In just one short year, Beer NV has become one of Northern Nevada’s premier beer bars. This Thursday, Beer NV will celebrate their 1st anniversary.

The “Beerthday” celebration on the 11th has happy hour pricing all day. Festivities begin at 6 pm with music from The Novelists, food from Yosh’s Unique Deli, prizes and raffles.

Beer NV is the creation of  Jaimi Ficco and Joe Morandi, both with deep experience and knowledge of the beer and restaurant business. Morandi is not longer associated with Beer NV.

Beer NV thinks you should “Drink With a Purpose” and that isn’t hard to do with 60 taps of rotating craft beer, craft spirits and wine. There is also a cold case along with growler and crowler options if you want to take something with you.

Beer NV does not serve food. However, anyone can bring in outside food and there are nearby options for takeout and delivery within the Southcreek Shopping Center that includes Yosh’s Unique Deli, Southcreek Pizza and Los Compadres (they deliver!).

“Overall, year 1 has exceeded expectations” says Jaimi Ficco. “Like any new business, there have been highs and lows, but revenue has been better than projected and really, what more can you ask for?” Beer NV draws craft enthusiasts from all over the Reno/Sparks area which surprised Ficco with the willingness for people to travel to South Reno. “There are many fantastic bar options in this town, with more opening all the time.  To be told Beer NV is in that company is a great honor.” says Ficco.

Highlights of the last year include 9 events in 8 days during Reno Craft Beer week, several tap takeovers including one of 62 taps of all local beer (the idea of Michael Connolly of The Brewer’s Cabinet) and fantastic support from the community.

What does the future hold for Beer NV? Currently, 5 staff members are studying for the Certified Cicerone test with hopes of being certified by year’s end. A greater focus on the spirit and wine side and some improvements to the bar. “We have toyed with the idea of a second location.  If guests had it their way, we’d be opening locations in northwest Reno, Sparks, Idaho, and Vegas, as we’ve been approached by people for all those spots.  That said, we are focusing on this location right now to ensure we maintain and hopefully exceed the current experience for our guests.” says Ficco.

Beer NV is located at 15 Foothill Rd in the South Creek Shopping Center.