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I hope you survived Halloween and mid-terms. That’s a lot of scary for one week. The local brewing community in Reno had some bad new this week with the sudden closing of Under The Rose Brewing. Both locations were closed without warning last Friday. A social media post says:

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that we are officially and permanently closing our doors. The past five years have been an honor and a privilege. We have been fortunate enough to work with people that are not only at the top end of the industry but down right awesome in general. We would not have made it this far without them and our amazingly supportive customers. Those of you that endured the extreme temperatures of 4th St all in the name of good beer and great times, we salute you. Please continue to support local and work hard to keep Reno the amazing city that it is, and we hope to run into you in the process as we start the next chapter. Cheers, Scott and Jesse”

We don’t have any further details and attempts to get comment from the owners were not successful. If you care to comment, hop on over to our FACEBOOK page and leave your thoughts.

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

Nevada Sunset Winery is hosting a wine tasting at the Lakeside Bar & Grill. Taste 6 of their wines for only $10.
Friday, November 9 at 5:30 PM.
3466 Lakeside Dr, Reno

Lead Dog and Revision Collab Beer Release. Lead Dog & Revision Brewing Company collaborated to bring you MORO ORO Milkshake IPA with Moro Oranges and Blueberries. Sample the beer plus other featured beers from both breweries. Also on hand will be brewers Ryan Gaumer (Lead Dog) and Jeremy Warren (Revision).
Friday, November 9 from 6 PM – 8 PM.
Base Camp Pizza – 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe
Saturday, November 10 from 2 PM – 5 PM.
40 Mile Saloon – 1495 S Virginia St, Reno

Great Basin Brewing 25th Anniversary Beer Festival – celebrate 25 years of great beer with a beer festival! There will be 25 beers on tap outside and one very special barrel-aged beer that you will be able to taste during early entry with a VIP ticket. Full pints of their flagship beers will be available for purchase outside and inside the brewpub. Get an entree and a side for $10. Entree Options: Bratwurst on an Icky roll or pulled pork on an Icky roll. Sides: Mac n cheese or vegetarian chili.

Along with live music from Dirty Cello, there will be fun events and a possible visit from the Not-So-

Precise Precision Keg Drill Team. Special swag will be available for purchase, including shirts, pint glasses, and bottle openers. Silent auction and other exciting events to raise money for Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Tickets: VIP (SOLD OUT)
GA –  $20. 4-ounce sampler glass, 10 beer sampler tickets, and a commemorative pint glass.
Saturday, November 10, Noon – 5:00 PM
846 Victorian Ave., Sparks

Final Draught Bottles & Taps will have their Grand Opening and Shoetree Brewing tap takeover. $2 off pints, $2 tacos, $2 nachos. Photo booth, corn hole and games. The event is family friendly. Beers being poured include: West Coast Randy IPA, Mon Petit Chou-Farmhouse, Root Beer Stout, Mocha Porter, OI!PA, Sherbert Herbert Sour Ale, Ash Canyon Amber, Wicked Shifty-Sour NE IPA, Shoe Horn DIPA and Brunwick Blonde.
Saturday, November 10 from 11 AM – 10 PM.
5318 Sparks Blvd Ste #104, Sparks
Read our article about the opening HERE.

Final Draught Bottles & Taps will follow that up with a Veteran’s Day Celebration. Any active or retired military will receive their first pour on FD to show their gratitude for your service.
Sunday, November 11 from 11 AM – 10 PM.

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

Releases

Alibi Ale Works has released Farmhouse Reserve: Pineapple. This is their first release in a series of mixed-culture saisons, each with a different fruit, hop or spice component. The Farmhouse Reserve base beer begins its life in an open-top oak fermenter with their house mixed culture. After primary fermentation in oak, the beer is transferred it to stainless, blended in a portion of older barrel-aged sour blonde, refermented it with 1 pound per gallon of fresh pineapple, then lightly dry hopped with Eldorado. The resulting beer is bursting with juicy pineapple, rustic Brett funk, soft acidity and hints of oaky vanilla, all culminating in a bone dry finish. This beer is naturally carbonated in the bottles with the same mixed culture used during fermentation (it’s alive!), so expect it to develop additional Brett character and complexity over time.

News

Tonopah Brewing Company owner, Rich Weathers is also brewing for Virginia City Brewing. The two breweries have signed a state-wide distribution agreement with Southern Glazers. There is a nice story about this in the Grape Basin News. You can find it HERE.

We also have an EVENTS page!

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