A few more Oktoberfest things, a historical beer tour and some new releases.  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

Oktoberfest 2018 at Alibi Truckee – their second annual Oktoberfest party and for the first time, Alibi Truckee will have an OUTDOOR Beer Garden.  Alibi-Brewed German Lagers, custom steins (limited supply!) bratwurst plates, games and good times! Look forward to German music during the day with LIVE MUSIC from Taking Root on Friday night and Drinking with Clowns on Saturday night!
Starts Friday, October 5th at 3 PM and continues throughout the weekend.
Noon-Close on both Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th.
10069 Bridge St, Truckee, CA

Reno Food Systems presents Reno Hops Fest –  Come enjoy 10 local brews by 8 different breweries using hop varieties grown at the Main Station Field Lab. Vote for your favorite brew and help a local brewery win the $1,000 prize! Bid on beautiful gift baskets in the silent auction.
Brewery and hop variety pairings:
Under the Rose – Fuggle
Pigeon Head Brewery – Vanguard
Brewers Cabinet – Galena
Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery – Chinook
Great Basin Brewing Company – Northern Brewer and Crystal
Lead Dog Brewing Co. – Cascade
10 Torr Distilling and Brewing – Centennial
Shoe Tree Brewing – Willamette

The High Desert Hops Project (HDHP) is an experimental 1-acre hops farm in partnership with Reno Food Systems and UNR. The demonstration plot is located at the University’s Main Station Field Lab and is currently cultivating 10 different hops varieties. $40. Tickets HERE.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 4 PM – 8 PM
Idlewild Park, 1501 Idlewild Dr, Reno

The inaugural Oktoberfest at The Elm Estate includes live music, unlimited beer tastings from 8 local breweries, authentic German food, contests and more!
– Live Music from Jelly Bread
– Unlimited Beer Tastings From: Pigeon Head Brewery, Brasserie Saint James, Virginia City Brewery, Tonopah Brewing, The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery, Record Street Brewing, Brewers Cabinet, Great Basin Brewing.
– Authentic German Cuisine from Liberty Food & Wine Exchange
Tickets HERE: – $35 Online, $40 At the Door. 21+ Only
Saturday, October 6th from 4 PM – 8 PM
The Elm Estate – 1401 West 2nd St., Reno

LakeToberfest continues at Brewforia through Sunday. This week-long celebration offers a special menu for the entire week featuring traditional German dishes, beer, wine and cocktails along with music, games and contests.
Daily through Sunday, October 7th. 11:30 AM to 10 PM
800 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village

Pinon Bottle presents their own version of what they’re calling Oktstonerfest with the running of a beer mile round Piñon at 2 PM and then they’re jammin’ out all night. They’ll have a nice selection of Oktoberfest beers, pumpkin ales, and good ol’ danky ales. There will be a featured cask ale available as well, but it won’t last long. Be ready to work up a thirst… and have it quenched.
Sunday, October 7th, starting at 2 PM
777 S Center St., Reno

The Historic Reno Preservation Society invites you to an Historic 4th Street Brewery Tour. Take a stroll along a stretch of Reno’s historic 4th Street corridor and hear stories about how the area developed. They will talk about the history of beer brewing in this area, a legacy recently revived in the district. They will also touch on the various industries that have characterized this corridor since its inception.

During the half-mile walk, you will stop in at Pigeon Head Brewery, Lead Dog Brewing, and The Depot for beer tastings and building tours. The price includes tastings at all three breweries. Space is limited. Must be 21 or over to join this tour.
Proceeds from this tour support the Historic Reno Preservation Society, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting historic resources in the Truckee Meadows through education, advocacy, and leadership. HRPS Members $30 — Non-members $45.
Sunday, October 7th from 11 AM – 2 PM
The tour begins at Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant, 855 E 4th St,Reno
More details and tickets HERE.

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


South Lake Brewing has introduced Pie Shop. Peach is their first beer in their rotating series of dessert inspired fruited, kettle sour ales. Conditioned on peach purée and vanilla beans, this beer has notes of peach cobbler and refreshing lemonade. Named after a local rock climbing area. 5.2% ABV.

Pigeon Head Brewery has re-released Turkish Coffee Black Lager. Brewed with Magpie Coffee Roasters Pica Pica coffee blend. 5.5% ABV.

Revision Brewing Co. is releasing Mindful Fermentation NE DIPA on Friday, 10/5, in the taproom only. Brewed with Citra, Simcoe and a bit of milk sugar. 8.5% ABV.

Big Dogs Brewing has released Mans Best Friend 003, a Belgian Style Stout Aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey Barrels.


Black Rabbit Meads has hinted on social media that they have secured a brewing space on 4th street and anticipate opening in spring of 2019.

For more details read our post HERE.

We also have an EVENTS page!

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