Desert Companion - October 2018

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Quench Time! DRINK

Tap Dance

HOT SPOTS FOR COLD BREWS For selection and neighborhood character: Aces & Ales (2801 N. Tenaya Way, 3740 S. Nellis Boulevard, 702-436-7600. For a loud and lively scene: Beerhaus at the Park ( For sports-watching on the Strip: Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas ( For downtown drinking amid beards: Atomic Liquors (917 Fremont St., atomic. vegas), Cornish Pasty Co. (10 E. Charleston Blvd., For tasty suds at a 25-year brewing icon: Big Dog’s Brewing Company (4543 N. Rancho Drive, For craft brews on East Fremont: Eureka! (520 E. Fremont Street, 702-570-3660, For pup-friendly patio drinking: Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar (Downtown Summerlin and Town Square, For rotating craft taps: Pub 365 in the

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Tuscany Suites (255 E. Flamingo Road, For a sip of every Silver State brew: Nevada Taste Site (1221 South Main Street, For gastropubbing on the Strip: Public House in the Venetian (venetian. com) For gastropubbing in the ‘burbs: Public School 702 (Downtown Summerlin,

Whether it comes from taps, bottles, or cans, here’s a pitcher of the current Vegas beerscape BY

Greg Thilmont


A tough sell at first, rustic saisons — with their sharp tangs and farmhouse wafts — have taken hold in Southern Nevada, still led by CraftHaus Brewery with its marquee Evocation, a lemony big seller. The brewery’s P Is Silent (Pfunky) American wild ale introduces Brettanomyces yeast for lactic dryness. Triple 7, the venerable Downtown brewery in Main Street Station, joins in the extravaganza with its Saison Du Trip featuring five beefy hops — Motueka, Rakau, Simcoe, Chinook, and Citra.

For upscale local bar hanging: PKWY Tavern (9820 W. Flamingo Road, For solid brews at a locals’ watering hole: Rebel Republic (3540 W. Sahara Ave., For rotating beers and a killer bar menu: Slater’s 50/50 (467 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd., slaters5050. com) For krieks, lambics, tripels and other exotic pours: World of Beer (1300 W. Sunset Road, For reliable and convenient access to life-sustaining craft beer: Yard House (Town Square, The LINQ, Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, For a surprising selection of bottles and drafts: 90 NINETY Bar + Grill (Suncoast, suncoastcasino. com)


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All October: It’s oom-pah band and lederhosen time at the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas (hofbrauhauslasvegas. com), including celebrity keg tappings on weekends with entertainers like Murray Sawchuck, Zowie Bowie and the Australian Bee Gees. Prost! October 4-7: Sip on a classic Guinness Irish Stout at the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival in Tivoli Village (

October 20: Sample away at the seventh annual Las Vegas Downtown Brew Festival along with fellow beer fans and breweries galore. (Clark County Amphitheater, October 25: Drink some beevos for a good cause at the Stoked for Charity! fundraiser on Big Dog’s Brewing Company’s Front Porch stage. ( October 28: Celebrate Nevada Day with a chili cook-off and cold quaffs of Silver State blonde ale at CraftHaus Brewery (

3 GAMES BEST PLAYED DRUNK Corhhole (702 Public School, Gold Spike, PKWY Tavern, ameriCAN at the LINQ Promenade) • giant Jenga (Public School 702, Beer Yard, Beerhaus, PKWY Tavern) • Connect Four (Beer Yard, Big Dog’s Brewing Company, Shady Grove Lounge at the Silverton Casino Hotel, Beerhaus)

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