Season’s Greetings! I’m up in the Pacific Northwest for the week and am enjoying some visits to the breweries in the Seattle/Tacoma area. With over 175 breweries just in and around the city, I don’t think I will get to them all. I am collecting a few bottles and cans to bring back to Reno with me. I will try to keep this brief. Read on for info on events, releases and news on our local craft beverage scene.  

Events

Lake Tahoe AleWorX is having a New Belgium tap takeover and sock exchange.
Thursday, December 7, starting at 11 AM.
2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite #2050, South Lake Tahoe

Santa Crawl Pre-Party – Join the Revision Brewing Crew before the Reno Santa Pub Crawl for a Pre-Party with $2 Revision Beers. Buy your cups and pre-game.
Saturday, December 9, 5 PM – 7 PM.
The Library (Formerly The Waterfall) – 134 West Second St., Reno

Alibi Ale Works is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary with a week-long celebration (12/11 – 12/15) at both locations. Beer releases every day (teaser: Triple IPA and a special Bourbon Barrel-Aged “Grand Cru” Blend are just two of the beers), along with limited edition anniversary glasses. On Wednesday, December 13th – the actual anniversary – they will have a celebratory toast and beer-infused cupcakes at the Incline Taproom. Check their social feeds for a full schedule of Anniversary Week activities.

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

Releases

Lead Dog Brewing has released The Dankster Double IPA on tap in the tasting room! Cans will follow in the coming weeks. Triple dry-hopped with Mosaic and Columbus hops. 8.8% ABV.

South Lake Brewing has released The Fog Nozzle, a New England style IPA fermented with an expressive yeast and hopped to the gills with Mosaic, Ekuanot, Simcoe, and Azacca hops. Notes of oatmeal with apricot preserves, pineapple, mango orange juice, and a hint of coniferous forest. 6.8% ABV and 35 IBU
10% of proceeds from the Fog Nozzle will go directly to the Lake Tahoe Fire Academy scholarship fund.

IMBĪB Custom Brews has released Huckleberry NV Weisse on tap. In-house only and full of juicy ripe, fresh, hand-picked huckleberry goodness. 4.2% ABV.

Alibi Ale Works has two new releases:
IPA Batch 256 is their newest batch of IPA and features  Strata hops, with a bit of Centennial for good measure. Strata is a new hop grown only in Oregon’s Willamette Valley by Indie Hops. By layering it over a simple base of Pilsner malt and flaked barley, this hop really sings with aromas of passion fruit, Hawaiian Punch, white wine grapes, and a bit of sticky green dank. As this hop transitions from being an experimental variety to full production, it’s in very short supply. They used the entire 2017 allotment on this batch 6.3% ABV.

Belgian Table Beer with Mandarins  is a low-ABV, light and creamy Belgian Ale that’s flavorful enough to accompany great food.  Loaded with oats and wheat for body, fermented with a classic Belgian yeast (from Chimay), then conditioned it with a bunch of cold-pressed, local organic mandarin orange juice from Sunset Ridge Farm. The result is a deliciously easy drinking Belgian beer with a kiss of fresh mandarin oranges. 3.8% ABV.

Revision Brewing is releasing so many beers that it is difficult to keep up. Here is what we have of late…
Released December 1st – Gimme da Loot, NorthEast-Style IPA (Draft Only) Hazy Beer.
Released December 4th -The newest Project Humulus Lupulus Series release…XERTZ Inconceivable IPA now available on tap and in 22oz bombers! Xertz by it’s very definition was constructed to quaff quickly. An extremely delicious yet not overbearing IPA, Xertz is packed with citrusy hop flavor from Amarillo, Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy and Simcoe hops without any harsh bitterness. A balanced malt bill adds additional flavor while keeping the boatload of hops on an even keel.
December 8th – Planet Lovetron, NorthEast-Stlye IPA (4-pack 16oz Cans and Limited Draft) Hazy Beer.
December 8th – The Bruff, NorthEast-Style DIPA (4-pack 16oz Cans and Limited Draft) Hazy Beer.

News

The Eddy has new winter hours. They will be open on Friday (starting at 2 PM) and Saturday & Sunday (11 AM).

Congratulations to Revision Brewing Company who recently won multiple medals at two international beer competitions. They took home a gold medal in the Imperial IPA category with Revision DIPA and bronze medal in the American IPA (Higher than 6.5 ABV) category with Revision IPA at the Brussels Beer Challenge 2017. Revision also won a gold medal in the New England India Pale Ale category with Disco Ninja at The 21st Annual Great International Beer, Cider, Mead & Sake Competition in Connecticut.
Directions to all the local craft establishments can be found on our CRAFT MAP.
We also have an EVENTS page!

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