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Scouring and sampling the 250-beer menu at PKWY Tavern

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Beer adventures await at the brew-centric PKWY Tavern.
Spencer Burton

Watch your back, Yard House. You’ve got some local competition. Early this month Fine Entertainment, owner of Strip-side nightspots PBR Rock Bar and Rockhouse, branched into the suburbs with the brew-centric PKWY Tavern Taphouse and Grille. And with 250 beers on the menu, the new west-side hangout has one of the largest selections of suds in town, including the most on tap, with a whopping 120 varieties ready to be pulled into a pint. And while PKWY is encouraging patrons to try all 250 beers through its T.E.A.M. (Taphouse Exclusive Active Member) loyalty program, we scoured the list specifically to steer you in the right direction. Looking for something ...

Boozy? Victory Golden Monkey. The Pennsylvania brewery’s tripel clocks in at 9.5 ABV—and with a subtle sweetness and a light hint of banana, it’s scary how fast this Belgian-style beer goes down. Imbibe with caution.

For day drinking? Illusive Traveler Shandy. Don’t like fruity beers? You’re missing out. A wheat beer brewed with real grapefruit, the classic suds/juice combo has just the right amount of citrus zing and a clean, crisp finish. Perfect for summertime. Or whenever the sun is shining …

Weird? Wells Banana Bread Beer. One of the few imports on tap, the oddly flavored English brew really tastes like its name. With a bready malt, nuttiness in the background and banana from beginning to end, you might want to order this one last. You need something for dessert, right?

Barrel-aged? Uinta Cockeyed Cooper. Rich and velvety, the bourbon-barrel-aged barleywine is tart and intense with powerful notes of cherry and vanilla. I’m not a fan of barrel-aged beers, but I’d order this again.

Light? Ommegang Witte. General manager Josh Hume says this is the staff favorite, and after a few sips it was easy to see why. A take on the Belgian witbier, the New York brewery’s version is crisp and refreshing with subtle notes of orange and coriander.

PKWY Tavern 9820 W. Flamingo Road, 702-243-5329. 24/7.

Tags: Nightlife, Booze
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