Revision Brewing Company, Sparks, NV

I stopped in at Revision Brewing Company in Sparks, Nevada.  The brewery is very close to the Reno/Tahoe airport and made for a great first stop after a long day of flying.  Revision is known for its IPA’s.  And as you can see below they have a full board of New England IPA’s alone.

The bartender made some suggestions for me and I tried their Disco Ninja New England IPA, DIPA, Double IPA, and Citra Slam.  Very seldom do I enjoy a flight where all of the beers are good.  I am impressed.  Three really good IPAs, all different, from the same brewery.  Well Done!  And if that’s not enough impetus, their Das Fest festbier for Octoberfest is also delicious.  Great breadth of brewing.  Cool location.  I even got myself a pair of glow in the dark socks with their logo.

Hop Nuts Brewing, Las Vegas, NV

I stopped in at Hop Nuts Brewing in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I really enjoyed this spot.  Unlike many Las Vegas breweries, where you still get the vibe with slot machines, etc. this felt more like a brewery atmosphere.  Chill.  Their Passion Fruit Sour was really tasty.  Crisp.  Fresh.  Light. I loved it and enjoyed relaxing and drinking it and taking in the experience in this little brewery escape from Las Vegas.

Bad Beat Brewing, Henderson, NV

Las Vegas, Nevada, is not known for craft beer.  I found a hidden gem when I stopped in at Bad Beat Brewing in Henderson, Nevada.  Their Imperial Milk Stout with Serrano Peppers, aka The Heater, is off the charts.  First, think delicious, rich, smooth milk stout, deep and creamy.  Add the heat of Serrano peppers which adds a kicking bite at the end.  At first it’s just a small bite.  After a full glass your palate is totally warmed up.  And at 9.5% it packs a bit of a punch.  I wish this beer was available at home.