Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Beer Dinner and movie screening in Nashville

Hey Nashville, come out tomorrow night to Fido's Cafe and enjoy a 3 course food tasting paired with some delicious brews, including our Tule Duck Red Ale!
Paired with a screening a of Beer Wars, this is the perfect mid-week pick-me-up for any beer lover in the Nashville area.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Time!

To ring in the 2010 Christmas season, we've got several offerings and happenings from us to help keep you all warm and fuzzy with beer!

First off, on December 16th, Reno's Firkin & Wolf Pub and Restaurant will host their first Buckbean Beer Dinner!
The menu is as follows:
Original Orange Blossom Ale with rosemary lavash with smoked Chinese chicken, sweet pepper relish, toasted coriander and sweet mustard sauce
Tule Duck Red Ale with bitter greens tossed in lemon oil and sea salt, topped with venison and wild mushroom Wellington with smoked tomato relish
Black Noddy Lager with Kahlua roast port over Hawaiian slaw with toasted sesame dressing, carmelized pineapple and sweet chili
Very Noddy Lager with roasted hazelnut cannoli with mocha java mousse and toasted pecan praline

A meal not be missed! $40 or $70 per couple. Call Firkin and Wolf at 775-333-9653 for reservations.

Secondly, we've got a birthday bash for our brewer Dan this Saturday the 11th at Buckbean. Come down and get Very Noddy Specials, play darts, hang out with Dan and listen to him spread his gospel of beer, but also be the first to try the new Bourbon Barrel Tule Duck Ale! Dan's been been brewing special batches of Tule Duck in oak Bourbon barrels and it'll debut tomorrow for the public to slurp, gulp, or sip to their enjoyment. We'll also have live music from 4-6!

For the beer lovers in your life, Christmas is the perfect time to give the gift of ale, and Buckbean has got you covered with some special holiday gifts!

Choose from:
1. Mixed four pack (including the 2010 World Beer Cup bronze winning Very Noddy Lager) and two pint glasses for just $15.00
2. Add a Buckbean T-shirt to the deal for only $10 more
3. If you can't quiet decide on what your beer enthusiast would want in their stocking, give them a gift certificate! A $25 gift certificate for only $20 or $50 gift certificate for only $40!

Keep in mind, these are only redeemable after December 25.

So there you have it. Plenty of ways to get your Buckbean fix this December. Enjoy and Cheers! Happy Holidays from Buckbean Brewing Company!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Las Vegas gets a Noddy invasion from Buckbean!

For those of you Las Vegas-ites, we have a ton of cool events and happenings this weekend. Fill yourself up with good beer!


The Village Lake Las Vegas, Buckbean Brewing Company and New Vista Community host “Brews Best Village Beer Fest” on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the event for $25 per person with proceeds benefiting New Vista Community or can be pre-purchased at www.NewVistaCommunity.org.

The festival will showcase beers from Buckbean, Boulder Dam Brewing, Barley’s Brewing, Gordon Biersch Las Vegas, Backyard Brew Pub, Stone Brewing Company, Tenaya Creek, Nevada Beverage and more. The breweries will set up along the waterfront cobblestone streets of The Village and guests can taste top-notch beers while enjoying live music. To round out the evening guests can choose from one of the many restaurants in The Village for dinner.

Festival guests don’t have to worry about the drive home after a day of beer tasting; guests can stay the night with a special package at MonteLago Village Resort or Vacation Villas. To book a Brews Best Beer Fest special package at the Resort, please call 1-888-600-2688 or visit www.montelagovillage.com. For Vacation Villas, please call 702-568-1174 or visit www.lakelasvegasrentals.com.

Double Helix at Palazzo from 4:30-7pm (event is 5-7pm). This will be a tasting of the entire line and feedback from guests will "help" them decide which beer will be added to the list.


Motley Brews Tailgate 2010. This is a craft brew festival featuring 80+ beers from around the world plus football on TV and snacks for only $30 in advance/$35 door. The Noddy Girls will have a table to themselves to promote Buckbean. www.motleybrews.com/events.htm


Come out and visit the Noddy Girls, drink good beer, and enjoy the finer side of Sin City. See you there!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Surly Tasting and the Return of Doug's Very Noddy Lager!

