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End of the World at Great Basin Brewing

By December 20, 2012

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Great Basin Brewing Company, in conjunction with the Mayan calendar, has scheduled an End of the World extravaganza to celebrate life on earth thus far. Festivities will take place at the Sparks location on December 21, 2012, which will be the day the world ends if the Mayans prove to be right. The brewery is at 846 Victorian Avenue.

End of the World party at Great Basin Brewing Company in Sparks, Nevada, NV
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What to drink when the world is ending? Great Basin has released its signature apocalypse brew, Mayan Maybe?, available on tap and in limited edition bottles at all three brewery locations, as well as select retail stores throughout northern Nevada. A brew with enough gusto and integrity to satisfy even the most advanced civilization, Mayan Maybe? is an old style ale featuring chocolate, vanilla, chile peppers, corn and honey - all of which were used and cultivated by the Mayans - and smoked malts, an ancient symbol of cosmic uncertainty.

"Who's to say what will happen come December 21st," said Tom Young, owner of Great Basin Brewing Company. "All we know is that we don't know, and that the last beer we might ever drink better be a damn good one."

Mayan Maybe? will also be available at the Great Basin Brewing Company location in Reno - 5525 S. Virginia Street. You can also hoist a few to the end of the world at Great Basin Taps & Tanks, the newest location on E. McCarran between Rock Boulevard and Mira Loma in Reno.

If you like locally brewed beers, there are several other choices to check out before the end comes. Slake your thirst at any of these "Reno Breweries, Microbreweries, and Brewpubs" or "Lake Tahoe Breweries, Microbreweries, and Brewpubs."

Winter Solstice - If the world doesn't end on December 21, an event some think is predicted by an ancient Mayan calendar, it will be the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year. I personally look forward to this milestone (the solstice, not the end of the world) because the hours of daylight start increasing as I look forward to spring.

Source: Press release from Great Basin Brewing Company

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