4 Reno Beer Week events that combine beer and fun

Canned Beer Derby

A can is set up on the race track at last year’s Canned Derby event at Craft Wine & Beer. Photo courtesy of Craft.

Reno Craft Beer Week events for the game lovers and party goers

Reno loves an excuse to throw a bit of a party. These events combine enjoying beers with friends with competitions. Stay tuned for more guides to navigating Reno Craft Beer Week.

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Craft Beer Cocktail Competition

Bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts are invited to enter this competition to create a craft cocktail with Great Basin Brewing Co.’s Outlaw Milk Stout. The winner will receive a trip to North Coast Brewing Co. and have their creation included in Great Basin’s cocktail menu. Entries are due by April 14. Check out the full list of rules here.

Where: 1864 Tavern, 290 California Ave, Reno, NV 89509
When: Tuesday, April 21 from 6-8 p.m.


Canned Derby presented by New Belgium and Craft Wine & Beer

New Belgium Brewing and Craft Wine & Beer are hosting Canned Derby. Participants are invited to drink a can of beer and trick it out with a set of wheels and decorations before the big race. Craft is offering free entry and a beer to the first 20 people.

Where: Craft Wine & Beer, 22 Martin St, Reno, NV 89509
When: Wednesday April 22 from 5-8 p.m.
Price: Free


Trail of Ale Poker Run

Taste your way through Midtown while collecting a poker hand from participating bars. Stop at 40 Mile Saloon, Chapel Tavern, Craft Beer & Wine and Reno Public House to get started.

Where: Midtown Reno
When: Thursday, April 23
Price: Free


Cerveza Chilebeso Bottle Release Party & Sparks Rotary End Polio Now Fundraiser

Great Basing Brewing Co. is celebrating the first-ever bottling of its Cerveza Chilebeso with a release party at its Taps & Tanks location. Great Basin will be hosting a live mariachi band, games, prizes, food, a silent auction and raffle items. $1 from every pint purchased will go toward Rotary International’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative: End Polio Now.

Where: Great Basin’s Taps & Tanks, 1155 S Rock Blvd Suite 490 Reno, NV 89502
When: Friday, April 24 5-9 p.m.
Price: Free admittance, pay for what you drink

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Emily Stott is a journalist who loves wandering around Reno and checking out the food and drink scene. She discovered a love of scotch and whiskey while spending a few months in Scotland, and will happily recommend a drink for you at any bar in Reno.