Weird beer and some anniversary parties. We just came through a couple of weeks where there really was not much happening on the craft scene around here. Hence, our absence. This week there are four excellent events going on. Three on Saturday! All are worth attending so fire up your Uber app and hit them all. Read on for details on events, releases and news on our local craft beverage scene in the Northern Nevada region.  

Upcoming Events

Meet the Brewers of Strange Brew – Come hang out and have a “normal brew” with all the Brewer Masters that will be at Strange Brew on Saturday. $3 Pints of beer from all participating breweries.
Friday, May 18th from 6 PM -9 PM.
The Brewer’s Cabinet Tap Room – 475 South Arlington Ave, Reno

Strange Brew Festival
The Brewer’s Cabinet (back parking lot). A celebration of uniquely crafted brews from local breweries. Tickets HERE or at the tap room. Beer list and other details HERE from TTN.
Saturday, May 19, 3 PM – 7 PM
475 S Arlington Ave, Reno

Revision Brewing Co – 1st Anniversary Party!
2 Beer Releases – Great First Year (clear beer) on Friday and State of Haze on Saturday. Photo Strips from Classic Photo Booth, amazing bands, and multiple food trucks all day long!
Noon-10 PM w/ Kronik as MC for the event
2:00 PM Rainbow Girls
4:00 PM Forever the Weekend – DJ
7:30 PM Lizano
Saturday, May 19, Noon to 10 PM
380 S. Rock Blvd., Sparks

BrewChatter 5th Anniversary Party – BrewChatter is a Sparks home brew supply store. They are good people, love beer and always have something interesting tap. They created a 3-way collaboration IPA. It is an Apricot Grapefruit IPA brewed with Lead Dog Brewing, BrewChatter, and The Huntsman Tavern. It will be on tap all night at the event, food will be provided by Yellow Submarine. They will have lots of prizes and and giveaways.
Saturday, May 19 at 5 PM
Huntsman Tavern – 880 Holman Way, Sparks

It’s American Craft Beer Week, May 14 – 20. That means that the Craft Brewers Association wants you to have some American craft beer. What is a craft beer? According to the CBA it is a brewery needs to be “small, independent and traditional”. “Small” is defined as an “annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less”; “independent” is defined as at least 75% owned or controlled by a craft brewer; and “traditional” is defined as brewing in which at least 50% whose flavors derive from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Confused?, most folks are. It’s a moving target. Not to worry, just drink one of our many locally produced beers and you’re good.

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


Revision Brewing Co has a couple of releases to coincide with their 1 year anniversary.
GFY West Coast IPA – From the label: “Great First Year! This beer is both a look back, a look ahead, and a look around in a citrus flavorful West Coast yet even chiller IPA with Citrus, Mosaic and Galaxy. Thanks for you support, we literally couldn’t have done it without you.” This is a clear beer. 7% ABV | 45 IBU’s
16oz 4Packs / Draft

State Of Haze Northeast-Style IPA -The label reads: “Living in a State of Haze, the future is murky but the present is dee-vicious. Notes of bright tangerine and ripe pineapple delivered to you flavor hole (The Flavoriffice) on a soft bed of wheat and oats. No one knows what tomorrow will bring, but chill in the present enjoying the tastes, the tunes and the lush, green hops of goodness.” 6% ABV | 37 IBU’S
16oz 4Packs / Draft


Congratulations to the two Reno breweries who brought home medals from the World Beer Cup earlier this month. The local winners were:

Category 4: Fruit Wheat Beer – 70 Entries
Bronze: Bitchin’ Berry, Great Basin Brewing

Category 93: American-Style India Pale Ale – 377 Entries
Gold: Revision IPA, Revision Brewing

Category 94: Imperial India Pale Ale – 196 Entries
Silver: Revision DIPA, Revision Brewing

Category 95: American-Style Amber/Red Ale – 110 Entries
Bronze: Truckee River Red, Great Basin Brewing

The WBC evaluated 8,234 beers in 101 beer style categories. Not just American breweries; 2,515 breweries from 66 countries had entries. This is one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world.

Revision Brewing, with their medals in both the American-Style India Pale Ale and Imperial India Pale Ale categories join only 4 other breweries to medal in both those categories in the same year.  Revision joins Russian River, Pizza Port, Noble Ale Works and Big Rock Chop House in this achievement.

Directions to all the local craft establishments can be found on our CRAFT MAP.
We also have an EVENTS page!

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