Friday, October 29 is going to be a great beer day at Buckbean!
Doug's Very Noddy 40th Birthday Lager, better know as the Very Noddy Lager, unleashes to the patrons of holiday ales. This amazing beer that packs quite a punch (10.5% ABV) won Bronze at the prestigious 2010 World Beer Cup as one of 44 beers entered in the "Other Strong Beer" category. We are going to celebrate this release with $2 pints of ALL beers on tap, but the Very Noddy should be your first stop.

As if the Very Noddy Lager wasn't enough to be excited about, we will also be offering you the change to try four beers from Minnesota's Surly Brewing Company, one of our favorite canned breweries around. We'll have offerings of the Bender, Coffee Bender, Cynic Ale and Bitter Brewer. If you attended CANFEST you can get a free tasting of all the beers; if not, it's only $1.00 to try the brews. You will also have the chance to buy the beers for $1.00/can. Please note: cash only transaction- all the money goes to the non-profit Great Basin Bird Observatory.

Come down anytime tomorrow and kick in the fall season with some awesome local & out-of-area brews!

Monday, October 4, 2010

CANFEST breweries and info!


The sudsy wonder of canned beer is taking over people!

Friday the 8th at Buckbean Brewing Co. the winners of each judging category will be announced at 6 p.m. Beer will be flowing and there will be a chance to meet some cool beer industry media folks and brewers themselves.

And then of course Saturday is the main event.
The confirmed breweries as of today are:
21st Amendment Brewery
Anderson Valley
Big Sky Brewing Co
Bohemian Brewery
Buckbean Brewing Co
Caldera Brewing Co
Capital Brewery
Four Peaks Brewing
Great River Brewery
High Noon Saloon & Brewery
Mammoth Brewing Co
Maui Brewing Co
MillKing IT Productions
Mudshark Brewing Co
Northwoods Brewing Co
Oskar Blues Brewery
Prescott Brewing Co
Rochester Mills Beer Co
Santa Fe Brewing Co
San Tan Brewing Co
Surly Brewing Co
Tall Grass Brewing
Uncommon Brewers Inc

Please visit our new website www.canfestreno.com for more info.

And thanks to our great sponsors this year, including That Can Holder, Hi-Cone/Mumm Products, Ball, Digiprint, Wild 102.9, Abbi PR, and Bourns Productions!

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Can-o-lution is Almost here!

CANFEST is right around the corner. Ah, we just cannot wait to have one full evening of the greatest canned breweries in the world together in one room serving out their delicious brews.

In case you're curious of who's coming, here is the list of our 100% solid, attending breweries:
21st Amendment Brewing Co
Uncommon Brewers
High Noon Saloon and Brewery
Maui Brewing Co
Mammoth Brewing Co
Anderson Valley Brewing Co
Mudshark Brewing Co
Caldera Brewing Co
Buckbean Brewing Co
Four Peaks Brewing Co
Capital Brewery
Northwoods Brewing Co
Rochester Mills Brewing Co
Surly Brewing Co
MillKing It Productions

There are plenty more to come, we just don't want to tease anyone until everything is set in stone.

Also, we're holding a contest to send one lucky blogger to Reno for CANFEST.
The deadline for entries was yesterday, and now the voting has begun!

Click here to choose your favorite

To view the entries before voting, all the links below will guide you to them:

Josh, Lost in the Beer Isle

Jim, Beer and Whiskey Brothers

Scott, The Beer Snob

Sean, Beer Search Party

Greg, Pour Curator

Rebecca, Calipidder

Stephen, Definitive Ale

Mark, Atattooedtale

Tickets for CANFEST are now on sale on the Grand Sierra Resort's website
$30 gets you a tasting glass, unlimited tastings, expo access, food samples, and a grand ol hoppy time!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Attention all beer bloggers!

