CANFEST Returns for Sixth Annual Canned Beer Festival
CANFEST Partners with Las Vegas-based Joseph James Brewing Company to Present its Sixth Annual Canned Beer Festival
It seems like ages ago since we’ve been up to Reno for CANFEST, an annual festival celebrating the beer world’s crafty canned brews. Our friends at The Abbi Agency caught up with us recently and gave us the skinny on this year’s festival taking place in Reno, NV on August 23.
Entering its sixth year, CANFEST returns with presenting sponsor Joseph James Brewing Company at the helm. Previously presented by Mammoth Brewing and the now-defunct Buckbean Brewery, CANFEST will feature over 30 breweries offering unlimited pours in addition to live music from Los Angeles-based folk rock band Rose’s Pawn Shop and Reno’s Bazooka Zoo, a silent disco dance party, games from Yelp! Reno, a custom CANFEST-themed photobooth and bicycle-related activities provided by non-profit partner The Reno Bike Project.
“The one thing CANFEST needed was an injection of Battle Born love for canned beer,” said event co-producer Ty Whitaker. “Joseph James’s notoriety is skyrocketing. They give canned beer a great name. We are really excited to join forces with such talented brewers.”
If you’ve been keeping track, we’ve been pretty into what Joseph James has been doing in Henderson so we’re eager to see how one of our favorite events saddles up with them.
The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino hosts CANFEST in the 62,000 square foot Tuscany Ballroom. The event opens at 5 p.m. for VIP ticket holders, 6 p.m. for general admission attendees, and this year is extended until 11 p.m. Additionally, VIP tickets include a full buffet dinner. CANFEST offers more than 100 different canned beers from around the world for unlimited tastings to all ticket holders.
Tickets are on sale now at Craft Wine & Beer, BrewChatter, and online via the Peppermill box office. CANFEST will also conduct Reno’s first commercially BJCP sanctioned beer competition this year, awarding medals to individual beers based on the BJCP judging criteria. See you there!