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,

The Pub at Monte Carlo Introduces Gus’ Beer And Bites, An Interactive Beer Pairing Dinner Serie

2013 Program Hosted by The Pub’s Executive Chef Timothy Radigan and Nationally Recognized Brewery Representatives

The Pub at Monte Carlo invites guests to experience  pub-style food offerings while sipping refreshing craft beers at Gus’ Beer and Bites, a fun,  interactive beer pairing dinner series. Named after The Pub’s iconic whale Gus, each dinner will showcase beers from renowned breweries, providing guests with insights into the multifaceted world of craft beer, and will be paired with an extraordinary five-course menu created by The Pub’s Executive Chef Timothy Radigan.

Gus’ Beer and Bites begins Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. and will be held monthly. Tickets are priced at $64.04 per person, all-inclusive, and available for purchase to guests 21 and older at Monte Carlo’s Reservations webpage or by calling (702) 769-6699.


“The Pub at Monte Carlo is known for its impressive beer portfolio and we are enthusiastic to grow our list by partnering with breweries across the country,” said Radigan. “Craft beers continue to grow in popularity and by offering our guests an exclusive opportunity to taste a variety of notable beers, along with a compelling menu that complements the flavors of each selection, we will create a memorable experience.”


Upon arrival, guests will be escorted to The Pub’s upstairs dining room to enjoy passed appetizers and craft beer samples. Following, attendees will be seated as Radigan and a brewery representative begin the evening’s program. The hosts will guide guests through each intricate pairing, providing specific information on the featured beers and flavor profiles that create the superb combination. Guests will receive a printed dinner menu and a stationary pad for beer tasting notes as a keepsake.


The 2013 schedule of events for Gus’ Beer and Bites is as follows:


Left Coast Brewing Company: Wednesday, April 24
Left Coast Brewing Company, an independent brewer based out of San Clemente, Calif., will start the evening with its highly rated seasonal spring beer Una Mas, perfectly accented by a line-up of satisfying spring eats.


New Belgium Brewing Company: Wednesday, June 26
Based out of Fort Collins, Colo., New Belgium Brewing Company will feature several tempting beer selections, including the well-known tasty amber Fat Tire, alongside Radigan’s summer cuisine menu selections.


Boston Beer Company: Wednesday, August 28
The flavors of a late-summer menu will flawlessly pair with the Massachusetts brewery, Boston Beer Company, including the full-flavored Samuel Adams Boston Logger.


Goose Island: Wednesday, September 25
Known for an innovative selection of craft beers, Goose Island will showcase its flagship Matilda, along with several other offerings that provide a quenching accompaniment to the seasonal menu.


Alaskan Brewing Company: Wednesday, October 30
Alaskan Brewing Company, an environmentally sustainable brewery, will start off the evening with its flagship Alaskan Amber beer alongside the bold flavors of fall-themed culinary creations.


Lagunitas Brewing Company: Wednesday, November 20
The mouthwatering pub-style offerings will seamlessly highlight Lagunitas’ most sought-after beers including the filtered pale wheat drink, Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale.


InBev Belgian: Wednesday, December 11
InBev Belgian, a large brewery based out of Europe, will allow guests to escape the winter chill and indulge in its notable beer, Leffe Blond, accentuated by a warming array of winter-themed cuisine.