Great Vegas Festival of Beer Announces Beer List

 

Great Vegas Festival of Beer Announces Beer List

 

 

Nevada’s largest beer festival, Great Vegas Festival of Beer, has announced its lineup of brewers participating in the Grand Tasting at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center from 3 to 7 p.m., and 2 p.m. for early entry and VIP, on Saturday, April 6.

 

More than 100 craft breweries will come together to offer more than 500 different brews throughout the afternoon. To accompany the unlimited beer samples, the Grand Tasting will feature culinary offerings from Get Motley’s VIP chefs, Chef Jose Navarro and Chef Geno Bernardo, as well as a bar-arcade, silent disco experience and many other unique activations.

 

Early entry special reserve beers will include Frozen Berry Tart Gose from CraftHaus Brewery, Cryo Stash from Hop Valley Brewing Company, Benedict Cucumberbatch from Mason Ale Works, Hualapai IPA from PT’s Brewing Company and more.

 

This year’s official beer, “Hopical Storm,” is a five-hop pale ale collaboration between Motley Brews and local favorite Big Dog’s Brewing Co. A beer hopped and brewed with tropical flavors picked out by Motley Fans themselves, the exclusive “Hopical Storm” was created only to be consumed at the festival and special on-premise locations following the festival. Additional local brews available at the festival include Las Vegas Craft Lager from Big Dog’s Brewing Company, Good Maple Morning from Chicago Brewing Company, Zitrone from CraftHaus Brewery, Hendertucky from Lovelady Brewing Company, Mucker Irish Red from Tonopah Brewing Co. and more.

 

Out-of-state beers include Sour Saison from New Belgium Brewing Company, Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company, Hazyish IPA from Avery Brewing Co., Mango Wheat from Blue Moon Brewing Company, Blueberry Cream Ale from Garage Brewing Co. and more.

A full lineup of participating brewers and beers can be found at https://greatvegasbeer.com/fest/breweries/.

 

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:

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. Motley Brews supports local non-profits with every event, raising more than $125,000 to date. More information about Motley Brews is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MotleyBrews, or on their 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.

Motley Brews to Host Ninth Annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer

 

Motley Brews to Host Ninth Annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer

Experiential event to offer two days of craft brews, beer-inspired cuisine and entertainment

 

Great Vegas Festival of Beer will return to Downtown Las Vegas for two days on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Established in 2011, the festival produced by Motley Brews is expected to be the state’s largest craft beer festival for the ninth time, with more than 500 beers and 10,000 attendees anticipated throughout the weekend.

 

With a new venue at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, the festival will kick off with its Mad Craft Experience from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 5, where local brewers, mixologists, chefs and restaurateurs will enter into an epic craft beer and culinary competition. The Grand Tasting will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, with early entry starting at 2 p.m., offering a selection of over 500 beers from popular breweries, elevated culinary offerings from some of Las Vegas’ top chefs and a myriad of entertainment options.

 

“Great Vegas is known as one of the original events for locals in the Las Vegas community and we’re making our ninth year bigger and better than ever before,” said Brian Chapin, founder and CEO of Motley Brews. “We’ve partnered with an awesome new venue and have added more live music to continue building on static and interactive experiences to pair with the massive selection of craft beer. This event only comes once a year, and we’re going all out to continue growing the craft beer game in Las Vegas.”  Chapin demonstrated Las Vegas’ thirst for craft beer with the inaugural Great Vegas in 2011, which quickly sold out to more than 2,000 attendees. The event has grown from year to year, prompting an expansion to two days in 2017.

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 VIP Brewers 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 www. greatvegasbeer.com.

 

A portion of the proceeds from the event always benefit local non-profits, this year including the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and the Nevada Craft Brewers Association. More information about the Great Vegas Festival of Beer is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GreatVegasBeer, or on the website at  http://greatvegasbeer.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.

