Tag Archives: Buckbean Brewing

Buckbean Brewing is closing

Sorry to see the news this weekend that Reno’s Buckbean Brewing Company is going to be closing its doors. I saw the story come through from KOLO, Reno’s local ABC TV station: A popular Nevada brewery announced Friday that it will be shutting down operations at the end of February. Buckbean Brewing Company in Reno opened with much fanfare in April of 2008 with its lineup of can and keg beer, that quickly became a … Continue reading →

Very Noddy Lager

The final of the four beers that Buckbean Brewing sent to me is their Very Noddy—or more properly, “Doug’s Very Noddy 40th Birthday Lager.” Ostensibly they are calling this an “Imperial Schwarzbier”—10.5% alcohol and it’s basically a doubled-up version of their Black Noddy: Brewed specially for owner Doug Booth’s 40th birthday, this Imperial Schwarzbier has twice the malt and hops of our Black Noddy Lager, creating a deep black color, rich, nutty malt flavors and … Continue reading →

Black Noddy Lager

Black Noddy is a Schwarzbier from Buckbean Brewing in Reno, Nevada, one of the four that they sent me. Buckbean, as you’ll recall, is one of the few (but growing number of) craft brewers who can their beers. Black Noddy is 5.2% alcohol by volume and is easy-drinking like a Schwarzbier should be. Here’s their description: This is a traditional Bavarian Schwarzbier style with a deep color and a smooth rich flavor. Specially roasted malts … Continue reading →

Tule Duck Red Ale, a non-review

No, it’s not a review (for reasons I’ll get into in a moment), but I need to at least mention the Tule Duck Red Ale from Buckbean Brewing—since they sent me the four beers last month and I’m sure you’re all wondering what became of them. Unfortunately, why I’m not reviewing it is because it was a bad can of beer: the beer was infected (or otherwise spoiled somehow), and I don’t think it would … Continue reading →

Buckbean Original Orange Blossom Ale

Buckbean Brewing‘s Original Orange Blossom Ale was the first of the beers I opened from what they sent me in mid-December. If you recall (and looking at my picture makes it quite obvious), Buckbean is one of those (few) craft brewers that can their beer; and they host an annual Canfest celebrating canned craft beer. Their Original Orange Blossom Ale is at its heart a Pale Ale, brewed with orange blossom water (according to the … Continue reading →