Motley Brews Hosts Las Vegas Downtown Beer Festival

In That's So Vegas! TV by Christine McKellar

Brian Chapin discusses Motley Brews, which was created for locals, breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. Motley Brews develops beer-centric festivals and events throughout the Southwest.  The  annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, founded in 2011, is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival.

The Mad Craft Experience will host local breweries, including PT’s Brewing Co., CraftHaus Brewery Co. and Big Dog’s Brewing Co., for unlimited tastings throughout the evening. Local restaurants, including Esther’s Kitchen, Black Sheep and Searsucker, will compete in three culinary categories: best craft beer-infused bacon dish, best craft beer-infused vegetable dish and best craft beer-infused overall dish. A panel of local experts from the culinary, craft beer and entertainment industries will judge the competition, awarding winners with bragging rights and a variety of prizes.

Tickets for Mad Craft Experience start at $60 plus fees. Tickets start at $45 plus fees for Saturday’s Grand Tasting, providing access to the festival from 3-7 p.m. along with a tasting glass, unlimited beer samples and entertainment activities including a silent disco, BrewLogic seminars and more. Early admission tickets are also available, providing entry at 2 p.m., priced at $55 plus fees.

VIP tickets to the Grand Tasting, Great Vegas’ most coveted credential, are priced at $100 plus fees, and include early entry at 2 p.m., access to the VIP Brewers Lounge, which includes a rotating tap of limited release and rare beers, a decadent spread of top-notch cuisine prepared by celebrated Las Vegas chefs, a lounge area and more. VIP tickets are limited, and all tickets are available for purchase now at