Las Vegas Celebrates the Fifth Anniversary of the Great Vegas Festival of Beer and Declares Saturday, April 11 “Motley Brews Craft Beer Day”

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Las Vegas Celebrates the Fifth Anniversary of the Great Vegas Festival of Beer and Declares Saturday, April 11 “Motley Brews Craft Beer Day”

 

 In honor of Motley Brews’ Great Vegas Festival of Beer’s fifth anniversary, the City of Las Vegas has declared Saturday, April 11 as Motley Brews Craft Beer Day.

 

“Having the day named after us is a great way to celebrate these past five years and how craft beer culture has grown in leaps and bounds over that time,” said Brian Chapin, founder of Motley Brews. “The craft beer community, culinary masterminds and local businesses have been incredibly supportive since we hosted our first festival in 2011, and we owe a lot of our success to them.”

 

The 2015 Great Vegas Festival of Beer, Nevada’s largest craft beer festival, will celebrate this milestone throughout the streets of Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, April 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. The event will host over 6,000 beer enthusiasts, 400 brews from more than 100 breweries, live music, beer-infused culinary treats, life-size pub games, a silent disco and more.

 

Tickets are on sale and priced at $40 for General Admission and $50 for Early Entry, available online until the day of the festival. Pending availability, General Admission and Early Entry tickets will be available at the door for $45 and $55 respectively. VIP tickets have already sold out. Doors open for Early Entry and VIP ticket holders at 2 p.m. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Great Vegas Festival of Beer website.

 

About Motley Brews:

Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals and breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. Since its founding, Motley Brews has established two signature events each year with a focus on enhancing the local craft brewing industry. The annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer each spring is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival, attracting more than 5,000 attendees each year. The Downtown Brew Festival held each fall is a more intimate affair that showcases the best tastes of the season. Motley Brews believes in giving back to the local community; each festival always benefits a deserving local non-profit organization. To date, Motley Brews has raised more than $40,000 for Nevada charities.

 

Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) and Twitter (@MotleyBrews).

Great Vegas Festival of Beer Announces Expansion, Relocation to Heart of Downtown Las Vegas

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Great Vegas Festival of Beer Announces
Expansion, Relocation to Heart of Downtown Las Vegas
Early bird tickets on sale Thursday, Jan. 30

The 2014 Great Vegas Festival of Beer, Nevada’s largest independent craft beer festival, is joining the ranks of Downtown Las Vegas’ bustling community and introducing major upgrades when it hits the revitalized Fremont East Entertainment District on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Motley Brews will once again expand the Great Vegas Festival of Beer to accommodate the growing local beer scene and attract more breweries and beer tourists than ever before. The extensive beer list will offer attendees a selection in excess of 250 brews from more than 80 breweries and the festival will feature new focus areas for beer-inspired culinary menus, mixology, educational elements, interactive exhibits, and live music entertainment.

“We are challenging perceptions of the traditional beer festival,” says Brian Chapin, founder at Motley Brews. “Being in the middle of Downtown Las Vegas sets the stage for an unparalleled experience.”

The move to Downtown Las Vegas will offer expansive festival grounds and reduce crowd density for better access to beer, food, and the music stage.  The festival will also provide beer fans with a unique integration into the local community, ensuring a variety of entertainment options at Downtown Las Vegas establishments.

Sales for the Great Vegas Festival of Beer will begin this Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. Early Bird Tickets provide the best value for festival participants and will only be available for a short time before adjusted standard pricing takes effect on Sunday, Feb. 16.

Motley Brews is once again working with the Nevada Craft Brewers Association, a nonprofit advocacy group, to support local craftsmen and prominently feature great Nevada beers at the festival.  A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Nevada Craft Brewers Association and their involvement will introduce some rare specialty beers brewed just for the Great Vegas Festival of Beer.

WHEN:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
4-8 p.m.*
* Open to Early Entry & VIP ticketholders at 3 p.m.

