Beer from ‘the Middle of Everywhere’: Tonopah and Virginia City Breweries Take Off with Statewide Distribution Deal

November 7, 2018

Tonopah Brewing Company and its northern sibling, The Virginia City Brewery recently signed with mega-distributor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. The two locations produce two distinct brands.

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Mill Street Still & Brew a Triumph of Craftsmanship

August 25, 2017

If nerdliness is next to Godliness for brewers and distillers, Reno may be the site of their most awe-inspiring temple. Mill Street Still & Brew features custom metal work on the building’s exterior, and in its tap room and brewing facility. The company is making an array of “precision beers” and cold-distilled spirits using hand-crafted equipment, and an unusual process. Click headline for the full story and more photos.

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Craft Brew Barrelage Headed for Increase; Business Practices Mandate Roils Big Beer

May 8, 2017

It seems fairly certain Nevada craft brewers will get the green light to legally produce more beer. Big beer brands Anheuser Busch InBev and Miller Coors have put aside earlier objections to raising the production cap. But they’ve refocused their opposition on a legislative proposal aimed at preventing them from hindering craft beer sales with perverse incentives to distributors. Click headline for full story.

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Nevada Alcohol Tax Hike Passes Senate Committee

April 5, 2017

Updated 8:00 p.m. — A bill that would fund government-assisted heroin injection clinics passed its first hurdle today in the Nevada legislature. Senate Bill 181 would also boost drug courts and prison substance abuse treatment programs. A package of sin taxes would support the programs, including excise tax hikes of 50 percent on liquor, beer, and wine. Click headline for full story.

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Nevada Craft Brewers Introduce App

February 28, 2017

With dozens of craft breweries dotting the Silver State map, new brews could go undiscovered for months – or forever. The Nevada Craft Brewers Association has a way to “connect” …

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Beer and Wine, Mighty Fine

January 22, 2017

In December, Matt Robison whipped up a dopplebock, in preparation for an upcoming beer festival. Then he added muscat juice. The five-gallon batch is still fermenting, but he can tell you what he thinks it will taste like. CLICK HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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Vino 100 Bottle Painting Party Was Packed

October 22, 2018

November’s bottle painting party at Vino 100 drew the largest number of attendees yet, said Ann Valdes, who specializes in “traveling art parties,” and has been hosted throughout 2018 by the south Reno wine shop. On-site painting parties will resume at Vino 100 after the new year. Meanwhile, here are a few photos. (Note that wine and cocktails are part of the fun, served with a smile by Vino 100 proprietor Karen.) Click headline to see bottle painting photos…