Christmas is just around the corner. We hope you have your tree trimmed and your stockings are all hung by the chimney with care. 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

As we all know, The Camp Fire has become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire burned more than 153,000 acres, killed over 85 people, and destroyed more than 13,000 homes.

In the days following the fire, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co announced plans to brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, a fundraiser beer for Camp Fire relief. They committed to brewing the beer and donating 100% of the sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, aimed at long-term community rebuilding support. And they asked every brewery in the country to do brew it with them. So far, over 1,400 breweries have signed up to brew the Resilience recipe, including a handful of Nevada breweries. Along with brewing Resilience, breweries are pledging a portion taproom sales for Camp Fire relief efforts.

Local brewers of Resilience include Lead Dog Brewing, Revision Brewing, The Brewer’s Cabinet, Bad Beat Brewing, Hop Nuts Brewing, CraftHaus Brewery, FiftyFifty Brewing, Shoe Tree Brewing, Fox Brew Pub, Alibi Ale Works, Mammoth Brewing and Tenaya Creek Brewery. They are all doing their part by brewing and donating the proceeds from their batches of Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA. Some batches are ready now. Others are in the process of being brewed. If you see it, consider a purchase.

Also, this Friday (12/14), NV brewers will be participating in Pints for Paradise where 20% of taproom sales will be donated to victims of the Camp Fire. Participating locations include 10 Torr Distilling & Brewing, Great Basin Brewing, IMBĪB Custom Brews, Pigeon Head Brewery, Brasserie Saint James, Big Dog’s Brewing, Lovelady Brewing, The Fox Brewpub and Gordon Biersch. Please consider visiting these establishments.

Alibi Ale Works is celebrating their 4th Anniversary with a party on Thursday at the Incline brewery. Special beer releases include Triple IPA, Cherry Pie Berliner and Double Contradiction (descriptions below in Releases), all served in 4th anniversary glasses. Also, beer-infused cupcakes, a celebratory toast and tons of high fives at 6pm. The anniversary beers will also be on tap at the Truckee Public House. Live music at both locations.
Thursday, December 13 at 6 PM.
Brewery & Taproom – 204 E Enterprise St, Incline Village, NV
Truckee Public House – 10069 Bridge St., Truckee, CA

Beer NV is having a Founders Tap Takeover. The lineup: Rubeaus,  Double Trouble, Dankwood, CBS, Barrel Runner and  Better Half.
Thursday, December 13 starting at 4 PM.
15 Foothill Rd., Reno

The Brewer’s Cabinet is hosting a special Meet the Brewers event and holiday toy drive at their production facility. Chat with the pros, tour the facility and sample beer right off the fermenter and Brite tanks. Free to the public and full of information. Participants who bring a toy for the Toys for Tots drive will receive a free beer. Single canned beer starting at $2, cases of beer starting at $24, and kegs starting at $65.
December 15, 2018, Noon to 5 p.m.
8565 White Fir, Reno

Beefy’s is having a Deschutes Brewery tap takeover this weekend that includes 30th Anniversary Black Butte XXX and Marionberry Dissident, a Flanders style brown ale 100% barrel-aged with Oregon Marionberries.
Friday – Sunday, December 13-15.
1300 S Virginia St., Reno


Alibi Ale Works is releasing three beers in conjunction with their 4th anniversary. Triple IPA is loaded with nearly 8 lbs per barrel of Denali, Strata, Comet and Chinook hops. 10.5% ABV.
Double Contradiction is a stronger version of the beloved golden mocha stout. 9% ABV.
Cherry Pie Berliner is a quick sour loaded with cherry puree, graham crackers and a kiss of vanilla. 5% ABV. Check it out on draft at both locations.

Quintopia Brewing has released Holiday Red Ale is a fuller-bodied, malty, red-hued ale. English Maris Otter, Dark Crystal and Roast Malts; US Northern Brewer Hops; and clean American ale Yeast


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