Cold and snowy. Just how winter is supposed to be. Perfect weather for a nice big, barrel-aged beer. Something without rice or corn syrup if you get my drift. 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

Beer NV is having a Great Basin Brewing tap takeover.  Pints are $2 off all night. Here’s what you can look forward to tasting: 39 North – Blonde Ale, 1868 – Blood Orange Blonde, Bitchin Berry – Ale Brewed and Flavored with Berries, Icky – IPA, Chocolate Coconut Stout, Deathwish – IPA, BBC – Belgian Black Cherry.
Thursday, February 7, starting at 4 PM.
15 Foothill Rd., Reno

The Bently Heritage Distillery tasting room will be opening this weekend.  Tours offered through the reservation system at bentlyheritage.com. The cost of a tour is $20; tastings are $10. You can read more about it HERE.
Saturday, February 9th starting at 10 AM.
1601 Water St., Minden

Virginia City invites you to the Devil Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl. Head to the Comstock pre-Valentine’s Day to celebrate love. Bring your sweetheart, or find love along the way, as you tour the historic saloons of Virginia City while sipping on signature drinks themed for the occasion.
The color of your cup signifies your relationship status – single, taken or open for suggestions. Or, sign up to be “Cupid,” your group’s designated driver, and be rewarded with a special cup, goodies and a chance to win a $50 gas card.
Saturday, February 9th. Event check in starts at 11 a.m. and the saloon crawl runs from Noon to 5 PM.  Tickets and details HERE.

The Huntsman Tavern will be going duck hunting with an Able Baker Brewing tap takeover that will include a duck hunt tournament, flight specials and giveaways. Six handles will be pouring Atomic Duck, Camo Duck, Cherry Berry Bang Bang, Coffee Chris Kael, Double Barrel Honey Dip Stout, Test Site Saison.
Saturday, February 9th starting at 4 PM.
880 Holman Way, Sparks

Final Draught will have a Ninkasi tap takeover.
Wednesday, February 13th.
5318 Sparks Blvd., Sparks

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

Releases

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.

Quintopia Brewing has released Swoon, a Hazy IPA w/ Jasmine tea. A subtle hint of Jasmine drifting delicately amongst the haze;  bittersweet, floral, and a touch dank from tons of Chinook and Simcoe hops. This smooth IPA is sure to give you sweet dreams. 50 IBU, 7.4%ABV.

South Lake Brewing Company recently released Questing: El Dorado, their next venture in the single hop IPA line. Fermented with expressive yeast and hopped exclusively with a new lot of El Dorado hops, giving you a bright tropical aroma, and notes of melon, citrus mojito, and ripe pineapple, this beer delivers the juicy goods. 6.8% ABV.

Alibi Ale Works just released Reverb Red, a classic American Red Ale. Caramel malts greet the palate with a base of toasty/bready malt flavors, finishing with a perfect piney balance from Cascade and Centennial hops added throughout the boil. This is a full-bodied, full-flavored session beer that will transport you back to simpler times. 5.0% ABV. Available at both taprooms.

News

South Lake’s Outpost Brewing Co. is changing their name to South of North Brewing Co. According to a brewery spokesperson, during the trademark review process the USPTO referenced a conflict with a trademark that existed in the winery industry and denied the the claim. It appears to be more common now for brewery and winery applicants to be considered in the same “category” even though USPTO has them listed separately.
In an email conversation, representatives said, “Outpost got us to here, South of North will get us to where we want to be. After a lot of behind the scenes consideration and reflection, we pivoted towards a name we equally love and feel represents the work we do and the outlook we want to have as a brand. We loved being Outpost Brewing Co, and are just as excited to continue to operate and brew under South of North. The beer hasn’t, and won’t change. Same people, and dream. But now we have a name that’s ours, and can only be ours. One we’re excited to build now and for the future.”

The 395 Craft Beer & Spirits is now open in Golden Valley.

We also have an EVENTS page!

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