Top 10 Craft Beers
The Reno-based Brasserie Saint James was founded in 2012 and quickly distinguished itself through its lineup of world-class beers.
The brewery showcases a slant towards Belgian-style beers, and its farmhouse-forward creations compare favorably with their counterparts across the Atlantic. This red saison is crafted with Brasserie Saint James' signature Belgian yeast strain and has additions of coriander, orange peel, grains of paradise, a blend of green and black peppercorn, and water from an artesian well located 285 feet below the brewhouse. The mix of ingredients results in a beer that is a cross between a red ale and a saison, with a dark ruby appearance, aromas of spice, noticeable malt and a dry peppery finish that's both refreshing and complex. The Red Headed Stranger won a gold medal at the 2013 U.S. Beer Championships and took home silver at the 2015 Best of Craft Beer Awards.