Stonewise is a small, community-based, family-focused craft mead and cider maker and taproom in Pahrump, NV. We offer draft meads and ciders produced on-site that are crisp, refreshing, “sessionable” (less than 7% ABV), and served by the glass straight from our own taps.
Our meads and ciders are now available to go with curbside pick-up!
Thursday: 4:30pm – 7pm (or later)
Friday: 4:30pm – 8pm (or later)
Saturday: 3:30pm – 7pm (or later)
Sunday: 2:30pm – 5pm (or later)
Monday: Closed for Production
Tuesday: Closed for Production
Wednesday: Closed for Production
Age: You must be at least 21 to purchase/consume alcohol. We welcome those under 21 (such as families, kids, babies) to visit our taproom with parents or guardians to enjoy games, our kids’ area, snacks, and our non-alcoholic beverages (e.g., craft sodas, juice boxes).
IDs: We require valid identification to purchase/consume alcohol. Valid identification is current (non-expired), government-issued, and contains your photo and birth date (e.g., driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport).
Food: Although we have some small snacks available for purchase, you are always invited to bring your own food to enjoy with our drinks. We also encourage you to order takeout or delivery from any of Pahrump’s excellent food establishments!
Drinks: In accordance with Nevada law, no outside alcoholic drinks may be brought to or consumed at Stonewise.
Smoking: In accordance with state law, there is no smoking or vaping of ANY substances allowed at Stonewise or in our patio area. There is a small walkway nearby where you may smoke non-marijuana containing products, but you are not allowed to remove open containers of alcohol from our establishment. Smoking or vaping marijuana on the premises is strictly forbidden.
Tours, Groups, & Parties: For information about hosting small groups, tours, or private events, please contact us here.
What's On Tap?
Updated: May 13, 2022
House-Made Session Meads & Ciders
Off-dry hydromel made from a blend of wildflower honeys and orange blossom honey.
Off-dry melomel made from a blend of wildflower honeys, orange blossom honey, lemons, and limes.
Sweet melomel made from a blend of wildflower honeys, blue agave nectar, limes, and a hint of oranges.
Rich mead made from a blend of wildflower honeys, buckwheat honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Semi-sweet melomel made from a blend of wildflower honeys, orange blossom honey, oranges, and pineapples.
Session IPA-style cyser made from apples, wildflower honeys, buckwheat honey, and hops.
Off-dry modern cider made from apples with just a hint of orange blossom honey.
Semi-sweet, modern cider made from apples and concord grapes.
Rich, modern cider made from apples, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and lactose (tastes like p).
Off-dry, modern cider made from apples and elderberries.
Sweet, modern cider made from apples, pears, and wildflower honey.
Single-variety, dry cider made from 100% Honeycrisp apples using Kveik ale yeast.
House-Made Bottled Meads
Our original Viking-style mead uses Norwegian ale yeast, Kveik, to ferment loads of wildflower honey into whatever mead the Fates decide. This batch came out so dry and intense that you may just feel the urge to go raiding before you’ve even finished the bottle!
Aged on sweet orange peels, this mead has a deceptively sweet aroma. Named for the Old Norse god Loki, his mischief is apparent upon the first sip when the aroma of sweet oranges gives way to delightfully bitter citrus notes that linger on the palate!
Named using the Old Norse word for oak (i.e., Eik), this mead was aged on oak acquired from our friends at Desert Cane™ Distillery after being used in rum. Softened by the oak, but bolstered by distinct flavors of rum, this mead strikes a perfect balance, demanding that you respect your elders!
According to Old Norse legends, Loki bragged that no dwarves could make anything as well as his own blacksmiths. Insulted, the dwarf Brokkr bet that he and his brother, Eitri, could craft superior items. Despite Loki’s attempts at mischief, the brothers were triumphant. Similarly, the black currants in this mead were triumphant over Loki’s attempted mischief, maintaining a delicate sweetness in this mead unmatched in the others.
Craft Beer Selection
“Silver State, Blonde Ale carries round notes of caramel and finishes smooth.”
“Hoppy Times is a classic West Coast IPA with some modern flare. We don’t beat you over the head with giant bittering additions. Bone dry attenuation, and water chemistry favoring sulfates helps deliver the balance we achieve. We then pass those hop savings right back to you in the form of late kettle or dry hop additions. Palisade, Citra, Cascade, and Chinook come together for an orange and pine party with subtler aromas of lime, grapefruit rind, pineapple, and apricot. If this beer isn’t hoppy enough, it’s you not us. “
“A deep mahogany brew, rich with caramel malts and a hint of English hops with notes of toffee and toasted malt.”
“One of the most award-winning cream-style stouts in the world, Outlaw Milk Stout is infamous for its silky rich mouthfeel and unmistakable flavor that we craft from the generous use of roast and caramel malt.”
“A traditional Belgian-inspired ale that pours golden and crisp with a collection of banana, citrus, pear, and spice aromas. With a clean, floral hop character, assertive bitterness, and a touch of sweetness, the beer’s 9.1% alcohol by volume is deceptively masked.”
