4 Reno Beer Week beer tastings for your tastebuds

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Beer tastings and festivals during Reno Craft Beer Week

The main purpose of Reno Craft Beer Week is to try new beer. Many of the events below feature one-of-a-kind brews that won’t be available after the week ends. Check out this list of larger events and stay tuned for more guides to navigating Reno Craft Beer Week.

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Strange Brew Festival

Brewer’s Cabinet will host a slew of breweries that will pour uncommon beers, many created specifically for this festival. Attendees are invited to challenge their tastebuds and their ideas of what beer should taste like. Enjoy live music and BBQ while sampling strange brews. Participating breweries include:

Where: Brewer’s Cabinet (parking lot), 475 S Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501
When: Sunday, April 19 at 3-7 p.m.
Tickets: $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Buy Online

Live from the Barrel: Pharaoh Sour Ale at The Brewer’s Cabinet

The Brewer’s Cabinet will tap a wood cask from their sour program that has been sitting for two years. They’ll be pouring their Pharaoh Sour Ale straight from the cask.

Where: The Brewer’s Cabinet, 475 S Arlington Ave. Reno, NV 89501
When: Tuesday, April 21 at 1 p.m.-close
Price: $5


Drake’s Brewing & Great Basin Brewing Co. Collaboration Release

San Leandro, California-based Drake’s Brewing teamed up with Great Basin Brewing Co. to brew a Belgian Dubbel just for Reno Craft Beer Week. Both crews will be on deck at the Spark’s brewpub to tap the first keg.

Where: Great Basin in Sparks, 846 Victorian Ave Sparks, NV 89431
When: Tuesday April 21 at 5 p.m.
Price: Free


16 Candles, 16 Handles

Ole Bridge Pub is celebrating its expanded tap handle lineup with an all-day beer release event. Two new pours will be available every hour as attendees enjoy a variety of rare beers on tap.

Where: Ole Bridge Pub, 5 N Sierra St., Reno, NV 89501
When: Thursday, April 23 at 1 p.m.
Price: Free, pay for what you drink

Backwash Homebrew Contest

100 homebrewers will compete at this year’s Backwash for People’s Choice and Brewer’s Choice awards. Local breweries will also attend to provide samples of their best brews. This event is a fundraiser for Project Great Outdoors, a non-profit organization that guides youth toward broader perspectives and self-discovery through adventures in the great outdoors. Click here for more information about Backwash.

Where: Freighthouse District at the Aces Ballpark, 250 Evans Ave., Reno, NV 89501
When: Saturday, April 25 at 3-7 p.m.
Tickets: $45, online

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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.