Pigeon Head Brewery was founded in May of 2014 with the inclination to brew traditional German style lagers. As our love for lagers grew, so did our desire to explore the many other styles that craft beer has to offer. Over the last few years, we have pushed the limits with our rotating seasonal selections. Our flagship lagers will always have a special place in our hearts as our passion grows to find the next exciting beer that will test the boundaries of craft beer.

Our taproom is a great place for the beer drinking community to unite. Stop by to enjoy weekly beer specials and pick up a case to take home. Indoor seating with views of the brew house and outdoor patio seating (weather permitting) are available for groups of all sizes. Special events and parties welcomed.



Bryan Kenneth Holloway, a graduate of the World Brewing Academy, is the Co-Owner and Head Brewer at Pigeon Head Brewery. Bryan started homebrewing in college before deciding to make the jump to brewing professionally in the winter of 2013. He has completed the International Diploma in Brewing Technology, which took place in both Chicago, IL, at the Siebel Institute of Technology, and Grafelfing, Germany, at the Doemens Academy.

After a short period of time in Temecula, California brewing for Wiens Brewing Company, Bryan landed back home in the area of Reno when he accepted the position of Head Brewer at Pigeon Head Brewery  in November of 2014. As of December 2017, Bryan Holloway and Peter Crooks, a long time family friend and fellow beer lover, purchased the brewery. The partnership turned their aspirations of brewery ownership into a reality as they joined forces on a mission to launch Pigeon Head Brewery to the next level and produce world class beer for all to enjoy.



Peter Crooks is the proud co-owner of Pigeon Head Brewery. He is a retired physician and former rock musician with a passion for craft beer. Formerly from Minnesota, he moved to Los Angeles after medical school where he lived until 2017 when he relocated to Northern Nevada.
This is his initial venture into brewing, but fortunately he has partnered with Bryan Holloway. “I wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t for my belief in Bryan. He has brought Pigeon Head Brewery a long way in the last 3 years and it is my mission to support him and bring his vision to reality.”

In addition to keeping up his chops on piano and learning about life in Northern Nevada, Peter enjoys to travel and spend time with his two sons, Christopher and Matthew.
“While my new line of work is challenging, it is also rewarding at the end of the day to visit with our customers in the tap room. Getting to know them and hearing their ideas and feedback is critical as we introduce Pigeon head beer to a wider audience.”