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CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
« on: August 18, 2009, 01:07:27 PM »
Buckbean Brewing Company teams with Grand Sierra Resort & Casino for CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
Reno, NV (August 2009)—Buckbean Brewing Company, Nevada’s largest production microbrewery, will bring to Reno this October the first ever CANFEST – Reno International Canned Beer Festival, the first international beer judging and tasting for canned beer, to take place at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Oct. 23, 2009.   
            Buckbean, a company that packages their beers in environmentally-friendly 16 ounce aluminum cans, hopes to shed light on the various breweries across the US that distribute their brews in cans and crush the many myths regarding beer in cans.  Proceeds from the event will benefit The Nature Conservancy and the Great Basin Bird Observatory.
            The competition will commence and finish in the Grand Sierra Theater October 23, from 6:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.  Judging will take place prior to the public tasting. Celebrities from the beer world will judge the beers individually, based on categories still to be decided. Beer seminars, beer and food pairings and a forum of brewers that can beer are planned.
            Along with Buckbean Brewing Company, Big Sky Brewing Company, Oskar Blues, Ukiah Brewing Company, Maui Brewing Company, Surly Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Uncommon Brewers, and Rochester Mills Brewing Company are a few that have confirmed they will attend the event.
            Ticket prices are $35 per person and room packages will be available for attendees.  For more information, please contact Constance Aguilar from Abbi Public Relations at constance@abbipr.com or by calling 775.323.2977.
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ABOUT BUCKBEAN BREWING COMPANY:
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. www.buckbeanbeer.com
 

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Re: CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 01:37:57 PM »
Sounds cool.  Wish it was going on when I'll be in Reno next week. :(
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Re: CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 01:39:33 PM »
Yeah, I really like that they found a different theme for a festival that no one has used yet.  Cool to see Surly making their way there too.

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Re: CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 03:08:22 PM »
That's Friday before Darkness Day... can Surly spare anyone to send?
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Re: CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 03:09:19 PM »
That's Friday before Darkness Day... can Surly spare anyone to send?

Wow, didn't think about that.  I'd guess the event may just have people pour for them then.
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Re: CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 03:13:16 PM »
There are a lot more breweries that could attend/compete.  Steamworks and Ska off of the top of my head.  I am sure there are a bunch more.

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Re: CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009, 05:02:13 PM »
There are a lot more breweries that could attend/compete.  Steamworks and Ska off of the top of my head.  I am sure there are a bunch more.

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Re: CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2009, 05:19:10 PM »
There are a lot more breweries that could attend/compete.  Steamworks and Ska off of the top of my head.  I am sure there are a bunch more.

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Re: CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009, 05:20:47 PM »
There are a lot more breweries that could attend/compete.  Steamworks and Ska off of the top of my head.  I am sure there are a bunch more.

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Re: CANFEST- Reno International Canned Beer Festival
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009, 06:09:43 PM »
There are a lot more breweries that could attend/compete.  Steamworks and Ska off of the top of my head.  I am sure there are a bunch more.

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