Our Beers and Beer Menu

Our handcrafted beers are inspired by the spirit of Nevada. Virginia City’s deep rich history is a perfect setting for this Brewery and opens in the same town that originated brewpubs, in the state of Nevada. All our beers are American Craft Style Beers.

                    "It all starts with the water"

Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse sits at 6,220 ft above sea level. Our beer is brewed with Pure Alpine Water from Marlette Lake. Marlette Lake is nestled high above Lake Tahoe in the Eastern Sierra nevada mountain range, at an elevation of 7,823 ft above sea level.

601 IPA

 ABV: 7%
IBUs: 50
SRM: 7 Style: American India Pale Ale


Namesake: 601s – a vigilante group “formed to combat lawlessness in Virginia City… Six Feet Under, Zero Trial, One Rope” (Historical marker – Virginia City, NV). 


Eyes: Golden Orange


Nose: Dank, resinous, grapefruit-y


Tongue: Clean, hop-forward, low malt, citrusy, dank

YellowJacket Honey Pale Ale

 ABV: 5%
IBUs: 15
SRM: 11 Style: Pale American Ale


Namesake: YellowJacket Mine in Gold Hill NV.


Eyes: Deep Gold


Nose: Malty, bready, honeysuckley


Tongue: Pleasant, malty sweetness, barely hoppy, mildy fruity.

C Street Wheat

 ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 20
SRM: 5 Style: American Wheat Beer


Namesake: The main merchant street in Virginia City.


Eyes: Light gold


Nose: A bready bright refreshing beer


Tongue: Clean, light hops, low malt, citrusy

Marlette Red

 ABV: 6%
IBUs: 40
SRM: 17 Style: American Amber Ale


Namesake: Marlette Lake, water source for Virginia City


Eyes: Reddish Copper


Nose: Roasty, mild stone fruit, hint of floral, slightly hoppy


Tongue: Roasty, earthy, hoppy, stone fruit, slightt coffee notes

Silver State Double IPA

 ABV: 9%  (in half pints)
IBUs: 100
SRM: 8 Style: American  Double IPA


Namesake:  State of Nevada's "nickname"


Eyes:  Golden, orange


Nose: Dank, resinous, grapefruit-y


Tongue: A warm-sweet, citrusy DIPA

V & T Lager

 ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 15
SRM: 4 Style: American Classic Lager


Namesake:  A retired V&T Steam Engine now on display in Virginia City. Once served the Comstock for passengers and the mines. Wheel arrangement, 4-4-0 represents the arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading bogie, four powered and coupled driving wheels on two axles, and no trailing wheels


Eyes:  Rich Golden


Nose: Mild, citrus hopped


Tongue: Our lightest ,Crisp, mildly citrus hopped lager

Steampunk Extra Pale Ale

 ABV: 8.8%
IBUs: 40
SRM: 4 Style: American  Extra Pale Ale


Namesake:  Our Wild wild west craft beer


Eyes:  Rich Golden


Nose: Mild, citrus hopped


Tongue: Crisp, mildly citrus hopped pale

The Dirty Mucker

ABV: 9.7%
SRM: 4 Style: Imperial Stout

Eyes: Dark, opaque


Nose: Coffee, chocolate, rich, caramel


Tongue: Rich, dark, robust, malty