Nevada Breweries have much to offer all lovers of beer, providing a wide variety of unique styles that are sold and enjoyed both locally and internationally. Along with nationally-owned pubs, Nevada is also known for its smaller-scale microbreweries, that offer their own distinct, regional taste. These microbreweries and pubs vary in the flavors produced as well as the volume of beer.
1.Lead Dog Brewing
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At Lead Dog Brewing, guests can breathe in the massive Lake Tahoe while sipping on genuine, craft beer. Some of the brewed specialties offered at Lead Dog Brewing include El Jeffe Mexican Lager, Roxy Blonde Ale, Citra Solo, The Dankster Double, Trail Blazer and Hat Trick. Each uniquely, colorfully designed can made at Lead Dog Brewing is distributed throughout Nevada. Originally the site for Lake Tahoe Brewing, the Lead Dog Brewing has been completely overhauled, reinvented, and renovated on its interior. Along with offering its year-round, consistent brews, Lead Dog Brewing offers its guests flagships and specialty, seasonal flavors.
415 E. 4th St., Reno, NV 89512, Phone: 775-391-5110
2.Revision Brewing Company
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The Revision Brewing Company, recently opened in 2017, is located in Sparks, Nevada. It is famous for its award-winning hop-forward craft beers. Revision Brewing Company initially produced 5,615 barrels of beers the year of its opening and is on track to produce more than 20,000 barrels in the years that follow. These aged handcrafted beers will revolutionize the craft beer market with its new tastes and mouth-watering flavors. True to its name, the Revision Brewing Company is in constant change, revolutionizing and revising their craft beers and adding to their craft beer repertoire each month. At the Revision Brewing Company, it is believed that a truly genuine craft beer can only bring people together.
380 S. Rock Blvd., Sparks, NV 89431, Phone: 775-331-2739
3.Depot Craft Brewery Distillery
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Tasty memories are made at the Depot Craft Brewery Distillery, located in Reno, Nevada. Whether guests come to dine or drink, there are ample options available, including popular craft beers, cocktails, spirits, and the famous Depot Burger. Large parties celebrating special events will find the elegantly decorated dining area, complete with hanging lighting and wood paneling, a perfect location to host. Popular house beers include the Viking Blonde Barleywine, aged to perfection on Bourbon barrels. Diners can indulge themselves in one of the specialty cocktails, including the famous Silver Donkey, made with corn whiskey, honey, lime, ginger beer, and St. Germain liqueur.
325 E. Fourth St., Reno, NV 89501, Phone: 775-737-4330
4.Under the Rose Brewing Company
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Under the Rose Brewing Co., located in Mid Town, Reno, Nevada, is perfect for tourists or locals in search of a good balance between a relaxed, social atmosphere, fine dining, and high-quality craft beer. Diners can choose from a large assortment of food items on the menu, including salads, starters, sides, main dishes, build-your-own sandwiches, Sausagefest platters, all of which pair nicely with many of the house beers. All of the craft beers are carefully brewed beneath Mt. Rose. Some of the specialty beer options include Funky Roses, Berlinerbeer, Blanche de Reno, Saisonbeer, Flinlantian, Femmebeer, Nevadabeer, along with a wide variety of seasonal craft beer flavors.
1041 S. Virginia St., Mid Town Reno, NV 89502, Phone: 775-507-4155
5.Big Dog’s Brewing Company
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Known and loved as Las Vegas’ hometown, neighborhood microbrewery, Big Dog’s Brewing Company has been providing locally crafted beers at their microbrewery since 1993. Big Dog’s also features other regional and local beers from microbreweries to give guests the best variety on their 35 available taps. No matter where the visitors come from, there is always a beer to satisfy their taste at Big Dog’s Brewing Company. The relaxed, laid back atmosphere allow guests to kick back and savor their brew, all while trading jokes and stories, or listening to music. At Big Dog’s microbrewery, it is believed that the hand-crafted, original brews should be made and consumed close to the source, resulting in a truly refreshing taste of Old Town Las Vegas.
