PHOTO/ISTOCK: Beer events in Reno during October 2021 feature local craft beers and international beers.

October brings the brews in Reno, from the Brewery District to the Truckee River to the Elks Lodge and beyond. Here are the highlights:

International pours on the ranch

The Biggest Little Invitational beer festival runs 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 2 at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road. The festival features beers from all over the world, food trucks, lawn games and dancing. Tickets: $20 designated driver, $60 general admission, $80 noon early entry. Purchase/details.

Deutschland comes to The Depot

Beginning 2 p.m. Oct. 2, The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery, 325 E. Fourth St., is presenting its Oktoberfest gathering with German-inspired food, 2 steins of beer (you keep the stein) and a T-shirt. Cost: $75. Purchase/details. The Depot occupies a beautifully renovated 1910 railroad building.

Beer to chili: Meet me at the pool

PHOTO/ISTOCK: Grand Sierra Beer & Chili Festival takes place on Oct. 16, 2021, at the pool at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

Grand Sierra Beer & Chili Festival runs noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the pool at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. Second St. The event features more than two dozen craft beers, chili cookers, voting for a favorite chili in the people’s choice contest and live music.

Tickets and tasting packages: $18.47-55.42 before Oct 1; prices increase Oct. 1. Purchase/details.

Riparian pleasures at The Eddy

The Eddy alfresco beer garden and community space, 16 S. Sierra St., on the Truckee River, presents its Third Annual Taptopia & The Garden of Eddy from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 16. The event features 25+ breweries and distilleries, plus full bar, raffle and Wyld Market showcasing local makers. Tickets: $40. Purchase/details.

Have a beer, help the children

For Kids Foundation, which provides Northern Nevada children with services unmet by other organizations, presents its Oktoberfest from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Elks Lodge #597, 597 Kumle Lane.

The event features beer garden, Oktoberfest buffet, prize for best Oktoberfest costume, a raffle of prizes, and a “reverse” raffle in which ticket numbers drawn are eliminated from the raffle until three numbers remain. The holder of the ticket drawn from the final three wins a $3,000 Costco gift card. Tickets: $100-1,000. Purchase/details.

Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink writer for Reno News & Review. Follow him on Twitter at @ItsJLW or on Facebook personally or at @FoodNevada. Sign up here for the Reno News & Review free weekly newsletter highlighting our most recent storie

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Johnathan L. Wright

Johnathan L. Wright is the former food and drink editor of Reno News & Review. During his career, Johnathan has won numerous awards for his work, including several Association of Food Journalists Awards...

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