ON TAP This Week…
So I’m starting a new feature called “What Makes The Thirsty Nevadan Want To Drink…”. This weeks’ answer: Robo calls from politicians to my cell phone that don’t have an opt-out! Cheers! <takes a sip>.
I’m guessing we have a few dads out there. When I was a kid my dad was a Schlitz man. Probably the first beer I ever tasted was Schlitz. My dad loved beer. To all fathers out there: enjoy your day on Sunday. Cheers! <takes a sip>.
Around here, we have a couple events and some releases. Read on for details on events, releases and news on our local craft beverage scene in the Northern Nevada region.
We going to start this weeks’ column with some news. News of a couple of closings.
Lincoln Lounge will be closing at the end of this month. It has been a staple on Fourth Street for the past decade. When they first opened, they were at the forefront the craft movement with their offerings. The building has new owners who will take over July 1. Lincoln Lounge co-founders Ryan Gold and Justin Owen now want to spend more time focusing their time on other businesses which include Imperial, Old Granite Street Eatery and Royce (Go Cubs!).
A nice tribute was written by the Reno News & Review and can be found HERE.
SixFour Growlers in Midtown will be closing on June 17. Opening in 2015, they were Reno’s first stand-alone growler fill station and taproom. They always had a nicely curated list of brews that you could enjoy on-site or take away. In a conversation with owner Bret Schaeffer, he cited several reasons for the decision including a substantial increase in rent and the coming construction on Virginia Street. “We’ve seen what’s happening to business on 4th St during their construction”, says Schaeffer. Also increased competition, “Midtown is getting saturated with bars. Three have opened this year and five are opening in the next few months.”, Schaeffer continued.
SixFour is looking at relocating out to Golden Valley which Schaeffer feels is currently under served in the craft arena. Although no time-frame has been put in place yet.
Both of these establishments will be missed. We would like to hear your comments. Pop over to our FB PAGE and comment under the post for this column. Or, leave a comment below.
Shoe Tree Brewing 1st Anniversary Party – music, games and lots of beer including the Lapel DIPA release.
Saturday, June 16 starting at 12 noon.
1496 Old Hot Springs Rd, Carson City
BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival – Barbecue block party, micro brew tasting event with more than 50 micro brews from around the world and music festival with two stages featuring nonstop rock and blues. Headliners: Spin Doctors and Vanilla Ice.
TTN musical pick is Tommy Castro and the Painkillers on Saturday.
Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16
Virginia St., Downtown Reno
Join Great Basin Brewing this Father’s Day to celebrate all the dad’s out there with an All You Can Eat Brewmaster’s Beer Pancake Brunch! Dad gets his fill with helping after helping of special Brewmaster’s Beer Pancakes that are made with GB Wild Horse Ale as well as a free pint of craft beer, root beer, or ginger beer. Even better, 100% of proceeds will go to benefit the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation which will help them to continue providing hope for local children and their families by way of financial and emotional assistance.
Sunday, June 17 from 9 AM – 12 PM. Only $12.
5525 South Virginia St., Reno
We have added a couple of new happenings to our EVENTS page! Just in case you wanted to plan ahead…
Alibi Ale Works has released IPA Batch 300 which features Citra and Hallertau Blanc hops for a bright fruit-bomb of an IPA! In addition to normal hop pellets, they also used a hefty dose of Citra lupulin powder, which contains mostly the oils and resins from the hops without much of the leafy material. The result is richer and more pungent hop flavors. The lupulin powder was added at the BEGINNING of fermentation, which results in “bio-transformations” of hop compounds by the yeast, generating new and interesting aromas. In this case, lots of ripe mango, tangerine, rose petals, and white wine grapes. No fining on this one so expect a bit of haze! 5.8% ABV.
Under The Rose Brewing has released Blanche de Reno an American-style witbier. 5.1% ABV.
South Lake Brewing has released their first session IPA, Tahoe Time. Checks in at 4.7% ABV.
Friday, Revision Brewing releases Mystic Topaz NE-Style IPA. The label reads: “When you feel so full of life that your soul is ready to jump out of your body with happiness, that means you must be doing something right. Love wins, and with us, it’s our love for hops that unites. This brew leads with Citra and Mandarina Bavaria along with a lil’ dose of Galaxy hops for good measure, making it heavy on the sweet-orange side of the flavor spectrum. 7% ABV | 35 IBUs.
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