Big Dog's to brew special edition of War Dog in honor of fallen K9 hero


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When local Police Officer K9 Nicky was first seriously injured recently, naturally we took an interest in his case.  We rooted for his recovery and cheered when he boomed back into action.  Like all Las Vegans, we were amazed at his progress and glad to see the officer back doing what he loved so much.

Sadly, shortly after, K9 Nicky was shot and killed during a police situation.  With the great outpouring of love for Nicky in the community, our pride beemed for the life and work of K9 Nicky, his fellow K9 officers, and their human officer companions.  

We wanted to do something in honor of the fallen hero.  So the Big Dog's brewery crew got together and recently made a special batch of our War Dog Imperial IPA, adding a special 150 pounds of fresh grapefruit.  This beer – K9 Nicky War Dog - is currently fermenting and will be ready April 28th. 

War Dog Imperial IPA is our bold Imperial IPA made for hop lovers.  Only the bravest take on the boldest of hoppy beers. We enlist Simcoe, Warrior, Citra, and Amarillo hops to create this wonderfully bitter and aromatic brew. With the strength and courage of a War Dog, this brew does not back down!  The sweetness and tartness of the grapefruit will give this special edition brew an added, delicious punch.

K9 Nicky War Dog will debut at a special tapping party on Thursday, April 28th at Big Dog’s Draft House at 4543 N. Rancho Drive in Las Vegas, NV.  For $15, you will get a pint of the special brew, a paired appetizer, and a Big Dog’s pint glass.  In addition, a special edition K9 Nicky War Dog t-shirt will also be available for purchase. 

Proceeds from the evening and the t-shirt sales will be donated to a great charity chosen by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.  Spots are limited.  Click here to buy your K9 Nicky War Dog Tasting Party package. 

For more information, please visit our Event Page.