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By Bob Barnes

Las Vegas Brewing Opens Second Location

Las Vegas Brewing Co. took over the brewing facilities that formerly housed PT’s Brewing and was the original Tenaya Creek brewhouse in March 2022. Now the brewery has branched out with a second taproom/restaurant location in The Arts District.

Set in a building built in the 1960s at 1226 S. Third St., an old-style Vegas décor features vintage white brick walls, garage doors that open, a marquee sign with chasing lights and neon replicas of Vegas Vick and Vegas Vickiee. A plus is free parking with spaces on both sides of the building.

The taproom is equipped with 24 draft lines pouring mostly Las Vegas Brewing brews. It’s worth noting this is the only local brewery with an all-female brewing team, highly respected Brewers Amanda Koeller and Becca Halpin, who said, “We have three different rotating series styles: IFYKYK IPA, Brewers’ Batch Pils and Setlist Sour.

“This gives us a chance to experiment with yeast strains, hops, hop products and grain different from what we would normally use in our core beers. We are excited to be with all the hustle and bustle of The Arts District. It’s a great community that we are happy to be able to share our beers with.”

In addition to the beer, a kitchen helmed by acclaimed Chef Jean Paul Labadie is turning out an elevated pub food menu that includes a smash burger with onion jam, house-made kettle chips, beer fondue and a trio of sausages.

Local Brewery: Champion of the Month

In this recurring feature, we spotlight establishments that appreciate our local breweries enough to serve only beer made in Nevada. Since day one of its opening in 2021, Rebellion Pizza, in the Anthem Village Center in Henderson, has poured exclusively beer brewed in Southern Nevada.

The selection provides for one-stop-shopping for local beer and is possibly the largest collection of local beer in Southern Nevada, with 36 individual brews covering a wide range of beer styles.

A recent check found nine breweries repre sented, including Able Baker Ducky Trail Pale Ale, Big Dog’s Tail Wagger Wheat, CraftHaus Rebel Spirit Golden Ale, HUDL Salty Swabber Imperial Double IPA, Juxta Nomad Grandma’s OG Pastry Stout, Lovelady 9th Island Pineapple Fruited Sour and Tenaya Creek Bonanza Brown Ale.

You may come for the beer, but you’ll stay for the pizza, as this artisanal pizza restaurant is owned and operated by longtime pizza business veterans Ricky Lewis and Ryan Perras, who spent several years at Pizza Rock and know how to make a great pie.

2540 Anthem Village Drive, Henderson. (702) 268-8268;

595 Craft and Kitchen Local Beer Showcase

595 Craft and Kitchen, which I deem to be one of the premiere craft beer bars in Southern Nevada and one that has always been a steadfast supporter of locally brewed beer, will commemorate its seventh anniversary with a week of special and unique beers from our local breweries.

The six-day celebration will begin on Monday, June 17, with four new local beer handles be ing added each day until all 24 taps are taken up with rare and rad local brews by Saturday, June 22. Breweries represented will include Able Baker, Beer Zombies/Tenaya Creek, Big Dog’s, CraftHaus, HUDL, Juxta Nomad, Las Vegas Brewing, Lovelady, Mojave and North 5th. 595 also partnered with North 5th to brew a hoppy pilsner, which will be in the mix of brews pouring.

Stopping in is a way to support local beer, but also an opportunity to hang out with the numerous brewers and brewery industry reps who will be in attendance throughout the week.

4950 S. Rainbow Blvd. #100, Las Vegas. (702) 586-1050;

Photo by David Canela.

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