Now in its sixth year, CANFEST has found an ideal partner in the southern canned-beer advocates, Joseph James Brewing Company, Inc., and their diversity of style offerings, including a gluten-free beer. CANFEST celebrates breweries that utilize aluminum packaging and aims to shed light on the quality and vast selection of craft beers in cans.

The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino hosts CANFEST on Aug. 23. The event opens at 5 p.m. for VIP ticket holders, 6 p.m. for general admission attendees, and this year is extended until 11 p.m. Additionally, VIP tickets include a full buffet dinner. CANFEST offers more than 100 different canned beers from around the world for unlimited tastings to all ticket holders.

Tickets are on sale now at Craft Wine & Beer, BrewChatter, and online via the Peppermill box office. Advance tickets are $35 for general admission and $60 for VIP. Students can purchase a discounted $25 general admission ticket only at Midtown’s Craft Wine & Beer.

CANFEST will also conduct Reno’s first commercially BJCP sanctioned beer competition this year, awarding medals to individual beers based on the BJCP judging criteria.

Festivalgoers will enjoy live music from Los Angeles-based folk-rock band Rose’s Pawn Shop and Reno’s Bazooka Zoo, a silent disco dance party, games from Yelp! Reno, a custom CANFEST-themed photo booth and bicycle-related activities provided by nonprofit partner The Reno Bike Project.

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