Need a break from the desert heat?
Knowing that many of our peers are in Sin City, we figured what better time to highlight a craft brewery from Nevada. Ruby Mountain has been knocking out beers since 1994, but the story differs a bit from the normal craft tale. Owners Steve and Maggie Safford operate Ruby Mountain from their working ranch, the brewery established as a way to diversify the ranch economy. The beer complements bales of hay and Black Angus cattle.
The Wild West Hefeweizen has thrice been awarded a Gold Medal of Distinction from the National Brewers Association. It boasts all the signature flavor of a proper Bavarian Hefeweizen, fruity and spicy notes both.