The leaves are changing and greatness is brewing this fall in Reno Tahoe. Check out these local breweries with must-try, fall-inspired beers. There are dozens of local breweries and distilleries offering established favorites and seasonal specialties.
For Nevada’s oldest brewery, Great Basin Brewing Company, the start of fall means it’s time for beers inspired by the changing seasons. Their Oktoberfest is a lager that’s full-bodied, malty and smooth with gentle hop accents. A returning seasonal favorite is the Deathwish APA, a collaboration with Moment Skis that pays homage to Moment’s skis of the same name. Both the beer and the skis claim to be light and nimble, yet deceptively powerful. We suggest you try it for yourself to see if you agree! Try these at either of their locations in Reno or Sparks.
Pigeon Head Brewery, Reno’s first lager brewery, offers several year-round favorites as well as a regular rotation of seasonal beers. This fall, we recommend the Red Rye Lager, a hybrid German rye lager, or the Silver Sage Pale Ale, a Nevada-inspired beer with hints of citrus and sage. For a true autumnal beer drinking experience, check out their Oktoberfest, on tap while supplies last.
This fall, The Brewer’s Cabinet is serving up a selection of seasonally-inspired brews that will satisfy any palate. Their Squashbuckler Pumpkin Ale is brewed with butternut squash and has hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel and is sure to be a fan favorite. Also new on tap are the malt-forward Walloper Scotch Ale and the Triple Apparition, a pub favorite brewed as a triple IPA. For those looking for something truly out-of-this-world, order a glass of Spacelord IPL, bursting with grapefruit, mandarin and lemon notes.
Located in Reno’s growing Brewery District, Record Street Brewing Co. is offering a unique twist on pumpkin spice this fall. Their Tomcat Pumpkin Spice Latte beer is on Nitro for a smooth taste. Ask your bartender to add a sprinkle of cinnamon to really bring the fall flavors to life. If a fall classic is calling your name, they are serving up a tasty, locally-brewed Oktoberfest.
Take in the flavors of fall at 10 Torr where they are brewing up their festive Harvest Moon Oktoberfest beer. Or grab a former seasonal favorite, Fight Milk, a Coffee White Stout set to be released in October. If a cocktail is what you’re craving, you’ll want to try their Spiced Apple Cider, available on draft at their taproom and in cans you can take home to enjoy.
Grab your pumpkin spice latte in the morning, and start your fall happy hours right with Lead Dog Brewing’s Pumpkin Spiced Ale. Nothing pairs better with crisp fall weather than a tasty Oktoberfest beer and Lead Dog’s Oktoberfest is a local favorite. If you’re looking for something unique, try their Churro Please!, inspired by, you guessed it, the cinnamon flavors of a churro. All of these fall-themed beers are brewed locally and available at both Lead Dog locations in Reno and Sparks, or grab a 4-pack to go.
In addition to these seasonal brews, check out the year-round favorites on tap at Reno Tahoe’s many breweries and distilleries. Craving more autumn-inspired treats? We can help you find the best spots to grab yummy coffee, sweets and more.
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