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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

Received: Buckbean Brewing beer

I received a package yesterday from Buckbean Brewing Company, out of Reno, Nevada: You remember Buckbean: they’re the ones that held the Canned Beer Festival earlier this fall. I’m looking forward to trying these out.