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CANFEST | Canned beer festival slated for Nov. 3

RENO, Nev. - The world's first strictly canned beer festival, CANFEST, announces its return for a fourth year with a brand new title brewery sponsor, Mammoth Brewing Company, and the second annual bike drive. CANFEST will take place on Nov. 3 inside the Reno Ballroom in downtown Reno, Nev. CANFEST expects to bring back favorites such as Oskar Blues, Caldera Brewing, 21st Amendment, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, and dozens more. "We're incredibly excited to have Mammoth join us for CANFEST this year," said event co-organizer Ty Whitaker. "They have a phenomenal reputation in the craft beer world and as a brewery that looks to keep the trend going, we couldn't ask for a more appropriate CANFEST affiliate."CANFEST launched in 2009 to celebrate and showcase the growth of canned craft beer. Long viewed as a staple of cheap, poor quality beer, cans are quickly becoming a popular and effective method for packaging craft beers. Tickets are now available through the Silver Legacy box office and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. CANFEST benefits the Reno Bike Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community bicycle shop and advocacy group. CANFEST will once again launch a bike drive with RBP where every bicycle donation made to the RBP in the name of CANFEST will be rewarded with a complimentary ticket. That promotion will run through Nov. 3. For more information on the bike drive, please email info@canfestbeer.com. In addition, CANFEST is presented by The Abbi Agency, a Reno-based public relations and marketing firm, and hosted by the Silver Legacy Resort & Casino. Room packages will be available.For information about CANFEST visit www.canfestbeer.com.For information about the Reno Bike Project visit www.renobikeproject.com.About Mammoth Brewing CompanyMammoth Brewing Company is the highest elevation brewery on the West Coast (at 8,000 ft.) and has been brewing award-winning beers since 1995. Because of their strong love for outdoor recreation and immediate access to the Sierra backcountry, MBC decided to start packaging their beers in efficient, easily-transportable aluminum cans in 2007. MBC beers are only distributed and available in Sierra communities of California and Nevada. For more information visit www.mammothbrewingco.com.

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