Two Beer Fests for Your Face

webbeerroundupBeer: So hot right now. That’s why you’re anticipating the second Motley Brews Downtown Brew Festival at the Clark County Amphitheater on September 21. The event will feature beers for novices and hard-core enthusiasts. The food of local and celebrity chefs, live music (Rusty Maples, American Cream and Moondoggie Matinee) and a VIP experience hosted by the Nevada Craft Brewers Association augment the thirst-quenchers. ($35 general admission, $65 VIP, 6-10 pm., VIPs enter at 5 p.m.,

Looking further out in your calendar, save November 9 for Vegas Seven’s Desert Hops International Beer Experience, the Cosmopolitan’s twist on a beer festival, with 100 brews from more than 20 countries (courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada). In addition to sampling international beers, property mixologists Mariena Mercer and Chris Hopkins will demonstrate the newest trends in beer cocktails. The VIP package includes two tickets to Desert Hops, dinner for two at the Wicket Spoon buffet and Saturday night hotel stay with a complimentary upgrade and VIP check-in. So you can drink your way around the world, but not drive home. (3-7 p.m., $45 advance, $50 day of, tickets go on sale August 28 at