Campout Porter, an American Porter by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Garage Project

Share This Review

Campout Porter is an American Porter that’s brewed in collaboration between American icon Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and New Zealand’s own Garage Project. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the porter was served in a tulip pint glass from a bottle.


The porter pours a very dark brown but shows amber red at its edges. The ale is capped by an inch-thick head of cream-colored foam that retains well. Sticky patches of lace cling to the glass.


A sweet aroma of vanilla is backed by a smoky roast. Nut and honey also appear as the beer warms.

Check Out the Latest News Article

Almanac Beer Co. released its first batch of Strawberry Sournova — a bright, tart, and astronomically fruity, making it perfect for sipping on a summer day. Read More


A quintet of malts provides flavors of roast, cocoa, and smoky wood. The New Zealand hop varietal Southern Cross provides balance with a mild bitterness of lemon. The finish is dry with a taste of coffee roast and a dark chocolaty sweetness that lingers on the back of the tongue. A relatively high ABV is masked well.


Mouthfeel has a medium body and less-than-moderate carbonation. The result is a relatively creamy feel.


The Campout Porter is thoroughly enjoyable and its pleasing malt character is balanced nicely with roast and hops. This brew is part of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across the World collection, and though it isn’t as unique as some, it is very well made.

Have You Tried the Campout Porter?

What did you think? Give a rating, share your opinion in the comments below, or add a link to your own offsite review.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Latest Craft Beer News

Beer Lab HI Releases “Chai Yo” Belgian-style Blond Ale

The latest limited release from Beer Lab HI, the “Chai Yo, Thai Tea & Milk Sugar Ale”, a Belgian-style Blond Ale, is now available from the Honolulu-based brewery. Read More

Bell’s Brewery to Auction Two Hearted Ale Hockey Jerseys to Benefit Local Organizations

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. and Kalamazoo Wings have teamed up to support two local organizations with a special, limited edition Two Hearted hockey jersey auction. Read More

Upper Hand Brewery Expands Distribution to Michigan’s Mitten

Upper Hand Brewery will end its drought of availability below the Mackinac Bridge with the distribution of its beer to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula this Fall. Read More