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Saving Nevada’s Open Spaces One Beer at a Time

April 2, 2012

Great Basin Brewing Company Brews Certified Organic Ale to Benefit Nevada Land Conservancy

RENO, Nev. (April 2, 2012) Great Basin Brewing Company, with brewery-restaurant locations in Reno and Sparks, has created a specialty brew to benefit the Nevada Land Conservancy. Great Basin Preservation Pale Ale is brewed in small batches using certified organic hops and malt. Sparks head brewer Jazz Aldrich sourced the malts and hops and secured the organic certification from the Nevada Department of Agriculture. The limited edition ale will be poured at the Nevada Land Conservancy’s largest annual fundraising event, the Banff Mountain Film Festival Truckee Meadows Tour.  

“We are thrilled to make a donation to the Nevada Land Conservancy as part of the proceeds from the sale of the Preservation Ale,” said Tom Young, owner of Great Basin Brewing Company. “This beer is very special to us, and a perfect way to support the Nevada Land Conservancy’s mission, as it is made as a tribute to sustainability in the Great Basin.”

Showcasing the tenets of mountain culture, the Nevada Land Conservancy, Great Basin Preservation Pale Ale, and the 11th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival Truckee Meadows Tour together celebrate the great outdoors, sustainability, human endurance, and community partnership. The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 390 communities and 35 countries across the globe, this year's tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. With remote locations and stunning scenery, the spirit of outdoor adventure in all its glory will come to life on screen for 1,130 viewers here in northern Nevada, through spectacular stories of skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, kayaking and mountain cultures from all over the world. 

Thursday, April 5th
Rose Ballroom of John Ascuaga's Nugget
Doors Open 6:00pm
Films will run from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

 All seats are assigned, and tickets are available through John Ascuaga's Nugget (janugget.com or 356-3300) or REI (828-9090, 2225 Harvard Way in Reno). General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the event. VIP seating is also available for $43, which includes a one-year Nevada Land Conservancy membership.

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 greatbasinbrewingco.com.