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Beer & Chili makes a triumphant return to Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Grand Sierra Beer & Chili 2021


Reno’s premier resort-casino raised $1,000 for the Reno Rodeo Foundation at the fifth annual event

RENO, Nev. (Oct. 19, 2021) – This past weekend, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) welcomed back the annual Beer & Chili, featuring a wide variety of award-winning chilis and brews from across the West.

More than 1,000 attendees visited The Pool at GSR on Saturday, Oct. 16 to celebrate Northern Nevada’s favorite fall event. Food lovers sampled signature chilis and specialty dishes from seven restaurants, ranging from traditional chili styles, Mexican-style chili verde, vegan chili variations and more. The event once again featured live entertainment and drafts from 20 award-winning breweries from across the West. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from each event ticket sold for the 2021 festival were donated to the Reno Rodeo Foundation.

Chili chefs once again competed to win over the palates of festival-goers and judges. Reno Aces and 1868 Professional Sports Catering nabbed top honors, winning both “People’s Choice” and “Judges’ Choice” awards for their chili. Heretic Brewing, in collaboration with BrewChatter, was named “People’s Choice” for brews. The winning restaurant and brewery were awarded $1,000 each to go toward their favorite charitable organizations. Reno Aces and 1868 Professional Sports Catering chose the Reno Rodeo Foundation, while Heretic Brewing selected Fisher House Foundation in Fairfield, CA as their award recipient.

Beer & Chili at GSR takes place every October. In addition to chili and brews, the event features a festive entertainment lineup and local artisan retail vendors. For more information, visit


Located in the heart of the beautiful Reno-Tahoe region, Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) is an all-encompassing casino-resort with nearly 2,000 newly-renovated guest rooms and suites, 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, 1,400 slot machines, 50 table games, a poker room featuring seven tables and the Infinity High Limit Room. The destination’s premier gaming property offers visitors a wide variety of amenities including the 2,500 capacity, critically-acclaimed Grand Theatre, home to Reno-Tahoe’s finest entertainment experience, exhilarating nightlife at the spectacular LEX Nightclub, more than a dozen delectable restaurant and dining choices including Charlie Palmer Steak and Lounge, a spa, branded retail shopping, a remarkable year-round outdoor pool and fire pit experience, Reno’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, a two-screen cinema, a 50-lane bowling center, adrenaline-pumping rides and an aqua golf driving range. GSR players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between GSR and its sister resort SAHARA Las Vegas, that gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. GSR is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit or to make reservations call 1-800-648-5080. For the latest and greatest news on GSR, find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


The Reno Rodeo Foundation was incorporated in 1986 and is a nonprofit 501(c)3. In addition to the annual Denim Drive that helps clothe neglected and abused foster children 365 days a year, the organization provides scholarships to eligible Northern Nevada high school graduates, funds a Reno Rodeo Wish for a child, provides funding to purchase new books and new teddy bears to comfort children who must attend family court proceedings, teddy bears are also provided to law enforcement agencies to help calm traumatized children, as well as building community partnerships and serving as the anchor for large capital projects to improve the lives of children. Like Reno Rodeo Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or for more information, please visit