Holy Cow Casino and Brewery

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Holy Cow Casino
Address 2423 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Opening date 1992[1][2]
Closing date March 22, 2002; 13 years ago (March 22, 2002)
Casino type Land-Based
Previous names Foxy's Firehouse (1976-1988)[3]
Renovated in none
Holy Cow Casino and Brewery
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Opened 1993[2]
Annual production volume 2,200 US beer barrels (2,600 hL)
Other beers
Name Type
Sweet Stout Stout

Holy Cow Casino and Brewery was a locals casino and microbrewery[2] on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Owned by Big Dog's Hospitality Group,[4] Holy Cow was the first microbrewery in Las Vegas.[5]

History[edit]

The brewery had a capacity of 2,200 bbl per year.[1] The operation closed on March 22, 2002.[4] In 2004, plans were announced to replace the Holy Cow with a $700 million, 940-foot condominium tower called the Summit. In 2005, Ivana Trump became associated with the project, which was renamed as Ivana Las Vegas.[6]

The former location of the Holy Cow briefly served as a sales office for Ivana Las Vegas, which was ultimately cancelled. The building was demolished in late April 2012. In 2014, construction began on a two-story Walgreens store on the former property of the Holy Cow.[6]

At one point, Harry Caray, the announcer of the Chicago Cubs who was known for his saying "Holy cow!" during broadcasts, visited the Holy Cow Casino and Brewery and autographed a wall of the club with his signature saying.

Beers[edit]

  • Cream Ale[5]
  • Amber Gambler Pale Ale[5]
  • Rebel Red Red Ale[5]
  • Vegas Gold Hefe Weiss[5]
  • IPA[5]
  • Sweet Stout[1][5]
  • English Brown Ale[5]
  • Hefeweizen[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Beer Me!". beeme.com. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Smith, Hubble (1998-08-04). "Eclectic lagers and entertainment help microbreweries thrive". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Las vegas Strip". Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Smith, HUBBLE (2002-03-23). "Holy Cow! put out to pasture". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Review of Holy Cow! Casino, Cafe & Brewery". November 1996. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Segall, Eli (2014-08-13). "Long-abandoned corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara getting Walgreens". VegasInc. Retrieved November 23, 2015.