One of my favorite annual events to produce is Brew HaHa. This year we celebrated Brew HaHa’s 21st birthday. The beer tasting event is a fan favorite for beer enthusiasts in Reno and all over the west coast. With 76 breweries pouring 3-4 types of beer you should easily be able to find some new favorites. Many breweries launch or market test new beers at the event. The variety and different styles of beer poured at Brew HaHa gives fans something to look forward to every January.
This is truly a community event. All of the beer at Brew HaHa is donated by breweries and local distributors. Beer comes from all over the country. Highlights from this year’s event included a raffle with more beer swag than anyone could imagine, live music by Whitney Myer, and the extremely impressive Artist Village. The Artist Village featured 40 artists. It is fun to see guests at the event interacting with the artists and buying art directly from the artist. The event gives artists an opportunity to network and share their art with the community while also helping Sierra Arts raise funds to support arts programs.
Sierra Arts Foundation Check Presentation 2016
This year Brew HaHa 2016 was an enormous success! We raised $38,752 for Sierra Arts Foundation. The event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Sierra Arts. The funds will support Sierra Arts community arts programs, such as the Elder Care Concert Series, the Arts Integrations Project, and my personal favorite Arts in Education program.
This is one of my favorite events because it is so unique. There are a lot of beer events, but Brew HaHa is special because it has its own vibe and unique atmosphere. Everyone that works the event is fabulous! I have fun working with the brewers and distributors to make sure all the beer makes it to the event and everything goes well. The Sierra Arts Foundation employees and volunteers are top-notch. We have so much fun working together it doesn’t even feel like work.
I absolutely love this event! What’s not to love? We work closely with the Sierra Arts team to throw the biggest kegger in northern Nevada. Finally all those skills I developed having parties in my youth are paying off. I’m now using those skills to raise funds to support the arts community, and that is something to be proud of.
The next Brew HaHa is scheduled for Friday, January 27, 2017 at Nugget Casino Resort.
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Craft beer is incredibly popular right now, and so are tribute bands. So we decided in honor of Halloween this year we would put them together and give Reno an unforgettable experience at Nugget Brews & Boos Beer Fest.
The event will be held on Friday, October 30th in the Nugget Ballroom. The rock show starts at 8:00 p.m. when Snake Oil Sinners band takes the stage. The band will perform everyone’s favorite big hair rock, melodic rock, metal and classic rock songs. This is no regular band, and you won’t want to miss a minute of their show when they perform hits from Def Leppard, Queen, Ozzy, Aerosmith, Guns & Roses, Journey and more.
There are 45 breweries participating in Brews & Boos Beer Fest as of right now. The number is subject to change up until the day of the event. There are different varieties of brew and a lot of brewers submitted fall and winter ales in hopes of winning the People’s Choice award. This time of year the Ciders are also a big fan favorite. Check out the event promo video and the list below to see if your favorite brewery will be featured at this year’s inaugural Brews & Boos Beer Fest.
Kudos to Nugget Special Event Coordinator Adam Varahachaikol for creating the promo video.
- 21 Amendment
- Alaskan Brewing Co.
- American River Brewing Company
- Anchor Brewing
- Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
- Boulder Beer
- Brewer’s Cabinet
- Brooklyn Brewing Co.
- Carlsberg Breweries
- Common Cider Company
- Coronado Brewing Company
- Corona and Modelo (Constellation Brand Beer)
- Deschutes Brewery
- Drake’s Brewing Company
- Grand Teton Brewing Company
- Great Basin Brewery
- Hangar24 Craft Brewery
- High Sierra Brewing
- Kronenbourg Brewery
- Lagunitas Brewing Company
- Lake Tahoe Brewing Co
- Leinenkugel Brewing Company
- Lost Coast Brewery
- Mammoth Brewing Company
- Left Hand Brewing – Milk Stout Nitro
- Ninkasi Brewing
- North American Breweries
- Paulaner / Hacker Pschorr
- Pizza Port Brewing Company
- Rekorderlig Cider
- Rogue Ales
- Rubicon Brewing Co.
- Ruby Mountain Brewing Company
- Sam Adams
- Schilling Cider
- Sierra Nevada
- Stoneyhead Brewing
- Tieton Cider Works · American Craft Cider
- Track 7 Brewing Co.
- Two Bald Guys Beverage Company
- Under the Rose Brewing Co.
- Vermont Hard Cider Co.
- Wasatch Brewery
Purchase your tickets today at NuggetCasinoResort.com and get fired up for a new Halloween experience at Brews & Boos Beer Fest!
Things to know if you go…
Nugget Brews & Boos Beer Festival
Friday, October 30, 2015
VIP: $65 (allows guests to enter the event an hour early to have more time networking with brewers)
General Admission: $50
Doors Open: 7pm for VIP, 8pm for General Admission
Book a room by calling reservations at 775-356-3300
Buy tickets at NuggetCasinoResort.com