The Great Vegas Festival of Beer will return to Downtown Las Vegas for two days on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 - which coincides with National Beer Day. The
The Great Vegas Festival of Beer will return to Downtown Las Vegas for two days on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 – which coincides with National Beer Day. The experiential event, produced by Motley Brews, is expected to be the state’s largest craft beer festival for the eighth time with more than 500 beers and 10,000 attendees anticipated throughout both days.
The weekend will begin with the return of the Mad Craft Experiencefrom 7-10 p.m. on April 6, with culinary competitions and select beer tastings from notable breweries. The Grand Tasting will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, with early entry at 2 p.m., and will offer more than 500 craft beers from more than 120 local, regional, national and international breweries, in addition to beer-inspired and infused cuisine from some of Las Vegas’ top chefs.
From the announcement:
“The Mad Craft Experience will kick off the festival with a ‘Bacon and Fakin’ themed competition, where local chefs will cook a unique variety craft beer-infused dishes for prizes, and notable breweries offering unlimited tastings throughout the evening. The Grand Tasting will offer attendees over 500 unlimited beer samples, culinary options and activities including a silent disco, karaoke, a pretzel “brewtique” and more.”
The event will be held at the World Market Center Pavilion in Downtown Las Vegas’ Symphony Park.
Tickets for the Mad Craft Experience start at $55. Tickets start at $40 for Saturday’s Grand Tasting. Check the Great Vegas Festival of Beer website for details on early admission and VIP tickets.
A portion of the proceeds from the event always benefit local non-profits, this year including The Folded Flag Foundation, the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and the Nevada Craft Brewers Association.
Motley Brews will also host a Beer and Sear craft beer and culinary ‘beerunch’ at Searsucker Las Vegas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. In addition to exclusive beer tastings, guests will experience a decadent preview of what is to come at the festival, where Executive Chef Stephen La Sala, will cook a variety of beer-inspired dishes created specifically for festival attendees with VIP tickets.