A warm welcome to winter (officially still a couple of weeks away) along with the holiday season. My event calendar is filling up. I really love this time of year. 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

The Able Baker Brewing monthly release at Mellow Fellow-Reno is INFAMY 2403. It will be on draft with their new Champagne IPA and Coffee Aged Chris Kael Ale, along with old favorites. MF will also have the only bottles in northern Nevada for sale, PLUS the owner of Able Baker will be in attendance signing bottles of INFAMY 2403. A portion of profits will be donated to the charity noted in the description below:
Style: Porter – Imperial / Double — ABV: 12.7% — IBU: 41
Description provided by Able Baker: INFAMY 2403 is a beer that’s battle born, the name references President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historic “A date that will live in Infamy” speech delivered the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. That declaration launched the US into World War II, leading directly to our development of the Atom Bomb and Nevada becoming the center of Atomic testing and research. The attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in 2,403 lives lost and here, in the best way we know how, we hope to remember those fallen while paying the proper respect due an event as significant and tragic as Dec. 7th, 1941. The USS Arizona still leaks from 2 to 9 quarts of oil a day into Pearl Harbor, veterans and locals refer to this as “black tears” or the “tears of the Arizona”. As a symbolic reference to that phenomenon, we endeavored to brew a beer with a constitution and coloration “like oil”. This Imperial Porter was barrel aged for more than a year then rested on cocoa nibs and whole bean coffee. It represents the best of what we have to give, for those who gave much more, and was brewed with unmitigated reverence. Every year, a portion of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to the Pacific Historic Parks division of our National Parks Registry, this money specifically goes to upkeep of the USS Arizona Memorial as well as educational opportunities surrounding visits and tours.
Thursday, December 6th starting at 5pm.
300 E 2nd St, Reno

Piñon Bottle is hosting a 10 Torr Tap Takeover. They will be pouring Hazewagon IPA, Hop Tramp 2xIPA, Dayman Hefeweizen, Nightman Dunkelweizen, No Town Brown and Steamboat Springs CA Common
Thursday, December 6th starting at 6pm.
777 S Center St., Reno

Beer NV is having a Belching Beaver Tap Takeover. Pints from the takeover are $2 off during the event. Here’s the lineup you can look forward to enjoying: Orange Vanilla – IPA, Swerve City – IPA, Hazers Gonna Haze, Phantom Bride – IPA, Peanut Butter Milkstout – Nitro, Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, Party Goblin – Sour Ale, Here Comes The Mango – IPA, Emotional Backlight – NEIPA, Role Model – WCIPA, Peanut Butter Latte – Milk Stout, Dance Magic – Imperial Coffee Milk Stout, Me So Honey – Honey Wheat Ale, Fall of Troy – DIPA.
Thursday, December 6 from 4 PM – 11 PM (or until keg blows).
15 Foothill Rd., Reno

Minden Meat & Deli is hosting a Scytale/Great Basin Brewing Tap Takeover pouring 4 years of Scytale plus the Pica Pica (coffee) version along with several other Great Basin beers on tap.
Saturday, December 8 from 4 PM – 7 PM.
1595 US Highway 395 N, Minden

The Reno Brewery District presents Celebration on the Corridor. Come celebrate the holidays in the Brewery District! Re-introducing you to the new vibrant community with  lights, trees, bike lanes and the new RTC Lincoln Line. Raise a glass to the holidays and welcome you to the Neighborhood. There will be Brewery/Winery Tours, Live Music, Local Crafts, Food Trucks and Holiday drinks.
Saturday, December 8 from 3 PM – 10 PM.
East 4th Street from Lake St. to Wells Ave., Reno


Lead Dog Brewing has three new releases. Snow Paws Vanilla Milkshake IPA  Next up is a beer many have waited for, Unleashed Imperial Peanut Butter Stout @10.2%. And last, but not least,  Bloodhound Winter IPA – chocked full of Cascade, Simcoe and Centennial hops. All of these are on tap now in the tasting room. Cans will hit distro next week.

Alibi Ale Works has released Snowflake White IPA brewed with lots of wheat and hopped with Azacca and Comet. Sweet orange/mango aroma with a creamy body. Brewed for their friends at Diamond Peak Ski Resort! 6.6% ABV. Check it out on draft at both locations.

The Union in Carson City is introducing Mocha Porter. Now on draft.

Revision Brewing is releasing Hi Juno NE Style IPA on Friday (12/5). The label reads: “Around the campfire, around the table or around the universe, a thoughtfully created meal and a carefully crafted beer are always welcome. Hi Juno is a Northeast Style IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops and a touch of milk sugar; flavorful, smooth and easy drinking. Perfect for enjoying time with friends and family.” 6.5%, 40 IBU.

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.


Today (Wednesday) is Prohibition Day marking the 85th anniversary of Prohibition being officially repealed, ending our nation’s failed experiment in banning alcohol. Raise your glass in a toast but know that liquor laws still in need of a lot of work.

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