Special Beers & What’s Pouring in November/December

As we enter the winter season, our local breweries and craft beer establishments have a lot to offer to help us get through the colder months. 

Tenaya Creek 23rd Anniversary
Tenaya Creek will celebrate its 23rd anniversary on Nov. 19. Held from 5-10 p.m. at the brewery at 831 W. Bonanza, there will be more than 30 beers pouring, including exclusive event beers and a barrel aged beer release; live music; and food for purchase from Smiley Pies, Alpha Dawg and Dough2Door Cookies food trucks. 

Tickets are $40 for unlimited sampling, $80 for VIP for unlimited sampling, early admission at 4 and a 32 oz anniversary edition stainless growler with fill; and $10 for designated driver. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so head over here to purchase in advance.  

New BJ’s Brewhouse Location and Annual Holiday Beer Dinner
There are now four BJ’s Brewhouses in Southern Nevada, with the latest opening last month at 7190 S Rainbow a bit south of the 215 freeway. The new location is a bit grander than the other three, with a semi-open kitchen and a more open feel to the dining room. The new spot provides coverage to the southwest quadrant of the Vegas Valley, joining the others in Centennial, Summerlin and Henderson. 

Speaking of BJ’s, their annual holiday beer dinner is slated for Dec. 5 at the Centennial, Henderson and Summerlin locations. It has my name written all over it, as it features some of my favorite beer styles: winter warmers, holiday beers from some of the world’s best craft brewers and BJ’s Grand Cru, a beer I eagerly anticipate when it arrives each winter. 

The menu includes welcome beer: BJ’s 23rd Annual Grand Cru; house Caesar salad paired with Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA; BJ’s Piranha Pale Ale chili matched with Anchor Christmas Ale; classic tavern cut pizza paired with Breckenridge Christmas Ale; prime rib and mashed potatoes matched with Stone Imperial Stout; and mini white chocolate macadamia nut pizookie paired with Delirium Noël. 

The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $50 in advance and $55 (plus tax and tip) the day of the event. To purchase tickets visit here

More Love for Local Beer

It’s been great to see that more and more restaurants and bars are supporting local breweries by contracting with them to brew a house beer for them. One of the more prolific providers is Juxta Nomad. The name refers to our local roving brewer, Kyle Weniger. 

The former head brewer at Joseph James, after the brewery permanently closed during the pandemic shutdown he began his own enterprise, contracting with various local breweries to use their facilities to brew his creations. Several are brewed with Astronomy Aleworks, and three of them are house beer creations. 

They include SerVehZah’s “Nueva Esperanza,” a crisp, easy-drinking Mexican lager with subtle corn sweetness and Mandarina Bavaria hops for a touch more citrusy hop flavor; 595 Craft and Kitchen’s “Pilau Talk,” a Southeast Asian-inspired ale made with three types of rice for a super light body and dry finish; and Peyote’s “Attack of the Killer Tomatillo,” a Mexican lager made with freshly juiced tomatillos and limes straight from the kitchen. 

Support local by making your way to these fine establishments and experiencing them for yourself.

Tenaya Creek Brewery

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