A perfect afternoon is brewing at Reno Provisions, where guests can sample six different draft selections from Pizza Port Brewery, including four special releases, at the Pizza Port Beer Tasting & Pairing luncheon, February 12.
Reno Provisions is a sustainable food venue that acts as a cafeteria, market, demonstration kitchen, butcher shop and event space. Opening in December, the site is already a popular destination for locals and tourists alike due to diverse offerings and its celebrated chef-owner, Mark Estee.
The venue has teamed up with Pizza Port, a California brewery that specializes in “flavor-driven principles,” for a Beer Tasting & Pairing luncheon featuring six different draft selections of beer and complementary small bites. The price is $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
Port’s most popular pour is the Chronic Ale, a mellow amber ale with 4.9% alcohol content originally brewed over a decade ago. The beer is light-bodied with a slightly caramel malt character and will be served as one of six selections at the luncheon. The other five beers include:
Z-Man Stout: medium-bodied foreign style stout with a smooth, roasty, malt flavor and minimal bitterness;
Ponto S.I.P.A.: crisp and clean drying malt beer with a mildly lemon-like hop bitterness edging out the more orange-like flavors;
California Honey: light-bodied blonde ale soaked with local honey with a mellow sweetness;
R.I.P.L.: medium-bodied crisp and dry rye India pale lager with mellow earthiness;
Faceplant: full-bodied, bone-dry Belgian Tripel with fruity esters of apple and pear and almost no residual sweetness.
EDIT: This event has been canceled.
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.