Seasonal & Reserve Brews

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.

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What's On Tap @ the Brewpub

Big Dog's 38 Special

War Dog Imperial IPA

This is our bold Imperial IPA, made for lovers of the hop. We enlist Simecoe, 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. This brew is dedicated to the War Dogs that serve alongside our brave troops. 
APPEARANCE: Golden amber with a creamy off-white head.
AROMA: The generous dry hopping on this brew gives hints of pine and tropical fruit, complimented by a light malt aroma.
TASTE: Undertones of piney hops give a crisp bitterness that is complimented by the smooth body. Notable tropical notes keep this hop-forward beer approachable. The pleasant bitter finish leaves you craving your next sip.
BODY: Medium
HOPS: Simcoe, Warrior, Citra, Amarillo
ABV: 8.3% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE: Fall/Winter, Southern Nevada, Arizona
Draft, 16 oz. Cans
Rollin Smoke Tap

Rollin' Smoke Amber

Rollin’ Smoke Amber is a malt-forward Amber beer we made with our friends from Rollin’ Smoke BBQ. While delicious when paired with almost anything, as you can imagine it is a delicious companion to a great, smoked bbq meal. Brewed with malt that was smoked at our brewery with peach wood, the smoke flavor and aroma shine through along with hints of caramel.
AROMA: Smoked peach wood
TASTE: Smokiness, hints of caramel
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body
HOPS: Fuggles
ABV: 5.01% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE: Year-Round, Southern Nevada
Draft Only, Coming Soon 16 oz. Cans
Lake Mead Monster Tap

Lake Mead Monster

Limited release, perfect for cold winter days and nights. The malt comes through on this beer with caramel, toffee and a roasted flavor with some alcohol to warm you up. Predominantly hopped with Centennial, provides balance for this big beer.
APPEARANCE: Reddish brown
AROMA: Malt, caramel with slight floral aroma
BODY: Medium
HOPS: Centennial, Columbus
ABV: 10.1% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE: Winter/Spring, Nevada, Arizona
Draft, 22 oz. Bomber Bottles
Watch Dog Tap

Watch Dog Tangerine Wit

Watch Dog Tangerine Wit is our twist on a traditional Belgian Wit beer. The addition of fresh tangerine takes this already refreshing style to a whole new level.
APPEARANCE: A hazy unfiltered Wit, pale yellow in color, with a rich creamy head.
AROMA: Fresh tangerine, coriander, and wheat
TASTE: Refreshing tangerine and light wheat. Crisp and dry with a slightly tart finish.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body, exceptionally smooth with a light creaminess from the unmalted wheat
HOPS: Magnum
ABV: 5.0% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE: Spring/Summer, Southern Nevada, Arizona
Draft, 16 oz. Cans (Limited Availability)
Wag the Dog Tap

Wag the Dog Session IPA

Wag the Dog Session IPA is just that, a diversion from the usual IPA. You may expect a higher gravity beer when you see "IPA". However, Wag the Dog drinks light and easy like a session beer would, but still packs a wallop of hops like an IPA should.
AROMA: A bright orange citrus with a hint of grapefruit from a generous use of Citra hops.
TASTE: Light maltiness and bright citrus dominate the palate, with pleasant hop bitterness and a punch of grapefruit from the American hops.
MOUTHFEEL: Light with a distinct citrus finish.
HOPS: Amarillo, Citra
ABV: 4.8% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE: Spring/Summer, Nevada, Arizona
Draft, 16 oz. Cans (Limited Availability)
Tripel Dog Dare Tap

Tripel Dog Dare Belgian-style Tripel

Tripel Dog Dare, a classic Belgian-style beer brewed with all traditional ingredients.  It is a great beer to pair with roasted turkey, seafood, and pesto dishes, to name a few.  Winner: Bronze Medal, Great American Beer Festival (2016)
APPEARANCE: Bright golden in color
AROMA: Citrus, banana, and spice (clove-like)
MOUTHFEEL: Medium/high carbonation with a soft mouthfeel and finish
HOPS: Liberty
ABV: 9.1% Alcohol by Volume

AVAILABLE: Limited Availability, Nevada
Draft, 22 oz. Bottles

seDATEd Tap

"seDATEd" Belgian-style Quad

Big Dog’s is pleased to bring you “seDATEd,” our latest Brewmaster’s Special brew. Available in 22 oz. bomber bottles and on draft, this brew is a Belgian-style Quad brewed with locally sourced dates from Death Valley’s China Ranch Date Farm.
APPEARANCE: Dark Amber with light brown head
AROMA: Fruit characters including dates, raisins, plum, and fig
TASTE: Hints of brown sugar, caramel, and molasses
MOUTHFEEL: Medium full mouth-feel with some sweetness upfront that diminishes in the finish.
HOPS: Liberty
ABV: 9.5% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE: Limited Availability, Nevada, Arizona
Draft, 22 oz. Bottles

Sled Dog Temp Tap

Sled Dog Imperial Stout

This Imperial Stout has been aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels to create the perfect combination of roasted characters from the malt and sweet notes found in bourbon.
APPEARANCE: Black with a creamy white head
AROMA & TASTE: Hints of raisin and caramel that balance the bittersweet coffee notes
MOUTHFEEL: Full bodied, creamy and smooth
HOPS: Warrior, Centennial, Columbus
ABV: 9.1% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE: Limited Availability, Nevada, Arizona
Draft (Nitro), Coming Soon 22 oz. Bottles


Amarillo Boy

Amarillo Boy ("I'm-a-real-boy”) Is a hoppy lager that we brewed in accor- dance to the German Purity Law, using only barley, hops, water, and yeast. We used a single variety hop called Amarillo in both the brew and dry hop, and fermented it with the famous German Weihenstephan yeast strain. The use of pale specialty malts gives the beer it's straw/pale color. The beer will pour crisp, with a frothy white head, and have a medium hop bitterness. You will notice aromas of sweet and fruity citrus imparted by the hops and a clean beer profile due to the yeast. Amarillo Boy sits at 5.3% abv and has an estimated IBU’s of 45.
APPEARANCE: Golden, hazy, with a frothy white head
AROMA: Citrus, fruity
TASTE: Medium hoppiness, clean
MOUTHFEEL: Crisp, dry, light
HOPS: Amarillo, dry hopped with Amarillo
ABV: 5.2% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE: Limited Availability, Nevada
Draft only


Ain't GerMANGO Sour

Ain't GerMANGO Is the complete opposite to a traditional German brew that follows the purity laws of Reinheitsgebot; hence "ain't German" in the name. A lactobacilli soured beer that we used ingredients not traditional to the German purity law including, rice, wheat, corn, rye, oats, fruit, and bacteria (to sour) to name a few. We used many different things to make this an "impure beer" and wanted to showcase a flavorful beer that does not follow the 500 year tradition of Reinheitsgebot. This brew will pour crisp, light orange in color and cloudy with a dissipating head. It will have an abundance of mango on the nose and flavor, as we used 170 lbs of all natural puréed mango.
APPEARANCE: Light orange, hazy, with a dissipating head
AROMA: Juicy mango, citrus, bubble gum, acidity, grain
TASTE: Fruity, mango, puckering, grain
MOUTHFEEL: Crisp, dry, light
HOPS: Magnum, Liberty
ABV: 5.8% Alcohol by Volume
AVAILABLE: Limited Availability, Nevada
Draft only