August 5, 2014
A beer is poured Aug. 4 at a Tahoe area bar.
In the mind of a brewer, there’s nothing like going to a beer festival. “You get to see all your buddies from beer events and you start meeting different brewers and the guys that pour the beers,” said Jim Phalan, owner of the Sparks, Nev.-based High Sierra Brewery. “You get to kind of feel out what new stuff is coming out, and you usually hear the crowd say, ‘Oh, you got to try this beer. It’s delicious.”