Hop Nuts Brewing
Blame Hop Nuts for kicking off the beer craze in the Downtown Arts District. Aside from the Golden Ale, most of the brews have something of a hoppy bite with the bitterness turned up to full blast with the Green Mamba, a hop-heavy West Coast-style double IPA that scores extremely high on the IBU scale. That's "International Bitterness Units," so consider yourself warned. The Golden Knight is a less intense, robust Belgian Golden Strong ale that honors our local hockey heroes. A second taproom operates in the West Valley at Tivoli Village. Both have an outdoor patio. The daily "hoppy hour" runs 4–7 pm with $4 pints.