4543 N. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130, Phone: 702-940-2739
6.Boulder Dam Brewing Company
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Recognized regionally as being one of the best breweries in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Boulder Dam Brewing Company offers a dynamic, historic environment along with a wide variety of its carefully crafted brews. Located just miles from the original Hoover Dam, the Boulder Dam Brewing Company is representative of the history of the area, with actual equipment utilized in the construction of the Hoover Dam. This equipment can be found on the inside and outside of the Boulder Dam Brewing Company, adding a historic, mechanic charm to the diners’ overall brewing experience. Live music accompanies diners while the choose tasty food and snack items off of the menu, including salads, burgers, and pub fare.
453 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City, NV 89005, Phone: 702-243-2739
© CraftHaus Brewery
CraftHaus Brewery is located in Las Vegas, Nevada and is proud to share its unique craft beer with the Las Vegas community. The owners of CraftHaus Brewery were inspired while touring Europe by the idea of people coming together to share a good, quality beer at the end of the day. Through these principles and pure passion for creating delicious, memorable beer, the CraftHaus Brewery was born. Guests can choose between the CraftHaus Brewery’s core craft beers and the seasonal specialties. The taproom is available and fully adorned with large viewing windows in which guests can observe the brewing process. The taproom is a non-smoking and non-gaming environment. Guests can also grab a snack to pair with their craft beer from the food trucks just outside.
7350 Eastgate Rd Suite 110, Henderson, NV 89011, Phone: 702-462-5934
8.Great Basin Brewing Company
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Located in Sparks, Nevada, the Great Basin Brewing Co. is famous for its Great Basin beers, found in more than 400 locations throughout Northern Nevada. Founded in 1993, the Great Basin Brewing Co. crafted beers can be found at the Aces Ballpark, as well as many unique events that take place in Nevada throughout the year. Some of the beers that are offered year-round at the Great Basin Brewing Co. include Ichthyosaur IPA (or “Icky”), Nevada Gold, Outlaw Milk Stout, Wheeler Peak Wheat and Wild Horse Ale. Guests can enjoy a slice of Nevada brewing history at the Sparks Brewpub, which is known for being Nevada’s oldest brewery.
846 Victorian Ave, Sparks, NV 89431, Phone: 775-355-7711
9.Hop Nuts Brewing
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Hop Nuts Brewing is proud to be the first microbrewery established in the Downtown Arts District in Las Vegas. At Hop Nuts Brewing, tourists and locals alike can gather and enjoy handcrafted, specialty beers in a bright, artistic environment, socializing at the interior bar or outdoors on the patio. Some of their most popular drinks include the Nevada Common Beer, Hazed Out, Summertime in the LVC, Blonde Ale, Belgian Wit, Hopathon and Green Mamba Double, each with its own flavorful taste. The Hop Nuts Brewing taproom is open seven days a week, as well as for a “hoppy” hour for people just leaving work.
1120 S. Main St. #150, Las Vegas, NV 89104, Phone: 702-816-5371
10.IMBIB Custom Brews
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Located in Reno, Nevada, the IMBIB Custom Brews provides a totally unique and educational brewing experience to its guests. IMBIB means to take in and receive in the mind and, just as the name of the brewery implies, guests who drink at IMBIB Custom Brews will be encouraged to do so. With a large variety of aged, classic beers, to more hip, malty flavors, there is surely a perfect brew for everyone. The IMBIB Custom Brews offers its guests the opportunity to join the membership club, as well as take advantage of the many educational experiences available to guests, including classes about the brewing basics and sensory tasting. Food is not served at IMBIB Custom Brews, however there are many local food trucks that offer tasty pairings for the IMBIB Custom Brews handcrafted beers.
