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Big Dog's Announces Special Releases, Events to Celebrate Brewery's 25th Anniversary

(02/16/2018)

It's the Year of the Dog!

Big Dog’s Hospitality Group got into the brewing game back in 1993 when we opened Las Vegas’ original brewery at Holy Cow! Casino*Café*Brewery on the famous Las Vegas strip.  In 2003, we moved the brewery operations to its current home at Big Dog’s Draft House in the northwest Las Vegas valley.  2018 is the “Year of the Dog” and we are celebrating the 25th year of Big Dog’s Brews with a series of special releases, tapping parties, commemorative merchandise, promotional initiatives, and celebration events.

25hex_silver25th Anniversary Series - Barrel Aged Brews.  The Big Dog’s Brewing Company team has planned out five special releases throughout the year to commemorate the 25th anniversary.  Each Anniversary series bottle is hand waxed and features a hand drawn version of the Big Dog’s black lab logo, created by local artist David Yett. These will be released throughout the year and will be sold individually and as part of a commemorative set that will be available in November 2018.  Each of the five Anniversary Series bottles will be released at a special event held at the brewery and at a follow up release event at Khoury’s Fine Wines in Henderson, NV

  • Bourbon Barrel Aged “Sled Dog” Imperial Stout (March 2018)
  • Tequila Barrel Aged “Dog Gone” Saison (May 2018)
  • Red Wine Barrel Aged “Chien D’or” Belgian Pale (July 2018)
  • Smoke Wagon Whiskey Barrel Aged “Son of a Gun” Dopplebock (September)
  • Barrel Aged Master Blend “Year of the Dog” (October)

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Unleashed IPA Can Series. Big Dog’s will be continuing a program started in 2017, with five special can releases throughout the year.  Featuring art from local artist David Yett, each “Unleashed” can will feature a specialty or experimental IPA.  There will be a limited amount of cases released for sale at local retailers.

  • “Wonderdog” Triple IPA (March 2018)
  • “Dank Dog” Experimental IPA (April 2018)
  • “Lhazy Dog” NE-style IPA (July 2018)
  • “Amére-ica” Belgian IPA (September 2018)
  • “War Dog” Imperial IPA (November 2018)

wonderdog canOther Special Releases.  In addition to the tapping and release events discussed above, Big Dog’s Brewing Company will be hosting several commemorative events throughout the year. 

  • Tripel Dog Dare. The reigning GABF Gold Medalist returns in bomber bottles and on draft, featuring an all new golden bottle design.  (March 2018)
  • “Pink Boots Beer” Collaboration. The ladies of the Southern Nevada brewing community have come together to brew a special collaboration brew, astill-to-be-named hoppy rye lager.  More information on the details of this collaboration brew will be announced in March 2018.
  • Barrel Aged Kilt Sniffer. We cellared a bit of our recent Kilt Sniffer Brew School release in whiskey barrels from Smoke Wagon, a local distillery.  22 oz. bottles of this beer will be released for local distribution and for sale at the brewery (Early Fall 2018).
  • “Nevada Strong” Collaboration with Great Basin Brewing.  The two oldest breweries in Nevada collaborate to make a Silver State-inspired brew that will be bottled and sold throughout Nevada.  Proceeds to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Clark County and Washoe County.  More information on this collaboration brew will be announced in March 2018.


25 dinnerSpecial Events.  In addition to the tapping and release events discussed above, Big Dog’s Brewing Company will be hosting several commemorative events throughout the year. 

  • “Brew School 23” (Lhazy Dog). Learn how to brew a NE-style IPA like the Big Dog’s!  Scheduled to be released in cans as part of the “Unleashed” series.
    Brew Day: Saturday, 6/30/18, Graduation Party: Wednesday, 7/18/18.
  • Big Dog’s Draft House 30th Anniversary Party. Our brewpub is celebrating a big milestone of its own with a 30th Anniversary Fish Fry! Wisconsin-style Fish Fry, Big Dog’s Signature Brews, Live Music, and More! Saturday, 9/29/18.
  • “25th Anniversary Beer Dinner” at Atomic Kitchen. A culinary pairing of delicious Atomic Kitchen dishes along with Big Dog’s Brews, featuring beers from our 25th anniversary line up!  Wednesday, 11/14/18.
  • “Big Dog’s Alumni Reunion.” A special night of music, beers and tasty food in celebration of the all Big Dog’s team members, current and past.  Held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary dinner from the previous night on the Big Dog’s Front Porch!  Thursday, 11/15/18.

growler25Anniversary Merchandise.  Big Dog’s Brewing Company will be producing several commemorative merchandise items in celebration of the 25th Anniversary celebration. 

  • 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Stainless Steel Growler. We’ve ordered a limited amount of double walled, vacuum sealed stainless-steel growlers decorated with the 25th Anniversary logo on the front and a collage of different beer logos from the past 25 years.  Not only will you get a limited-run anniversary growler that will last you for years, but the purchaser will be entitled to 50 PERCENT OFF (regular price) growler fills of the commemorative growler for the rest of 2018!  Just $79.95.  .
  • 25th Anniversary Commemorative T-shirts & Hats. We’ll be selling a special edition Silver Anniversary t-shirts and hats featuring our Big Dog’s Brewing Company black lab logo, as reimagined and drawn by local artist David Yett.
  • Happy Anniversary Beer Stein. We’ve ordered a limited amount of a special, limited 20 oz. beer steins made with our hand drawn black lab logo and the 25th anniversary logo. These glasses will be sold while supplies last for $12.95 which includes a fill up of any Big Dog’s signature brew. 
  • “Year of the Dog” Bottle Collection Presentation Box. We’ve designed a special, handcrafted 25th Anniversary commemorative bottle set that will be sold in November 2018.  Only 50 will be available for sale.  Each set will feature a handmade wooden shadow box that is made to perfectly house each of the 25th Anniversary beers that are released throughout 2018.  The hand stained box will have a sliding box cover that will be engraved with the “Year of the Dog” markings used throughout the year.  This will be a collector’s item that will make the perfect gift set for the craft beer collector.  These beers are each barrel aged, wax dipped, and will continue to age beautifully into the future.  Scheduled On Sale: November 15, 2018, while supplies last. Boxes will be available for pick up starting November 23, 2018.