WHERE:
Fremont East Entertainment District in Downtown Las Vegas

COST/TICKETS:
General Admission:                        $30 and up
Early Entry:                                         $40 and up
Brewers Lounge VIP:                      $70 and up

More Info: www.greatvegasbeer.com | www.facebook.com/greatvegasbeer | www.twitter.com/greatvegasbeer

About Motley Brews:
Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals and breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. Since its founding, Motley Brews has established two signature events each year with a focus on enhancing the local craft brewing industry. The annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer each spring is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival, attracting more than 5,000 attendees each year. The Downtown Brew Festival held each fall is a more intimate affair that showcases the best tastes of the season. Motley Brews believes in giving back to the local community; each festival always benefits a deserving local non-profit organization.  To date, Motley Brews has raised more than $25,000 for Nevada charities.

Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) and Twitter (@MotleyBrews).

 

Motley Brews Supports Nevada’s Growing Craft Beer Community with Third Annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer

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Motley Brews Supports Nevada’s Growing Craft Beer Community with Third Annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer

What:  An impressive lineup of more than 50 local and regional breweries will feature more than 200 craft beers for festival goers to taste throughout this year’s event. During the festival, Motley Brews and Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA) will premier the NCBA’s first-ever collaboration beer – Pyrite Pale Ale –which will serve as the festival’s official brew.

When:
Saturday, April 27

2 to 7 p.m.

Where:
Sunset Park

2601 E. Sunset Rd Las Vegas, NV 89120

Who:
Brian Chapin
, Motley Brews founder
Details: Las Vegas’ largest celebration of craft beer, the Great Vegas Festival of Beer, returns for its third year providing a taste of Nevada’s craft beer culture.

In addition to the hundreds of craft beers, reggae-rock sensation One Pin Short will headline the afternoon with their mix of reggae, punk, hip-hop and metal. The group has shared the stage with national acts including Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone and Bowling for Soup. Strung Out Sessions will also provide a mix of electric and acoustic guitars paired with driving melodies inspired by musical sensations such as Alice N’ Chains and the Stone Temple Pilots.

General admission tickets for the festival are $40 at the door. A portion of the event’s ticket sales benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and NCBA. All tickets will provide guests with samples of any festival beer while supplies last. Food will also be available for purchase from local food trucks, including Sausagefest with their gourmet sausages and sandwiches, Smoking Sam’s BBQ and Flying Monkey showcasing Asian fusion cuisine. In addition, all tickets provide a complimentary ride for ticket holders and their vehicle through Designated Drivers, Inc.

The Downtown Brew Festival is sponsored by Mark Taylor, Public House, Land Rover, Whole Foods Markets, Levy Restaurants, DRAFT Magazine and KOMP 92.3.

About Motley Brews:
Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for both beer fans and breweries to share their passion for fine brews. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. Motley Brews is a firm believer in giving back to the local community with each festival always benefiting a deserving local non-profit organization.

Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) and Twitter (@MotleyBrews).

Nevada Craft Brewers to Create Inaugural Collaboration Ale for Great Vegas Festival of Beer

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Nevada Craft Brewers to Create Inaugural Collaboration Ale for
Great Vegas Festival of Beer

Motley Brews is partnering with the Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA) to create its first-ever collaboration beer —dubbed Pyrite Pale Ale—to serve as the official brew at the Great Vegas Festival of Beer.  Local craft brewers will begin the brewing process with a special ceremony on Friday, March 22 and the first keg of Pyrite Pale Ale will be tapped during the festival on Saturday, April 27 at Sunset Park.

Nevada Craft Brewers including Matt Marino of Joseph James Brewing Co., Anthony Gibson of Tenaya Creek Brewery, Dave Otto of Big Dog’s Brewing Co. and David Pascual of Chicago Brewing will gather in the Joseph James Brewery on Friday to begin brewing Pyrite Pale Ale, a process that will take about four weeks to complete.

