Discovering Beer with Coffeebar’s Generale Sprezzatura

Nikki is Generale Sprezzatura (someone who does something extremely well without showing effort)... The woman in charge of our Coffeebar culture. She pioneers positivity and rules her land with an iron fist and a big heart. She, aside from bestowing the most amazing customer service on our community, is most passionate about the art and craft of BEER! 

BEER. The love affair began when I realized that not every beer tasted like Budweiser – my dad’s beer of choice. After leaving the nest my eyes were opened to the wonderful world of craft fermentation. Different styles, flavors and stories play out in each glass – calling to you to come explore.

Another bonus: World Class beer is coming out of the small, independent brewers that are spread across the country- yet we have some of the best right in our backyard.

As it is Craft Beer Week here in Reno, we had to join in on the fun and show off the incredible beers we’re carrying by local (& regional) brewers. In addition to quenching your thirst with amazingly tasty beer, you’re directly supporting our regional beer community/economy when you drink local!

We often feature Under the Rose beers, a Reno-born brewery that is a beacon of bright light off of 4th Street. They’re down-home folks whose passion for incredible beer is evident. Visit the brewery tasting room and they’ll probably be serving up your beer.

Under the Rose Grapefruit Lemongrass Blonde – Reno, NV
This Grapefruit Lemongrass Blonde is “clean and refreshing kolsch-style ale” with the faintest hint of citrus. Great for these summer-esque days.

Pigeon Head IPL – Reno, NV
Lager-centric and doing great things! Another solid Reno brewery nestled off the Midtown track. They have a great wood-trimmed tasting room tucked into their main brewing space.

The Imperial Pale Lager (IPL) is one of my favorite hopped beers coming out of this area. Great nose, “a light malty body with noticeable hop bitterness and hop aroma at the finish.”  YUM.

Almanac Saison Dolores – San Francisco, CA
They focus on farm-to-barrel brewing, partnering with local farms for their grains and any fruit used in their beers. They’re pushing the beer world to consider terroir and responsible ingredient sourcing. Really cool.

This aromatic farmhouse-style Saison uses barley, rye and Sonoran Wheat grown in Mendocino County. It’s dry hopped it to create a California Saison with flavors of spicy white pepper, fruity melon and a clean food friendly finish.

All taps are frequently rotating – we carry local and otherwise incredible brews.