp pack. A little disappointing based on Sierra Nevada's typical beer camp offerings. - 6/10Rob - Nope. Nope. Nope. What else have we got to drink? Disgusting rye with hibiscus nastiness. Everything I hate in a beer. Offensive in every sense of the word. - 1/10

Total: 5.25/10

Pint Taken

Jeremy - House of Leaves or the Southern Reach trilogyRob - Mass Effect or Gears of War or The Eyes of the DragonKeith - Overwatch or SteelheartGary - The Gap Cycle or a movie on the Iran Contra Affair

Half Pints

Jeremy - Surfingers, a surfing game for iOS.Keith - [missing pick]Gary - Newsroom, a TV series. Rob - Summoner Wars iOS app

If you want to leave feedback, give us a call at 585-496-4864, contact us on ourAsk Us Anything page, or send email to You can find us on Twitter:

@pnrshow@wolfmank (Keith)@rebrob (Rob)@jeremybrooks (Jeremy)@alwaysbreaking (Gary)

Subscribe to our YouTube channel or subscribe to an iTunes audio version of our podcast.

Thanks to The Poxy Boggards for the theme song, and to RoboBoogie for the awesome logo!