785 E. 2nd St., Reno, NV 89509, Phone: 775-470-5996
11.Joseph James Brewing Company
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Located an easy 20 minutes southeast of the glittering Las Vegas strip, Joseph James Brewing Co. is located in Henderson, Nevada. Following the nationwide trend of craft beer, and the lack of handcrafted beers throughout Nevada, Joseph James Brewing Co. was born, officially founded in 2008. The Joseph James Brewing Co. is uniquely the only craft brewery that specializes in production, located in Southern Nevada, and dedicated to providing high-quality craft beer along with seasonal, specialty brews. All lovers of craft beer can find a flavor to indulge in at the Joseph James Brewing Co. At this time, the Joseph James Brewing Co. is not offering tours to guests and does not have a taproom.
Henderson, NV, Phone: 702-454-2739
12.Bad Beat Brewery
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At the Bad Beat Brewery, quality of beer is the top priority. The team at Bad Beat Brewery encourages its guests to enjoy their high-quality, locally crafted beer. Guests are invited to indulge themselves in a true, Nevada brewery experience, offering only their signature beers at the Bad Beat Brewery, along with other non-alcoholic beverage items. No food is served in the smoke free taproom, except for chips, however guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks, food, or orders from the food truck. While sipping on deliciously crafted beer, guests are invited to game in their free gaming establishment, play giant Jenga, shuffleboard, darts, or an endless variety of card games.
7380 Eastgate Rd., Henderson, NV 89011, Phone: 702-463-4199
© Banger Brewing
Located in downtown Las Vegas, and created exclusively for Las Vegas, is the classic Banger Brewing. Banger Brewing is known for its fresh, regionally grown ingredients, as well as its tasty brews. Las Vegas is the city that consumes the most alcohol worldwide, per capita, and for this reason Banger Brewing offers only the best crafted and best quality beer for all who come to dine and drink. Signature, house brewed beers offered year-round include Perfect Ten, El Heffe, DTB, Morning Joe and Hop Culture Reference, each with its own, distinct flavor and varying ABV (alcohol by volume).
450 Fremont St. Suite 135, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Phone: 702-456-2739
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Family owned and locally operated, Lovelady Brewing is located in Henderson, Nevada and shares a notable past with the Henderson community. Lovelady also invites its guests to enjoy their craft beers outside on an outdoor patio. Leashed dogs and children are also always welcome at Lovelady Brewing. Another truly distinct amenity at Lovelady Brewing is their on-site machine for canning, allowing guests to take their specialty brews with them on the go. With more than 20 years of experience brewing for the Henderson community, the refreshing, recognizable taste of Lovelady Brewing is always looking to spice up its menu, inventing and creating new flavors each month.
20 South Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015, Phone: 702-564-3030
15.Pigeon Head Brewery
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The Pigeon Head Brewery was formed in 2014, initially inspired by the classic tastes of German lagers. After its establishment, the creative brewers at Pigeon Head Brewery were inspired to take their brewing talent to the next level by producing new, unique brews like their flagship lagers. The Pigeon Head Brewery’s taproom is always open for guests passionate about crafts brews to socialize, joke and trade stories in a relaxed, comfortable environment. There is also outdoor seating available on the patio, if weather permits. The Pigeon Head Brewery is an excellent location for parties and groups of all occasions, celebrating their special events while appreciating a fine, malty Red Rye Laser or a citrus-style India Pale Lager.
840 E. 5th St., Reno, NV 89512, Phone: 775-276-6766
16.Able Baker Brewery
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Named for the two atomic bombs that were tested at the Las Vegas, Nevada site, the Able Baker Brewery is known for its bold beer flavors, bringing to life the vitality and liveliness of its Las Vegas location. Able Baker Brewery’s slogan “Bringing Bold Beers to Light” is exactly what the beer crafters have done through their creative brews such as the 120+ IBU Double Dead Duck Imperial IPA, the chamomile and ginger flavored Test Site Saison or the Honey Dip Stout. At the Able Baker Brewery, the past comes to life through its aged and flavorful beers, made with the history and eccentricity of Las Vegas in mind.
