Reno Craft Beer Week closes with beer tastings and festivals

Beer Taps

Parties and festival tastings cap #RenoCraftBeerWeek

The inaugural Reno Craft Beer Week culminates this weekend with a bevy of events including tasting festivals, a national beer circus tour and unique food-beer pairings. Here’s a quick rundown:

Thursday, April 23

Lagunitas Couch Trippin’ After Party  at Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501, 7 – 11 p.m.
With the famous Beer Circus and live music
RSVP for Free on Eventbrite.

Roving Dinner & Beer Pairings at Reno Provisions at 100 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89501, 6 – 9 p.m.
Five local chefs pairing their handmade Brewer’s Cabinet beers with special small plates
RSVP and purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

16 Candles, 16 Handles at Ole Bridge Pub, 5 N Sierra St., Reno, NV 89501 at 1 p.m.
New tap handles at Ole Bridge Pub

Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Tasting, Sierra Tap House 253 W 1st St., all day
The draft lineup: Barrel Aged Narwhal (Bourbon & Tawny Port), Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter, Barrel Aged Yonder Bock, Barrel Aged Bigfoot, Barrel Aged Narwhal (Tawny Port), Barrel Aged Scotch, and Barrel Aged Ovila Saison (Rye) for $30.

Trail of Ale Poker Run at 40 Mile Saloon, Chapel Tavern, Craft Wine & Beer, & Reno Public House starts at 5 p.m.
Meander through MidTown collecting tasty beers and some special release ales while assembling a poker hand for cool prizes. Deal yourself in at 40 Mile Saloon, Chapel Tavern, Craft Wine & Beer and Reno Public House.

Friday, April 25

Hops & Hounds Benefit for SPCA at Reno Provisions, 100 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89501, 5 – 8 p.m.
A craft beer tasting festival.

Cupcake & Beer Paring, SixFour Growlers & Batch Cupcakery at 555 S. Virginia Street, 2 – 9 p.m.

Beer and Cheese Paring, Under the Rose Brewing, 559 E. Fourth Street,  5 – 8 p.m.

Cerveza Chilbeso Bottle Release Party at  Great Basin Taps & Tanks 1155 S. Rock Blvd, Suite 490, 5 – 9 p.m.
Benefits Rotary Club’s End Polio Now with music, food, fun and beer

80’s Dance Party at Ole Bridge Pub start at 10 p.m.
80’s Dance Party with $2 off craft cans.

Brewing Lair Mellow Fellow Gastropub, 300 E Second St., 5 – 8 p.m.
Brewing Lair owners/brewers will be on site with two specialty brews just for this event: Deep Cover Black IPA with Vanilla Bean and Habanero, and Centennial Solo Hop with Orange Peel. Also, there will be raffles of shirts and growlers to be filled at the brewery.

East Coast Weirdness with Right Coast Brews at Studio on 4th, 432 E. Fourth Street, at 7 p.m.
Hosts Maryland’s psychedelic shape-shifting duo Dasombra. To make them feel at home there will be an East Coast beer tap takeover. $7

Saturday, April 25

Backwash, Freight House District/Aces Ballpark,  3 – 7 p.m.
The annual homebrew tasting and competition benefits Projects Great Outdoors. More than 80 local homebrews on tap
RSVP and purchase tickets on Backwash.

4th Annual Beer and Pizza Championships
A Rotary Club of Carson City Fundraiser
Carson City Mall 5:30-8:30 p.m.

New Belgium Specialty Beers and Mini Bike Races for Prizes at Mellow Fellow Pub, 300 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89501, 5 – 8 p.m.

Firestone Walker Tap Takeover at Brasserie Saint James, 901 S. Center Street, Noon – 3 p.m.
Enjoy a Firestone Walker tap takeover in our beer garden with a representative from the brewery and distributor.

Tahoe Mountain Brewery and Into the Wilderness, 432 E. Fourth Street, 7 p.m.
Studio on 4th presents Into the Wilderness, a showcase of local and national musicians. Featuring Low La La, Till All Is One and John Underwood. Wilderness beers will come Tahoe Mountain Brewery plus beer cocktail specials. $7

Track 7 Tap Takeover, The Lincoln Lounge, 302 E. 4th Street, 6 – 9 p.m.
In welcoming Track 7 of  Sacramento, CA to Reno’s beer scene, The Lincoln Lounge is hosting a tap takeover to introduce you to some of their artisanal offerings! $2 flights and $3 pints of Track 7’s offerings.

Updated April 23 at 1:15 p.m.: Additional events were added