Downtown Brew Festival Announces Brewery and Culinary Lineup for Seventh Annual “Backyard” Bash

Downtown Brew Festival Announces Brewery and
Culinary Lineup for Seventh Annual “Backyard” Bash


Downtown Brew Festival, Motley Brews’ backyard beer celebration under the stars, has announced its brewery lineup for the seventh annual event, which will return to the Clark County Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 20. With a sell-out crowd last year, festival organizers anticipate a crowd of more than 4,000 attendees once again.

One of Las Vegas’ largest beer festivals, second to Motley Brews’ Great Vegas Festival of Beer, Downtown Brew Festival will host more than 70 breweries this year with more than 250 craft beers on tap. Local participating breweries include: PT’s Brewing Company, CraftHaus Brewery, Joseph James Brewing Company, Lovelady Brewing, Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, Big Dog’s Brewing Company, Banger Brewing and Tenaya Creek.


Out-of-state brewers will include: Lagunitas Brewing Company from Petaluma, Calif; Hop Valley Brewing from Eugene, Ore.; Bootlegger’s Brewery from Fullerton, Calif.; Squatters Pub Brewing and Wasatch Brewery from Salt Lake City; Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. from Chico, Calif; and more. A full lineup of brewers and breweries may be found on the festival website at


VIP guests will enjoy access to the VIP Pavilion Lounge, offering exclusive beers and unique cuisine samplings by Chef Mike Minor, executive chef of Border Grill and BBQ Mexicana; and Chef Errol LeBlanc, Executive Chef of Pamplona Cocktails & Tapas.  Culinary offerings from Tacotarian, A Family Secret and others and will be available at Downtown Brew Festival’s “Festaurant Row” for all general admission and early entry attendees.


Tickets to Downtown Brew Festival start at $40 plus fees for general admission, which include access to the event from 5 to 9 p.m. along with a tasting glass, unlimited beer samples and more. Early admission tickets are also available, with entry at 4 p.m. and access to exclusive beers, priced at $50 plus fees. VIP Pavilion tickets are available for $90 plus a service fee and include early entry at 4 p.m. Tickets are limited and available now at

About Motley Brews:
Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals, breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. Motley Brews develops beer-centric festivals and events throughout the Southwest, including San Diego, Las Vegas and Pasadena, Calif. Motley Brews’ annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, founded in 2011, is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival. More information about Motley Brews is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MotleyBrews, or on its website at

Pub 365 Hosts Silver State Brewfest, Oct. 13


Pub 365 Hosts Silver State Brewfest, Oct. 13

Pub 365, located inside Tuscany Suites & Casino, will hold a poolside beer festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Featuring breweries from Las Vegas and beyond, the brewfest will serve local favorites like Joseph James, Big Dog, Crafthaus, Banger Brewing, Tenaya Creek, Lovelady, Able Baker, Bad Beat, and Hop Nuts as well as Reno notables Imbib, Occidental, and Revision Brewing.

Cost of admission includes a souvenir tasting glass to enjoy all-you-can-drink craft beer, plus a limited-edition Crafthouse Firkin. Food will be available for purchase, as well as spirits from Nevada H&C Distilling Co., locally-brewed coffee, and more. 10 percent of ticket sales will support the mission of Three Square Food Bank.

General admisison tickets are $75; VIP tickets are $85 and include early entry at 4 p.m. Designated driver tickets are available for $15. All tickets are available for purchase here:

Festival-goers can keep the the fun going – and the beer flowing – at the after party, held inside Pub 365.



About PUB 365

PUB 365 features a collection of 365 rotating beers and a menu of traditional pub fare with a modern spin including homemade small bites, iconic burgers and locally world-famous tacos.  Located inside Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, PUB 365 is a true beer lover’s dream with an extensive beer collection that includes an evolving list of rare, specialty brews. Join PUB 365’s Club 365 to win exclusive prizes, private tap party invites and the chance to earn a personalized tap on the Tap Wall of Fame.  Pub 365 is live on Facebook (PUB365) and Twitter (@PUB_365) for more information.

255 E. Flamingo Road | 702-947-5861


About Tuscany Suites & Casino

The Tuscany Suites & Casino is a privately-owned all-suite hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada located two blocks East of Las Vegas Boulevard. Opened in 2001, Tuscany has 716 suite rooms, four on-property dining options, spa, full casino, sports book and live entertainment nightly. The lush landscapes, fresh food choices and large clean rooms allow guests to enjoy Las Vegas with all the comforts of an authentic Tuscan village. The Tuscany Suites & Casino is live on Facebook (TuscanyLV), Twitter (@TuscanyCasino) and at
255 E. Flamingo Road | 702-893-8933


About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 36 million meals, the equivalent of more than 44 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of more than 1,600 community partners.  Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

Celebrate Halloween at Neon Museum’s Annual Boneyard Bash



This Year’s Theme: Carnival Sideshow

On Friday, Oct. 31, one of Las Vegas’ most popular Halloween events returns—this year with a gaggle of circus sideshow oddities in tow: The Neon Museum’s Boneyard Bash. Every attendee is strongly encouraged to come dressed in sideshow-inspired attire.

