Eureka! in Downtown Las Vegas Celebrates Local Craft Beers with “Steal The Glass”


A bartender mixes one of Eureka’s signature cocktails.
(Photo Courtesy of Eureka!)


Supporting the proliferating craft beer scene in Las Vegas is not only a priority for downtown’s Eureka! but also a point of pride for the dynamic restaurant and bar in the heart of Fremont East. To highlight the region’s bustling local brew scene, the restaurant spotlights a different brewery every Wednesday for “Steal the Glass.” For this weekly occasion, Eureka! partners with a local craft brewery to create branded glassware for guests to take home when they order the featured craft beer of the day. The experience can include one featured beer or a “tap takeover” where the brewery taps multiple beers from a featured brewer. “Steal the Glass” takes place from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. every Wednesday while supplies last.

Of the 40 craft taps at Eureka!, more than half belong to local breweries that brew-seeking Las Vegans continue to support such as CraftHaus, Hop Nuts Brewing and Tenaya Creek Brewery. From balanced malts to hop-heavy profiles, the tap collection features lager, IPA, wheat, stout, cider and everything in between. The menu also includes seasonal varietals, special brews, Hawaiian lagers and the Eureka! staple Orange Wheat from Hanger 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, California, the location of the brands first-ever restaurant.

“Offering the variety of local brews that we have allows us to give guests a ‘Las Vegas a beer tour’ where they can try all of the outstanding brews that the city has to offer in one place, while also acting as an additional purveyor for the smaller breweries to expose their small-batch brews to a larger audience. It’s a win-win,” says Stephen Farmer, general manager, Eureka!.

Local brewery selections include:

  • Las Vegas Lager by Big Dog’s Brewing Co.
  • Silver State by CraftHaus Brewery
  • Bluffing Isn’t Weisse by Bad Beat Brewing
  • 9th Island by Lovelady Brewing Co.
  • Bonanza Brown by Tenaya Creek Brewery
  • Citra Rye by Joseph James Brewing Co.
  • Atomic Duck by Able Baker Brewing
  • Hopathon by Hop Nuts Brewing
  • Rotating beer handle by Banger Brewing 

Guests can also enjoy the restaurant’s daily “Hoppy Hour” available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close. “Hoppy” Hour specials include:

  • Specially priced full portion of select starters from priced from $5 to $9
  • $1 off select craft beer
  • $2 off all wine by the glass
  • $6 Spring 44 Vodka 
  • $7 Buffalo Trace Bourbon 

The craft beer selection is complemented by the restaurant’s extensive cocktail program featuring original cocktails and hard-to-find whiskeys. The small batch whiskey menu is longer than most restaurants’ entire liquor collection, featuring nearly 40 bottles of rare bourbon, rye, single malt and wheat varietals. These whiskeys can be enjoyed in one of Eureka’s! specialty cocktails such as the “Penicillin,” which features smoked whiskey, ginger, honey and lemon or served neat.

For more information about Eureka! Las Vegas, go to

Eureka! is the all-American restaurant in Downtown Las Vegas, featuring an all-scratch kitchen and one-of-a-kind bar specializing in craft beer and small-batch spirits. Located inside the historic Emergency Arts Building, featuring a rustic industrial environment, Eureka! proudly serves an imaginative menu spotlighting locally sourced produce, all cooked to order. The beverage program exclusively features American craft beer, small-batch whiskey, house-aged barrels and specialty cocktails sourced from artisans throughout the country. In addition to its food and cocktails and exceptional hospitality, ongoing specials and events include “Hoppy Hour” every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close; half off wine-by-the-glass every Tuesday; “Steal the Glass” every Wednesday, featuring a different Southern Nevada-based brewery; live entertainment every Thursday and Saturday and Weekend Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With the term “Eureka” defined as expressing delight in finding or discovering something, as the true “anti-chain” chain, Eureka! takes pride in its deliberate pursuit of genuine connections with its guests and community. Eat Drink American! For more information, go to


Downtown Grand Partners with Las Vegas Brewery On Room Package & Exclusive Tours


The Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino Presents “Bed & Brewski” Featuring Las Vegas’ Own Tenaya Creek Brewery

Las Vegas Brewery to Offer Private Tours Exclusively To Hotel Guests

Unexpected partnerships are the best partnerships. The Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino has announced a property-wide partnership with Las Vegas Brewery, Tenaya Creek, to create the city’s FIRST “Bed & Brewski” hotel room package and experience, which will offer private tours of the brewery exclusively to hotel guests.

