The Great Basin Brew-Off

January 17, 2013

To promote homebrewing as a hobby, the Washoe Zephyr Zymurgists and Great Basin Brewing Company are co-sponsoring “The Great Basin Brew-Off”, a competition for homebrewers of all experience levels.  Entrants receive written feedback from certified judges which includes valuable suggestions on how to make future batch improvements.  First, second, and third place medals are awarded in each style grouping, and the overall winner, the “Best of Show”, gets the honor of brewing the entry with the professional brewers of Great Basin Brewing Company and having it entered in the premier national professional brewers competition, the Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver, Colorado each fall.

The contest takes place Sunday, April 28th, at Great Basin Brewing Company’s “Taps and Tanks” (McCarran Blvd just South of Rock).  Entrants do not have to be present, (it’s actually pretty serious, geeky, and boring to watch) but just have their entries delivered to “The Reno Homebrewer” (beer and winemaking supply shop), 2335 Dickerson Rd., Reno, NV, between April 13th and April 20th.  A $5 fee per entry is all it costs.

For further information contact “The Reno Homebrewer” at 775-329-ALES (2537) (, or Great Basin Brewing Company, at 775-355-7711(

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