Chili and Beer Go Together Like Virginia City and Silver

Virginia CityChili Cook Off

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

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.

Chili on the Comstock logoThe 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 am to 4 pm both days.

Virginia City Chili Cook Off

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.

For more information on Virginia City and the 36th annual Chili on the Comstock, visit VisitVirginiaCityNV.com or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission at 775-847-7500.

A short 30-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the United States – Virginia City, Nevada. Come experience this mining “boomtown” as it was in the 1800’s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historic buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Passes offer the best value with discounted attraction packages.  For lodging, event calendar or Comstock Adventure Passes, visit online or call 775-847-7500. The Visitor Information Center is located at 86 South C Street, Virginia City. 

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