We at Buckbean believe that the online beer community is the most underrated and, at times, unappreciated group of beer enthusiasts and experts out there. Since canning our first beer a little over two years ago, we have one group of people to thank for helping us accomplish a great reputation all over the US- and that’s the group of the dedicated and highly opinionated bloggers and online journalists who gladly accepted our free samples and press release sendouts.

Because of the mutual loyalties we’ve established with the community of thirsty critics, and the endless amounts of coverage and support they’ve given our brewery, we’d like to offer a little something back to them.

But, it doesn’t come without a little work. We like to see you sweat.

Here’s the deal:

In 2009, the owners of Buckbean came to the realization that the perks of canning beer are beyond what the public understands, and that the most effective way to spread the gospel of canned beer would be to conduct a competition and tasting festival. This year, we expect to draw 50+ craft breweries from around the world to compete and participate in the celebration of canned beer. We're working on building it into an event similar to the sold-out festivals and beer gatherings, as well as being looked at as a sort of landmark in the culture of beer.

The event is CANFEST, one that many of you are already familiar with (thanks for all the love last year, by the way!). This year it’s back, and we’ve got plans to make it bigger and better than ever. Additions are being made left and right to help build the event into a must attend for beer fanatics. And that’s where you come in!

Want to attend as well? Cool, I bet you do.

Starting now and lasting until the 1st week of September, we’re offering those with an established beer blog (meaning you didn’t build a blog simply to participate in this contest) an opportunity to write one blog post, centered on why they deserve to come to CANFEST. We are very partial to creativity and humor. Once your blog post is live, send the link back to my constance@abbipr.com email with an appropriate subject line.

Once we’ve got the compiled list of blog posts, we will post every link to our blog and filter via social networks, and pick a winner based on votes. The winner will be flown to Reno for the weekend and have the opportunity to attend all of CANFEST’s festivities and even be a guest judge during the competition portion. Yes, we will feed you too.

So now you’ve got the details- on your mark, get set, GO!

Cheers and happy writing!

Constance Aguilar

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Return of CANFEST!

Alright folks, here is it.
The official announcement of CANFEST 2010

You can fan it on Facebook now, too!

Contact: Constance Aguilar, Abbi Public Relations
constance@abbipr.com or 775-232-3977

Buckbean Brewing brings CANFEST to Reno
Dozens of brewers from across the country will showcase unique beers at Grand Sierra Resort

RENO, NV (June, 2010) — Buckbean Brewing will once again turn Reno, Nev. into the center of the canned microbrew universe this October, as it puts on CANFEST – Reno International Canned Beer Festival, the world’s first canned beer festival, for a second straight year.

Dozens of breweries from around the world will converge on Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on October 9, offering up their canned creations to beer enthusiasts from around the region. The heavy hitters of canned microbrewing — names like Oskar Blues, New Belgium and Bohemian Brewing — showed up last year, as well as a large selection of small craft can breweries like Mudshark, Uncommon Brewers and Surly Brewing in addition to international beers from Europe, Asia and North American. Buckbean Brewing co-founder Dough Booth said he expects almost all brewers from last year to return. Winners of a judged canned beer competition will be announced the night before the event at an awards dinner.

CANFEST is both a recognition of the fast-growing popularity of canned craft beer and a celebration of the benefits of the aluminum cylinder. Long regarded as a symbol of inferior beer, the can has come into its own in recent years as beer drinkers realize that cans offer superior protection from sunlight and oxygen infiltration, and the containers are much more portable and environmentally friendly than their glass counterpart.

The notion that world-class beer can be delivered in a can has caught on, and now the number of microbrews offering canned beer is growing at an astonishing rate. In 2002 the first microbrewery began canning craft beer; today over 52 microbreweries offer their brews in a can, according to the National Brewers Association.

And as the canned beer craze continues to catch on, organizers expect CANFEST to expand.

“It was our first event last year, so it was pretty local, but I think that will start changing,” said Buckbean Brewing Co-founder Doug Booth, of CANFEST’s growing audience.

Buckbean, the largest production microbrewery in Western Nevada, started canning unique microbrews in Reno in 2008. Their beer — from a crisp, dark German Schwarzbier called the Black Noddy Lager to the unique Original Orange Blossom Ale and the rich, hearty Tule Duck Red Ale — represents co-founders Doug Booth and Dan Kahn’s outside-of-the-box thinking on everything from brewing ingredients to the container the beer is packaged in — 16-oz. beer cans.

