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Deb's Pick- Virginia City Taphouse and Brewery #AboutTownDeb

Mar 21, 2016 09:33PM
Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse – Deb’s Beer Pick - Silver State Double IPA Debbie Article photos

The Old West is alive and kicking at the Virginia City Brewery & Taphouse, one of my favorite local tap houses, located on C street in Virginia City, where you can step back in time and feel the old west charm. You might even see an outlaw or two, dressed in character!

The Virginia City Brewery & Taphouse was originated by three partners and longtime residents of Carson City and Reno. The Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse has now become the first brewery to operate in this historical town since 1995. They are proud to be operational in the area where the first Brewery/ Brewpubs originated in the great state of Nevada.

The building was erected after the great fire of 1875. First it was a restaurant bakery in the 1880’s, a grocery store from the 1930’s-1960’s, then a gift shop when they acquired it in 2014. By March of 2015, they were serving up delicious craft beer and spirits. Did I mention they make a mean Bloody Mary? Yep, they sure do!

My flight of beers started with an IPA all the way down to Dirty Mucker Stout. Boy, did my taste buds explore everything from citrusy, refreshing, smoky, and chocolate, to floral, hoppy and warm. I never knew beer could be so exotic and fun at the same time. Adam the Brewmaster sure knows his beers! You will certainly get your beer taste buds going with Adam, the crew, and owners Jason and Kurt.

Ok folks, my pick: the Silver State Double IPA, which is a warm citrusy, sweet DIPA with the Nevada’s namesake. No wonder I love the Silver State Double IPA!

All of the brews are based from the characteristics of historical Virginia City. A few of the top namesakes are the 601 IPA named after the 601s, a vigilante group formed to combat lawlessness in Virginia City; The C Street Wheat, named for action-packed C Street in Virginia City; and the Yellow Jacket Honey Ale, named for Yellow Jacket Mine. There are many more on tap with the B Street Blood Orange and Dayton 4-4-0 Lager Beer soon to join the lineup.

The Brewery was recently picked up by New West Distributors for their new Craft Beer Division. If you are in Reno, you can enjoy their delicious craft beers locally at Bully’s in Galena, 1864 Tavern, and 64 Growlers Beer, just to name a few, with many more to come. I will leave you with what Brewmaster Adam says: “Cheers to Beer.”

Be sure to stop by Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to close, Saturday 10 a.m. to close, and Sunday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.