1051 Mary Crest Rd. K, Henderson, NV 89014, Phone: 702-907-1676
17.Ruby Mountain Brewing
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The Ruby Mountain Brewing is located in Clover Valley on the Angel Creek ranch at the foot of the Ruby Mountains in Nevada. When owners were looking to add to their ranch products of Black Angus beef and barrels of hay, craft beer came to mind. After more than 25 years of brewing experience, the brewers still continue to include the core ingredients of the ranch environment into their beers, including malted grains, yeast, hops, and pure Ruby Mountain water. The Ruby Mountain Brewing 12 oz. craft beer bottles are distributed and sold in stores throughout Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada. Tours of Ruby Mountain Brewing are also available to the public.
H.C. 60 Box 100, Clover Valley, NV 89835, Phone: 775-752-2337
18.Shoe Tree Brewing
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Shoe Tree Brewing can be found in a historic 1800sf building in Carson Hot Springs, Nevada. The Shoe Tree Brewing was founded by two brothers that have always shared a close bond and passion for professional brewing. Through challenging times, vision and determination, the brothers’ passion led to the founding of the Shoe Tree Brewing. The tasting room is available as a comfortable location for guests to enjoy their craft beers. Shoe Tree Brewing’s system contains seven barrels or 217 gallons, capable of producing approximately up to 600 barrels or 13,950 gallons each year. Some examples of the creative craft beer blends include Vanilla Cream on Nitro, Wicked Shifty, Shoe Horn and Cherry Godmother.
1496 Old Hot Springs Rd., Carson City, NV 89706, Phone: 775-222-0108
19.Silver Peak Brewery
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The Silver Peak Brewery is the result of a friendship, a vision and hard work. The Silver Peak Brewery offers all of its guests the finest customer service, along with delectable food and premium craft beers. In 2004, the Silver Peak Brewery was opened for business in Downtown Reno, Nevada, and is a combination restaurant and microbrewery. Some examples of menu food items include a wide assortment of salads, appetizers, entrées, pizzas, sandwiches, and burgers, many of which pair nicely with the craft beer available to diners. Year-round craft brews include Red Roadster, Peavine Porter, Bailey Wheat Hefeweizen and Sierra Amber Ale. The atmosphere at the Silver Peak Brewery is always friendly and welcoming to families, tourists and large groups or parties.
124 Wonder Street, Reno, NV 89502, Phone: 775-324-1864
20.Sin City Brewing Company
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Microbrew-bar Sin City Brewing Co. can be found conveniently on the Las Vegas Strip and has been open for business since 2003. With draft beer to satisfy even the widest range of drinkers, Sin City Brewing Co. offers a variety of five signature craft beers alongside more spontaneous, seasonal selections. Signature beers that are pouring now include Weisse is Nice, Never Pass Up a Blonde, Say Hello to Amber, The Ale with a Tale and The Dark Side of the Sun. At this microbrew, the beer is produced in relatively small batches (approximately 100 kegs). What distinguishes Sin City Brewing Co. from the larger beer manufacturers found in the Las Vegas area is its strict adherence of the 1516 beer purity law called the Reinheitsgebot.
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd #730, Phone: 702-732-1142
21.StoneyHead Brewing Company
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Located in Reno, Nevada, the StoneyHead Brewing Co. has something to satisfy everyone’s pallet. The assortment of craft beers available at the StoneyHead Brewing Co. include classics that are light, dark, mild, hoppy, premium, and traditional. Some of the featured beers include the Moai West Coast, Whiskey Vixen, Sneaky Redhead, Blackheart Porter, Honey Porter, and the Oakheart Porter, among countless others. Known for their beer that “rocks,” guests can dine and drink in an industrial, modern space, socializing and filling up on signature StoneyHead favorites. Another unique option offered to guests is the mixing of two distinct craft beers, creating a tasty blend in their cold StoneyHead glass.