“1554 defies the style guidelines of modern beer. Although dark in color, 1554 is not a porter, stout, schwarzbier or bock. Rather, it is a rebirth of a lost beer style called zwert (Flemish for black), which uses gruit for bittering. The oldest reference to zwert beer comes from 1285. However, our brewing inspiration came from a book published in 1554, which was the height of popularity for zwertbeer. First released in 1998, our whimsical improvisation includes a variety of specialty dark malts, a dash of licorice root, and a European lager yeast that’s fermented at ale temperatures.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are meads and ciders?
Mead, also known as “honeywine,” is a broad category of alcoholic beverages fermented from honey. Likewise, cider is the alcoholic beverage fermented from apples.
What does “fermented” mean?
In this context, fermentation is the process by which yeast convert sugars to ethanol and carbon dioxide. All alcoholic beverages start with fermentation.
How are meads and ciders different from beer and wine?
The different names basically come from the source of sugar. Actually, the easiest way to think about meads and ciders is to compare them to other alcoholic beverages, both well known and relatively unknown:
|Sugar source||Resulting drink|
Could you make it more complicated?
Sure can! Within the broad category of mead are a number of both ancient and modern “styles” that have their own names. Here are only a few:
|Hydromel||Mead made to have a lower percentage of alcohol (typically 3.5% to 7% ABV)|
|Melomel||Mead made from a mixture of honey and fruit (e.g., pineapple, elderberry, etc.)|
|Metheglin||Mead made from honey and various spices (e.g., ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.)|
|Cyser||Mead made from honey and apples (similar to honey cider)|
|Pyment||Mead made from honey and grapes (typically wine varieties)|
|Braggot||Mead made from honey and malted grain (e.g., barley)*|
|Bochet||Mead made from caramelized honey|
|Acermel||Mead made with maple syrup|
*Both Federal and NV State law prohibit the use of grains by a winery; therefore, commercial braggots can only legally be brewed by a licensed brewery.
What are you serving right now?
Check above, under “What’s On Tap?“
Do you allow children/minors?
Absolutely! We welcome those under 21 (such as families, kids, babies) to visit our taproom with parents or guardians to enjoy games, our kids’ area, snacks, and our non-alcoholic beverages (e.g., soda, juice boxes).
Why do you close so early?
Our taproom is a place for grown-ups to enjoy a civilized drink with family and friends. Closing on the early side allows us to preserve this atmosphere.
Do you have a patio?
Yes! Weather permitting, the covered area directly in front of our windows has tables and chairs for your enjoyment.
How can I be an excellent patio patron?
We are so happy you asked!
Briefly, excellent patrons are polite, considerate of others, and do nothing that will cause Nye County to regret giving Stonewise a liquor license.
– Good patrons return empty glassware from the patio to the bar, and they NEVER steal glassware.
– They do not remove open containers of alcohol from the patio area (covered area in front of our windows) lest they jeopardize Stonewise’s liquor license and our very existence. They especially do not carry alcoholic beverages to another establishment under any circumstances.
– They are understanding when the bartender asks to see each person (and their IDs) who is ordering an alcoholic drink to be sure they are not under 21 or visibly intoxicated.
– Good patrons do not smoke at Stonewise (instead, they go to the walkway between Chatthai and Precious Tattoos), they put cigarette butts in the butt receptacles, not on the ground, and they especially do not smoke or vape marijuana on the premises (as this is completely illegal and very much frowned upon by the federal government and will get you permanently banned from Stonewise).
– They do not consume alcoholic beverages not served to them by the bartender, including cans or bottles purchased in the taproom for off-site consumption.
Do you allow dogs?
We allow well-behaved, quiet dogs on the patio. Dogs MUST be on a leash. They are NOT allowed in the taproom, no matter how cute or tiny they may be.
Do you serve food?
We have small food items for purchase (please ask for current options) and you are invited to bring a picnic, order takeout next door, or have delivery from any of Pahrump’s other food establishments! Please bring your own napkins and utensils because we may not have any.
Do you plan to serve full meals?
Not really. We make alcohol for a living and have no interest in running a full kitchen.
What do you serve?
We serve all of our current meads and ciders (usually 10-12 choices) on tap by the glass or in flights. We have several flavors of Honest juice boxes for kids, craft sodas on tap, ice-cream floats (for mead, cider, and soda), several kinds of snacks, and water, which is always free.
Do you do drinks to go?
Yes, we sell 500mL cans and Stonewise-branded 750mL growlers of our meads and ciders, filled to order, at the tap room. We will also refill your clean, well-maintained growler and we don’t care whose name is on the outside (though, there is a discount if it’s ours)!
When will you bring back my favorite mead or cider?
Unfortunately, it’s the very nature of mead and cider that honey and fruit flavors change from one season to the next. As small-batch producers, our focus is on developing new and exciting recipes that utilize the ingredients we have available. That being said, some recipes are so popular that we keep making new versions of them, so keep your eyes open and try to catch them before they’re gone.
What’s on TV at Stonewise?
We usually play music and the main TV shows information about the artists we’re listening to; the future TV in the kids’ area will likely show something our daughter has chosen to watch. Additionally, as huge Vegas Golden Knights fans, we show as many VGK games as we can.