Las Vegas' Original Brewery

Big Dog's Brews

Handcrafted in Las Vegas, NV

Handcrafted in Las Vegas, NV

Signature brews

While you can enjoy many different styles of Big Dog’s Brews around Las Vegas at neighborhood pubs and taverns, Las Vegas Strip restaurants and local retail outlets, the full slate of available Big Dog’s Brews can be enjoyed at our brewery at Big Dog’s Draft House. While there, enjoy our 8 Signature Brews that are available year round plus 3-10 seasonal & reserve brews at a time.

Leglifter light

Leglifter” is light in color and mild in flavor, this beer is a refreshing alternative to American-style light lagers. A perfect introduction to handcrafted beers!

APPEARANCE Light straw in color, with white head.
AROMA Hint of grain and corn
TASTE Crisp with light mouthfeel and dry finish
HOPS German Magnum
ABV 3.9% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE Year-Round Draft Only @ Draft House Tavern Bar

Tailwagger wheat

Tailwagger is a Bavarian-style Hefeweizen with a refreshing effervescence and inviting aroma.
This beer makes you happy! It is truly the perfect melding of wheat, barley, and hops. Try it with a traditional slice of lemon!

APPEARANCE A traditional unfiltered wheat ale, hazy straw in color.
AROMA Fruity banana aromas are complimented by gentle spicy clove.
TASTE A smooth and creamy banana flavor is dominant on the palate. This brew develops with hints of spice that compliment this lightly hopped brew.
MOUTHFEEL Creamy medium body
HOPS Magnum
ABV 4.9% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE Year-Round Draft, 12 oz. Cans

las vegas craft lager

Big Dog’s Las Vegas Craft Lager is a classic American-style lager. Lightly hopped, crisp, and
clean; this beer is designed for a town that is always on the go. At 5% abv, this beer won’t slow you down. Brewed for the beer lover who simply wants an unpretentious local craft beer.
2022 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medalist!

APPEARANCE Bright golden
AROMA Light malt aromas, touch of corn, and pleasant herbal-floral notes from the Hallertau hops
TASTE Light notes of barley and sweetness from the flaked corn, all balanced nicely with hops
MOUTHFEEL Light bodied, crisp, refreshing
HOPS German Magnum and Hallertau
ABV 5.0% Alcohol by Volume
MAJOR AWARDS Great American Beer Festival (G.A.B.F.) 2022 Bronze
AVAILABLE Year-Round, Draft, 12 oz. Cans, 16 oz. Cans 

Did you know that $1 from each Las Vegas Craft Lager case sold through our wholesale partner Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is donated to Keep Memory Alive?  Click here to learn more about our support of local causes.

red hydrant brown ale

Red Hydrantis a Big Dog’s flagship beer that has won multiple World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival awards, and for good reason! This local craft version of an English classic pours a deep mahogany and has notes of caramel malts, biscuit malt, and a hint of English hops.

APPEARANCE Bright, rich mahogany
AROMA Caramel, hints of toffee and toasted malts, roasted barley
TASTE Caramel and hints of toasted malt along with a very mild hoppiness.
MOUTHFEEL Medium body, with a balanced finish.
HOPS English Fuggles
ABV 5.6% Alcohol by Volume
MAJOR AWARDS World Beer Cup (W.B.C.) Gold Award 2006, 2010, Great American Beer Festival (G.A.B.F.) 2012 Silver, 2015 Gold
AVAILABLE Year-Round, Draft, 12 oz. Cans

Black lab stout

Black Lab” Stout is an American stout that is a rich, dark ale brewed with nine different malts and roasted barley. With hints of coffee and cocoa, This stout is delicious and satisfying anytime of year! Served on Nitro.

APPEARANCE Black with a frothy tan head
AROMA Roast, coffee, chocolate and a touch of earthy hops will permeate the nose
TASTE Coffee and roast-like flavor with hints of chocolate and a touch of bitterness
MOUTHFEEL Smooth, creamy
HOPS English Fuggles
MALTS 2-row, Roasted, Chocolate, Crystal, Munich and Biscuit
ABV 5.1% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE: Year-Round Draft (Nitro) Only

dirty dog ipa

Dirty Dog” IPA is a delicious west coast-style India Pale Ale. bursting with Northwest hop
flavor and aroma. With just a hint of toasty malt in the finish, you’re sure to be reaching for another sip of this very tasty American IPA.

APPEARANCE Golden with a white rocky head
AROMA  A combination of hops provide hints of pine and citrus in this classic West Coast IPA
TASTE Assertive hop character that is balanced with a touch of maltiness and citrus notes
HOPS Cascade, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe
ABV 7.1% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE Year-Round, Draft, 12 oz. Cans

Peace, Love & Hoppiness Pale Ale

Big Dog’s “Peace, Love & Hoppiness” West Coast Pale Ale is a golden pale ale with notes of tropical and stone fruit from the generous use of Mosaic and Amarillo hops. Assertive like a West Coast IPA, but with the drinkability of a classic pale ale! Available year-round on draft and in the coolest tie-dyed cans around!

AROMA The generous dry hopping on this brew gives hints of stone and tropical fruits, complimented by a light malt aroma.
TASTE Hoppy upfront with a clean, light finish.
HOPS Warrior, Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial, Mosaic
ABV 6.0% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE Year-Round, Draft, 12 oz. Cans, 16 oz. Cans

dog daze hazy ipa

Proceed with caution! Beware of extreme drinkability! No matter where you enjoy this brew, the hazy appearance combines with the juicy aromas to transport you to the nearest beach. “Dog Daze” is the latest addition to the Big Dog’s signature line up.  Available on draft and in 16 oz. cans. 
APPEARANCE Gold, hazy white head
AROMA Sweet fruit, orange, passionfruit, pineapple, peach, raspberry
TASTE Juicy, smooth, touch of bitterness on front end and easy soft finish
MOUTHFEEL Crisp up front, touch of sweetness, medium mouthfeel
HOPS Galaxy, Eclipse
ABV 6.8% Alcohol by Volume 
AVAILABLE Year-Round Draft, 12 oz. Cans

We like to experiment with many different styles of beers.  Most of our creations can be enjoyed almost exclusively at the brewpub, with only a limited amount of cases and kegs being released for special accounts in Nevada and Arizona.  Many come around regularly and others only show up once every few years.

Limited Release

The following beers will have expanded
seasonal availability in 2024:

Quarterly Releases



Available on Draft and in 16 oz. Cans.  January 2024 thru March 2024.

tripel dog


Available on Draft and in 16 oz. Cans.  April thru June 2024.



Available on Draft and in 16 oz. Cans.  July thru September 2024.



Available on Draft and in 16 oz. Cans.  October thru December 2024.

Limited Releases


January – February


March – April

"watch dogs"






"war dog"

November – December