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• It's a Craft Beer Christmas

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• Book Your Holiday Party Today

• Spread Good Cheer With Craft Beer

• Give Thanks, Harvest Ale Is Upon Us

• Winter Menu Update

• Pigskin & Pints



Dear Brewmaster,

Any chance you'll be expanding the line of beers which are bottled and canned? More specifically, any chance we'll get to see Outlaw Milk Stout in cans as ski season approaches?

Keep up the great work and thanks for all you do for the Reno area!



Hey John,

You read my mind... We're getting things prepped as I type for Outlaw to be released in cans. Keep an ear to the rail. We should have things set in the next month or so.




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It’s a Craft Beer Christmas

We’re gearing up to give local craft beer fans an early Christmas with 4 new brew releases this holiday season. All of these special brews will be in limited quantities so enjoy them before they’re gone.

Available on tap and in 22 oz. bottles
ABV: 6.66% • IBU: 45 • Total Hop Character: High

This American style pale ale combines sweet caramel and toasty malt flavor with a backbone of tasty hop bitterness and pungent citrus hop aroma. A collaboration with Moment Ski Company of Reno, NV.

This brew pours with a gently hazy golden to light copper body. It gives off aromas of pine & spice, with herbal and grapefruit citrus. On the palette, it’s hop-forward with roasted caramel & biscuit flavors with accents of herbal, floral, spicy & citrus hops.
2014 Mayan Maybe Not
Available on tap and in 22 oz. bottles
ABV: 10.5% • IBU: 45 • Total Hop Character: Low

First brewed to celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012, this beer marries ingredients the Mayans cultivated – chocolate, jalapeño & habanero chiles, vanilla, honey, & maize with subtly-smoked malts. This brew pours a dark brown body with ruby highlights. It features aromas of chocolate, chilies, sweet caramel, and vanilla. On the palette, flavors of bittersweet chocolate, dark malts, spicy peppers with a hint of smokiness.

2014 Holiday Wassail Red Nose Ale
Available on tap and in 22 oz. bottles

Brewed starting our first year of operation in 1993, our Red-Nose Holiday Wassail has kept its base recipe each year – sweet, malt-forward with a substantial addition of local honey and a biscuity finish – but the spices have changed on our personal whims. This year we’ve included honey, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, orange peel, chamomile, woodruff, heather tips, elderflowers, maple, and vanilla. Each bottle is hand-bottled run of only 300 22 oz. bottles – each personally signed by our Brewmaster & Owner Tom Young. 

"First Chair"
(Mt. Rose 50th Anniversary Beer)

Available on Tap 12/19/14 (Estimated)

For Mt. Rose's 50th Anniversary we have partnered to bring you a limited-edition Belgian White IPA. Featuring fruity hops with notes of tangelo, pineapple, and other tropical fruits upfront and a slightly bitter-sweet Belgian wit base. This beer will be served only at our restaurant locations and Mt. Rose Ski-Tahoe for the ski season. Look for special events and promotions at GBBC and Mt. Rose throughout the season including brand new Moment Deathwish Skis sporting a new Icky IPA look, season passes, and more. 


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Step into 2015 with great friends, live music, and our special menu. We’ll have The Novelists with Tyler Stafford on our stage in Sparks. Tickets are just $20 plus tax & fees and feature complimentary champagne at midnight. The show begins at 9:00 pm.

Get your tickets today at

New Year’s Eve Food Specials at both Reno and Sparks brewpubs will feature Prime Rib, Surf and Turf (steak and prawns scampi style), Portobello Raviolis, and other yummy stuff.

Make plans now to stop in at our Reno location for a great meal before heading out for the countdown or in Sparks come early and stay for the show!

Buy your tickets today...


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The Outlaw struck again, this time during the recent Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) where Outlaw Milk Stout was awarded a bronze medal for Sweet Stouts. With this win Outlaw Milk Stout becomes Nevada’s single most award-winning beer.

“Outlaw Milk Stout is a beer that we started brewing 20 years ago and have worked tirelessly to perfect over the years,” said Brewmaster, Tom Young. “The result is an extremely smooth, deep, and complex beer that is best savored slowly. Everything we brew, we brew from the heart, and nothing shows that better than the Outlaw.”

On your next patrol to the beer store, keep your eyes peeled for this rogue character. Usually found in 6-packs, he often keeps company with other craft beers. If you make visual contact, engage and apprehend immediately.

See our other award-winners here...


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This holiday season, get everyone in the spirit with our award-winning craft beer, sumptuous food, and a room full of your friends that you don’t have to worry about spilling gravy all over your carpet.

Parties available at either of our 2 brewpubs. In Sparks call 775-355-7711, in Reno call 775-284-7711, or email for availability and a quote.

Email us about your party...


Spread Good Cheer

With Craft Beer

Our gift shop is packed with gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

• Our Wooden Coasters were so popular last year that we’ve brought them back. 

• Mix-and-match any of our 12 oz. bottles into 6-Packs. Starting at just $9.95.

• Red Nose Holiday Almond Beer Brittle is here! Pick up yours for just $5 each.

• Great Basin T-shirts and Sweatshirts in sizes for the whole family.

• Great Basin Pancake Mix - go ahead, throw some batter in that beer.

• Stainless Steel Growlers insulated to keep contents cold (or hot).

• Keep your head looking nice with new Great Basin Beanies and Knit Hats.

• And of course the gift that's always in good taste: Great Basin Gift Cards.


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Thanks to everyone who came out in October for Great Basin's nut cracking parties. It’s now time to come back in and enjoy the result of your hard work. This seasonal ale is pined after (pun intended) every year for its hints of pine nuts, notes of juniper berries, sage and local honey. It's a brew that bears witness to the natural landscapes we cherish right here in the Great Basin.

Come grab a fresh pint today.


Winter Menu Update

As Old Man Winter casts his gaze in our direction, we’re staring right back at him with warm, delicious comfort food that will ward off the chilliest of gales. Come in and enjoy our new Molten Cheese Lava Loaf, Drunken Spicy Stuffed Mushrooms, and a locally-handmade Andouille Sausage that we’ve crafted into the perfect sandwich.


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We’re still featuring our Sunday Ticket Brunch at our Reno brewery every Sunday. Watch our Facebook page for our “Game of the Day” during which we’ll have our best specials of the week. 

From kickoff to the end of the 2nd quarter we’ll be pouring $1 flagship beers, $1 mimosas and $1 bloody mary’s*. From halftime to the end of the 4th quarter prices go to $3 for each. We’ll be serving up our Brunch Menu until noon. 

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to find out the Game of the Day for Sunday.

*1 drink per person at a time.

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Dawn Patrol
Generation Xport
Ginger Cilantro Saison
Gone To Helles
Harvest Ale
Icky IPA
Jackpot Porter
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Waapui Ale
Munich Kellerbier
Nevada Gold
Outlaw Milk Stout
Rosemary Rye Patch
Wheeler Peak Wheat
Whoop Ass Witbier
Wild Horse Ale

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Thursday 12/4
Museum night @ Nevada Museum of Art


Saturday 12/6
6th Annual "Made in Nevada Marketplace"
The Flag Store in Sparks
10am - 4pm

Vendors from all over Nevada selling only Nevada-made products and Great Basin Brewing will be providing samples of our beers. 


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