Three cheers to CANFEST

Reno is home to world's largest international canned beer event

Written by Erin Meyering


In its eighth year, CANFEST, will once again offer Reno patrons a selection of more than 100 international canned beers to sample Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Peppermill Resort Hotel. Most beers that will be poured at CANFEST also are available locally. New this year, a selection of canned wine will be served. Attendees can vote for their favorite beers (or wines) by putting tokens in designated buckets for each brewer. Additionally, festival-goers can dance the night away at the silent disco, play canned beer pong, and enjoy live music from local band Bazooka Zoo. 

“CANFEST is one of the best nights of the year for craft beer lovers from Reno and surrounding areas,” said Constance Aguilar, co-producer of CANFEST. “It’s a blast of a party—and a chance to squash any negative stigma surrounding canned beer. Reno locals really appreciate our local craft beer selections, and we’re passionate about spreading this appreciation by bringing world-class canned brews to Northern Nevada.”


A portion of CANFEST's proceeds benefit The Reno Bike Project, a local nonprofit with a mission in creating a cycle-friendly community. Patrons who make a bike donation to the shop at 541 E. Fourth St. and mention "CANFEST" can recieve a free general admission ticket to the festival. 

VIP tickets, which include seating and a buffet-style dinner, are are also availible and sold in advance.

Mark Your Calendar 

Saturday, Aug. 27
6 – 11 p.m. 
Peppermill Resort Hotel — Reno
For details and to purchase tickets, visit here