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PODCAST: Talking About Reno’s Drink Culture with Drinkable Reno


drinkable-reno-300x268-2820471-7703324In this episode Bob Conrad and Mike Higdon of DrinkableReno.com talk all about Reno’s drink culture. We cover Reno’s Craft Beer Week, the evolution of Reno’s drinking culture, the rise of craft beers and distilleries, and we talk about recent updates to legislation that will impact wineries and other spirits in Nevada.
Listen below.

Topics covered:

  • The evolution of Reno’s beer and drink culture
  • Reno Craft Beer Week
  • Libationists versus foodies
  • Reno’s craft beer market share versus the national market share
  • The influence of purchasing by millennials
  • Reno versus Las Vegas’ craft beer cultures
  • Current legislation affecting wineries and distilleries
  • Market forces on craft breweries
  • UNR Alumni Brew Fest
  • The number of breweries and distilleries in Reno
  • Reno’s home-brew stores and homebrewing
  • The impact on community development
  • Barbecue and Oakland barbecue
  • Nevada liquor laws
  • Raising Reno’s beer and liquor IQ

Businesses and people mentioned:

  • Reno-Tahoe Limo
  • Brassiere St. James
  • CANFest
  • Charlie Johnston
  • Nevada Craft Brewers’ Association
  • Don Vetter
  • The Depot
  • Verdi Local Distillery
  • Seven Troughs Distillery
  • Branded Hearts Distillery
  • Great Basin Brewery
  • Bently Ranch
  • Winnemucca Farms
  • Kurt Hoge, Reno Typographers
  • Travel Nevada (NCOT)
  • Yelp, Michael Tragish
  • Pahrump Valley Winery
  • Lost City Farm
  • The Oregonian (Portland and Bend, Ore.)
  • Carson Now
  • Carson Valley Times
  • The Brew Brothers
  • Raley’s
  • Strange Brew Fest
  • Ruby Mountain Brewary
  • Frey Ranch Estate Distillery
  • Wine Pine Brewing Company

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.