Nevada Beer

Today in 1864, Nevada became the 36th state.


Nevada Breweries

Nevada Brewery Guides

Guild: Nevada Brewers Guild

State Agency: Nevada Department of Taxation


  • Capital: Carson City
  • Largest Cities: Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Sparks
  • Population: 1,998,257; 35th
  • Area: 110567 sq.mi., 7th
  • Nickname: The Silver State
  • Statehood: 36th, October 31, 1864


  • Alcohol Legalized: December 5, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 17
  • Rank: 32nd
  • Beer Production: 2,500,902
  • Production Rank: 28th
  • Beer Per Capita: 29.8 Gallons


Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 50%
  • Cans: 38.3%
  • Kegs: 11.1%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.16
  • Per Case: $0.36
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $4.96
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $4.96

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $9,914,754
  • Direct Impact: $708,380,672
  • Supplier Impact: $216,275,757
  • Induced Economic Impact: $470,433,986
  • Total Impact: $1,395,090,414

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: 24 hours
    Off Premises: 24 hours
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: There are few restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol in Nevada except for age.
    State law also renders public intoxication legal, and explicitly prohibits any local or state law from making it a public offense.


Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.


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