Happy Valentines Day! Regardless of your relationship status, we always encourage you to spend time with the people and the things that you love, and it shouldn’t be just one day a year. Remember, all you need is love. All of a sudden, BAM!, a lot of events and a lot of releases. Read on for details on events, releases and news on our local craft beverage scene in the Northern Nevada region.  

Upcoming Events

Lake Tahoe AleWorX is having an Solid Ground Brewing tap takover.
Thursday, February 15, from 11 AM – 11 PM.
2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite #2050, South Lake Tahoe

Brew HaHa 2018
Brew HaHa is a benefit for Sierra Arts Foundation, featuring craft beer tasting plus live entertainment with Mojo Green, a 7-piece, female-fronted, horn-heavy funk band.
VIP Tickets: $65 (plus tax and fees)
GA: $50 (plus tax and fees)
Prices will be $10 more the day of the event. Tickets HERE.
Friday, February 16, 2018, VIP admission is 7 PM,  General admission at 8 PM
Nugget Grand Ballroom, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks

Freeze Your Pints Off
The fourth annual FYPO  beer festival is an outdoor beer festival presented by and located at Under the Rose Brewing Company in the alley behind the brewery on 4th Street in Reno. 14 Local breweries will be showcasing their strong beers, winter warmers and barrel-aged brews. Food from local food trucks. Festival Tickets include beer tasting, a meal from a local food truck and commemorative tasting cup. VIP Tickets: $65. GA: $45 pre-sale (+$10 day-of).
Saturday, February 17th, VIP admission is 12 Noon, GA at 1 PM until 5 PM.
559 E 4th St, Reno
Tickets HERE.
Details and participant list in the TTN article HERE.

Battle of the Basin
4 Brewers, 12 Beers, 1 Winner! Four of Reno’s biggest brewers face off for a winner take all craft beer throw down. Each brewer gets 3 handles and a chance to win your vote. You vote by drinking and the most pints sold by each brewer determines the winner. The brewers are 10 Torr, Lead Dog, Occidental and Revision.  The winning brewery gets to own a handle for the month of April. This will be an ongoing series throughout the year.
Friday, February 16 thru Sunday, February 18
Brewforia – 800 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, Nevada
Details at FB event page HERE.

We have added a couple of new happenings to our EVENTS page! Just in case you wanted to plan ahead…


Lead Dog Brewing has just released Pineapple Passion. This is a NE style Milkshake DIPA. Brewed with tons of Citra, pineapples, and a hint of lactose to leave a creamy finish at 8.0% ABV and 35 IBU. Available now in the taproom. Cans coming soon.

IMBĪB Custom Brews has just released an Imperial Oatmeal Stout. It slept for 8 months in Woodford reserve bourbon barrels. Full of chocolate and bourbon, balanced with vanilla from the oak and creamy mouth feel contributed from the large amounts of oats.

Alibi Ale Works has released Denali Pale Ale to the tap line-up. Made with 100% Denali hops, a simple malt bill of pale malt and malted oats, and a unique London ale yeast. Huge aromas of resinous pine and juicy pineapple. 4.5% ABV. Draft only.

South Lake Brewing has just released The Dirty 5 Thirty, a spin off the standard Northeast malt bill that includes generous amounts of flaked oats. The bitterness is amplified with large amounts of kettle hops including Mandarina Bavaria, Lemondrop, Ekuanot, and El Dorado. Left intentionally hazy to capture the most flavors – this west coast style IPA has notes of tropical fruit and resinous pine. 40 IBU, 6.9% ABV.

Revision Brewing will be releasing Whole Lotta Ruckus, a North East style Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Ruckus Pizza out of North Carolina. It will be released in the Revision taproom on February 16th. Artwork from local artist Kristin Inman.

Shoe Tree Brewing has released Stoutacus aged on root beer soaked oak chips! Only one keg made. 11% ABV


Odell Brewing Company out of Fort Collins, CO will begin distributing cans and kegs of its flagship 90 Shilling,  Odell IPA, Drumroll APA, Rupture Fresh Grind Ale, along with seasonal offerings like Tree Shaker Peach IPA and Wolf Picker Pale Ale, in Nevada, starting this week. This is the 16th state that Odell will be distributing to. A series of events and promotions will happen around northern Nevada starting next week.

Wednesday, February 21st
5 PM | SixFour Growler | Odell Launch Event feat. 90 Shilling, IPA, Rupture, and Tree Shaker
7 PM | Mellow Fellow | Tap Takeover

Thursday, February 22nd
4-6 PM | Total Wine on Virginia St. | Odell Sampling
5 PM | Midtown Eats | Chef pairing with 90 Shilling and IPA
7 PM | Pinon Bottle Shop | Drumroll, Rupture, Myrcenary, Friek, Bull Proof

Friday, February 23rd
2 PM | Mt Rose Ski Tahoe | Odell Romp Ski Giveaway
5 PM | Beer NV | Tap Takeover and Odell Romp Ski Giveaway

Directions to all the local craft establishments can be found on our CRAFT MAP.
We also have an EVENTS page!

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