OK, here’s a Valentine’s idea for you that might include FREE drinks. And, if you do it,  send me a pic. Here it is…Go bar hopping with your S.O. and do a fake proposal at each place and see how many people buy you a round. Cheating, cheesy or just good fun?  Several breweries and taprooms are having Valentine’s Day specials/dinners, etc. Check the feed of your favorite establishment for details. There’s a handful of events and a few releases this week. 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

South Lake Brewing is having a beer and pastries pairing. They are teaming up with Crazy Good Bakery And Cafe this Valentine’s Day to bring you a 5 gourmet pastry and beer pairing that is sure to make you fall in love all over again. Share ‘em with your significant other or grab your own. $25. Details and tickets (recommended) HERE.
Thursday, February 14 from 2 PM to 9 PM.
1920 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Tahoe Aleworx will be having a Alagash Brewing tap takeover.
Thursday, February 14 from 2 PM to 9 PM.
2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA

Beefy’s Reno will be hosting a Pizza Port Brewing tap takeover this weekend, Thursday – Saturday (2/14 – 2/16). Look for: Chronic Amber Ale 4.9% ABV, Sharkbite Red Ale 6.0% ABV, Swami’s IPA 6.8% ABV, Kook 2x IPA 8.5% ABV, Bacon and Eggs Imperial Coffee Porter 8.0% ABV.
Special Pizza Port Bacon and Eggs Mug Souvenir Mug available.
1300 S Virginia St., Reno

Final Draught will have a Ballast Point tap takeover.
Monday, February 18th.
5318 Sparks Blvd., Sparks

If you’re not up for a 4 hour drive and 2 hours standing in line, Mellow Fellow of Truckee will be tapping a keg of Pliny the Younger on Tuesday. 10 ounce pours will be enough for 180 people to get one. Once everyone has gotten one, anyone who would like another can have more.
Tuesday, February 19 starting at 3 PM.
10192 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA

After your taste of PtY, head on over to Truckee Brewing Co. where they are hosting a Motorized Avalanche Awareness event presented by Duncan Lee. Beer proceeds will be donated to Sierra Avalanche Center and Sierra Snowmobile Center. The presentation starts at 7 PM and will include about an hour of knowledge, gear and skills breakdown followed by some short films to keep the winter stoke going.
Tuesday, February 19 from 6 PM to 9 PM.
10736 Pioneer Trail, Truckee, CA

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

Releases

Quintopia Brewing has released Pale Ale #4. This isn’t a tweak on #3, this is a whole new beer, redesigned from the ground up. Lighter in color and body, and a different hopping program, this one is definitely crushable. Malt, hops, yeast, and pure Quincy water.  5.2% ABV, 35 IBU.

The Fox Brewpub just released STOIC THE BRUT, a Brut Extra Dry Unfiltered IPA, that is light in color, light bodied, low bitterness, with a TON of flavor and aroma from the Citra hops, with a crisp, extra dry champagne-like finish. 35 IBU, 6.5% ABV.

News

6 local breweries brought home 9 medals from The Best of Craft Beer Awards. You can read our article about it HERE.

We also have an EVENTS page!

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