CANFEST was just a natural outgrowth of Buckbean’s enthusiasm for great beer in a can.

“I think every other town or brewery has a beer festival. Some have music; some have food; some have judging. They all seemed fairly similar. We wanted to create something unique,” said Booth.

For more information on CANFEST contact Constance Aguilar from Abbi Public Relations at constance@abbipr.com or by calling 775.323.2977. For more information on Buckbean Brewing visit www.buckbeanbeer.com.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beer Dinner @ Dragonfly in Truckee this June!

Back by popular demand, Dragonfly Restaurant is once again teaming up with Reno’s Buckbean Brewery for another Beer Maker’s dinner on Friday, June 11. This year’s event is made even more enticing with a lodging package, which offers 20 percent off rates at the venerable Truckee Hotel within easy walking distance from Dragonfly.

A flavorful encore, Dragonfly’s Billy McCullough and Buckbean Brewing Company’s Doug Booth and Dan Kahn will again join their forces in presenting the Buckbean Beer Maker’s Dinner on Friday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at the Dragonfly in Truckee.

“I was immediately impressed when I met Doug – the way he spoke about beer was almost like how a chef talks about food,” recalls McCullough. “Dragonfly was the first restaurant to carry Buckbean. Partnering with Buckbean is in keeping with our whole philosophy of local sustainability and supporting local products.”

Brew master Dan Kahn says pairing food and beer is a little different than pairing food and wine.

“With wine you generally look for flavor contrasts, while with beer you generally pair similar flavors, although contrast can also work very well in some cases,” Kahn explains. “Billy understood all this right away.”

Kahn says the vast range of beer flavors and styles makes for great food pairings. West Coast brewers like Buckbean have put the same type of creativity and experimentation into their beer that California chefs, like McCullough, have shown with their food.

“So the two are actually a very natural match,” Kahn adds. “The Original Orange Blossom Ale, in particular, is an excellent match for all of Billy’s Asian dishes. The fragrant complexity of the orange flowers really highlights other bright flavors like cilantro, citrus, ginger and hot pepper.”

Consider some of culinary highlights of the Buckbean Brewery Beer Maker’s Dinner. The savory repast begins with hot and spicy shrimp potstickers paired with Buckbean’s Roler Bock and continues with a grilled Kobe beef slider with Great Hill Farms blue cheese, caramelized onion and IPA infused ketchup paired with Buckbean’s Adaven IPA. The menu’s centerpiece is the Red Ale Chinese five spice braised Muscovy duck with ginger mash potatoes, which is served with Buckbean’s Tule Duck. The sublime dinner is concluded with a Noddy glazed chocolate cake with caramel Chantilly cream paired with Buckbean’s Black Noddy.

Beer Maker’s Dinner participants will also have a chance to meet the affable brew master, learn about the brewing processes, taste the malts, smell the hops and more. The four-course dinner, which includes beer pairings, is priced at $42 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. For dinner reservations call 530-587-0557.

The Beer Maker’s Lodging Package offers guests who wish to spend the night in Truckee a 20 percent discount on any Truckee Hotel room for the evening of June 11 which can be booked by calling 530-587-4444.

Dragonfly is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road, right in the heart of downtown Truckee. For more information on Dragonfly, visit www.dragonflycuisine.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute news and updates. Beer lovers can visit the Reno-based brewery’s site, www.buckbeanbeer.com

Friday, April 23, 2010

Summer Events With Buckbean

The following is a list of events in the next couple of months Buckbean will be a part of.
This is not our full calendar for the next few months, but a good idea of where folks outside of the Reno area can drink our beer and chat with an expert about the company.