Guests who book this experiential package will be greeted with a 6-pack of their chosen brewski upon check-in, as well as a ticket to privately tour Las Vegas’ own Tenaya Creek Brewery. These first-of-their-kind tours will offer hotel guests an intimate look at one of Las Vegas’ most successful craft breweries.

The tour will include a 5-beer sampler and 25% off additional food and beverage at the Tenaya Creek bar PLUS 25% off all Tenaya Creek beers at Downtown Grand’s own Freedom Beat, Triple George Grill, and Citrus Grand Pool Deck during their stay.

With patented brews that include “Hop Ride IPA,” “Bonanza Brown Ale,” “702 Pale Ale,” and “Hauling Oats Oatmeal Stout,” Tenaya Creek Brewery has been a staple in the Las Vegas community for nearly 20 years. They’ve also received several national awards, including a Gold medal in the Great American Beer Festival for their Craft Pilsner and a Bronze Medal for the Bonanza Brown Ale, establishing them as one of the premier craft breweries in Nevada.

“We are firmly committed to creating the most unique hotel experience in Downtown Las Vegas.” said Downtown Grand GM, Kevin Glass. “Discovering new ways to bring the best Las Vegas has to offer to our guests is part of our brand. We look forward to this organic partnership with Tenaya Creek Brewery and to giving our guests one more authentic Las Vegas experience.

About Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino:
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination right in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. The property features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 of the hottest slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Freedom Beat, Furnace Bar, Art Bar, Sidebar and the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill. Partnering venues include the famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city. Downtown Grand features Citrus Grand Pool Deck, a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.


For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to



Sundown in Downtown is Back for 6th Year at Las Vegas Natural History Museum on Friday, June 2

Sundown in Downtown is Back for its 6th Year at
Las Vegas Natural History Museum on Friday, June 2

Proceeds assist in furthering the mission of the Museum

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s annual summer soiree, Sundown in Downtown: Bones and Booze, is back for its 6th year on Friday, June 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hosted at Heritage Park located next door to the Museum, the outdoor celebration features bold rhythms, cold drinks and small bites from local businesses throughout the valley. Guests can indulge in cuisine from a variety of vendors including El Sombrero, VegeNation, Rachel’s Kitchen, Triple George Grill, Imperial Taco’s and Beer, Popcorn Girl, and more including a beer garden featuring local breweries such as Big Dog’s Brewery, Great Basin Brewery and Tenaya Creek Brewery. All proceeds will benefit the Museum’s mission; to inspire individuals through educational exhibits and programs to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

“Sundown in Downtown is one of those events that the whole community looks forward to each year,” said Las Vegas Natural History Museum Executive Director, Marilyn Gillespie. “We pride ourselves on supporting the downtown community and this event grows in size as a result. Our goal is to raise awareness about the Museum and its mission, and there’s no better way to attract new people and share our message than a party.”

This year’s event is sponsored by, Century Link, Bank of Nevada, The Golden Nugget, Cox Communications, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and more.

Tickets to Sundown in Downtown start at $35, which includes all you can eat via food vendors and two drink tickets (additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each). VIP admission starts at $55 and includes all you can eat and drink. Couples and party pack VIP tickets are available. Tickets can be purchases here: or by visiting  Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.


The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

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

The Pub at Monte Carlo Announces Remaining Line-up for Gus’ Beer & Bites Dinner Series

the pub at monte carlo


The Pub at Monte Carlo invites guests to enjoy pub-style food offerings while tasting sought-after brews at the remaining events in the 2014 Gus’ Beer & Bites dinner series. During each monthly beer pairing dinner, The Pub at Monte Carlo Executive Chef Damis Irizzary and a representative from a featured brewery guide guests through a five-course menu, complete with beer pairings, creating a fun, interactive evening.

