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, visitmandalaybay.com.