Brewer's beer bootlegging is a bootleggers shack. The man who lived here planned to market his own alcoholic beverage called Strategic Nuclear Moose. Unfortunately, the cazadores outside killed him before he could get the business off the ground. With a Lockpick skill of 50 the player can open the cellar door and find Gourd's secret distillery down the stairs. There is a key to this door in the main room to the left of the locked door, on top of the bookshelf with a Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap.
There is a key under the Big Book of Science, located near the chemistry set in the room in the cellar. This key goes to a "hard" locked gun cabinet outside the small room with the sign reading, "Strategic Nuclear Moose - And God Said Let Them Have Beer".
Behind the scenes
"Strategic Nuclear Moose" is likely a reference to the real life beer "Tactical Nuclear Penguin" made by a company called Brew Dog.
PlayStation 3Xbox 360 The key to the cellar door may glitch and fall through the bookshelf unless it is taken first.
↑Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.296: "The back of the two-room chamber sports a small distillery, with the phrase "Strategic Nuclear Moose: And God said, let them have beer" advertising Gourd's concoction. The dozens of Beer Bottles here can get you alarmingly drunk. Don't forget the Skill Book on the table!"