Happy Holidays! There are so many great local craft selections this time of year that gifting seems easy for your favorite craft lover. This week we have a handful of smaller events and a ton of releases. Read on for details on events, releases and news on our local craft beverage scene in the Northern Nevada region.  

Events

Shop-N-Go is hosting a beer tasting, offering flights of beer from Micron Brewing (Mill Street Still and Brew)! A FREE flight of samplers of four Micron Brewing beers and a sampling of Shop-N-Go artisan pizza’s!
Thursday, December 14, from 4 PM to 6 PM.
12245 S Virginia St, Reno, Nevada 89511

Lake Tahoe AleWorX is having a Deschutes tap takeover featuring The Abyss.
Thursday, December 14, starting at 11 AM.
2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite #2050, South Lake Tahoe

Alibi Ale Works 3rd Anniversary continues through Friday at both locations. Beer releases every day. Check their social feeds for a full schedule of anniversary week activities.  Read what we wrote this week about Alibi HERE.

The Coachman Hotel is hosting a South Lake Brewing Company Tap Takeover. There will be beer, live music and a “Meet the Brewer” fireside chat lead by SLBC brewer, Ethan Lennox. In the giving spirit? Bring 2 canned food items and your first beer is FREE.
Friday, December 15 from 6 PM – 9 PM.
4100 Pine Blvd, South Lake Tahoe

Revision Brewing Company will host Balance & Brews. 60 minutes of all levels yoga with Kara followed by a fresh post practice pint. Yoga and one beer token included in registration. Token good for one house beer, on the event date.  Details and tickets HERE.
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
380 S. Rock Blvd., Sparks

Did you know that we have an EVENTS page! Just in case you wanted to plan ahead…

Releases

Seven Troughs Distilling has teamed up with Reno’s own Warrior Roasters to bring you this special holiday treat, Nevada Coffee Liqueur.  Darkly roasted “Oh Dark Thirty” coffee, select spices, and  Seven Troughs Black Rock Rum combine to make this rich and deeply flavored coffee liqueur.  Perfect for the cold weather!  Limited supply available. 40-proof.  $45/bottle.

IMBĪB Custom Brews posted that Abiogenesis 7 is going to hit the taps this week. This barrel-aged blend is made up of 40% 32 month old barrel aged beer. Making it their oldest blend to date. Also several of these barrels were aged on several crop years of muscat grapes. Very unique, very limited. 8% ABV

Also, Wild Braggot just hit the taps, a version of their wild saison barrel aged with mixed cultures and large amounts of Dharma Bee honey. 9% ABV is still dry with floral honey aromatics, tangy lactic sourness.

Shoe Tree Brewing  is introducing Neon Cowboy! A unfiltered West Coast Pale Ale, this has the Hop aroma and flavor of an IPA but with the bitterness backed off. Making for a big juicy tropical pale ale. This beer glows in the light which inspired the name Neon Cowboy! 6.5% ABV and 50 IBU.

Alibi Ale Works has two new releases as part of their anniversary celebration:
Grand Cru, a special blend of smoked barleywine (75%) and imperial stout (25%), both aged in bourbon barrels for 18 months. It’s bursting with aromas of charred oak, smoked vanilla beans, with a voluptuously creamy body. Dangerously easy drinking at 9.0% ABV! We are REALLY stoked with this blend! On tap only at both locations.

The once-a-year release of Triple IPA! Hopped with an absurd amount of Chinook, Citra, Centennial and Cascade…over 7 lbs per barrel! The result is a lupulin-saturated explosion of fresh cut x-mas trees, candied orange peel, and over-ripe mango. It’s flowing at both locations. 10.0% ABV.

Great Basin Brewing has released Mayan Maybe Not. This old style ale uses ingredients the Mayans cultivated, including chocolate, jalapeno and habanero chiles, vanilla, honey, and maize. Now on tap and in bottles at both locations!

Pigeon Head Brewery  has released Rye Pale Ale. A light ale with a generous dry hop of Mandarina Bavaria and Falconers Flight hops! Massive mandarin orange flavor with an earthy malt backbone.

South Lake Brewing  has released the first beer of their single-hop IPA series – Questing: Centennial. A simple malt bill of 2-row and Golden Naked Oats lets the copious amounts of Centennial hops shine. Notes of juicy grapefruit, lemon rind, and floral overtones make this beer stand out from the rest. 45 IBU’s, 6.5% ABV.

Revision Brewing will be releasing four new Triple IPA’s over the next 12 months.  The first release is Sucka Fish with heaps of Mosaic, Amarillo and Simcoe hops provide a tantalizing mix of ripe citrus notes with a touch of pine. Rocking 120 IBU’s and an 11.5% ABV.  Big hops, no haze.

Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery has put their newest winter beer on tap. Corsetti Stout is a dark, toasty, mid range stout named after our assistant brewer Kevin Corsetti. 7.5% ABV.

 

News

Each year CraftBeer.com invites thousands of craft beer lovers to vote for their favorite local beer bar.  The Great American Beer Bar Poll wants to know your favorite beer bar where you live. They’ll tally the results and list the 2018 Great American Beer Bars from each U.S. state.
CrafatBeer.com collected more than 7,000 votes for the 2017 poll. Last year’s Nevada winner was Aces & Ales in Las Vegas. Vote now through Jan. 7, 2018 HERE. Note: Voting is limited to one vote per IP address. So, there will be no ballot stuffing.

Directions to all the local craft establishments can be found on our CRAFT MAP.
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