Reno Breweries, Microbreweries, and Brewpubs

Where to go to get a great pint of beer around Reno and Sparks

Whether you're a beer aficionado or simply enjoy a good pint, you'll find a satisfying brewed beverage to quench your thirst at any of these brewing establishments in the Reno area. Many of these beer halls also offer a choice of tasty food to accompany your glass of beer.

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    Great Basin Brewing Company was established in 1993 and is Nevada's oldest brewery. The original location in Victorian Square in Sparks is still going strong. A second location was added in Reno in 2010. Both have lots going on like live music and open mics. There are facilities for meetings and private parties. The signature brew at Great Basin is locally famous Ichthyosaur India Pale Ale -- just say "Gimme an Ichy." A third, smaller location opened in 2012, as a result of Great Basin buying the equipment and storefront of Buckbean Brewing Company when it went out of business.

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    Silver Peak is a family of three establishments, each with its own atmosphere. The beer is brewed at this original location on Wonder Street and distributed to Silver Peak's other two Reno restaurants for your beer drinking pleasure.

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    In the heart of downtown Reno and only a block from the Truckee River, Silver Peak Grill & Taproom is a popular lunch spot and place to gather with friends after the sun goes down.

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    The Brew Brothers are located inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino in downtown Reno. This brewpub features custom microbrews and a complete food menu. Live music and DJs provide entertainment every night. According to the Eldorado website, Nightclub & Bar magazine has named The Brew Brothers the best brewpub in America.

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    Craft brewery and restaurant, located in Reno's historic Crystal Springs building. Brasserie Saint James makes a large variety of ales, IPAs, pilsners, porters, and much more. Brewery water comes from a spring beneath the old building.

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    The Brewer's Cabinet is a brewpub that creates fresh, exciting and unique beers. It is a small batch brewery with a kitchen producing local dishes to compliment the beers.

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    BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is a chain with locations in Reno and Sparks. BJ's promotes a family atmosphere and has facilities for large parties and special events.

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    If you want to try brewing up a batch of beer yourself, Reno Homebrewer has everything you need -- recipe kits, packaged brew kits, bottles, malts, grains, yeast, and hops. They also supply free advice and have wine making kits as well. Don't want to do-it-yourself? Check out the selection of import and specialty beers.

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    High Sierra Brewing Company in Carson City features its own beers on tap and a full restaurant serving all the great food to accompany the brews.

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    The CANFEST Annual, Original, Canned Beer Festival in Reno is where you can enjoy a weekend with the world's largest gathering of strictly canned beer. CANFEST has been held on different dates and at various locations around Reno.