Hop heads, rejoice: Pizza Port beer arrives in Las Vegas

Pizza Port’s Ocean Beach location

If you’re even remotely acquainted with San Diego’s expansive, thriving beer scene, you’ve heard of Pizza Port Brewing Company – and you probably have enjoyed one or two of its brews, too.

But now you don’t need to hit the I-15 for six hours to sip and savor some of its suds, as Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada is now distributing three Pizza Port beers to the Las Vegas and Reno markets.

The Silver State distribution is a first for Pizza Port, as the brewing company’s products have only been sold throughout Southern California until now.

“The craft beer scene in Nevada is growing and we want Pizza Port to be a part of it,” Pizza Port President and CEO Gina Marsaglia said in a statement released October 23. “Our brand is committed to delivering a fun and unique drinking experience, which fits Las Vegas perfectly.”

Pizza Port maintains five locations throughout Southern California, and each outpost brews its own distinct line of beers. The initial three Pizza Port brews Southern Wine will be rolling out in Nevada are all made at the brewing company’s Solana Beach brewery: Chronic Ale (a 4.95% ABV amber ale), Swami’s India Pale Ale (a 6.9% ABV American IPA) and Ponto Sessionable India Pale Ale (a 4.5% ABV American IPA).

Distribution has already begun, according to a representative, and encompasses both bottled and draught beer – so keep an eye out for Pizza Port brews on tap at local bars and restaurants. At press time Khoury’s and both locations of Total Wine were carrying the brews, and a rep says they’ll soon show up on the shelves at area Lee’s locations, as well.

But while Pizza Port first became known for its grub (it’s not called Hops Port for a reason), this news really begs the question: When is Las Vegas getting its own Pizza Port brewpub? We’re thinking that Chronic Ale would pair perfectly with a Pizza Port pie – made with its signature wholegrain beer crust, of course.

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