State: Initially known for its precious metal spoils, the Silver State is now spoiled by its gaming industry, as well as prostitution. As the state with the highest concentration of nuclear-detonated weapons, it may host a nuclear waste repository.
Brewery: Tenaya Creek Brewery began as a brewpub in 1999 but ditched food service to focus on beer making. Youâd think the result wouldâve benefited the taste of their beers but youâd be wrong. Luckily they have a full bar and loose slots to keep revenue flowing.
Beer: Itâs surprising that Tenaya Creekâs flagship isnât a âgoldâ beer to match the sun or visions of bullion piled high at a craps table, or even a red ale to pair with the desert rocks. Instead, since Vegas knows nothing of subtlety, this 5.6% ABV brown ale follows suit and clobbers with treacly artificial toffee flavor.
Difficulty of Obtaining in Oregon: Moderate. Distributed to Utah, Ohio, Arizona and British Columbia. Then again, LAS is the fourth most serviced airport from PDX so you should have no problem finding a flight to Vegas.
Nevada boasts âbout a dozen and a half breweries. Contrast this with neighboring California, Oregon, Utah, and nearby Colorado and you wonder why thereâs so little thirst for great beer there. But itâs the freaking Mojave Desert: nothing good nor wet has a fighting chance.