Beer'd Science with Great Basin Brewing Company

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Great Basin Brewing Company is brewing up a series of talks that tap into the world around us. The "Beer'd Science" celebration starts on Thursday.

"Great Basin has always been about science since day one," said Cameron Kelly, Director of Sales for the brewery. It's built into our name. We really love the natural world around us and we rely on it so much."

They've invited experts to their Taps and Tanks facility to talk about everything from Lahontan Cutthroat trout to what kind of weather to expect this winter - and how to prepare for it.

"There's a lot of people that want to mix education and beer," Kelly said.

On Friday, they'll celebrate the release of their newest beer, the first in the Orogenesis series.

"Orogenesis is the geological processes that combine to make mountains," Kelly said. "There were five of them that created the Great Basin Region and ours is named after the first, which is Orogenesis: Antler. Over the course of the next couple of years we're going to be exploring all of those geological processes and making beers that kind of reflect that type of world around us."

The theme is one of firsts.

"Since this is the first Orogenesis that created the region, this is the first of the sour beers that we're releasing," Kelly said. "A sour beer, you think of it more like wine than beer. It's aged in barrels and it picks up a lot of oak and wood characteristics, a lot of vanilla and things like that."

The series is free, family-friendly and open to everyone.

"We're Nevada's oldest brewery and we've been here working with different groups for years and years," Kelly said. "When people think about having events and supporting the natural world around us, they definitely think of Great Basin."