Craft Beer celebration is back in America’s favorite city of indulgence, Las Vegas, Nevada with the return of the Great Vegas Festival of Beer. Scheduled for April 6 and April 7, 2018, the festival is expected to attract over 10,000 people over its two days, making it the largest craft beer festival in the state.
Mad Craft Experience, a popular late addition to last year’s festival, will be back this year and will take place between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, April 6. It will feature food competitions and special beer tastings. The main event, the Grand Tasting, will take place on Saturday, April 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with early 2 p.m. entry for Get Motley VIP ticket and Early Entry ticket holders. Attendees can expect to find more than 500 beers from over 120 local, regional, and national breweries. Brian Chapin, CEO and founder of Motley Brews- the organization responsible for the festival- says the Great Vegas Festival of Beer is unique among beer fests for a multitude of reasons.
“We have separated Great Vegas from any other beer festival in the nation by introducing new interactive and experimental experiences for craft beer lovers,” said Chapin. “This year, we’re adding even more entertainment, culinary options and of course, beer”, Chapin added.
Great Vegas Festival of Beer has grown quickly over the years. Originally launched in 2011, the festival was attended by just over 2,000 thirsty guests. It expanded each year and to accommodate the growing interest, the festival was expanded to a two day event in 2017.
Tickets to the Great Vegas Festival of Beer are offered at different levels. Admission to the Mad Craft Experience starts at $55 plus fees. The Grand Tasting on Saturday is priced at $40 plus fees or $50 plus fees for early 2.p.m. admission. And if you really want a memorable experience, elect for the Get Motley VIP ticket. It goes for $90 and includes early 2 p.m. admission plus access to the VIP Brewers Lounge where guests will find such desirable extras as a rotating tap of rare and limited release beers; food prepared by some of the Las Vegas area’s greatest chefs; a special lounge area; and other accompaniments. Tickets can be purchased online at www.greatvegasbeer.com.
A portion of ticket sales for the Great Vegas Beer Festival are slated for local charities, among them The Folded Flag Foundation, the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and the Nevada Craft Brewers Association. It’s going to be a memorable two days of beer and fun, so logon to www.greatvegasbeer.com and buy your tickets today!