Thanks to $7.6 million deal, Schussboom Brewing launches in Reno

Schussboom Brewing Company is located at 12245 S. Virginia St. in South Reno.

Schussboom Brewing Company is located at 12245 S. Virginia St. in South Reno. Courtesy: Schussboom Brewing

Earlier this year, husband-and-wife duo Briana and Jason Wagner opened Schussboom Brewing Company, a new brewpub and pizzeria at 12245 S. Virginia St. in South Reno.

Nevada State Development Corporation helped facilitate financing for the $7.6 million project, which included the purchase of the property along with major tenant improvements, in conjunction with Heritage Bank of Nevada, according to a Sept. 16 press release.

Jason Wagner is a certified mechanical and civil engineer with a background in energy efficiency and environmental engineering, per the release. He earned “Best of Show” honors in 2018 for the state of Nevada and was the 2019 “Best of Show” winner in the Great Basin Brewing Company “Brew Off.”

Briana is an experienced special events manager who has degrees in advertising and fine arts from the University of Nevada, Reno.

The duo opened Schussboom on June 2.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this project coming to fruition, and we’re confident that we’ll be able to offer something really special to fans of craft beer and great food in the Reno area,” Jason Wagner said in a statement. “I developed my love for craft beer during our time living in San Diego, where I took courses through UC San Diego’s brewing certification program, and I’ve been following my passion for brewing exceptional beer ever since.”

In addition to craft beers created through Schussboom’s custom 10-barrel brewhouse, the business offers specialty guest beers, wine, artisan pizzas, salads and appetizers.

“This was such a rewarding project to work on, and we see Schussboom Brewing Co. as ideally positioned to make a tremendous positive impact on the market here in Reno,” Sandy Gordon, vice president/business development officer with NSDC, said in a statement. “The owners bring strong backgrounds in a variety of relevant fields to the brewpub and restaurant. It’s to their great advantage that about 70% of the population in their geographical market falls into their target demographic, which encompasses people from ages 23 to 60 and their children, and includes families, couples, beer connoisseurs, outdoors enthusiasts, and patrons of the nearby sports complex.”


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