It’s a great time for drinking beer in Reno, Nevada. Whether you’re looking for a funky Saison, a hoppy IPA or a malty stout there is a brewery for you. From Midtown to the Brewery District, you’ll find award-winning craft beers crafted by passionate people.
1. Brewer’s Cabinet
Located in Midtown, The Brewer’s Cabinet serves creative beers and a full menu of food-friendly eats. They’re also the brewers of the iconic Tahoe Beer. With the slogan “famous as the lake” Tahoe Beer has been around since 1862. The original company went out, but Brewer’s Cabinet bought the rights so they could bring the beer back to life. Three different types of Tahoe Beer are available: Tahoe Blonde, Tahoe Amber Ale, and Tahoe Pale Ale. Along with Tahoe Beer their taproom and restaurant serves a wide range of brews like the “Dirty Wookie”, a scrumptious brown ale with toffee notes and a “Sakura Cherry Blossom Sour”.
This industrial brewery, located in Sparks, is famous for its IPAs, 2x IPAs, 3x IPAs, and hazy IPAs, basically all things IPA! The drinking space overlooks the production facility with fun murals, giant Jenga, cornhole, and other games. As the name suggests, Revision is all about evolving and trying new things. No food is sold on-site, but you can bring food or order something to be delivered to the brewery.
IMBĪB (pronounced imbibe) is one of the smallest brewpubs in Nevada. They focus is crafting old-word barrel-aged beers and fruit and sour ales. Their tap features 18-20 unique beers, from the Chardonnay Saison to their cutthroat cream ale, there is always something new and exciting to try!
Located in what people are calling the Reno Brewery District, Pigeon Head is a local favorite specializing in German-style lagers. They have a staple of easy-drinking brews along with more creative concoctions like the “Take Two to Mango” and “Pineapple Basil IPL”.
Housed in a 1910 train station, The Depot is a brewery and distillery. They focus on traditional brewing practices such as decoction brewing and open fermentation, to bring unique flavor profiles to their beers. While their process might take longer than many modern-day brewing techniques they create beautiful craft beers. The Depot also has a robust barrel-aging program. Grab a sampler so you can try them all!
Brasserie St. James is a Midtown brewpub with rustic decor and big stone fireplaces, crafting old-world style beers. Their beer list showcases a wide range of beer styles and features many gold medal-winning beers, like the “Red Headed Stranger” and “Daily Wages”. Beer aside, the food alone is a reason to make a visit. The Buenos Aires Barbeque is perfect for sharing with a group, while the portobello fries and poutine are crowd favorites.
Another brewery and distillery 10 Torr is the brainchild of engineers. Custom equipment was built for their brewing process. The beer is clarified through a centrifuge to protect the aromas and flavor without adding any chemical fining agents. You might not understand it but you’ll certainly taste the quality. Their bar has an open patio that often plays host to food trucks and cute pups.