Close to 40 Events on Tap in the Second Annual Celebration of Craft Brewing
(Reno, NV, April 27, 2016) — Close to 40 events are already on tap for the second annual Reno Craft Beer Week, May 13-22, as the region gets set to recognize and celebrate our growing craft beer culture.
The events show the collaboration, education, and dedication among the members of this community. Patrons will get to sample our area’s finest beers and learn from local beer makers about their evolving craft, which dates back to 3000 BC where we find the first written mention of the beverage in the Sumerians’ famous poems to Ninkasi, the goddess of brewing.
Craft beer’s market share of total beer sales has grown substantially, despite the overall beer market being flat. Craft brewers reported a 13 percent increase in volume in 2015, the eighth consecutive year of double-digit growth as American beer drinkers continued to be lured by fuller-flavored ales. With 4,269 breweries – more than ever before – the craft beer industry now represents 12 percent of the total beer market, according to the Brewers Association. Northern Nevada is riding the nationwide trend as 15 craft breweries call the region home and store sales of craft beer in Reno approach 20 percent, according to the Nevada Craft Brewers Association.
Reno Craft Beer Week events have been posted on www.renocraftbeerweek.com. It is an eclectic feast: home brews, visiting craft beers from all over the country, strange brews from closer to home, beer and bites, local chefs matching their beer creations with their food insights, a sour-fest beer tasting, beer cocktail demonstrations, beer brunches, a beer crawl at a ballpark and beer festivals that benefit good causes.
Six of the events benefit local charities including the SPCA of Nevada, Project Great Outdoors, the Reno Rebuild Project, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Oskar Blues Can’d Aid Foundation and the Nevada Humane Society.
A schedule of events will also be published in the May 11 Reno News and Review and events will be regularly featured on the Reno Craft Beer Week Facebook page.
This year’s Reno Craft Beer Week has also received support from the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority for out-of-market advertising. The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino and the Sand Regency are offering special Beer Week room packages, and are also hosting events.
Sponsors for the second Reno Craft Beer Week (thus far) are:
Nevada Craft Brewers Association, Reno Type, The Brewer’s Cabinet, Ole Bridge Pub, dangtrancorbitt brand design, Silver Peak Brewery, Great Basin Brewing Co. Reno Aces/Freight House District, Mesh Creative, Craft Wine & Beer, Sierra Tap House, SixFour Growlers, IMBĪB Custom Brews, KTHX Radio, Beefy’s Reno, This is Reno, Coffeebar, Chapel Tavern, Craft Wine & Beer, Pignic Pub & Patio, Beer NV, Reno Brew Bike, Mellow Fellow Gastropub, Beck’s Brewhouse, Siri’s Casino, Morrey Distributing, Southern Wine and Spirits and The Boston Beer Co./Samuel Adams.
For more information regarding participation, events, and details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.renocraftbeerweek.com
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