Happy Birthday Nevada!!! You’re looking great at 154 years old! Keep up the good work. We are also coming up to a mid-week Halloween celebration soon so look for events, costume contests and fun at your favorite establishment. We won’t list them all here. 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

Sierra Tap House presents Narwhalloween Tap Takeover. Don’t miss your chance to get all these extremely exclusive Narwhal Imperial Stout varieties ON DRAFT! Look for 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Narwhal; Bourbon Barrel-aged Narwhal, Barrel-aged Chipotle Narwhal, Barrel-aged Nitro Narwhal and Barrel-aged Cocoa Coconut Narwhal.
Thursday, October 25th, starting at 3 PM.
252 W 1st St., Reno

Beefy’s is having a Firestone Walker tap takeover starting today. Featured beers include Helldorado, Lager, Union Jack, Velvet Merkin and Parabola.
1300 S Virginia St Reno

Big Dogs Brewing is hosting Dogtoberfest, a beer and brat party featuring 50+ Craft beers paired perfectly with an old fashioned Wisconsin Brat Party. Live Music and raffles. FREE admission. Drink tokens, tasting glass and food available for purchase. Pre-purchase tasting packages for savings HERE.
Saturday, October 27, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
4543 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas

The Dirty Wookie 10K is a point-to-point 10K starting at the Brewers Cabinet Taproom and finishing at the Brewer’s Cabinet Production Facility. Run or walk and celebrate Halloween and all things Wookie – featuring the Dirty Wookie Brown Ale – at this epic second annual event. Each participant will receive a unique finisher’s medal, t-shirt, post-race party, and more. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! Register today and secure your spot! Details & tickets HERE.
Sunday, October 28, Start time 9:30 AM
475 S Arlington Ave, Reno (See details about parking and shuttles)

At Beer NV, during the month of October, they will be running a promotion called Kegs Against Breast Cancer. Part of the proceeds from the sales of certain kegs will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The kegs currently on tap for this promotion are Trumer Pils, Left Hand Brewing – Blessing & a Curse and  Shakeberry by Boulder Beer. Keep an eye out for future keg announcements.

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


Pigeon Head Brewery is releasing <UNNAMED>, a Nevada inspired beer, a pale ale brewed with sage leaves. A small pilot batch will be released this Friday (10/26). If you go to the brewery over the weekend and try the beer, you can submit a name for your chance to win a full case of 16oz cans, a Pigeon Head thermos, and bragging rights.

Revision Brewing is releasing Citra City, a Northeast-style hazy 2xIPA on Friday (10/26). Brewed with milk sugar, Citra hops. 8.5% ABV.

IMBĪB Custom Brews has released Playa Dust 3.0. This is their 3rd revision of this beer. Touch more abv and some extra Citra hops to match.

Alibi Ale Works has two new releases…
Chance of Clouds – is a double, dry hopped cloudy IPA bursting with Mosaic and Azacca hops (formerly known as Mozacca). Additions of both malted and unmalted wheat give this beer a soft mouthfeel, but unlike the many overly-sweet juice bombs out there, the water profile is balanced to maintain a bit of West Coast sensibility. 6.2% ABV.

Mr. Tartacular’s Awkward Family Dinner is their latest sour release in the Mr. Tartacular series. This riff features tangerines, cherries and cranberries, and it’s ready for all your upcoming holiday festivities (whether your family is awkward or not). 5% ABV.


Great Basin Brewing is looking for volunteers to pour beer, do ticketing and wristbanding and other general help at their 25th Anniversary Party on 11/10. You need to have a valid NV Alcohol Awareness Card.  Details HERE.

Lead Dog Brewing is expanding distribution to Las Vegas. Check their social feeds for launch parties around town.

We also have an EVENTS page!

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