Grab Your Glass!

Reno Craft Beer Week is set for May 13 – 22

By Erin Meyering


Reno is an emerging hub for craft beer. During the week of May 13, breweries, pubs, restaurants, and all those with a passion for craft beer will come together for various events, specials, and more. 

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Reno Craft Beer week offers options for producers and beer lovers alike. Even if you only sort of like beer, there's something for you and it may even involve cheese or cupcakes. 

Local Tap Takeover 
All week
Old Granite Street Eatery — Reno
Old Granite Street Eatery will feature all local Reno breweries on each of the restaurant's 12 taps for the entire week. For details, visit

Friday, May 13
6 – 9 p.m.
Reno Aces Stadium — Reno
Come out for this annual event where regional home brewers of craft ales, ciders, and barley wines compete for the best brew. The event supports Project Great Outdoors, an organization with a goal to connect challenged youth to the outdoors. For details, visit

Strange Brew Festival 
Saturday, May 14
3 – 7 p.m.
Various local breweries
The goal of Strange Brew is to celebrate uniquely crafted brews from two dozen local and regional breweries. Most of the offerings will only be available at this festival and in many cases specially crafted for this event. Hosted by Brewer's Cabinet and benefitting the Reno Rebuild Project, Strange Brew will be complimented with live music from local bands and a tasty BBQ too. For details, visit

Virginia City Brewery Tasting
Saturday, May 14
2 p.m.
Ole Bridge Pub — Reno
Meet the Brewer Adam Lundy with Virginia City Brewery at Ole Bridge Pub and sample a flight of nine beers from Nevada’s newest historical brewpub. Scheduled to appear: 601 IPA, Marlette Red, Poltergeist Baltic Porter, Steampunk Extra Pale Ale and more. For details, visit

Bottomless Craft Beer Brunch 
Sunday, May 15
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery — Reno
Head to The Depot for bottomless Ranch Hand American Ale (Mimosas too) and bottomless brunch appetizers. We will have the music blasting and the patio games set up so come on down for a true Sunday Funday. For details, visit

Saison Sunday with Under The Rose
Sunday, May 15
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Beer NV — Reno
Spend the day sampling a variety of saisons from Under The Rose. Over a dozen different saisons to whet your palate, served all day, with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. For details, visit

Oysterfest featuring Tahoe Mountain Brewery
Monday, May 16
4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Whole Foods Market Tap Room — Reno
Simple yet sublime. A buck a shuck oysters and $4 beers on tap from one of the region’s most unique yeast wranglers, Tahoe Mountain Brewery. For details, visit

The Bruery Beer Dinner (ladies only)
Monday, May 16
4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Mellow Fellow — Reno
Co-hosted by Barley’s Angles and available to ladies only for the dinner and beer pairing, The Mellow Fellow will pair four barrel-aged beers from The Bruery, a specialist in Belgian-style, barrel-aged beers. For details, visit

All-You-Can-Taste Cascade Sour Night
Tuesday, May 17
3 – 10 p.m.
Mellow Fellow — Reno
Mellow Fellow will have over 13 different bottles and additional draft options from Portland’s Cascade Brewery available to try as much as you’d like for only $40. The bottles normally retail for approximately $30, so if you are already a sour beer lover or aspire to be, this is a great way to try everything one of the best sour breweries the West Coast has to offer at one low price! For details, visit

Sausagefest featuring The Brewer's Cabinet
Wednesday, May 18
4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Whole Foods Tap Room — Reno
Enjoy beer and sausage, the go-to combo that every grill hound falls back on. Indulge in locally crafted sausage plates and beers featuring The Brewer’s Cabinet. For details, visit

Eat, Drink, and be (Clint) Jolly
Wednesday, May 18
6 – 9 p.m.
Beer NV — Reno
Chef Clint Jolly of Great Thyme Catering, and Food Network fame, will thrill the palate with fun and unique appetizers and small bites paired with a variety of craft beer. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. For details, visit

Brewmaster Dinner with Chef Christian Chistensen of Süp
Wednesday, May 18
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
IMBIB Custom Brews — Reno
IMBĪB collaborates with Chef Christian Christensen of Süp to put together a wonderful evening of fine food paired with a selection of unique IMBĪB beers. For details, visit

Beer and Cheese Paring
Thursday, May 19
5 – 8 p.m.
Craft Wine & Beer — Reno
Under the Rose Brewery and Wedge Cheese Shop will come together to create a fun beer and cheese pairing sure to please your palate! For details, visit

Cupcake and Beer Pairing
Thursday, May 19 
2 – 9 p.m.
SixFour Growlers — Reno
SixFour Growlers and Batch Cupcakery aren't reinventing the wheel, but they are making it better! Who doesn't love cupcakes? Who doesn't love beer? It's a match made in heaven. For details, visit

CoffeeBeer & Donuts Pairing
Thursday, May 19 
4 – 8 p.m.
Coffeebar — Reno
Come check out Coffeebar's new patio for a flight of three Alibi coffee-brewed beers paired with three donuts from the Coffeebar bakery. For details, visit

Out of Bounds Food & Brew Pairing
Thursday, May 19 
5 – 8 p.m.
The Bridge Restaurant & Bar — Reno
Come meet the guys from Out of Bounds Brewing while enjoying the food pairings of Chef Stewart who has some signature appetizers to pair these incredible crisp and flavorful beers. This event is free to the public. For details, visit

The Brewer's Cabinet Beer Dinner
Thursday, May 19 
5 – 8 p.m.
White Orchid at The Peppermill Resort Hotel — Reno
Enjoy five delectable courses prepared under the auspices of The Peppermill’s Executive Chef Mark Lund sublimely paired with beers from The Brewer’s Cabinet. For details, visit

CollaBREWation Gala 
Saturday, May 21
Nevada Craft Brewers Association at IMBIB
For details on Reno Craft Beer Week and to see information about other events such as the Hops & Hounds Festival through the SPCA of Northern Nevada or the Sourfest at Chapel Tavern, visit

Beertails & Brunch 
Sunday, May 22
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Beer NV — Reno
Beer cocktails and crepes presented by the United States Bartenders Guild Reno Chapter and local chef Sarah Henderson. For details, visit

Pop Up Dinner
Sunday, May 22
4 – 7 p.m.
Pignic Pub & Patio — Reno
Great Basin Brewing Co. and Pignic collaborate to present the last of the Spring Pop Up Dinner Series at Pignic Pub & Patio. For details, visit

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