There’s something new brewing at CraftHaus, and it isn’t just beer. The popular Henderson beer hub recently hired two new brewers to head up its team after Steve Brockman and Steph Cope returned home to Australia.
“When we hired Steve and Steph they were a unique brewing team,” CraftHaus co-owner and founder Wyndee Forrest says, but she knew the “package deal” would eventually leave. As CraftHaus begins its fourth year, Forrest sees new head brewer Cameron Fisher and assistant brewer Bryson Bauducco bringing the brewery to the next level.
Fisher is a UNLV graduate who recently worked at Colorado’s Odyssey Beerwerks. Bauducco will finish an internship at Lost Abbey Brewing Company before he receives his professional certificate in brewing from UC San Diego Extension. “We’re really excited to be here,” Fisher says. “When I was in college, there really wasn’t a craft community, [but] it’s starting to get there.”
“It’s an exciting time for us and the industry,” Forrest adds. The brewery just purchased its own Wild Goose canning line, which will help CraftHaus increase production and “ensure we have the freshest product going out,” Forrest says.
Fisher says CraftHaus will continue its existing favorites, and that he has “plans for barrel aging and a few more dark and malty styles.” Look out for three new beers scheduled for mid-September, along with some seasonal one-offs soon.
CRAFTHAUS BREWERY 7350 Eastgate Road #110, 702-462-5934. Monday, Wednesday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, noon-midnight; Sunday, noon-10 p.m.