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Sarasota Restaurateurs go to Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

The executives from the Gecko’s restaurant group in Sarasota are a lucky bunch. They got to go to Sierra Nevada Beer Camp.

What’s Beer Camp? It’s an ongoing multi-day program put on by the Chico, California, brewery, where “campers” tour the brewery and get to brew a beer they designed.

Gecko’s owners Mike Gowan and Mike Quillen, along with director of operations Fiona Farrell, attended the 141st camp last month, along with nine other restaurateurs from the Southeast.

“We had full access,” Quillen said. “We saw every nook and cranny of that place.”

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