Big Dog's Brewing Company Breaks Ground
July 14, 2003 - Big Dog's Hospitality Group has announced that the construction of Las Vegas' newest microbrewery has begun. Big Dog's Brewing Company will be housed in a new 3,383 square foot addition being constructed at the company's Draft House Barn and Casino facility, located at 4543 N. Rancho Road. The new facility will house a 15-barrel microbrewery system. Brewmaster Dave Otto, formerly of the Holy Cow Brewery on the Las Vegas Strip, will brew a wide range of beers, including light beers, ales, porters, and stouts. The brewery will carry 12 beers on tap at all times. Big Dog's Brew will also be served at Big Dog's Bar & Grill, 1511 N. Nellis at Owens, and Big Dog's Café & Casino, 6390 W. Sahara at Torrey Pines. Kegs and "growlers" will also be available for purchase.
This addition to the Big Dog's family will also include the remodel of the Draft House Barn and Casino. Draft House Barn and Casino originally opened in 1988. The bar area hosts 35 video-poker machines and is open 24 hours per day. The restaurant is a destination for bratwurst, ribs, Walleye Pike, and other midwestern delicacies. A new menu will debut with the opening of the brewery. Grand opening festivities are expected late October 2003.