CANFEST, the Original International Canned Beer Festival, will return to Reno for its eighth annual event on August 27, 2016. Dedicated to giving canned beer from around the world the spotlight it deserves, CANFEST is an unlimited tasting festival for beers poured exclusively from cans.
The event will offer more than 100 international canned beers to sample, many of which are available in Northern Nevada exclusively for the event. Award-winning breweries from around the world participate, such as Lagunitas Brewing Company, Coronado Brewing Company, Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company and many others.
The event will feature performances from local artists like Bazooka Zoo, a DJ, and a silent disco. An ice cream bike and canned beer pong add an interactive element to the event, creating an atmosphere of fun and indulgence in the world’s finest canned beers. CANFEST will offer five hours of beer-sampling and live music to general admission attendees, and an extra hour including a buffet-style dinner to VIP ticket holders.
A portion of CANFEST’s proceeds also benefit local nonprofit partner, The Reno Bike Project, in order to support its mission of creating a cycle-friendly community through education, cooperation and advocacy. Attendees can receive a free general admission ticket in exchange for donating a bike in any condition to The Reno Bike Project with the mention of CANFEST.
CANFEST will take place on August 27, 2016, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Peppermill Resort Hotel. VIP and General Admission tickets are available for pre-sale online at the Peppermill website, at the Peppermill Resort Hotel box office and at Craft Wine and Beer. Student tickets for 21+ UNR and TMCC students with a valid ID will be available at a discounted price exclusively at Craft Wine and Beer. Tickets will also be available at the door.