Date Event City
24-Apr SF International Beer Festival- San Francisco
27-Apr UC Berkeley MBA Haas School of Business- Berkeley
30-Apr Celebrity Chef Challenge- Sacramento
1-May UC Berkeley City Planning Students- Berkeley
1-May Bay Area Beverage Beer Fest- Oakland
1-May Save Angel Island Wine & Beer Fest- Angel Island
8-May Boonville Beer Fest- Boonville
16-May Bay to Breakers- San Francisco
21-May Giants Vs. A's Tailgate Fiesta- Oakland
29-May CA Festival of Brewers- Pismo Beach
5-Jun Monterey Beer Fest- Monterrey
12-Jun Auburn Beer Fest- Auburn
26-Jun Walk In the Wild- Oakland
17-Jul Breast Fest- San Francisco
24-Jul Music in the Mountains- Grass Valley

If you're in the area of any of these events during the posted dates then mark your calendars and come have a beer with us!

A shot at fame for all Buckbean supporters!

Hey Buckbean patrons!

This is our "casting call" to everyone and anyone who is interested in being a part of the Buckbean Swimsuit and Beer photo op at the brewery on Tuesday April 27th at 5:30 p.m.
We're offering two free pints and cheese and crackers to those who show up in their swimwear and pose for a picture that will appear in the Celebrator Beer News Magazine

Please come down and try our new Maibock, which our brewmaster describes as a strong, pale lager is a traditional German springtime style. Straw colored with a thick, white head, the clean lager aroma strikes a delicate balance of sweet malt and fine German hops. A touch of Munich and pale Caramel malts provide fullness and depth, and a clean, moderate hop bitterness balances the malt sweetness nicely.
The perfect treat for a warm spring day!

Hope to see everyone in their summer gear and happily guzzling down some Buckbean!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

When: April 10, 2010
Time: 11 AM to 7 PM
Where: Buckbean Brewery 1155 S. Rock Blvd., Suite 490
More Info Call: 775-857-4444

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Buckbean Brewing Co's 2nd Anniversary Party

Hey folks!
Buckbean Brewing Co. can now proudly boast two years of business in Reno!

To kick-off the celebration, Buckbean will feature beer specials at the brewery beginning tomorrow, April 7, to commemorate the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. All four packs and cases are 20% off, except the Very Noddy Lager cases, which are 30% off. The deals continue on Thursday with $5 Very Noddy Lager Pint Day and Friday, where everything will be 15% off, including all merchandise.

Friday, Buckbean will host an art exhibit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring the work of pop artist and Lake Tahoe resident Kevin McCall.

Anniversary festivities begin at 11 a.m. at Buckbean Brewery.
The celebration includes $3 pints all day along.
Beer patrons have the opportunity to guzzle down the newly released Maibock beer and a very special Buckbean Anniversary Ale, brewed specially for and only available on that day.

Complimentary food will be provided by Lamppost Pizza, Uncle Vinny’s Pizza, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The Cantina Los Tres Hombres, Sushi Pier 2 and more.

Buckbean is also hosting a beer pong tournament beginning at noon, complete with a cash prize.
And a 3 p.m. cooking demonstration with Back of the House Chef Barbara Mills cooking with Buckbean Beer.

Come celebrate this joyous occasion with us and enjoy some great local beer!

Friday, March 5, 2010

From our friends at Lake Las Vegas:

We wanted to help the Village at Lake Las Vegas spread the word regarding the current happenings at the Village after the closing of the Ritz and casino. out there.
Please remember to support them, they're great colleagues and pals.


The Village Lake Las Vegas continues business operations and events without interruptions

Operations of planned events, entertainment, shopping and dining options unaffected by changes

LAS VEGAS – March 4, 2010 – The past month has seen several business adjustments to Lake Las Vegas, including the announcements of the Ritz Carlton and Casino MonteLago closings. However, the owner of The Village Lake Las Vegas, a separate entity from both the Ritz Carlton and Casino MonteLago, reiterates that despite the loss of these two operators, the business operations and events at The Village will not be affected.

“It’s sad to see the two operators go, but The Village is alive and well,” said Maurice Talley, commercial manager of The Village. “We’re resilient and optimistic that the closure of Ritz Carlton is only temporary and another announcement will be made in the very near future regarding that property. The Village drives its own traffic with events and entertainment, and is going to continue to do so.”

