A brewhouse in the heart of Las Vegas carried the first batches of Big Dog’s Brewing Company’s beer. It was called, “Holy Cow” in 1993 until it transferred to its current location just 8 miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas.

These are some of Big Dog’s Brews available. Photo courtesy of Big Dog’s Brewing Company’s Facebook account.

Big Dog’s Brewing Company has been in the business for more than two decades. Their brewery team does not stop in growing their beer lineup by developing some of the most unique and flavorful beers in Las Vegas.

The Neighborhood Brewpub

Big Dog’s Draft House is the home of Big Dog’s Brewing Company. It is a brewpub and casino in Las Vegas. It serves delectable Midwestern cuisine from Chefs Sergio Meza and Tim Bryant. It also has 35 state-of-the-art gaming machines.

Las Vegas’ Original Brewery

Signature Brews

There are different styles of Big Dog’s Brews that are available in pubs, taverns, restaurants, and local retail outlets in Las Vegas. There are 8 Signature Brews that can be enjoyed, which are:

  • Leglifter Light
  • Tailwagger Wheat
  • Las Vegas Craft Lager
  • Red Hydrant Brown Ale
  • Black Lab Stout
  • Dirty Dog IPA
  • Peace, Love & Hoppiness Pale Ale
  • Underbite Double IPA

Seasonal & Reserve Brews

Something to look forward to with Big Dog’s Brews is its seasonal and reserve brews. These creations are available exclusively at the brewpub. Be sure to be updated because Big Dog only releases a limited amount of cases and kegs for special accounts in Nevada and Arizona. Some brews come in regularly while others show up once in a blue moon.

  • War Dog Imperial IPA “Unleashed”
  • Lake Mead Monster
  • Watch Dog Tangerine Wit
  • Tripel Dog Dare Belgian-style Tripel
  • “seDATEd” Belgian-style Quad
  • Sled Dog Imperial Stout

Big Dog’s Brews are available on draft, in 22 oz. Bomber bottles, and 12 oz. cans in Nevada.

Big Dog Brewing Company’s beers are available in Atomic Liquor. Photo courtesy of Big Dog’s Brewing Company’s Facebook account.

Proud to be Nevadans

As pioneers in the modern brewing industry in the Silver State, the company is always experimenting and is excited to be part of the growing beer industry in Nevada. They opened the first brewery in Southern Nevada in 1992 and held license 2 and 7 in the State of Nevada. Nevada is now home to almost 40 breweries and brewpubs. Big Dog’s Brewing Company is a founding member of the Nevada Craft Brewers Association and it is one of the supporters of raising the profile of Nevada’s beer community.

The Awards

Big Dog’s Brewing Company has accumulated numerous awards, medals, and accolades through the years. Here are the awards they have acquired:

Great American Beer Festival

  • Big Dog’s Watch Dog Wit (’09 Silver)
  • Alpha Dog, Imperial or Double Red (’08 Silver)
  • Kilt Sniffer Scotch Ale, Strong Scotch Ale (’06 Gold)
  • Holy Cow! Cream Ale, American Lager/Cream (’01 Silver)
  • Black Lab Stout, Specialty Stout (’96 Bronze)
  • Red Hydrant Ale, English-style Brown, (’94 Bronze, ’12 Silver, ’15 Gold)
  • Holy Cow! Original Pale Ale, English-style Pale (’93 Gold)
  • Tripel Dog Dare, Belgian-style Tripel (’16 Bronze, ’17 Gold)

World Beer Cup

  • Red Hydrant Ale, English-style Brown (’06 & ‘10 Gold)
  • Holy Cow! Cream Ale, American Cream Ale (’00 Silver)
  • Holy Cow! Pilsner, Bohemian-style Pilsner (’98 Silver)

Good Reviews

Have an amazing time with family and friends at Big Dog’s Draft House. It’s a great place to celebrate all occasions. There are high ratings from reviews on Google, Facebook, TripAdvisor, and Yelp. Here are some things people said about Big Dog’s Brewing Company and Draft House:

Great beer every other blockand wanted to try a local brewery. We went to Big Dog’s and had a TERRIFIC afternoon!
-Woody S.

My most favorite place in all of LV! Good food, good service and great beer. My go to every time.
-Mandi W.

Came here with some friends for a late breakfast paired with… “the main reason to come to a brewery”. The selection of brews was outstanding. Probably the best I’ve been able to sample in the couple weeks I was in the area, and even better prices to match. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.
-Dark F.

Have a good time at Big Dog’s Draft House. Photo courtesy of Big Dog’s Brewing Company’s Facebook account.

If you’re looking for a place to have a good beer and a meal, head to Big Dog’s Draft House and be sure to order one of Big Dog’s Brewing Company’s unique and flavorful beers. You won’t regret tasting one of Las Vegas’ homemade craft brews.

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