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Drink across the country at the Linq’s AmeriCAN

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Beer trip! First we decided on California. Then Maine and Montana before a quick detour back to the Golden State. We were pretty buzzed by the time we got to Utah.

I’m not describing my latest vacation; I’m recalling the brews a friend and I drank during our first trip to AmeriCAN, a new bar at the Linq Promenade focused on canned beer and aiming to offer customers at least one variety from each state of the nation.

The latest venue from Fine Entertainment (which also operates PKWY Tavern in Summerlin) offers a menu of 70-plus beers that covers a lot of ground: Big Sky’s Moose Drool represents Montana, Uinta and Wasatch hold down the fort for Utah, California brews include Ballast Point and Golden Road, and the Silver State lineup features suds from Joseph James and Tenaya Creek. But why is Missouri’s Michelob Ultra listed next to New Hampshire?

A representative says the bar currently offers varieties from 27 states and is working with distributors to feature a comprehensive roster by its grand opening in mid-2016. In the meantime, beers have been assigned to states without representation to ensure a better user experience for those with AmeriCAN’s mobile app (and its special offers for cheaper beers), allowing customers to check off states to score merch and other prizes.

The indoor/outdoor bar, which took over the space formerly occupied by Blvd Cocktail Company, boasts a brewpub-style vibe, an engaging and knowledgeable staff of beer geeks, games like cornhole and giant versions of Jenga and Connect Four, and friendly patrons quick to share conversation—and sometimes even samples of their selections. Should we coin the term “can-share” now?

AmeriCAN Linq Promenade, 702-243-5329. Monday-Thursday, noon-midnight; Friday, noon-2 a.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-midnight.

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