Las Vegas is one of America’s booziest cities. And beer has played a big part in developing that reputation.
But for so long, the tap handles in casinos and bars across the valley have displayed the same names. Bud Light. Coors Light. Corona. Maybe a Blue Moon or Stella Artois.
But now those handles boast a more diverse selection of beers. And some of them feature local brews, the result of an explosion of breweries in Henderson, Downtown’s Art District and beyond.
Is it merely an extension of the American craft beer movement? Or is it another way Las Vegas is redefining itself?
Michael Ian Borer is a sociology professor at UNLV who has just published a book on the local craft beer scene, called Vegas Brews.
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Wyndee Forrest, co-owner, Crafthaus Brewery; Michael Ian Borer, author, Vegas Brews; Jim Begley, freelance writer
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