orogenesis |ˌôrəˈjenəsəs| noun.
a process in which a section of the earth's crust is folded and deformed by lateral compression to form a mountain range.
The first in a series of once in a lifetime craft beer releases - Antler honors the very first observable tectonic event that played a part in bringing Nevada up from the the sea floor some 380 million years ago. Its name comes from Antler Peak, just southwest of Battle Mountain in Nevada where telltale marks of this first mountain building event can still be seen today. Details on this primeval brew and release party to follow in the coming weeks.
The Great Reno Balloon Race is floating into town September 8-10, and with it comes our limited release of Dawn Patrol Crystal Pale Ale. It’s the official beer of the Great Reno Balloon Race and as light and refreshing as a floating through a cloudless sky. Every time you purchase a Dawn Patron, we make a donation to the Great Reno Balloon Race to help it fly even higher. Enjoy it now in 6-packs and our brewpubs, but hurry – what goes up, must come down.
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Football is back and it kicks off Monday Night Football specials at both of our brewpubs with happy hour pricing on pints of beer during the game!
On Sundays, exclusively at our Reno location, we’ll have our Brewmaster’s Brunch from 9:30am-2pm with $3.50 mimosas, bloody marys, and flagship pints of beer*. We’ll help you tackle the weekend in the end zone.
Calling all Browns fans: Come root for the Brownies at our Sparks brewpub (The Dawg Pound) for each and every Browns game this season. It’s the official meeting place for the Northern Nevada chapter of the Browns Backers. Go Brownies! Along with offering a few breakfast items and our regular menu, pints of beer are discounted during each game.
* some beers, while still discounted, may have an additional charge.
As climate change creates more extreme weather around the country, we’re reaching out to help locally by becoming an ambassador in the National Weather Service's Weather-Ready Nation. We’ll help by speaking about how to prepare for extreme blizzards, floods, droughts and more.
Our first weather outreach will be a Winter Weather Preparedness talk given by the National Weather Service on October 20 at Taps and Tanks. Watch for more details in the next issue of Unfiltered.
Never Say Die
Recently found in a Utah stream, the Pilot Peak species of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout was thought be extinct. It is currently being reintroduced into it's native habitat. In conjunction with the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, we will have three presentations at our Taps & Tanks brewery on October 12, 19, and 26 where it will be discussed. To close out the event trifecta and celebrate the reintroduction of this species, we’ll have a big party on Sunday, October 28th. We’ll have more details in the next issue of Unfiltered.
Hurricane Harvey Relief
With the catastrophic flooding and destruction continuing to be felt from Hurricane Harvey, helping those in need is something that’s more important now than ever. If you can, we urge you to donate to your favorite non-profit to help send aid to our fellow Americans in need. We’ve included a couple below to make it easy.
American Red Cross: To make a financial donation, visit the their website, call 1.800.RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need.
Salvation Army: To make a financial donation, visit www.helpsalvationarmy.org, call 1.800.SAL ARMY, or text STORM to 51555.
If you haven’t gotten to enjoy a 39º North Blonde Ale yet, there’s no better time than this Labor Day weekend. This delightful summer craft beer is light, refreshing, and brewed with hop notes of lime and fresh melon. Look for 6-packs of bottles where craft beer is sold across Nevada and California and 6-packs of cans available only at our Reno and Sparks brewpubs.
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Same Great Taste
We recently just took the wraps off of our new website, and we think you’re gonna want to check it out. With it you’ll be able to find out more detail on all of your favorite Great Basin brews even faster than before. There’s also more space dedicated to what’s On Tap on our Reno and Sparks brewpub pages. Of course, we’re also continuing to add Great Basin swag on our online store so look for the link at the top of our site.
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