A staple to the northern Nevada beer drinkin’ scene since 1993, Great Basin Brewing Co. takes the keg as Nevada’s oldest brewery, bringing home countless craft beer awards with it’s Nevada inspired line up on-tap. What began as a small-batch pilot brewery in Sparks has transformed into one of the area’s fave restaurants and breweries—now with a second location in Reno—offering up cold brews alongside a savory pub menu for visitors and locals alike.
Just about everything you can get your hands on at Great Basin Brewing Company is damn delicious, whether it be craft beer or the made-from-scratch menu made fresh daily. With beers inspired by Nevada itself, get to know the Silver State one sip at a time with Wild Horse Amber Ale, Outlaw Milk Stout, and, of course, the beloved Ichthyosaur India Pale Ale (but just call it an “Icky”). Order up a pint of 39 Degrees North Blonde Ale and pay homage to Lake Tahoe’s latitude, or go for a flight sampler to try other faves like Bitchin’ Berry, Cerveza Chilebeso, Outlaw Milk Stout, or Leave No Trace Alpine Lager, whose grain and hops are composted or used as feed by local farmers in northern Nevada.
Once you’ve chosen your craft, settle in to study a tasty lineup of made-from-beer breads freshly baked in house daily, legendary Willy Dillys, Brewmaster’s Mac ‘N Cheese, Brewery Fish and Chips, Beer Burgers, sausage and beyond. The Reno location serves hand-tossed pizzas along with the savory pub fare menu offered in Sparks, along with a full bar. To see the full menu, click HERE.
Great Basin Brewing Co.’s original location can be found in downtown Sparks at 846 Victorian Square. During the warmer months, Great Basin Sparks also features dog-friendly outdoor dining. The Reno location is found at 5225 South Virginia Street. For more specific directions, contact each location directly. Sparks can be reached at (775) 355-7711 and Reno can be reached at (775) 284-7711. Check out what’s on tap and we’ll see you there!
Both the Reno and Sparks locations operate under the same hours, and are open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.