Trio of Northern Nevada breweries earn gold medals |

Trio of Northern Nevada breweries earn gold medals

NNBW staff report
A lineup of beer tasters produced by Pigeon Head Brewery in Reno.
Courtesy Pigeon Head Brewery

RENO, Nev. — The annual Best of Craft Beer Awards competition took place the weekend of Feb. 7-9 in Bend, Oregon.

In all, 375 breweries from 49 states, provinces and countries competed in the competition, with 2,237 different beers entered into 95 different award categories. Ninety-nine judges awarded 285 gold, silver and bronze medals to 170 brewery locations around the world.

In Northern Nevada, Reno-based Pigeon Head Brewery was awarded two medals — gold for its India Pale Lager and a bronze for it spicy India Pale Lager.

Incline Village-based Alibi Ale Works received a gold for its Farmhouse Reserve Pineapple and bronze for its Dark Saison in the Other Belgian-Style Ale category.

Meanwhile, Sparks-based Great Basin Brewing Co. took home a gold medal once again for its popular Ichthyosaur “Icky” India Pale Ale.

Reno-based IMBĪB Custom Brews earned bronze medals for the brewery’s Maibock and Syrah de Garde beers, rounding out Northern Nevada’s 2020 winners.

Go to for the full list of results.