Guests will enjoy letting their freak flags fly in the Neon Museum Boneyard after dark, as well as live entertainment, appearances by the cast of Evil Dead, food trucks, FREE beer, wine and signature cocktail courtesy of Las Vegas Distillery, Banger Brewing, Big Dog’s Brewing Company, Joseph James Brewing Company, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Tenaya Creek Brewery (while supplies last; cash bar also available). Food vendors include Senor Blues, Funnel Cake Café and birthday cupcakes by Freed’s Bakery.

Following the Boneyard Bash, ticket holders can head to Velveteen Rabbit for an after party, which will include a complimentary Halloween cocktail and free “spooky” makeup application by professional makeup artists.

Specialty acts, stilt walkers, jugglers, midway games, tarot card readers and spirited Halloween revelers. Johiah of 93.1 The Party will serve as the emcee and Tote City will be the evening’s DJ. Souvenir photos to be provided by Shutterbooth.

Friday, October 31
General admission: 7 – 10 p.m.

The Neon Museum
770 Las Vegas Blvd., North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

$45 for general admission purchased in advance; $55 at the door; $40 for Neon Museum members. Tickets can be purchased at

A percentage of the proceeds will go to benefit the Museum, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby; the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, a separate outdoor exhibition space which is open for educational programs, photography shoots, weddings and special events; as well as nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For more information, visit

the boneyard bash

Mandalay Bay to Host Festive BEER Weekend


Brewmasters and Chefs to Cure All Ales with Beer Events September 12-14

Mandalay Bay will host the resort’s first-ever BEER Weekend, a three-day beer extravaganza featuring special events and exclusive menus at Mandalay Bay Beach, Fleur by Hubert Keller, miX Restaurant and eyecandy sound lounge September 12-14. Created by Mandalay Bay Director of Food & Beverage and Nevada’s first female certified cicerone Sarah Johnson, the weekend line-up will tantalize taste buds of beer lovers everywhere.

The weekend festivities include a dinner at miX Restaurant with acclaimed brewmasters; a craft beer panel discussion at eyecandy sound lounge, led by Johnson; a high-energy beer festival at Mandalay Bay Beach featuring the country’s best beers along with cuisine by Vegas’ award-winning chefs Hubert Keller, Michael Mina, Alain Ducasse, Shawn McClain, Matthias Merges and more; and an exclusive beer brunch at Fleur by Hubert Keller.

Event details of Mandalay Bay’s BEER Weekend are as follows:

Friday, September 12, 2014
Brewmasters’ Dinner, miX Restaurant – 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Johnson, Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker and Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery, this intimate dinner will kick off the weekend. A five-course menu created by the talented culinary team at Alain Ducasse’s miX Restaurant will be served alongside Firestone Walker and Brooklyn Brewery beers. Each beer will be presented by the brewers as they discuss the detailed notes of each selection along with the reasoning behind the pairing. Tickets priced at $225 per-person, all-inclusive, can be purchased on Mandalay Bay’s Beer site.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Craft Beer Revolution Panel Discussion, eyecandy sound lounge – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The festivities will continue with a panel discussion on all things craft beer, hosted by Johnson, and featuring Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy. Following the event, a book signing of Hindy’s The Craft Beer Revolution will be held inside the lounge. Books will be available for purchase for $20 all-inclusive. Entrance to the event is free and seating is limited to the first 100 attendees.

BEER Festival, Mandalay Bay Beach – 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
The main event at Mandalay Bay Beach will offer lively entertainment, great brews and scrumptious food selections as participating breweries and restaurants showcase their talents. Guests are invited to sample a variety of the country’s best beers along with award-winning cuisine by MGM Resorts International’s top chefs. Tickets are priced at $75 per-person, all-inclusive, and can be purchased on Mandalay Bay’s Beer site.

Participating breweries include: Firestone Walker, Brooklyn Brewery, North Coast, Goose Island, Lagunitas, The Bruery, Dogfish Head, Moody Tongue, Karbach Brewing, Upright Brewing, Arizona Wilderness, Ballast Point, Ninkasi, Cismontane, New Belgium, Santa Fe Brewing, Alesmith, Stone, Stillwater Artisinal, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Golden Road, and local breweries Big Dog’s, Tenaya Creek Chicago Brewing Company, Joseph James Brewing, Bad Beat Brewing, Crafthaus Brewery, Banger Brewing and Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company.

Mandalay Bay restaurants include Fleur by Hubert Keller, Aureole, Aureole and STRIPSTEAK along with MGM Resorts’ sister property restaurants including Monte Carlo’s Yusho Japanese Grill & Noodle House, MGM Grand’s TAP, ARIA’s Sage and Bardot Brasserie.

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Beer for Breakfast, Fleur by Hubert Keller – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The finale of the beer weekend will allow guests to choose from a special brunch menu of celebrity chef Hubert Keller’s renowned creations, paired with beers as selected by Johnson. Brunch reservations are available at (702) 632-7400.

For more information on BEER Weekend at Mandalay Bay,