The Carnival celebration goes into full swing this weekend with Mardi Gras festivities worldwide. I’m sure you’ll find some events locally as well. So grab some beads and your mask and have yourself a grand time.  Read on for details about events, releases and news for our local craft beverage scene for the upcoming week in the Northern Nevada region. Cheers!

Upcoming Events

Shop-N-Go in South Reno is having a FREE Brewer’s Cabinet beer tasting. One FREE Beer flight of four BC beers per adult over the age of 21. You’ll probably see some samples of SnG Artisan Pizza as well. Look for samples of Sorry for Partying-Pilsner, Apricity Amber Lager, Side Effects Brut IPA, and Roster’s Imperial Coffee Stout.
Thursday, February 28 from 4 PM – 6 PM
12245 S Virginia St, Reno

Lake Tahoe Aleworx will be having a Sudwerk Brewing tap takeover.
Thursday, February 28 from 2 PM to 9 PM.
2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA

Mellow Fellow of Reno is hosting a Moonraker & Boneyard Tap Takeover. All beers will be available in 5 oz. pours for those looking to build custom flights or try them all, and larger sizes for those who know what they want. Moonraker kegs are 5 gal. so get there early to ensure you get some. There will also be Moonraker cans to take home.
Tap list:
Moonraker – Electric Lettuce, Jungle Double Crush, Space Nectar, Hoppiness Unlimited and Hazy Duz It.
Boneyard – The Grotto, Suge Knite, Incredible Pulp, Cognac Wooden Femur, Barrel Aged Suge Knite and Barrel Aged Doomsayer.
Saturday, March 2, Noon to Midnight
300 E 2nd St, Reno

IMBĪB Custom Brews presents Abiogenesis Day. For one day only, they are putting all of their rare beer series – ABIOGENESIS – on tap including batches 1 through 10. This will likely be your only chance to taste these batches side by side and this may be the last opportunity to taste some of these beers ever (unless you are hoarding some bottles!).

The ABIOGENESIS SERIES showcases some of their most unique, wild, and barrel aged beer in which they have encouraged spontaneous things to occur during the fermentation and aging process. The series features flavors and aromas that are unpredictable and, through the blending process, have achieved a unique beer that can never be replicated.
Saturday, March 2 from 1 PM – 10 PM
785 E 2nd St, Reno

IMBĪB Custom Brews presents the fourth annual Cookies on Tap supporting the Girl Scouts of The Sierra Nevada. $10 gets you a flight of 4 beers paired with 4 cookies for your enjoyment. This event has been very popular and so they will be trying to streamline things this year to cut down on your wait time so you can get to your pairings more quickly. Come support a great cause and a fun beer/food pairing! $5 from each entry and 20% of retail beer purchases that night will benefit Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada.
Monday, March 4 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
785 E 2nd St, Reno

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


Alibi Ale Works has released Full Send Double IPA.  This is a collaboration with their friends from SiPS Brew Project in Tahoe City. This West Coast DIPA is bursting with hoppy goodness from huge additions (6 pounds per barrel!) of Citra, Simcoe and Cascade and Denali hops. Tons of grapefruit zest, pine sap, ripe mango and juniper berries on the nose and tongue. And it’s crystal clear. Enjoy it on draft at Alibi and SiPS while it lasts! 8.2% ABV.

10 Torr has released a Milkshake IPA. White peach, orange zest, vanilla with lactose.

The Fox Brewpub just released STOIC THE BRUT, a Brut Extra Dry Unfiltered IPA, that is light in color, light bodied, low bitterness, with a TON of flavor and aroma from the Citra hops, with a crisp, extra dry champagne-like finish. 35 IBU, 6.5% ABV.


The South Lake Tahoe City Council approved a new food truck ordinance that will take effect on March 19, 2019. Previously, food trucks were not allowed except for special events. This change was spear-headed, in part, by Nicole Riegel Smith, co-owner of South Lake Brewing Company. You can read an article from HERE.

6 local breweries brought home 9 medals from The Best of Craft Beer Awards. You can read our article about it HERE.

We also have an EVENTS page!

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