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When It Rains, It Pours

April 12, 2012

Great Basin Brewing Company Pouring for Local Causes and Spring Events

RENO, Nev. (April 12, 2012) Great Basin Brewing Company, with brewery-restaurant locations in Reno and Sparks, Nevada, is all over the map, pouring their award-winning brews for worthy causes, local charity fundraisers and regional beer festivals.

Nevada Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Chapter’s 19th Annual Beer Fest
Friday, April 13 – Downtown Reno Ballroom – Doors open at 7pm

Featuring over 60 different brews, event proceeds will go towards undergraduate scholarships at the University of Nevada, Reno. Enjoy as much beer as you can drink responsibly in a commemorative glass and enjoyentertainment by DJ Chris Payne. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. More info at www.nevadayac.com.

13th Annual "Margaritaville" Crab Feed Fundraiser
Saturday, April 21 – 5:30pm – The Boys & Girls Club in Sparks

Featuring entertainment, wine, beer and margaritas to help get everyone in a party mood. The beauty of the Crab Feed is that the Culinary Students at the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology prepare, cookand serve all of the food. Exciting Silent and Live Auction with over 150 items, Live Entertainment, and 800 fun-loving people to share this fun-filled evening. Individual Tickets are $50 and Tables are $400. For tickets call: 775-688-3000 or visit www.renocentralrotary.org for more information.

Care Chest of Sierra Nevada’s Taste for Jazz 
Thursday, April 26 – 5:30 to 9:00 pm at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa

Guests will enjoy live jazz music, a silent auction andtasty food from some of Reno’s most talented chefs, and fine regional wines and brews. Tickets are $75 each or $650 for a table of eight. More info at www.carechest.org.

Nevada Museum of Art’s First Thursday
Thursday, May 3 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Nevada Museum of Art

Grab a beer, groove to the live music of JellyBread, and check out the galleries. A monthly event sponsored by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Ride your bike and get free valet parking (weather permitting) courtesy of Reno Bike Project. Free for Museum members or non-members with paid regular admission. More info at www.nevadaart.org.

Food Truck Fridays 
Friday, May 4 (First Friday of Every Month) – 40 East 4th Street, Downtown Reno – 6pm

The event features live music, craft vendors and seven food trucks serving up gourmet food, a Great Basin Brewing Company beer garden, and a Tumblebus for kids. More info at www.facebook.com/RenoFoodTruckFridays.

16th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival
Saturday May 12, Mendocino County Fairgrounds Boonville, CA – 12pm – 5pm

Featuring an excellent selection of regional brews, this year's theme is Zombie Apocalypse...if it's the last year we're going to be alive, you might as well make it to the greatest beer fest of all time! More info at www.avbc.com. 

The Sudsies – Red Carpet Awards Ceremony for “30 Seconds in 30 Days” TV Commercial Contest 
Sunday, May 13, Great Basin Brewing Company in Sparks – 5pm

Move over, Madison Avenue—Great Basin Brewing Company invites aspiring filmmakers and ad moguls to submit entries for a 30-second TV commercial. Submissions will be played, winners announced and awards presented at The Sudsies. The grand prize winner will receive their weight in beer, a $100 gift certificate to Great Basin Brewing Company, website credit, and all the fame, glory and bragging rights they deserve. More info at www.greatbasinbrewingco.com/TVcontest.

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.