I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The Thirsty Nevadan took a quick trip to Austin, TX. We spent a little time at Jester King Brewery on a sunny, 75 degree, November afternoon. I love everything about that place. The beers are tremendous, the farmhouse atmosphere is very peaceful. Austin is a great brewery town and this place ranks up there. Back home, the holiday season is upon us.  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

Ole Bridge Pub wants to know, Who loves tequila or just wants to know more about it? OBP is having a night of tequila tasting and education with Tequila Fortaleza. FREE.
Thursday, November 29th, starts at 6 PM.
50 N Sierra St, Reno

The Tahoe Biltmore hosts the annual Tail & Ale Festival, North Lake Tahoe’s only indoor, winter, dog-friendly microbrew festival. Tickets include unlimited beer tastings, commemorative glass and live entertainment. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Pet Network Humane Society. This is a pet-friendly event, and leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Tickets/details HERE.
Saturday, December 1 from 5 PM to 9 PM.
Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino, #5 Highway 28, Crystal Bay, NV

East vs West Brewery Takeover at Mellow Fellow-Reno. The east coast brewery is Burley Oak, versus the west coast brewery, pFriem. Build your own flights and YOU pick the winner. Fill out a rating sheet and vote for your favorite brewery. Anyone who votes for the winning brewery will have a chance to win a prize package of brewery prizes! Pricing varies by beer. Flights will be as few or as many as you’d like.


Burley Oak:  100 Galaxy Triple Dry Hopped Double IPA, Cashmere Coogi Sweater Triple Dryhopped Double IPA, Distorted Treelines Triple IPA, Investigative Reports American IPA, Bumbleberry Cobbler J.R.E.A.M. Fruited Sour Ale with Lactose, Peach Pear J.R.E.A.M. Fruited Sour with Lactose, Mos Dank American Imperial IPA and Sequoia Sap Red IPA

pFriem:  Exploratory IPA #014 (Midwest Wheat IPA), Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Druif
Fraise, Rum Barrel Aged Porter, Czech Lager, Pilsner, Hazy IPA,

Saturday, December 1st from noon to close.
300 E. 2nd St., Reno


South Lake Brewing Co., has released Earth Surfer, their newest pale ale for all the shredders out there getting after it before Old Man Winter settles in Tahoe. California grown barley from Admiral Maltings lays a foundation of cracker and honey character. The dynamic duo of Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops give rad notes of tangelo, berry, and citrus rind to this 4.9% abv crusher.

Alibi Ale Works has released Nitro Export Stout. Export Stouts originated in England and were designed with higher alcohol (for the times) to withstand the long voyage at sea to other countries. The Alibi export stout is jet black with notes of espresso, bittersweet chocolate, burnt raisins and molasses. 6.7% ABV. Check it out on draft at both locations.

Pigeon Head Brewery has released a new Imperial Stout “Six to Midnight”. The label reads, ”This bold Imperial Stout is brewed with large amounts of flaked oats and chocolate wheat that imparts a creamy body and a smooth chocolate finish. This beer is complex yet harmonious for optimal drinker experience.” Available on draft, in 2 and 4 packs, 5 gallon kegs, and in limited quantities through distribution upon request.


The Eddy has transitioned to winter hours. They are now closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Web site, Livability.com released a list of “6 Underrated Cities for Craft Beer Lovers”. Our sleepy big, little city of Reno was listed as #1. Click link above to read the story.

We also have an EVENTS page!

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