Located on Water St. in Henderson, I came across their beers while in Aces and Ales. While looking over the menu I noticed a local brew called HopAtomic. After visiting their taproom, it left me thinking why aren’t more taverns highlighting local brews. This brewery started in early 2016 and I’m sure will be around for a long time. With over 20 yrs experience, master brewer Richard Lovelady, will continue to produce beers that Las Vegas will be proud of. Stop by to get 4oz flights and pints, with my favorite being the Tres Amour, a fantastic Belgium Triple. Growlers and 32oz cans are available to go and look for some of their beer in stores near you. Make sure to ask Linda Lovelady the story behind their Pecan’n of Age Porter and let them know TalkingHops sent you. Thank you Richard for the tour you gave us and long live Lovelady Brewing Company.
Tenaya Creek Brewery
Las Vegas, NV
In 1999, Tenaya Creek opened as a restaurant and brewery. In 2008 they decided to focus solely on the brewing side of the business. An expansion in 2010 would introduce Las Vegas to a 22oz bottling line. Outgrowing the original location, in November 2015, they relocated to a new building that allowed them to triple their output from the get go and started a canning line. Their beers can be found not only in Nevada, but also Arizona, California, Utah and even Canada. We had their beer flight, which comes with your choice of 5 brews. My favorite is the Old Jackalope Barleywine. You can always see what they have on tap at anytime by checking out their live web cam. The beers from Tenaya Creek can be found all around the valley, but nothing like stopping by their taproom to get the freshest beer that they can offer. Make sure to get some of their cans, bottles and growlers that they offer to go.
BAD BEAT BREWING
Bad Beat Brewing, located on Eastgate Rd. in Henderson, started out in 2014 with Gutshot, an Irish Stout. They have a barrel aging program that started out with 1 bourbon barrel and has expanded to 4 chardonnay barrels, 4 whiskey barrels, and 8 bourbon barrels. We got our samples and weren’t disappointed with any of them. We were lucky enough to be there as they tapped a brand new brew, Little Guy Rye, an unfiltered weizen using malted rye instead on wheat. Delicious enough for me to get the full 16oz serving. In the taproom you will find a Nintendo system to play, darts, shuffleboard and board games.