Electric trucks like this one (photographed in 1911) were popular and in use until the 1930’s. Courtesy Detroit Public Library.

From transportation and delivery to bootlegging, cars and trucks have played a key role in the distribution of beverages throughout the US. It is a big week for classic cars around here and we hope you can take a minute to enjoy their beauty and historical significance. The Stone tap takeover at Beer NV is on the “Don’t Miss” list for this weekend.  Cheers! Read on for details about events, releases and news for our local craft beverage scene for the upcoming week in the Northern Nevada region.

Upcoming Events

We cover local homebrewing events here, so why not home winemaker events? Each month Nevada Sunset Winery features a tasting from a local winemaker. This Friday, taste a variety of wines from Bill Staehlin. Bill has been a home winemaker since 2005, making great wine with fruit from the Alexander Valley, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills. He focuses primarily on the Bordeaux varietals, with some forays into Zinfandel and Petit Sirah. Bill has received numerous awards at various competitions including home wine competitions and the California State Fair. He is also a wine judge and a Level 1 Sommelier.

Bill will probably be pouring his 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Petit Sirah and a couple of 2013 Bordeaux Blends.

Joining Bill will be Kathy Huber-Halberdier, who will serve some library wines from a long-standing venture in Northern Nevada. She will be here to pour some hidden treasures and share some history about the wine industry in Nevada. The tastings are free, however, donations will be accepted and will go to the Red Cross for fire relief.
Friday, August 10 from 5 PM – 9 PM.
415 E. 4th Street, Reno

Beer NV 3rd Anniversary Party – This is a massive tap takeover that should not be missed with 40+ taps featuring  Stone Brewing beers. You’ll find some of your favorites, but also some rare releases from the Stone cellar. If that isn’t enough, Stone will also be raffling off some ridiculously cool prizes. Raffle entry will be from 1 PM -7 PM with the drawing taking place at 7 PM. In order to win you must be 21 or over and in the bar at the time of the drawing. Saib will also be on hand making his delicious tacos.

Here is a list of the beers you will see…

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Odd Old Guardian 2013 Oak Smoked
Encore Vertical Epic Ale 020202 2016
Winter Harvest
Encore Vertical Epic Ale 080808 2015
Calbel WWBA
Calbel w/ Sour Cherry RWBA
Mikhails BBA
Imperial Saison w/ Peach RWBA
Saison Du BUFF 2017 RWBA
Notorious P.O.G 2018
Double Bastard 2014
Double Bastard 2016
Americano Stout 2016
Calbel RWBA
Liberty Station Cliché
Odd Old Guardian 2015
SBG Stone Berliner Weisse
Monkey Paw/Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale
Stone BBA Arbalest
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Stone 6th Anniversary Baltic Porter
Abnormal/Stone Neapolitan Dynamite
2016 Stone Old Guardian Dry-Hopped with Pekko
Stone Your Father Smelt of Elderberries
Victory/Dogfish/Stone Saison Du Buff
Stone Master of Disguise
Stone IPA
Stone Delicious IPA
Stone Tangerine Express IPA
Stone Ripper
Stone Idolatrous
Stone 22 Anniversary
Arrogant Bastard
W00t 2018
Xocovesa 2017
Scorpion Bowl

Many of the special releases are small kegs and may not be around at the end of the night.
Saturday, August 11 starting at 11 AM.
15 Foothill Road #1, Reno

Pigeon Head Brewing 4th Anniversary Party celebrating four years of doing what they do best- brewing delicious ales and lagers for beer lovers near and far.
Come snag your favorites and enjoy Tarzan’s Tacos food truck from 4 PM -7 PM, live music, games, beer specials and a new beer release.
Saturday, August 11 from 12 PM – 8 PM
840 E 5th St, Reno,

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


Brasserie Saint James just released Kiwi G a Tart Kiwi Grissette, dry-hopped with Rakau. This rustic wheat saison was brewed with wheat and fermented with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces. It was refermented with pureed kiwis and later dry-hopped with Rakau from New Zealand. The aroma is similar to what we imagine “candied” hops to exhume. It drinks light and is refreshing with subtle acidity and notes of lime, green apple, fresh cut grass, vanilla, and stone fruit. The use of wheat helped provide a soft and slightly creamy mouthfeel. 5.2% ABV.

For the 4th year, Sierra Taphouse will release Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest Lager in collaboration with Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery! Sierra Nevada’s own brewer, Isaiah Mangold, will be at the taphouse on Thursday (8/9) to help celebrate. This year’s version uses a traditional floor malted Munich malt, giving the beer rich biscuit notes. The malt backbone is balanced by subtle hop character of Sterling, Spalter and Record in this crisp, clean and drinkable crowd-pleaser. 6% ABV.

Shoe Tree Brewing is pouring two new beers…

RYE IPA, Brewed with 50% rye malt! Brewed with a piney and citrus hop bill. It’s a sneaky 7.5% ABV.

Also a Classic Saison with notes of clove and banana. 6.9% ABV.

News – got any?

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

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