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BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES

Over the last ten years, the Reno Tahoe food and drink scene has seen an explosion in the number of local breweries and distilleries, many of which have gained acclaim on the West Coast and across the nation. From Midtown Reno to Lake Tahoe, there are many locally-owned options whether you are looking for a microbrew or a unique craft cocktail.

MIDTOWN RENO BREWERIES

Midtown, one of Reno’s flourishing districts and the darling of the Reno Renaissance, features unique shops, locally sourced eateries and a variety of craft breweries. When you head to this area, you can spend time sampling a flight at a single brewery or appreciate a variety of brews on a bar crawl.

The Brewer’s Cabinet, sitting on the edge of Midtown, is the perfect place for some house-made tater tots and one of their signature “Tahoe” brand beer. As you work your way into what is more traditionally known as Midtown, The Brasserie Saint James offers a lively atmosphere, European-style menu and award-winning craft brews. Right down the street is a Reno favorite, Silver Peak Brewery, located on Wonder Street. Their selection of house brews ranges from a light golden ale to a rich porter and is brewed on site. Looking to keep the crawl going? Downtown Reno is just a short walk from Midtown and is home to a growing number of breweries and taprooms.

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RENO TAHOE DISTILLERIES

From locally-farmed elements to our craft cocktail culture, the Reno Tahoe area provides the perfect ingredients for distilleries to be born and bred. Seven Troughs Distilling Co. is an example of a craft distillery that is standing out with its mid-century process of open fermentation in wooden hogshead barrels. A number of other Reno distilleries are also adding local flavor to traditional spirits, such as Yeti Jackalope Gin from Verdi Local Distillery, Rye Patch Whiskey from Forsaken River Spirits, Truckee River Rum from Branded Hearts Distillery, and Biggest Little Bourbon from The Depot.

If you are a craft spirit connoisseur, or you are just looking to try something new, Nevada has a hidden gem. Located east of Reno on a charming ranch in Fallon, Nevada, you will find a distillery with roots dating back more than a hundred years – Frey Ranch Estate Distillery. The Frey family, historically grain farmers, supplied much of the grain to Virginia City during the gold rush. It wasn’t until 2010 that they began to experiment with distilling, but we are glad they did! Frey Ranch has gained popularity with their “ground to glass” process of creating their signature spirits. The distillery and barrelhouse are open every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. if you are looking to tour and taste Frey Ranch.

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