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Local Brewery Names Beers After Children With Disabilities For The Most Wholesome Reason

Left image shows the menu sign in the Nevada Brew Works taproom. Right image shows Oliver, one of the disabled children sponsored by the brewery.

Ariana Rye is not what you expect when you think of the “face” of a brewery company. Ariana Rye was born much too early. She spent 117 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder. Ariana Rye is the daughter of the owners of Nevada Brew Works. That is how she became the first “face” of the brewery and the reason for the brewery’s support for disabled children.

Left image shows Ariana Rye, the disable daughter of Nevada Brew Works owners. Right image shows sponsored child "Charlie" who benefits from proceeds from taproom sales at the brewery.
Image from TikTok.

Disabled children are why Nevada Brew Works does what they do. The brewery names its craft beers after disabled children. The owners understand the difficulty in getting medical equipment and support for these children. They created The Ariana Rye Foundation, a non-profit charity. For every “Ariana RyePA” beer sold in the Nevada Brew Works, a percentage of the proceeds go to The Ariana Rye Foundation to buy medical equipment for children with disabilities.

Images show Audie and Eloise, two of the disabled children sponsored by Nevada brew Works.
Image from TikTok.

Every month, the brewery sponsors a different child. These “named” beers (see images above) dedicate proceeds to that family. These sponsorships are instrumental in helping families cope with the expense of equipment for children with disabilities. The costs and need for special equipment can be catastrophic. The help offered by The Ariana Rye Foundation through the Nevada Brew Works can be life-changing for these children and their families.

To learn more about some of the special equipment Ariana uses, her parents made a video with descriptions and information about each item.


✅ Kid Flip Wheelchair w/ customizations. Price unknown, ours was gifted by Shriner’s Hospital in SLC. Wheelchairs can be covered by insurance about every 5 years depending on insurance ✅ Special Tomato Chair- Adaptive Floor sitter NOT covered by insurance. Our foundation has donated a ton of these because these provide the best support for kids over any other floor sitter. Head rest, and mobile base cost extra. Approximately $800 ✅ @fireflybyleckey To-Go Seat, not covered by insurance. Can take off floor sitter base and put into things like shopping carts and restaurant chairs. It’s a good chair but doesn’t give the right amount of support for our needs. We paid around $500 NOW LISTED AT $1500+ ✅ Hensinger Collar- I get so many questions on size- I honestly do not know the size. We got an rx from Pediatrician and OT and insurance gave us one. WE LOVE IT! We don’t anywhere without it so if your child lacks head control, definitely get one. Orthopedic Motion in Las Vegas was our DME supplier but this will vary based on location and insurance. ✅ Special Tomato Jogger- Approximately $800, insurance does not cover. We have supplied these through our foundation as well. Please note it only fits size 1 and 2 tomato chairs unfortunately. We keep replacing the tires because they keep going flat but it’s our favorite mobility device. Highly recommend. ✅ Tobii Dynavox- Seeing Eye gaze Device, approved via insurance. Will need rx from speech pathologist and Peds. Can get one every 5 years. Also can get 1-2 universal mounts to go with the Tobii. ✅ Zing Stander- @zingstanders – Covered by insurance. Not sure how often you can get a new one but it can grow with you. Standing improves ROM, strengthens core and legs, works on head control, stretches leg muscles, gives child new perspective, improves blood flood and circulation and more. ✅@fireflybyleckey Splash chair- Find at www.firefly friends.com Insurance did not cover, however I heard that is changing I just can’t speak from experience. When I first purchased it was $400 now $645 ✅ Cochlear Implant- covered by insurance, headbands not covered by insurance and bought on Etsy ✅ KidWalk Gait Trainer – took YEARS to get approved via insurance. Not sure how often one can get approved. Headband to support head found on Amazon . Can search for “head strap”. #cerebralpalsy #cp #disability #preemie

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Nevada Brew Works Is Making A Difference

As you can see from the pricing in the descriptions, equipment for children with disabilities can be expensive. That is why the donations provided through The Ariana Rye Foundation are so important to these families. So, if you ever find yourself in the Arts District in Las Vegas, stop by the Nevada Brew Works and have a glass of beer. You can still donate on their website if you don’t drink or aren’t near Las Vegas.

The brewery has a kid-friendly taproom and patio. It’s open seven days a week and offers a full menu with brick-oven pizzas, smash burgers, and more. We can’t think of a better place to spend your tourist dollars than the most charitable brewery in Southern Nevada. The Nevada Brew Works is not the only business inspired by children with disabilities. ScentsAbility Candles hires disabled folks to create their products and provides a safe workspace for them.

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