So, the Great Reno Balloon Race is going on this weekend and I had this cool hot-air balloon beer photo so it’s like “I can’t NOT write a column this week”, right? We do have some things going on craft-wise so read on for info on events, releases and news on the local craft beverage scene.  Let me know if I missed something.

Events

Lake Tahoe AleWorX is having a Pizza Port Brewing Co. tap takeover.
Thursday, September 7th from 4 PM – 11 PM.
2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite #2050, South Lake Tahoe

Little Waldorf Saloon is having a kind-of local brewery tap takeover featuring beers from Brasserie Saint James, Pigeon Head Brewery, Great Basin Brewing, The Depot Craft Brewery and Distillery and Record Street Brewing. All drafts are 1/2 off!
Thursday, September 7th at 4 PM.
1661 N Virginia St, Reno

Mill Street Still & Brew will host a grand opening celebration with live music, DJ and Bite Me Food Truck. In addition, they will be raffling off tickets for the UNR game and other prizes. Party starts at noon but food and music will start around 5 pm.
Saturday, September 9th.
490 Mill St, Reno

Beer Dinner with Shoe Tree & Revision Brewing at Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint. 6-course meal will be crafted to be paired with a Revision Brewing Company or Shoe Tree Brewing Company beer. Seating is limited.
Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Tickets $60. Make your reservations through Sassafras at 1500 Old Hot Springs Road, Carson City, NV or call 775-884-4471.

Did you know that we have an EVENTS page! Just in case you wanted to plan ahead…

Releases

Alibi Ale Works has released Nitro Contradiction – Golden Mocha “Stout” in 16oz  NITRO CANS. The beer looks like a pale ale and drinks like a stout. It’s a golden ale brewed with oats and lactose that’s conditioned with loads of coffee, cocoa nibs and vanilla beans. Available at both the Incline and Truckee taprooms. Check out their video on how to enjoy their beer HERE.

IMBĪB Custom Brews recently installed a larger brewery system. The first beer out of the new system is out, Blonde Crush. It’s an easy drinking 6% Belgian blond style beer with a new age twist. Dry hopped with sterling and sorachi ace. There are honey and white bread malt notes, lemon zest, pepper and clove from the yeast and hops.

Under the Rose is releasing wicked nor’easter on Friday, (9/8).  It is a New England style IPA that is kettle soured and aggressively dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin. It has notes of juicy nectarine and grapefruit and also combines the tart acidity of lemon that you would find in sour beers.

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

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