Located just 17 miles from the heart of Las Vegas, The Village is home to more than 30 unique shopping and dining options and is currently at 91 percent occupancy with its various tenants.

Multiple lodging options are available for guests within The Village and Lake Las Vegas. MonteLago Village Resort provides two world-class properties within The Village and nearby waterfront area. MonteLago Village Resort offers guests room options from one to three-bedroom units, some located directly within The Village and most with romantic views of Lake Las Vegas. The Resort also operates two meeting facilities and a larger events center located within The Village, making it an ideal location for a business conference or special event.

Vacation Villas provides additional lodging for guests ranging from one-bedroom units to fully-furnished water-front homes. Additionally, Loews Lake Las Vegas is located across from The Village and offers guests a variety of amenities including dining, spa and meeting facilities.

The Village provides a beautiful backdrop for special events and concerts throughout the year, including the upcoming “Brews Best Village Beer Fest,” to benefit New Vista Community on Saturday, March 13; a live production of “The Taming of the Shrew” presented by Shakespeare At Play on Friday, March 26; Monthly Wine Walks to benefit New Vista Community beginning on Saturday, April 3; and the annual Easter Egg Hunt and celebration on Sunday, April 4.

For media information, please contact:
Mandi McCary
PR Plus

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

UPDATE- MonteLago Village Brew's Best Beer Festival

Hey folks!
We have been getting a lot of emails and contacts that want to know about the festival and if it's still even taking place. Most Vegas peeps have caught wind of the fact MonteLago will close their casino the day after the festival.
While the casino is closing, and we extend our condolences to everyone out there, the festival WILL take place on the 13th as planned. The Village itself hasn't announced any news about closing, it's just the casino.
Please come and join us, we have more than 20 breweries, serving more than 75 beers, music, a non-alcoholic tent, merchandise and more.
Please spread the word!

-Buckbean Brewing Company

Friday, February 19, 2010

Pairing Beer With Food- A post from our brewmaster

Our one and only brewmaster, Daniel Kahn, is not only a terrific brewer, but a pretty decent writer.
Here is a little tidbit of Dan's on pairing beer with food. As an experienced brewer AND chef, Dan knows that food and beer go together like pimps and their lady friends. He adds onto the end further descriptions and suggested pairings for the three signature Buckbean brews.
Read this and find out why we love Dan, not just because he's a part of Buckbean, but because the man knows his stuff.


In this country, we are just starting to realize something that most European cultures have known for centuries: great beer pairs as well with great food, and often better than, wine. Partly, this is because the most key ingredient in beer is malted barley. Barley is a dietary staple – beer truly is food, and the way that barley is prepared during malting produces a huge range of flavors, aromas and colors, many from the very same compounds that comprise the rest of our food. Additionally, there are many important flavor components from the hops and yeast that create dramatic variation in beer flavor.

I have 10 years of experience as a chef, including a stint with Mario Batali, which has not only been useful when combining and balancing flavors to create new beers, but has left me constantly aware of how my beers interact with other foods as well. Consequently, I work very hard to make sure our beers have balance and depth of flavor, but also finish cleanly without lingering aftertastes, or any harsh elements. Each of our beers is distinct, and offers a variety of elements to pair with foods.

OOBA: The signature characteristic of this unique beer is the elegant, aromatic orange blossoms, though it has enough malt body to accent starchy foods, and enough hops to be dry and balanced. This beer is full of bright flavors, and pairs especially well with other bright tasting foods: citrus fruits, fresh herbs (dill, basil, mint, cilantro), tangy cheeses like feta or goat cheese, and hot chilies. It also goes especially well with light pasta dishes, pastries, or fish, and makes a superb marinade for chicken.

Tule Duck Red Ale: This rich and malty ale has a deep red color, a silky, smooth body, lots of caramel malt flavor and a soft, evergreen hop aroma. Its richness stands up well with hearty game meats and savory herbs like sage and rosemary; tomato, barbecue or fruit sauces; and aged cheddars, goudas, and other complex, medium-sharp cheeses.

