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Great Basin Brewing – 1868 Ale For Our City Blood Orange Blonde


RENO, Nev. – Reno 1868 FC will officially unveil its beer “1868” on June 23 at the club’s FIFA World Cup watch party, the club announced Tuesday.
In collaboration with the award-winning Great Basin Brewing Co., brewmasters crafted a signature beer that highlights the aspects that make Reno 1868 FC’s fanbase the best in the USL.
“Our goal was to make a beer that our fans helped create and with a brewery that was engrained in Northern Nevada,” Reno 1868 FC general manager Andy Smith said. “We are excited to announce Great Basin Brewing Co.’s 1868 Blood Orange Blonde, a beer chosen by our fans.”
After announcing the collaboration in early March, Reno fans were able to taste and vote on different options for the club’s inaugural signature beer.
Fans overwhelmingly chose the blood orange blonde through online polling and the internationally recognized brewers at Great Basin Brewing Co. got to work.
“We are excited to partner with Reno 1868 FC and the release Saturday of the ‘1868’ beer,” Great Basin Co. brewmaster and founder Tom Young said. “This has been a project we have been eagerly anticipating for some time now and we are happy to see it get off the ground.
“We believe the fans will enjoy what our award winning brewmasters have crafted that incorporates both the northern Nevada culture and our signature Great Basin Brewing Co. taste.”
Fans will be able to taste the beer on June 23 at Great Basin Brewing Co. during the club’s watch parities at Great Basin Brewing Co.’s South Reno (5525 S Virginia St.) and Taps and Tanks (1155 S Rock Blvd #490, Reno) location.

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