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CraftHaus Brewery & Taproom



Crowdfunding isn’t for everyone. And why the Bringing Zombie Ants to Life research project isn’t funding faster is anyone’s guess. But it worked for Wyndee and Dave Forrest. They successfully funded CraftHaus Brewery & Taproom, soon-to-be purveyors of “traditional but tweaked beers,” putting the crown cap on the burgeoning Las Vegas Booze District, already populated by Las Vegas Distillery and custom crush outfit Grape Expectations. Come winter, we will be expecting big things, Forrests—big, deliciously hoppy things.

7340 Eastgate Rd., Henderson,

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Jason Strauss

The tastemaker and nightlife impresario is a partner of Tao Group, a leading restaurant and nightlife company that develops, owns and operates numerous high-profile food and beverage facilities nationwide, including Tao, Lavo and Marquee. Along with his partners, Strauss was named Hospitality Operator of the Year by Nightclub & Bar in 2006, and their work with Marquee has been profiled as a case study by Harvard Business School.