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LAS VEGAS – Motley Brews’ Great Vegas Festival of Beer (GVFB), Nevada’s largest and most anticipated craft beer event of the year, returns to Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, April 9 with an unmatched lineup of 400 hoppy, tangy, sweet and funky craft beers.
"Breweries continue to push the boundaries in creating brews that are going to offer new and exciting tastes for our guests,” said Brian Chapin, Motley Brews founder. “Our lineup of breweries this year is unprecedented and the list of amazing beers they are bringing makes this our best beer list to date.”
Brewmaster Dave Otto of Las Vegas’ PT’s Brewing Company will be pouring the “Official 2016 Great Vegas Beer,” a guava, mango and pineapple pale ale called Festival Pale Ale only available at this year’s festival. Additionally, attendees will sample the brewery’s entire roster of signature brews, including the Boulder Stout, Sahara Pale Ale and Sean Patrick’s Irish Red.
With more than 400 craft beers from 110 local, national and international breweries, guests will have a hard time choosing a favorite. Notable additions to this year’s lineup include Coachella Valley Viewing Company, pouring a double honey with Desert Swarm and Kolshella Kolshe Ale; and Vernal Brewing Co., pouring selections such as the hoppy IPA, .50 Caliber, and peach wheat ale, She’s a Peach.
Guests can also look forward to sampling craft beers unique to the GVFB, including Coronado Brewing Company’s collaboration brew with Bear Republic Brewing Company, a rye IPA called MerBear; Chicago Brewing Company’s brand new selection called Summit Time; Juli Goldenberg of Stone Brewing Company collaboration with Monkey Paw Brewing, the 24 Carrot Golden Ale; Stone Brewing Company’s Matt’s Burning Rosids, a farmhouse saison which was originally brewed in 2013 in memoriam of former Stone family member, Matt Courtwright; Indian Wells Brewing Company’s recently retired Whiskey Barrel aged amber with 12 percent ABV; and Rogue Ales & Spirits brand new Cold Brew IPA, an infusion of Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters Cold Brew and Rogue Farms’ own signature hops.
New to this year’s GVFB, local powerhouse CraftHaus Brewery is teaming up with San Diego’s Modern Times Beer to present The Funk, an area of the festival reserved for funky and sour beers, served with funky soul music piping in the background. Small Town Brewery, sponsor for the GVFB, will be pouring the brewery’s widely popular Not Your Father’s Root Beer and the newly released Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale.
VIP and Early Entry ticketholders will have the exclusive opportunity to sample Chicago Brewing Company’s Angrish, a barley wine with an ABV of 9.8 percent, which will only be available to sample in the 2 p.m. hour. In addition, guests arriving to the festival early will be treated to a limited pour curated by Rough Draft Brewing Company at 3:30 p.m., featuring What The Ale?, an American pale ale aged with pinot noir barrels and Freudian Sip, a barrel aged American strong ale.
Ticketholders looking for gluten-free selections are in luck as the GVFB will feature a variety of ciders, including Celt’s Thirsty Warrior Cidre; Crispin Cider Company’s Pacific Pear, The Saint and Honey Crisp, along with various mead selections from Chaucer’s Cellars.
For the full list of breweries and craft beer options, visit the Great Vegas Festival of Beer website.
Tickets are now on sale and priced at $40 for General Admission and $50 for Early Entry until Saturday, April 9. VIP tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $45 for General Admission and $55 for Early Entry. Doors open for Early Entry and VIP ticket holders at 2 p.m. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and The Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Great Vegas Festival of Beer website.
About Motley Brews:
Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for breweries and beer fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands who thirst for good times and great beer. Since its founding, Motley Brews has established signature events with a focus on enhancing the local craft brewing industry. Motley Brews events attract over 20,000 guests with discerning taste each year, including the Great Vegas Festival of Beer each spring; Nevada’s largest craft beer festival. Motley Brews believes in giving back to the local community; each festival always benefits a deserving local non-profit organization.