Brewing Nevada's Spirit For 20 Years

October 28, 2013

Great Basin Brewing Co. Hosts A Week Of Events To Celebrate The Dawn Of Nevada's Microbrew Legacy

RENO, Nev. (Oct. 28, 2013) – Twenty years ago, craft brewing was an unknown industry in Nevada. Tom Young and his wife Bonda, along with business partners Camille and Neil Prenn, changed that when they opened one of the state’s first brewpubs in Sparks, Nev., in 1993. Creative brews have filled Great Basin Brewing Company’s stainless steel tanks ever since.

 Great Basin, Nevada’s oldest operating brewery, has tapped symbols of the Silver State in dozens of recipes over the years. Horses, fossils, snow-capped peaks and the tumbling Truckee have all found their way to beer menus, pint glasses and bottles at the Basin. Complementing the numerous award-winning brews is outstanding pub cuisine and friendly service at the two popular restaurant/brewery locations in Reno and Sparks. “Nevada is now recognized on the national craft brewing stage, and Great Basin is proud to have been a pioneer in leading the charge forward,” said Tom Young, owner of Great Basin Brewing Company. “We look forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary with all of our many friends we’ve made over the years. We wouldn’t be here today without them.”

About Great Basin Brewing Company

Great Basin Brewing Company, Nevada’s oldest and most award-winning brewery, has two restaurant/ brewery locations in Reno and Sparks, Nevada.  Great Basin also features a tasting room at the Taps and Tanks production brewery in Reno. The brewery offers a full menu and a wide variety of beers — four flagship beers and many seasonal brewmaster specials, many having won awards at the most prestigious Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. For more information about Great Basin Brewing Company, visit