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2014 feels like it was the year of craft beer. Every bar and restaurant began offering some kind of “craft” brew on its menu. New breweries like downtown's Banger Brewing were toasted by locals and visitors alike, too. It’s a great time to be a beer drinker in Las Vegas and 2015 looks to be even better.
Tickets are now on sale for Motley Brews' 2015 Great Vegas Beer Festival set for April 11. The regular event holds claim to being the largest craft beer festival in the state. This will be the fifth anniversary for the beer festival which saw its largest attendance ever last year. April's event will take place in downtown's Fremont East Entertainment District which is just beyond the Fremont Street Experience canopy.
At some point in time everything great in Las Vegas becomes a trend. A few of years ago, it was difficult to find a good beer. That’s finally changed as more and more bars and restaurants expand their menus to include imported and craft beers. Now there’s a beer revolution in Vegas.
September 12-14, Mandalay Bay will host its first-ever BEER Weekend, a three-day beer-ganza featuring special events and menus. Events will include a dinner at miX with acclaimed brewmasters; a beer brunch at Fleur; a beer festival at Mandalay Bay Beach; and, a craft beer panel discussion led by Sarah Johnson, the first woman to be certified as a cicerone (beer expert) in Nevada and who also serves as the resort's Food & Beverage Director.
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When corporations write press releases and marketing materials, they often focus on what matters most to them. They're sometimes more concerned with filling a buzzword quota more than focusing on what makes the product, in this case a bar, unique. The first paragraph of the description of TAG Bar at The Quad (soon-to-be The LINQ Hotel) fits that bill and it's not right.
TAG Lounge and Bar in Las Vegas revolutionizes the traditional gaming floor into a state-of-the-art interactive gaming lounge with cutting-edge digital casino games, touchscreen table top gaming units and a unique hologram blackjack table, as well as a beverage list of more than 300 beers and sports from around the world, streaming 24 hours.
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We love the free drinks that are so readily available throughout Vegas casinos. Sometimes, we won’t even be playing and will still be offered our favorite beverage by a cocktail sever who knows us too well. The downside to all the freebies comes when we step away from the tables and are reminded that, in the real world, pouring from the tap comes with a tab.
In Vegas casino restaurants, this situation can be especially frustrating. While on the gaming floor, we can drink ourselves silly for next to nothing. Once we step into a restaurant, often just feet away from the nearest slot machine, the comps end and the pricey brews begin. The easy solution, of course, would be to bring in free drinks from the casino floor. The restaurants typically see us coming from miles away, however, and make us finish or trash them prior to entering. A few will let it slide, but most (especially chain restaurants) are strict about their no-outside-drinks policies. We’ve tried every trick in the book to get out of paying for cocktails and will even dash out mid-meal to quickly down a glass if we see our server making her rounds.
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The Great Vegas Festival of Beer (GVFB) returns for its third year on April 27. You can sample from a selection of over 200 craft beers. After hosting a sellout crowd in 2012, the GVFB has grown to the point that it had to move its location. GVFB will now take place at the brand new outdoor events center at Sunset Park. Sunset Park is near McCarran Airport and is a short cab ride from the south end of The Strip.
GVFB has grown to be Nevada’s largest celebration of craft beer from local, regional and international breweries and will cater to over 5,000 beer fans this year. Not only did last year's beerfest sell out, but it was insanely packed early on. The crowd will include a good mix of locals and tourists. The GCFB is a legit beer festival run by Motley Brews so you should expect a quality good time with great beer.