Downtown Las Vegas won’t be the only local urban core with a brewery come April 1, when Lovelady Brewing Company is slated to open in Downtown Henderson.
Housed in a newly constructed building on the quaint, decades-old drag of Water Street, Lovelady is family owned and operated, with veteran brewer of 20 years Richard Lovelady (formerly with Gordon Biersch) at the operation’s hoppy helm.
“Our family’s got a lot of roots in Henderson,” says Lovelady, whose grandmother spent 40 years in the suburban town and taught at Basic High School. He says it’s those ties—and a desire to spur development in the neighborhood—that motivated him to open in Downtown Hendo. “It’s still got a small-town feel. I like that a lot.”
The non-smoking, non-gaming taproom will open with six brews: 9th Island Pineapple Sour, Paradise City Hop Lager, Hop Slap Double IPA, Red Love Ale, Tres Amour Tripel and Café Femenino Coffee Porter (made with beans from Henderson’s Mothership Coffee Roasters). The beer list will eventually swell to 12, likely with many taps taken by Sin City Brewing suds, since Lovelady will soon produce its beers on-site.