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Chili and Beer Go Together Like Virginia City and Silver

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Chili on the Comstock returns to historic Virginia City, Nevada, May 18-19, 2019

For the 36th year, Virginia City, Nevada, invites chili lovers to the Comstock to taste chili samples from award-winning cooks hailing from all over the west coast. The 36th annual Chili on the Comstock heats up Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. each day. New this year, wash that chili down with some local brews and the all new Craft Beer Tour, featuring some of Virginia City’s local breweries and craft beers.

Sample a wide variety of chili from green to red, spicy to mild. Chili cooks competing in Chili on the Comstock are vying for a spot at the International Chili Society World Finals. Tasting packages start at $5 for four tastings.

The all new Craft Beer Tour offers plenty of cold, refreshing brews poured at stops in town and at the Chili on the Comstock Craft Beer Lounge. Sample local beer including Palace Ale, Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse, Bucket of Blood Amber Ale and the new Union Brewery, opening this spring. Additional tastes are offered from northern Nevada favorites such as 10 Torr, Lead Dogg, Revision and a variety of award-winning craft breweries provided by New West Distributing. The $25 cost includes 14 samples plus choice of one full beer inside the Craft Beer Lounge along with a map and description of each beer. The tour runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Tastings and Craft Beer Tour cups are available online.

  • $5 “Cautious Tester” includes four tastings; $8 at event
  • $10 “Daring Tester” includes 10 tastings; $15 at event
  • $25 Craft Beer Tour cup includes 14 beer samples and one full beer
  • $8 “The Chili” Designated Driver cup includes free non-alcoholic beverages at Craft Beer Tour stops
  •  $95 “Hot Chili and Chilled Brew-Party for four package includes 40 tasting tickets and four saloon crawl cups; $105 at event

Chili on the Comstock is sponsored by Dolan Auto Group, New West Distributing, Roux Brands and Mustang Ranch Lounge.

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