Great Vegas Festival of Beer Announces Experiential Lineup for Grand Tasting

 

Great Vegas Festival of Beer Announces
Experience Lineup for Grand Tasting

 

 

Great Vegas Festival of Beer has announced its full lineup of experiential offerings for its ninth annual Grand Tasting, which will take place at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.

 

The Grand Tasting will offer unlimited samplings of over 500 beers from popular breweries and custom culinary offerings from Get Motley’s VIP culinary lineup. Local brewery highlights include Joseph James Brewing Company, Big Dog’s Brewing Company, Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas and Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery; regional breweries include Shades of Pale Brewing, Garage Brewing Co., Bootlegger’s Brewery and Saint Archer Brewing Company.

 

Activations at this year’s festival will include:

 

  • Zappos Murals and Magic: Zappos will offer a beer geek-centric display, complete with art murals and monuments to celebrate Las Vegas’ craft beer culture, as well as a lounge for attendees to relish in its beer décor.
  • PT’s Brewing Company and BLVD & MAIN Taphouse Center Bar: PT’s Brewing Company will partner with BLVD & MAIN Taphouse, a new food and beverage concept at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, to offer beers on tap and oversized tavern games in the heart of the festival.
  • Ellis Island Front Yard Karaoke: Named “Best Karaoke Bar in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2016, Ellis Island will bring its award-winning karaoke experience to Great Vegas. Complete with its own stage and sound system, the Ellis Island karaoke stage will offer guests the chance to rock out after consuming some liquid courage.
  • Brooklyn Bowl Silent Disco: Brooklyn Bowl will return to Great Vegas with its signature silent disco experience. Each participant will receive a pair of headphones which will play a mixed selection of music on multiple channels, encouraging dancers to get their groove on in the heart of the festival.
  • Get Motley VIP Lounge: Motley Brews exclusive lounge area, only available for VIPs, will offer a unique culinary experience with decadent meat and vegetarian dishes from local chefs Jose Navarro and Geno Bernardo, a rotating tap with limited-release brews and more.
  • PKWY Tavern Glamping: PKWY Tavern, a well-known locals bar with three locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley, will return to Great Vegas with a glamping area, outdoor games and craft beer selections.
  • Hi-Scores Bar-Arcade: The Hi-Scores Bar-Arcade will bring a variety of arcade games to Great Vegas for those who interested in playing pinball, Golden Tee Golf and PAC-MAN. The Great Vegas Arcade will also offer attendees an exclusive beer sample and slider samples while partaking in the games.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting start at $45 plus fees, with entry access at 3 p.m., along with a tasting glass for unlimited beer samples. Early admission tickets are also available, providing entry at 2 p.m., starting at $55 plus fees. Limited VIP tickets to the Grand Tasting are priced at $95 plus fees, complete with early entry at 2 p.m., access to the Get Motley VIP Lounge, which includes limited-release and unique brews, a decadent spread of beer-inspired cuisine prepared by top chefs from Las Vegas, upgraded seating and more. All tickets are available for purchase now at http://greatvegasbeer.com/.

About Motley Brews:
Awarded “Best Food and Drink Festival” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2018 Best of Las Vegas Awards, 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 http://motleybrews.com.

Great Vegas Festival of Beer Announces Culinary and Brewery Lineup

 

Great Vegas Festival of Beer
Announces Culinary and Brewery Lineup

 

Motley Brews has announced the culinary and beer lineup for its ninth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, the state’s largest craft beer festival, taking place at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6.

 

The festival will kick off with a Mad Craft Experience from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Touted as the ultimate experiential science fair, local brewers, mixologists, chefs, and restaurateurs will come together to compete in multiple beer and culinary competitions, which include “most spirited booth décor” as well as the following:

 

  • Beer categories
    • Best blend of two or more beers with no other ingredients.
    • Best beer cocktail in which beer constitutes of at least 50 percent of the mixture and non-beer ingredients are used. Cocktails must be pre-batched and ingredients cannot contain liquor.
    • Best specialty beer that is not distributed outside of the breweries’ taproom(s).
    • Best beer experiment that lies outside of the previous categories but within the spirit of Mad Craft.
  • Culinary categories
    • Best craft IPA or pale ale-infused dish.
    • Best stout or porter-infused dish.
    • Best overall protein craft beer-infused dish.
    • Best overall vegetable craft beer-infused dish.

 

Participating chefs include John Simmons, representing both Tacos & Beer and Tacotarian, Carlos Buscaglia with HEXX Kitchen + Bar, Joseph Thompson with Jake & Eli restaurant, James Trees with Esther’s Kitchen and Eric Hobbie from A Family Secret. Participating breweries will include Joseph James Brewing Co., Big Dog’s Brewing Company, Shades of Pale Brewing, Tonopah Brewing Company, Hop Valley Brewing Company, Saint Archer Brewing Co. and Garage Brewery. A panel of local experts from the culinary, craft beer and entertainment industries will judge the competition, awarding winners with bragging rights and a variety of prizes.

 

The Great Vegas Festival of Beer Grand Tasting will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, with early entry available at 2 p.m. The Grand Tasting will offer a selection of over 500 beers from popular breweries and culinary offerings from some of Las Vegas’ top chefs. Get Motley’s VIP culinary lineup will feature Chef Jose Navarro, Las Vegas native and co-owner of Stache & Suit Catering and Chef Geno Bernardo, executive chef of The Summit Club, the only fully-private residential golf and lifestyle club community in Las Vegas.

