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Brewed For A Cure

Great Basin Brewing Company Releases Brew to Help Fight “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”

RENO, Nev. (August 2, 2017) – Great Basin Brewing Company is one of less than 100 craft breweries nationwide that have come together to support the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” ALS affects an estimated 30,000 people living in the United States today and currently has no known cure. The nationwide Ales for ALS™ program seeks to raise funding for the research of ALS by giving participating breweries across the country an experimental hop blend, free of charge, to craft into any beer they see fit.

Taking this unique blend of experimental hops, Great Basin Brewing has brewed “Buster #4,” a one-of-a-kind IPA. The brew features the hop blend added at six different points in the brewing process, giving it complex notes of grapefruit, pineapple, green apple, tropical fruits, citrus, and earthy herbal notes.

Great Basin Brewing will donate $1 from every pint sold to benefit ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world's leading ALS research organization. “Over the past four years we have contributed just under $16,000 to this important cause,” said Tom Young, Great Basin’s owner and brewmaster. “This year we hope to raise even more money to help find a cure for ALS.”

“Buster #4” is now available on tap at both Reno and Sparks brewpubs. For more information please visit and

About Great Basin Brewing Company

Great Basin Brewing Company, Nevada’s oldest and most award-winning brewery, has two brewpubs in Reno and Sparks, Nevada. They offer a full menu and a wide variety of beers — six flagship beers and many seasonal specials, many having won awards at the most prestigious Great American Beer Festival® and the World Beer Cup®. For more information about Great Basin Brewing Company, visit