Have I mentioned I'm jealous?
I hope that you and every homebrewer can get a chance to go sometime, Tom. The experience and the hospitality of SN is almost beyond superlatives.
Just like I told you, Denny! Those guys are great. Glad it lived up to my hype.
One way to go to Beer Camp is to have "connections" like Denny. Most attendees are from the accounts and distributors that sell SN beers. One year, Ken Grossman was the keynote speaker at the NHC in Oakland, and invited all of the Gold Medal winners to attend. If there was ever a year to win a Gold, that was it, and we lucked out somehow and had the time of our lives (the wife was my co-brewer, and they got invited too).
They run a video competition once a year. This is the way to get there if you don't brew, are not in the industry, but love the Sierra Nevada beers. Looking at past winner's videos, my advice is to be creative and entertaining. They are not looking for a brewing documentary.
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Denny - what can you tell us about X-366. I have a pound of one called X-369 that was called "Son of Simcoe", and need to use that this winter. Picked that up at Bell's General Store, as it was left over from the beer they made with it.