Ok, so maybe my prediction that it was “patio season” was  a little premature. Any day though, I’m sure. I think that it is crazy when Strange Brew is colder than Freeze Your Pints Off. If you’re a craft beer drinker, this is a good week for you with several events and releases. Read on for details about events, releases and news for local craft beverage scene for the upcoming week in the Northern Nevada region. Cheers!

Upcoming Events

IMBĪB 4th Anniversary Celebration where the parking lot turns into a beer garden with great food and lots of diverse and authentic beer. Nomnivore food truck will be serving delicious food to pair with the long lineup of special beers. A Few of the Beers:
Syrah Hibiscus de Garde
Simple Minds – Hazy New Zealand Pale Ale
2018 and 2019 Triad – Belgian Style Lambic
Bourbon Barrel Belgian Dark Strong
Hop Passion – keg conditioned for over a year
Wild Saison with Hallertau and Belma Blanc hops
Two special cask releases being served for FREE.
Saturday, June 1 from 1 PM – 9 PM
785 E 2nd St, Reno

The Biggest Little Invitational is an elevated craft beer festival showcasing a lineup of 100+ specialty, rare, and seasonal beers from around the world.  You can also expect a selection of delicious local food vendors cooking up some delicious grub, a variety of other vendors showcasing their products, great tunes to keep the party lively, and some lawn games to play with your friends. Also, new this year, will be a silent auction where 100% of the proceeds go to benefit United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.
*General Admission* — $50
*Designated Driver* — $20
Delicious specialty mocktails brought to you by Beer NV.
Saturday, June 8 from 1 PM – 5 PM (early entry is 1 hour earlier)
Bartley Ranch Regional Park – 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., Reno
Tickets and Details HERE.

Tri-Lab at Craft – Join the Reno Bike Project, Craft Wine & Beer, and the Holland Project for a special collaborative fundraising street party featuring the debut of the limited-edition Tri-Lab beer from IMBĪB Custom Brews, art auction (a new take on RBP’s long-running We HeART Bikes show), music, drinks, food, silent auction and raffle, a special outdoor film screening, games, killer merch, and lots more – all for a good cause!

Fine Motor, Night Rooms and KWNK Reno Community Radio DJs will be performing; Uncle Buddy’s Reno will providing delicious fare on the wood-fired grill; and they’ll be screening two award-winning animated bicycle-themed films once the sun goes down.

Imbib’s Tri-Lab beer is a blend of new-school and noble hops laid down over a classic pilsner base. It’s a refreshing lager for sunny days that’s been double-dry-hopped with friendship. Also features a special artist-designed label!
Thursday, June 6 from 6 PM – 10 PM
22 Martin St, Reno

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


Pigeon Head Brewery took 3rd place this last weekend at the Strange Brew Festival with their Oatis Redding Oatmeal Cookie Red Ale. This beer will on tap in the PH taproom.

Alibi Ale Works has released Kveik Session IPA – this one-off session IPA was fermented very warm with a Norwegian Kveik (pronounced “ke-vike”) yeast, giving the beer a unique stonefruit aroma and refreshingly dry finish. Featured hops are Citra and Centennial (dry hop), with a big dose of Crystal hops in the whirlpool. We get flavors of apricot, pineapple and new-growth pine needles. Super sessionable at 4.3% ABV. Draft only at both locations.

South Lake Brewing has recently released two beers:

Oof-Duh! is atake on a classic west coast DIPA. Hopped to the hilt with Amarillo, Nugget, and Simcoe hops. Notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, and orange marmalade throughout, with a pine needle bitterness on the finish. 8.0% ABV with 70 IBU’s.

SUP Dog Hazy IPA, a hazy IPA with west coast attitude.  Dry hopped with Ekuanot, Amarillo, Azacca, and El Dorado hops. Refreshing notes of orchard fruit, subtle pineapple, and citrus before finishing with cedar and pine assertiveness 5.9% ABV and 45 IBUs.

Quintopia Brewing just released El Dorado XPA (extra pale ale).  Clean, crisp and intriguing in a lightly dry hopped way… this pale beer finishes light and dry. 4.8% ABV, 35IBU’s

The Depot Reno has released The Nomad, a reincarnation of their Double IPA. It is designed as an easy-drinking DIPA. Aromatic notes of guava, peach and blueberry come through while the beer finishes with crisp signature hop snap. 7.9% ABV

Revision Brewing has released Sun Bomb west coast DIPA in the taproom. This beer features a solid dose of honey malt, and a whole bunch of Citra, El Dorado and Nelson Sauvin hops. This beer was made for sunny days hiking, camping, fishing, swimming or just chillin waterside. 55 IBU’s, 8% ABV.

Can/Bottle Releases

IMBĪB Custom Brews released Wild Saison,  a foeder-aged dry hopped saison. Dry and tart full of tropical citrus and pineapple. Slight funk with a refreshing acidic finish.

Muscle Powered Pale Ale is now available in cans at Shoe Tree Brewing.


Congratulations to South Lake Brewing Company who recently celebrated their 2nd anniversary.

We also have an EVENTS page!

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