During Prohibition, bootleggers made their own booze by burying grapes underground or catching moonbeams in a jar of water. Make alcohol the easy way with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a sampler pack (a $38 value) at Buckbean Brewing Company, off the intersection of South McCarran and South Rock Boulevards, and open Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays from 3 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Buckbean Brewing Company pours out a flavorful cascade of canned craft beers to the Reno area, their eclectic sampler showcasing a four-pack of each of their three year-round brews and one seasonal beer. The Original Orange Blossom Ale blooms with a unique blend of real orange flowers and light caramel, and the robust Tule Duck Red Ale tickles taste buds with its caramel malt and oat-touched tail feathers. The Black Noddy Lager was ranked second in Bon Appétit's list of Top 10 Artisanal Canned Beers, its mild, roasted flavor and hints of coffee helping drinkers stay awake through seventh-inning stretches and physically taxing marathons of Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Buckbean Brewing Company was featured by the Reno Gazette-Journal. Their Black Noddy Lager was reviewed by BeerAdvocate and BrewReviews, and listed as one of the Top 10 Artisanal Canned Beers in Bon Appétit. Yelpers give the brewery an average of 3.5 stars.
- Bursting with sweetness, roasted almond and soft molasses aromas welcome the nose. Black Noddy's flavor nudges the tongue with toffee and roasted malt notes that deepen into coffee and chocolate tastes. – BrewReviews review of Black Noddy
- First of all, they are local! Secondly they are delicious! – Richard M, Yelp, 9/9/2010
1155 S Rock Blvd.
Reno, Nevada 89502Get Directions