For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Reno, Nev.The Grand Sierra Beer and Chili Festival is a few short weeks away and several local and regional breweries have signed on to participate in one of the area’s newest and tastiest events. With an exciting entertainment lineup, performances from Monster Energy’s BMX team and a partnership with the International Chili Society’s (ICS) World Championship Chili Cookoff, this year’s event is sure to be the grandest to date. The event runs from Saturday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 22 and admission to the event is free. Tasting packages are on sale now, with proceeds benefiting the local chapter of Make–A-Wish, and are available at,, #ChiliBeerFest.

This year’s event will not only feature premier entertainment and delicious chili but also several local and national breweries. Notable local breweries include The Brewer’s Cabinet, Battle Born Beer Co., Alibi Ale Works and the brand-new Mill Street brewery while regional brewers such as Tonopah Brewing, Belching Beaver, Tap It Brewing and Drakes will also participate. Several national craft brewers have also signed on to participate including Alaskan Brewing, Samuel Adams and Sierra Nevada.

“While we wanted to create an event that would be on par with other local and regional food festivals, we also wanted to include a local component and we couldn’t think of a better place to start than with the area’s breweries,” said Erin Wootan, director of special events for Grand Sierra Resort. “We have several award-winning and nationally recognized breweries in this area and our beer and chili festival is the perfect place to showcase their superb products.”

Breweries will be pouring craft beers during the entire event, with different breweries in attendance each day. Brewers will be joined by several local businesses, nationally recognized entertainers and Monster Energy’s BMX team. The event runs from Saturday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 22 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Entry to the event, which includes live entertainment and craft vendors, is free and tasting packages are on sale now, start at $20 and are available at, #BeerChiliFest.

A full schedule including all participating breweries and restaurants will be updated over the coming weeks. For more information visit or follow the trend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #ChiliBeerFest.