• Justin Emery

Brewery Review: Hop Nuts Brewing


Hop Nuts has some fantastic beer, I was a little turnt up after leaving which is never a bad thing. I visited their Tivoli Village location but Hop Nuts does have a second location in the arts district in downtown Las Vegas. My biggest criticism of this place honestly is the size, the inside is slightly bigger than a hole in the wall but they do make up for that with a large outside seating area. Both of the bartenders were awesome and all of the patrons looked like they were having a good time while they were there. I would definitely recommend stopping by and grabbing a cold one while you're in the area. I am definitely adding Hop Nuts to my roster of breweries that I will be returning to.

Beer: 4/5

Fantastic beer, I had a flight and a 12oz Golden Knight (A+++ in my book). Their flights consist of 5 5oz pours. My flight:

1. Stay the F*** Home: A-, solid beer, 8.6% though so you'll be leaning after two of these, or maybe that's just me

2. The Golden Knight: my choice to refill, this was my favorite beer they had

3. Derby Beer: This was their Kentucky Common Ale. I had never heard of Kentucky Common Ale before so I decided to give it a shot and it was decent. Probably wouldn't order it again based off of other offerings they have that are much better

4. Quarantine Juice Hazy Dipa: This beer was good and reminded me a lot of the Stay the F*** Home. I'm not the biggest fan of double IPAs but this one was very drinkable.

5. Japanese Lager: Super light, reminded me a lot of Coors Light, and I don't like Coors Light.

Food: N/A

Did not have food offerings while I was there. It looked like they do have a limited menu and just might not have reopened that aspect of the tasting room yet following COVID-19.

Atmosphere: 4/5

A little small, about 12-15 bar stools and a half dozen tables on the inside, they did have a nice sized patio seating area though but it was like 103 degrees when I was there and wasn't in the mood to melt to the chairs. In more reasonable temperatures the patio looks like it would be a good time.

Parking: 3/5

Their Tivoli Village location does not have its own parking lot but there is plenty of parking inside the parking garage within Tivoli Village.

Location: 4/5

Right on the corner of Alta and Rampart inside Tivoli Village in Summerlin, super easy to get to from all parts of Vegas.

Total: 15/20