I previously reported on Hop Nuts Brewing expanding from its location in the Arts District to open a second location in Tivoli Village in Summerlin. This has now come to pass. The new taproom is situated in the west end of Tivoli’s main drag, facing Rampart Blvd. During my visit during their soft opening, I was happy to find a very pleasant, bright environment, with natural light via large windows, industrial ceiling and vibe, light-colored wood panel behind the bar, three TVs, tables fashioned from beer barrels, outdoor seating and a rustic wood post hanging from the ceiling. Also appealing is the artwork of hop cones by local artist Bo Wiltse and an epoxy-coated bar ingrained with barley.
We have no gaming, no smoking and you can come play games and relax.
Besides being a closer location for many of the Hop Nuts clientele, visitors will be pleased to find 16 taps including brews exclusive to this location, which during my visit included Hopper Echelon DIPA. To keep you occupied while hanging out, there is a chess table, and you can order and have your food delivered from some of the restaurants in the Village.
Speaking of his new taproom, owner Kevin Holder said, “I live up here and a lot of our customers do too, so coming here they can have a $5 Uber ride instead of a $15 ride. There’s not much (beer-wise) in the area, and we want to have the best taproom in Summerlin. We have no gaming, no smoking and you can come play games and relax.”
Kevin added that they are maxed out at their relatively small 7-bbl brewing system at their location on Main St., but will eventually begin brewing at their warehouse located near the brewery.
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Photos by A.D. Cook