About Big Dog's Brewing Company

BrewLogo_RoundOur first batches of beer started in a modest brewhouse located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Dubbed the name “Holy Cow!” in 1993, it wasn’t until 2003 that we relocated the brewery to its current location just 8 miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Today our brewery team works in unison to develop some of the most unique and flavorful beers in Las Vegas. With an emphasis on consistent core brews and exciting seasonal/reserve beers, our brewers continue to put our spin on original, local beer flavor.


The Philosophies

We don't cut corners.  We don't skimp on ingredients.  We love hops.  Life's too short to drink cheap beer.  We get bored easy and try to keep it fresh for ourselves and our guests.  We love to experiment.  We love the local craft beer scene and how much it has changed over the years.  We love dogs.  We love Las Vegas and what it is becoming.  Proud to be Nevadans.  Go Rebels! Go Badgers, too.  Unless, of course, its UNLV vs. Wisconsin... then Go Rebels.  We won't get upset if you call us Libertarians.  We have a great sense of humor and love a good pun as much as anyone, especially when it comes to naming a new beer.


A Nevada Craft Brewer

ncba logo transpWe are proud to be pioneers in the modern brewing industry in the Silver State.  We opened Southern Nevada's first brewery in 1992 and held license 2 and 7 in the State of Nevada.  By some measurements, we've been doing it longer than anyone.  Along with our friends at Great Basin in Reno/Sparks, we lit the fire that is still burning.  Battle Born and proud of it.  Excited to be a small part of the growing beer industry in Nevada, which is now home to almost 40 breweries and brewpubs throughout the State.   Proud to be a founding member of the Nevada Craft Brewers Association and support its goals of raising the profile of Nevada's beer community. www.nvbeer.com


The Brewery Team

David Pascual, Director of Brewing Operations
Amanda Koeller, Lead Brewer
Sam McKinney, Director of Packaging
Beau McDonald, Brewery Ambassador
Ceci Moggia, Office Manager


The Awards

Since our beginnings with Holy Cow! Brewing Company, we have accumulated numerous awards, medals and accolades.

Great American Beer Festival

  • Big Dog’s Watch Dog Wit (’09 Silver)
  • Alpha Dog, Imperial or Double Red (’08 Silver)
  • Kilt Sniffer Scotch Ale, Strong Scotch Ale (’06 Gold)
  • Holy Cow! Cream Ale, American Lager/Cream (’01 Silver)
  • Black Lab Stout, Specialty Stout (’96 Bronze)
  • Red Hydrant Ale, English-style Brown, (’94 Bronze, '12 Silver, '15 Gold)
  • Holy Cow! Original Pale Ale, English-style Pale (’93 Gold)
  • Tripel Dog Dare, Belgian-style Tripel ('16 Bronze. '17 Gold)
  • Knotty Dog Barley Wine, Barel-Aged Strong Beer ('19 Gold)
  • Willy Big Dog Barrel-Aged Robust Porter, Professional Collaboration ('19 Bronze)
  • And the Award Gose To..., German-style Sour ('19 Bronze)

World Beer Cup

  • Red Hydrant Ale, English-style Brown (’06 & ‘10 Gold)
  • Holy Cow! Cream Ale, American Cream Ale (’00 Silver)
  • Holy Cow! Pilsner, Bohemian-style Pilsner (’98 Silver)

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Big Dog's Brews are available on draft, in 22 oz. Bomber Bottles, and 12 oz. & 16 oz. cans in Nevada.