Big Dogs Brewing Company
The legacy of Big Dog's dates back to the mid-90s, when founder Tom Wiesner opened Vegas' first legal brewery at the Holy Cow casino on the Strip. It was eventually demolished—a Walgreens is currently in its place—but the beer operation relocated to the Northwest Valley as Big Dog's Brewing Company, leading the way for the craft beer movement in Southern Nevada. Head brewer David Pascual won his share of awards and is among the best in the business. Most of the beers are given a dog theme with the Red Hydrant English Brown Ale and Black Lab Stout among the popular choices. The Triple Dog Dare Belgian Tripel was a seasonal favorite that stuck around. Big Dog's has its own full-service restaurant—modeled after a large barn with Midwest hospitality in mind. If you're a Green Bay Packers fan, you're among friends. There's also limited seating on the patio and in the beer garden.