Gus’ Beer & Bites dinner events are held one Wednesday per month at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $64.05 per person all-inclusive and may be purchased on Monte Carlo’s website or by calling Monte Carlo Concierge at 702-730-7010 or The Pub at 702-730-7421. Guests must be 21 and older to attend.

The dinner begins with a reception located on the second level of The Pub’s dining room. As guests mingle, carefully paired hors d’oeuvres complementing the evening’s first beer selection are served. Diners are soon escorted to their seats and presented a second craft brew selection as the seated portion of the culinary experience commences. At the beginning of each course, Irizarry provides specific information about each dish and intricate pairing. Guests also are introduced to a brewery representative who shares stories and flavor notes about each craft beer selection. With an emphasis on interaction, guests are invited to write down interesting facts throughout their dining experience and ask questions as The Pub’s staff members and brewery representatives visit each table.

The remaining 2014 schedule of events for Gus’ Beer and Bites is as follows:

Boston Beer Company: Wednesday, August 20
Using the time-honored, traditional four-vessel brewing process, Boston Beer Company is America’s leading brewer of full-flavored, handcrafted beers. With a focus on quality, this brewery has won more awards in international beer-tasting competitions in the last five years than any other brewery in the world.

Goose Island Brewing Company: Wednesday, September 24
Inspired by a trip across Europe, founder John Hall settled in his hometown of Chicago to share the style and art of craft brewing. Today, Goose Island produces several year-round and seasonal styles of craft beer including India Pale Ale and Endless IPA.

Deschutes Brewery Company: Wednesday, October 22 
Overlooking the scenic Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is renowned for its pioneering collection of award-winning beers. With cutting-edge tools, Deschutes Brewery produces craft brew icons like Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter.

Shock Top Brewing Company: Wednesday, November 19 
Originally created as a seasonal brew under the name Spring Heat Spiced Wheat, Shock Top Brewing Company changed its name and began brewing year-round after winning gold in 2006 and bronze in 2007 at the North American Beer Awards. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Shock Top is known for its traditional Belgian-style wheat ale and now offers seasonal and specialty brews including Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat and Shock Top Lemon Shandy.

Tenaya Creek Brewery: Wednesday, December 17
Tenaya Creek Brewery left behind its fine dining menu in 2008 to focus on its fierce passion for craft beer. The local Las Vegas brewery was remodeled and expanded in 2010 and soon launched a bottling line. Currently their craft beers are available in Nevada, Utah, Ohio, Arizona, Vancouver and British Columbia.

the pub at monte carlo upstairs

Fleur by Hubert Keller and Tenaya Creek Unite for Beer Pairing Dinner August 29

Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay will host an exclusive beer pairing dinner with Las Vegas’ own, Tenaya Creek Brewery, Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. Mandalay Bay Director of Food and Beverage and Nevada’s First Female Cicerone, Sarah Johnson, along with Tenaya Creek Brewery owner Tim Etter and head brewer Anthony Gibson, will walk guests through a five-course meal, explaining the variety of flavors accentuated by each beer pairing.
Prepared by the exceptional culinary team at Fleur by Hubert Keller, the exclusive five-course menu will feature:
  • Baby Heirloom Beet Salad with walnut  pesto and argan vinaigrette; paired with Calico Brown Ale
  • Roasted Apricot Tart with crispy duck confit and mache; paired with Hop Ride IPA
  • Seared Alaskan Halibut with citrus basmati rice and pluot coulis; paired with Tandem Double IPA
  • Oven Roasted Loin of Venison with steal cut oats, buttered plantains and a juniper berry sauce; paired with Hauling Oats Oatmeal Stout
  • Ancho Chile Molten Cake with Old Jackalope ice cream; paired with Old Jackalope Barleywine Style Ale
This unforgettable meal is priced at $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, contact Fleur by Hubert Keller directly at 702-632-9400.
WHEN:           Thursday, August 29, 2013
                         7 p.m.
WHERE:         Fleur by Hubert Keller
                          Mandalay Bay
                          3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S
                          Las Vegas, NV 89119

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

Nevada Craft Brewers

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).