Craft beer is embracing the can more than at any point in its history, momentum that will carry into the fifth annual CANFEST, an international canned beer festival presented by Mammoth Brewing Co. The event celebrates the ever-growing trend of canning beer and the benefits it can offer, such as protecting taste, lightening travel loads and convenience.
Coming to the Peppermill Resort Hotel in Reno, Nev., on Aug. 24, CANFEST will bring together dozens of craft breweries from around the world, with aluminum packaging being the one main qualification for entry. Beers from every corner of the U.S., including fan favorites such as Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Sun King Brewing Co., Oskar Blues and international offerings from Belgium, England and Japan are poured directly from the cans.
“The Peppermill is creating a VIP experience that’s unlike anything we’ve offered in the past,” said Event Producer Ty Whitaker. “This is the first year food is included with the VIP ticket price, and we’ll even have some private tasting booths in the VIP area.”
CANFEST, co-presented by The Abbi Agency, will sport a live band, DJ and a freshly designed VIP area in addition to the 62,000 square feet of event space full of beer. A portion of the event benefits the Reno Bike Project, a non-profit bicycle shop that promotes and educates the community on the importance of bike use.
Tickets are on sale now online at http://bit.ly/13tgn9e, CRAFT Wine and Beer, 775 Gastropub restaurant and the Peppermill Resort Hotel Box Office in Reno. VIP attendees will enjoy the festivities of CANFEST from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., a full dinner buffet and private beer booths for $60. VIP is limited to 400 attendees. General admission attendees will enjoy the festival from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and ticket cost is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. All tickets enjoy unlimited tastings.