The brewers aim to create an Extra Pale Ale with about 6.3 percent alcohol content, flavored and dry-hopped for aroma with Simcoe and Amarillo Hops, two hops varieties especially beloved to American Craft Brewers. The resulting ale will be a hoppy, aromatic and bold brew in a deceivingly light and summery body; the perfect complement to the spring festival.

Pyrite Pale Ale will premiere in the NCBA Pavilion at the Great Vegas Festival of Beer, where it will be showcased alongside several special one-off brews from local craft brewers.  The collaboration project represents a community effort engaging the brewers, drinkers and festival-goers.

“Craft beer is really a unifier in communities; local innovation and industry is something everyone can get excited about and enjoy, especially when it’s tasty,” said Motley Brews Founder Brian Chapin.  “Our festival participants are directly supporting local brewers and this is a way for them to say ‘thank you.’ We’re excited to see how it comes out.”

In addition, Motley Brews has launched a contest for beer enthusiasts to get involved by designing the official logo for Pyrite Pale Ale. The winner of the contest will receive VIP tickets to the Great Vegas Festival of Beer.  For more contest information, please visit the Great Vegas Beer Blog.

 

About the NCBA
The Nevada Craft Brewers Association is an extension of the Brewers Association, the official non-profit craft beer advocate in the United States. Motley Brews is excited to designate an area of the festival dedicated to local beer where members of the Nevada Craft Brewers Association will introduce some rare specialty brews made just for the Great Vegas Festival of Beer.

 

About Motley Brews:
Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals and breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. Motley Brews believes in giving back to the local community; each festival always benefits a deserving local non-profit organization.  To date, Motley Brews has raised over $15,000 for Nevada charities.

 

Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) and Twitter (@MotleyBrews).

 

DISCOVER BEER: The Great Vegas Festival of Beer Returns April 27, 2013

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Discover Beer
The Great Vegas Festival of Beer Returns April 27, 2013

Early Bird tickets for The Great Vegas Festival of Beer are now on sale.  Those purchasing tickets before February 9 can take advantage of the Early Bird discount on select ticketing options.  Every ticketholder is entitled to a complimentary ride home from the festival, provided by Motley Brews to encourage safety.

Join Motley Brews at Sunset Park on April 27, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m. for an all-out day of beer discovery with access to over 200 craft brews from more than 50 local, regional and international breweries.  Live music, good food and great craft beer are all on tap as usual for Nevada’s largest craft beer celebration.  This year’s festival is presented by Mark-Taylor Residential, Land Rover and Whole Foods.

Motley Brews expects nearly 5,000 attendees at this year’s festivities, and to accommodate the resounding demand for beer they’ve chosen an expansive and breathtaking location adjacent to Sunset Park Lake for the festival grounds. The Great Vegas Festival of Beer will be one of the first major events held at the lakeside event pavilion following the completion of Sunset Park’s $15 million renovation.

Local beer fans will be pleased to learn that Motley Brews has teamed with the Nevada Craft Brewers Association, a nonprofit advocacy group, to support local craftsmen and prominently feature great Nevada beers at the festival.  A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Nevada Craft Brewers Association and their involvement will introduce some rare specialty beers brewed just for the Great Vegas Festival of Beer.  A portion of ticket sales will also benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

WHEN:
Saturday, April 27, 2013
3-7 p.m.*
* Open to Early Entry & VIP ticketholders at 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Sunset Park
2601 E. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120

COST/TICKETS:
All General Admission and Early Entry tickets will be available at a $5 discount until February 9.  Prices shown do not reflect this discount.
General Admission – $30 online / $40 at the door
Early Entry – $40 online/ $50 at the door
Brewers Lounge VIP – $55 online/$65 at the door
*All prices include fees and taxes.

More information can be found at the event website, on Facebook or on Twitter.

About Motley Brews:
Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals and breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. Motley Brews believes in giving back to the local community; each festival always benefits a deserving local non-profit organization.  To date, Motley Brews has raised over $15,000 for Nevada charities.

 

Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) and Twitter (@MotleyBrews).