Friday, October 9, 2009

More CANFEST info, speakers, tickets, and more!

CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival Tickets and Room Packages Now on Sale
Reno, NV (September 2009)—As Reno gears up to host the first ever international canned beer competition, appropriately named CANFEST, the competition is unfolding into an event complete with enticing festivities for attendees, more than 25 breweries from all around the globe, and great ticket/room packages.
The competition will take place in the Grand Sierra Theater October 23, from 6:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Tickets are now available through the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino’s website for $35 per person. Special room rates for attendees are available at $35 per night. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Nature Conservancy and The Great Basin Bird Observatory. Please visit the Grand Sierra’s website at or call 1-800-648-3568 to book rooms and tickets using the promotion code CANFEST.
Among the festivities lined up for CANFEST, Paul Gatza, Director of the Brewers Association, will be speaking on the history of American beer, craft beer, and the trend of canned beer. Ginger Johnson, founder of, will give a presentation on the reasons patrons enjoy canned beer, why women love beer, and the relationship between beer and the arts. A question and answer forum of canned brewery owners and brewers specifically intended to answer the public’s questions regarding beer and canned beer is another great addition to the competition.
A display of mobiles built by local artists entirely from recycled beer cans, a promotion that directly benefits Sierra Arts, a local non-profit that helps establish and spread arts programs in the Truckee Meadows.
Each brewery has been asked which cheese, chocolates and ice creams pair best with their individual beers. Many stations will feature exclusive pairings with these foods for the public to sample.
The following breweries have confirmed their attendance:
21st Amendment - CA
Anderson Valley Brewing Company - CA
Big Sky Brewing Company - MT
Bohemian Brewery - UT
Buckbean Brewing Company - NV
Caldera Brewing - OR
Capital Brewery - WI
Coors - CO
Four Peaks Brewing - AZ
High Noon Saloon & Brewery - KS
Mammoth Brewing Company - CA
Maui Brewing - HI
New Belgium Brewing Company - CO
Northwoods Brewing - WI
Oskar Blues Brewery - CO
Prescott Brewing - AZ
Rochester Mills Brewing Company - MI
Sleeping Lady Brewing Company - AK
Steamworks Brewing Company - CO
Surly Brewing Company - MN
Ukiah Brewing Company - CA
Uncommon Brewers - CA


Brouwerij Bavik

Greene King



Archibald Microbrasserie

For more information, please contact Constance Aguilar from Abbi Public Relations at or by calling 775.323.2977. Visit for regular updates and new information regarding CANFEST.
Buckbean Brewing Company recently expanded into the Las Vegas and Northern California markets. The craft beer company produces its two signature beers, Original Orange Blossom Ale and Black Noddy Lager, in 16-ounce, environmentally-friendly cans, giving beer fans the opportunity to take their favorite brew with them hiking, biking, golfing and boating without the worry of glass breaking.
About Grand Sierra Resort and Casino:
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) is in the heart of Reno/Tahoe - America’s Adventure Place. GSR is northern Nevada’s most complete resort destination with nearly 2,000 guest rooms and suites. The property offers a wide variety of accommodations for the everyday business traveler to the complete family vacation with amenities that include 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, branded retail shopping, headliner entertainment, a cinema, a 50-lane championship bowling center, outdoor thrill rides, aqua golf driving range, the largest casino north of Las Vegas with 24 hours of heart-pounding action plus so much more. GSR is a proud member of Summit Hotels and Resorts, a prestigious brand of Preferred Hotel Group. For more information, please visit or to make reservations call 1.800.648.5080.


  1. FYI, GSR just told me they need to see my tickets (in person) to get the special room rate.

  2. Bob-
    We called the GSR to get this sorted out, so sorry for the glitch. Thanks for letting us know


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