I was bored last week so I decided to spend a day and night in Downtown Vegas mostly on Fremont Street. Surprisingly, I didn’t gamble much but I had a great time anyway. I’ll be sharing highlights throughout the week.
Banger Brewing opened its doors for business late last year to rave reviews. I visit Downtown Vegas pretty often but I’m usually in a casino to gamble. I kind of feel like a jerk for not visiting Banger Brewing sooner. I like beer and was blown away with my first 4 beers from the flight below.
There are about 15-20 beers on tap at Banger Brewing and I told the bartender to give me a nice variety without getting too hoppy. Too many hops and I get a headache.
The flight above started with a crisp basic pilsner or wheat (I forget the name) and went to their Sandia (watermelon wheat) which led to the most amazing beer I’ve tried. El Heffe was next. It’s a pretty awesome name for their jalapeno hefeweizen. This might be the most unusual beer I’ve ever tasted. I would never order it alone but as part of a flight the subtle jalapeno flavor was fantastic. The flight ended with their tasty Imperial Stout called Knight Rye*der.
The subtle flavors from the watermelon and jalapeno beer made me want to try this Lemon Shandy which is one of the beers that rotates through (here’s their regular beer menu). This was a perfect beer for how I was feeling at the moment. The beer was crisp, refreshing and not too lemony.
On my way out I snagged a free taste of More Cal-Bel which is their Belgian IPA. It was delicious and will be the first full beer I order on my next visit!
As I was settling my tab at Banger Brewing I saw someone order a beer to go. I didn’t even think that this was possible. What a great option on a hot summer day. This is a much better option than drinking a football of Coors Light.
The staff at Banger Brewing are all nice dudes who know everything they can about the beer they serve. Read the story behind Banger Brewing and you’ll probably feel like me that this is the kind of business that anyone would want to support – especially beer drinkers. I’m still a little giddy from my to Banger Brewing visit last week.