5301 Longley Lane C97, Reno, NV 89511, Phone: 775-829-2337
22.Tenaya Creek Brewery
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At the Tenaya Creek Brewery, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, guests can enjoy year-round and seasonal craft beers. Craft beer favorites, including Hauling Oats, Gypsy Fade, Phone: 702 Pale, Craft Pilsner, Bonanza and Hop Ride, are now available for purchase in bright, artistic cans. Originally opened as a restaurant and brewery in 1999, the Tenaya Creek Brewery closed down its restaurant in 2008 to focus on its passion for brewing. As production, interest and clientele increased, so did the Tenaya Creek Brewery’s production, as they expanded their brewery in 2010 to keep up with the market’s demand. Currently, Tenaya Creek Brewery craft beer cans can be found in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Southern California, as well as parts of Canada.
831 W. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89106, Phone: 702-362-7335
23.The Brewer’s Cabinet
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At the Brewer’s Cabinet, located in Reno, Nevada, the focus is just as much on providing its guests a positive, memorable dining and drinking as experience as it is on creating craft beer classics. With a beer selection ranging in light samples to Hoppy West Coast IPAs, guests can choose to drink and dine in the Brewer’s Cabinet Restaurant or socialize, while sipping and snacking in the Brewer’s Cabinet Taproom. Lunch and dinner options made with regional ingredients include salads, burgers, sandwiches, entrées, desserts, and mouth-watering sides. There are also a variety of snacks to pair up with an original Brewer’s Cabinet beer.
475 South Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501, Phone: 775-470-5492
24.Virginia City Brewery & Taphouse
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The Virginia City Brewery & Taphouse is located in Virginia City, Nevada and is home to Nevada’s rich brewery history. Virginia City is the city from which all Nevada’s brewpubs originated, making it a statewide icon for craft beer. Originally a bakery and supermarket, the Virginia City Brewery has converted into one of the most loved and historic breweries in Nevada. The Virginia City Brewery is proud to produce American Craft Style Beers for all its guests. Sitting at an elevation of 6,220 ft. above water, all beer is brewed using the crisp waters of the Marlette Lake. Popular beers include the YellowJacket Honey Pale Ale, Marlette Red, Dirty Mucker Stout, 601 IPA, C Street Wheat, and the Poltergeist Baltic Porter.
62 N. C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440, Phone: 775-847-7064
24 Best Nevada Breweries
- Lead Dog Brewing, Photo: Lead Dog Brewing
- Revision Brewing Company, Photo: Revision Brewing Company
- Depot Craft Brewery Distillery, Photo: Depot Craft Brewery Distillery
- Under the Rose Brewing Company, Photo: Under the Rose Brewing Company
- Big Dog’s Brewing Company, Photo: Big Dog’s Brewing Company
- Boulder Dam Brewing Company, Photo: Boulder Dam Brewing Company
- CraftHaus Brewery, Photo: CraftHaus Brewery
- Great Basin Brewing Company, Photo: Great Basin Brewing Company
- Hop Nuts Brewing, Photo: Hop Nuts Brewing
- IMBIB Custom Brews, Photo: IMBIB Custom Brews
- Joseph James Brewing Company, Photo: Joseph James Brewing Company
- Bad Beat Brewery, Photo: Bad Beat Brewery
- Banger Brewing, Photo: Banger Brewing
- Lovelady Brewing, Photo: Lovelady Brewing
- Pigeon Head Brewery, Photo: Pigeon Head Brewery
- Able Baker Brewery, Photo: Able Baker Brewery
- Ruby Mountain Brewing, Photo: Ruby Mountain Brewing
- Shoe Tree Brewing, Photo: Shoe Tree Brewing
- Silver Peak Brewery, Photo: Courtesy of Cherries - Fotolia.com
- Sin City Brewing Company, Photo: Courtesy of Kristen - Fotolia.com
- StoneyHead Brewing Company, Photo: StoneyHead Brewing Company
- Tenaya Creek Brewery, Photo: Tenaya Creek Brewery
- The Brewer’s Cabinet, Photo: The Brewer’s Cabinet
- Virginia City Brewery & Taphouse, Photo: Virginia City Brewery & Taphouse
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