Black Noddy Lager: This is a black lager with a surprisingly light body and moderate roasted character. The roasted flavors really highlight any grilled, roasted, or seared foods, and smoked meats, fish or cheeses. It also goes well with dark, earthy flavors like mushrooms, oysters, or soy sauce. It makes a good dessert beer as well, complementing both chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Body + Soul

Body + Soul Magazine article on how great beer is- even when compared to wine

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Village at Lake Las Vegas and Buckbean Brewing Co. Present Brew’s Best

Once again, we are gearing up for our annual Lake Las Vegas beer festival.
The city that never fails to provide a good time will soon host our 3rd beer fest and we are very, very excited.
Here is the press release for the event. Please leave any questions via comment and we will get back to you. Also, if you blog or have a website, feel free to copy and paste this info and help spread the word. You can NEVER have too many people to drink good beer with.


The Village at Lake Las Vegas and Buckbean Brewing Company, the largest production microbrewery in Nevada, will host Brew’s Best Hand-Crafted Beer Festival Saturday, March 13, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Taster kits are available for $25, which include 30 sampling tickets and a souvenir tasting mug. All proceeds will benefit local charity New Vista Community.

Brew’s Best is the third installment of successful craft beer festivals hosted at The Village at Lake Las Vegas. The festival has grown to more than 20 breweries sampling as many as 75 craft beers, and the highest expected attendance to date.
Confirmed breweries include: Barley’s Casino & Brewing Co., Chicago Brewing Co., Gorden Biersch Brewery, BMC Fine Spirits, Joseph James Brewery, Nevada Beverage, Tenaya Creek Brewing, White Pine Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Bayhawk Ales, Coronado Brewing Co., Boulder Dam Brewing Co., Del Norte Brewing Co., Big Dog’s Brewing Co., Grand Canyon Brewing Co., Old World Brewery, Boiler Room Brew Pub, and the Southern Nevada Fermenters Union (SNAFU).

Brew’s Best Hand-Crafted Beer Festival features live music and showcases craft beers from around the country served along The Village’s waterfront cobblestone streets. Attendees can also participate in an Intro to Craft Beer class, offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Villaggio Conference Center.

Festival guests can enjoy a stay at MonteLago Village Resort instead of driving home. The Resort is complete with scenic balconies, full kitchens and living areas. A special Village Craft Beer Festival package is available online and includes an overnight stay and two passes to the event for $129, a 35 percent savings (plus resort fees and taxes).

For more information on this event or to book a room at the Resort, please visit www.montelagovillage.com. To purchase taster kits in advance please visit www.newvistacommunity.org. For sponsorship information during any MonteLago Village event, please call 702-564-4785.

And don't forget- we will be doing ticket giveaways via our Facebook and Twitter profiles- give us a follow and be our fan for a chance to win!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine's Day Gift Bags from Buckbean Brewing Company and Sweets Candy Company

So you skipped the crowded parking lots and ugly lines at the mall, scored some Christmas boxes at Buckbean, and got some presents that someone really appreciated. Good for you, and well deserved pat on the back!

But now another shopping conundrum looms ominously: Valentines Day!

No worries. Once again, Buckbean has you covered, with style and convenience. Working with our fine local chocolatier at Sweets candy company, we have created a fun and delicious gift idea for you.

Our Valentine gift bags contain 1 can each of our year round canned beers (OOBA, Tule Duck Red Ale, and Black Noddy Lager), each paired with 2 different gourmet truffles from Sweets, and a Buckbean pint glass to share the beer. This isn't just candy for Valentine's, this is an amazing, decadent, intimate tasting experience that will truly enhance your Valentine pleasures.

Enjoy a floral lavender truffle, and a sweet and spicy chocolate-chili truffle with the bright and aromatic OOBA; a savory sea salt caramel and a black cherry truffle with the full, herbal Tule Duck Red Ale; a cappuccino truffle and a hazelnut truffle with the smoky, smooth Black Noddy Lager, all for just $18.

And the best part is, you get to do your shopping at your favorite brewery!

The bags are available for purchase at the brewery. And while you're at it, you can sample some of our tasty brews on tap, including the return of Adaven IPA!

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