May 2017 Magazine - Page 44

Livin’ Local Have a Brew or Two Opened in 2007, the multi!award!winning Boulder Dam Brewing Company (located just off Nevada Way in downtown) offers up to six different types of beer from ales to stouts, with seasonal recipes in rotation. On my particular visit, the Strawberry Blonde was on the seasonal tap and it paired nicely with my order of salmon sliders. Let me tell ya, if you’ve never had salmon sliders before (it’s not something you see on many menus) try the ones at BDBC because they were awesome. The brewery is spacious with plenty of outdoor seating and they host live entertainment (Bluegrass is a specialty) on the weekends. The beer is brewed on property, with casks literally sitting behind the bar being piped directly into the taps. Just as it should be! Nifty hats, shirts, keychains and Get Fit Hiking and/or biking your thing? A good chunk of the 35!mile River Mountains Loop Trail runs along the north edge of Boulder City. Depending on which way you’re heading through town, it’s either mostly uphill or downhill but at least it’s paved and you’re having fun in the sun. About halfway between Lake Mead and Boulder City you’ll pass Hemenway Park, a good spot to stop for a rest and hopefully catch sight of some Bighorn sheep (Nevada’s official State animal) that frequent the area. The ovines generally graze the park between July and November but have been seen on the adjacent hillsides year round. Unlike other Bighorn sheep found elsewhere, our Boulder City critters aren’t skittish or camera shy... 44 which is a plus for any of you wildlife photographers out there. RiverMountainsTrail.org has all the maps and trailheads on their website! stickers are available, as are refillable growlers. Go to BoulderDamBrewing.com for details and pricing!