When Vegas I will tell you what I drank, this beer was at the Mirage Hotel where I was staying at this weekend. Bartender told me it was from a local brewery. Well Tenaya Creek Brewery is in the Las Vegas area and it was founded 1999. This is a small brewery that is only available in the following states and they are Nevada, Utah, Ohio, and Arizona. They are also in some parts of Canada.
This beer is a clear light brown in color with next to no head. The beer has a malty to nutty smell going on in the beer. The taste of this Nut Brown Ale is nutty and slightly sweet with no aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer but what stop me was the price I was paying at the bar. That is Las Vegas for you.
Here is a descripation from their website (www.tenayacreek.com):
Our “Calico Brown” is a malty brown ale with dark amber hues. There’s a velvety smooth body with a light bitter finish from our friend the Chinook hop. We’ve struck a balance to the bitterness with a hint of spiciness while using Tettang hops to give this ale a pleasurable aroma. We live in Las Vegas and enjoy the surrounding area of Red Rock Canyon. Do yourself a favor: Get back to nature. Get a beer. Enjoy it! ABV: 5.6%
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing out after one beer, I really enjoy this beer and I wished I had time to get by the brewery. I am hoping to get back to Vegas just to visit the brewery. It is nice to see good beer asides the crap that was in all the betting holes. I just hope with this brewery helps the growth of more craft beers in the Vegas area. Since they are in Ohio, I might have to make a trip just to get some beer. I am going to get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser