By: Bob Barnes
This past summer I reported on the opening of Rebellion Pizza and commended its owners, pizza business veterans Ricky Lewis and Ryan Perras, for having a canned beer list comprised 100% of beers from Southern Nevada breweries, and possibly the only establishment other than brewpubs doing so.
Now the thriving business has added a draft line system, which also honors our local breweries with 100% of the taps pouring local beer. I stopped in after the draft lineup launched and found the eight taps pouring Able Baker Honey Dip Imperial Stout, Bad Beat Bluffing Isn’t Weiss Bavarian Hefeweizen, Big Dog’s Craft Lager, CraftHaus Hop Vegas WCIPA and Giggle Juice Imperial IPA, Lovelady 9th Island Pineapple Sour and Love Juice Hazy IPA and Tenaya Creek God of Thunder Baltic Porter.
In addition to the new draft offerings, the canned beer list has been expanded, offering 26 more Southern Nevada beers to choose from, qualifying Rebellion as one-stop shopping for local beer. Ricky says the response to their local beer support has been extremely positive and they have numerous regular customers.
It’s certainly worth a visit for the stellar local beer selection, but Rebellion Pizza also is arguably one of the best pizzerias specializing in NY-style and Sicilian pies in Southern Nevada. It’s located in the Anthem Village Center in Henderson and is open Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
What’s Pouring in February
On Feb. 12 CraftHaus Brewery will celebrate its 8th annual Comrade Day with the annual release of its Russian Imperial Stout being a seated 2-hour event at its location in the Henderson Booze District. Available seatings are 12:30-2:30 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $40 per person and include a 4 x 4 oz tasting flight of either a vertical tasting of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Comrade Stouts or variants of 2020 Stranahan's Barrel Aged, 2021 Stranahan's Barrel Aged, 2022 White Chocolate Macadamia and 2022 Amigo Mexican Stout; a Comrade logo keeper glass; and a 10-oz pour of the 11.2% ABV 2022 Comrade Russian Imperial Stout. Ticket add-ons include a brat (Beast Brat made with wagyu, wild boar and elk, Spicy Chicken Mango Sausage Brat or Vegan Beyond Brat) with two desserts custom made for Comrade Day and bottles of 2022 Comrade and 2021 variants. Designated driver tickets are also available.
For more details and to purchase tickets and choose your seating time, visit https://comradeday2022.eventbrite.com.
On Feb. 26 the NCBA (Nevada Craft Brewers Association) will host the NV Beer Dash at Cornerstone Park in Henderson. The event includes a mile relay with teams of four people at 1 p.m. followed by a beer festival at 2 p.m.
You can choose to participate in just the beer mile relay, just the beer festival or both. The mile relay will have teams of four each running a ¼ mile and drinking a beer (or root beer for underage runners and nonbeer drinkers).
The fest will have 30 beers pouring from at least 15 Nevada breweries, including most of the Southern Nevada breweries. There will be food trucks for food options. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit https://raceroster.com/events/2022/55308/nv-beer-dash.