Grand Tasting attendees will also have access to unlimited beer samples from top breweries, including Joseph James Brewing Co., Bootlegger’s Brewery, Lovelady Brewing Company, Chicago Brewing Company, Shades of Pale Brewing, Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery, Big Dog’s Brewing Company, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, Tonopah Brewing Company, Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse, Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard, Hard Cider, Hard Seltzer Beverage Company, Twisted Tea Hard Ice Tea, Anchor Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, 595 Craft and Kitchen, Aces and Ales, Stone Brewing Co., PT’s Brewing Company, Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, Hop Valley Brewing Co., Saint Archer Brewing Company, Garage Brewing Company and more.

 

Tickets for the all-inclusive brew and food Mad Craft Experience start at $55 plus fees. Tickets for the Grand Tasting start at $40 plus fees, with entry access at 3 p.m. along with a tasting glass for unlimited beer samples. Early admission tickets are also available, providing entry at 2 p.m., starting at $50 plus fees. Limited VIP tickets to the Grand Tasting are priced at $85 plus fees, complete with early entry at 2 p.m., access to the Get Motley VIP Lounge, which includes limited-release and unique brews, a decadent spread of beer-inspired cuisine prepared by top chefs from Las Vegas, upgraded seating and more. All tickets are available for purchase now at http://greatvegasbeer.com/.

 

A portion of the proceeds, which always benefit local non-profits, will be donated to the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and the Nevada Craft Brewers Association. More information about Great Vegas Festival of Beer is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GreatVegasBeer, or on the website at  http://greatvegasbeer.com/.

 

About Motley Brews:
Awarded “Best Food and Drink Festival” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2018 Best of Las Vegas Awards, 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 http://motleybrews.com.

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 http://downtownbrewfestival.com/about/breweries.

 

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 www.downtownbrewfestival.com.

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 http://motleybrews.com.

Celebrate Halloween at Neon Museum’s Annual Boneyard Bash

NEON MUSEUM

THE NEON MUSEUM WILL CELEBRATE ITS BIRTHDAY WITH
THE ANNUAL BONEYARD BASH ON FRIDAY, OCT. 31

This Year’s Theme: Carnival Sideshow

WHAT:
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.

WHO:
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.

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

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

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

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

ABOUT NEON MUSEUM:
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 www.NeonMuseum.org.

the boneyard bash

Ogden’s Hops & Harvest To Host Beer Pairing Dinner with Big Dogs Brewing Company

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Ogden’s Hops & Harvest To Host Beer Pairing Dinner with
Big Dogs Brewing Company

Special four-course menu offered at $75


Ogden’s Hops & Harvest is hosting its first-ever beer pairing dinner featuring Big Dogs Brewing Company on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. Chef Bradley Ogden has created a delicious four-course menu to accompany each beer offered at $75 per person including tax and gratuity.

“Pairing beer with dinner is a wonderful way to enhance flavors and notes in the cuisine,” said Chef Bradley Ogden. “Each beer was selected to complement the fresh and seasonal ingredients that are found in all of our dishes.”

The dinner will begin with trays of passed appetizers including Dungeness Crab Cakes served with celery and lemon-dill aioli, Chicken Salad with grapes and crispy pita and Potato Croquette with chive crème fraiche served alongside a sample of Big Dogs Imperial Pilsner which features a crisp, floral flavor and mild hop aroma.

The first course will consist of a Blue Cheese Soufflé of beets, frisee, honey and lavender almonds with a sample of Big Dogs Raspberry Wheat, a dry and fruity, crispy wheat beer.

The second course will feature Diver Scallops plated with parsnip, citrus and endive and a sample of Big Dogs Peace Love and Hoppiness, a sweet pale ale featuring hints of stone fruit and citrus with a strong hop aroma.

For the third course, guests will enjoy the Grilled Prime Rib Eye accompanied with root vegetables and red wine reduction paired with Big Dogs Red Hydrant Ale, an English Brown Ale with a sweet caramel taste, slight toast and low hop aroma.

The final course will be a Pumpkin Doughnut with salted caramel served with vanilla bean ice cream, paired with the Big Dogs Spiced Pumpkin Cask Ale, a spiced specialty caramel beer with no hop aroma.

Reservations are strongly recommended, as space is limited. Please call 702-476-3964 for more information.

About Ogden’s Hops & Harvest
James Beard Award winner Chef Bradley Ogden and son Chef Bryan Ogden bring their signature farm-to-table concept back to Las Vegas with Ogden’s Hops & Harvest in Tivoli Village. The 180-seat eatery features the Ogden’s fresh, seasonal food in addition to an extensive variety of draught and bottled brews, a list featuring American wines and handcrafted cocktails. Hops & Harvest also features a special happy hour, Taps & Apps, with 50 percent off tap wine and beer and select appetizers. Football games to be broadcast on six TVs. Located in Las Vegas’ Tivoli Village at 450 Rampart Blvd, Suite 120, Ogden’s Hops & Harvest’s is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.
For more information, call 702-476-3964 or visit www.hopsandharvestlv.com

Find Ogden’s Hops & Harvest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hopsandharvestlasvegas and Twitter @HopsHarvestLV