It may be sunny and high 50s outside tomorrow, but the beer will be cold!
On Saturday, Feb. 21, Under the Rose Brewing Company will host the inaugural outdoor winter beer festival, Freeze Your Pints Off, in the back alley behind the popular brewery on Fourth Street. The event will feature more than 12 local breweries showcasing their strong beers, winter warmers and barrel-aged brews. The festival will also include music by DJ MoJo JoJo and three local food trucks. Tickets start at $45 and include beer tasting, a meal ticket and a commemorative tasting cup. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.undertherosebrewing.com.
“We are thrilled to put on an event that really showcases the incredible beers being created right here in Reno, Sparks and the surrounding areas,” said Scott Emond, owner and brewmaster at Under the Rose. “This is definitely going to be a unique event and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone decked out in their winter gear enjoying great beer, good food and fun entertainment.”
In addition to Under the Rose, participating breweries include BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse, Great Basin Brewing Company, High Sierra Brewing Company, Imbib Custom Brews, Pigeon Head Brewery, Stoneyhead Brewery, Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company, The Brasserie Saint James, The Brew Brothers, The Brewer’s Cabinet, The Brewing Lair, The Depot Craft Brewery and more. Food options include Mellow Yellow Food Truck, Electric Blue Elephant and Full Belly Deli Food Truck and Hub Coffee will be serving up their finest roasts and hot chocolate.
“Northern Nevada is definitely at a turning point in terms of its growth and the burgeoning brewing industry is a prime example of that growth,” said Emond. “It’s an exciting time and Under the Rose is proud to be a part of it.”
General admission tickets are available on pre-sale for $45 and $55 day-of. VIP tickets are available for $65, pre-sale only, and include a one-hour early entry. Designated driver add-ons are $15 and include a meal ticket and unlimited coffee, hot chocolate and craft soda. Proceeds benefit the Nevada Craft Brewers Association which promotes the development of craft beer culture throughout the state. Tickets are available at www.undertherosebrewing.com.