Now that we’ve accomplished—or thrown out—our New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to get back into indulging with some upcoming events worthy of our time.
On February 3, CraftHaus Brewery in Henderson celebrates its third annual Comrade Day, a celebration of camaraderie with its neighbor Las Vegas Distillery, owned by George Racz. The event commemorates the yearly release of CraftHaus’ Comrade Russian Imperial Stout, which was aged in barrels that formerly held the distillery’s wheat whiskey, along with a total of 10 different Comrade versions on tap. 4–10 p.m., 7350 Eastgate Rd., Suite 110, Henderson, crafthausbrewery.com
Aces & Ales hosts its appropriately named fifth annual Big Ass Barrel Aged Beer Blowout Bonanza on Saturday, February 17. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the North Tenaya Way location and features an impressive list of more than 30 unique barrel-aged brews from around the world. 3 p.m., 2801 N. Tenaya Way, acesandales.com
Calling all zombies: On February 24, Atomic Liquors on Fremont Street hosts the Beer Zombies Beer Festival from 1–5 p.m., with unlimited craft-beer pours from dozens of breweries, including some you normally can’t get in Las Vegas. General-admission tickets cost $45 and VIP tickets are $75, which includes admission at noon and access to the Next-Day Bottle Share. 1–5 p.m., $45–$75, 915 Fremont St., atomiccitybrews.com
Looking for new local brews to love? Nearly all of our local breweries will be pouring at the Nevada Craft Brewers Association’s third annual Brews N ‘Ques Beer Festival on March 3 from 1–5 p.m. (VIP entry starts at noon). Held at the Henderson Events Plaza at 200 South Water Street in downtown Henderson, the event will also feature one-off collaboration brews that will be available only that day. General admission includes unlimited pours for $40 and VIP admission at noon; they throw in a T-shirt and gift bag for $55. All tickets are discounted by $15 if purchased by February 15. 1–5 p.m., $40–$55, 200 S. Water St., Henderson, nvbeer.com
Commonwealth on East Fremont in DTLV has combined its love of beer with the love of knowledge for its newly launched weekly Aleuminati Trivia Night. Hosted by musician Gregory Michael Davis every Tuesday at 9 p.m., the free event sees topics rotate and includes live performances from local jazz bands. Prizes for the winning teams include tickets to shows at Brooklyn Bowl and Vegas Golden Knights games. 525 Fremont St., commonwealthlv.com
Combine beer with exercise at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas’ monthly Beer Yoga class. True, the beer comes after you complete the hourlong session, which is priced at $20 and includes one Hofbräu beer of your choice. The classes convene on the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. and are taught by certified yoga instructor Jacqueline Reinhardt. Yoga practitioners of all skill levels can take part, and those who sign up in advance are guaranteed a spot in the class. $20, 4510 Paradise Rd., hofbrauhauslasvegas.com
Sticking on the topic of beer, there’s good news for craft brewers and distillers. While not heavily publicized, tucked away in the new tax bill is the Craft Beverage Modernization provision, which drastically reduces the beer tax from $7 per barrel to $3.50 on the first 60,000 barrels, and lowers the current liquor tax rate from $13.50 per proof gallon to $2.70 on the first 100,000 proof gallons. It will be interesting to see if these savings are passed on to consumers.