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Motley Brews’ 2016 Great Vegas Festival of Beer Celebrates Biggest Festival Yet with Record Breaking Attendance

April 10, 2016 by  

Motley Brews' 2016 Great Vegas Festival of Beer Celebrates Biggest Festival Yet with Record Breaking Attendance
Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, April 9), Las Vegas celebrated Nevada’s largest and most anticipated craft beer event of the year, Motley Brews’ sixth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer (GVFB), with a sold-out crowd of thousands of festival goers taking over the streets of Downtown Las Vegas (Photo credit: Fred Morledge)

Great Vegas Festival of Beer attendees are excited to “Get Motley” with more than 400 craft brews from over 110 breweries around the world

Great Vegas Festival of Beer attendees are excited to “Get Motley” with more than 400 craft brews from over 110 breweries around the world

Photo credit: Fred Morledge.

Rain and storm clouds could not stop craft beer fans from taking part in the endless flow of more than 400 tasty craft brews from over 110 local, national and international breweries.

Great Vegas Festival of Beer vendors give out soft pretzels as the perfect snack

Great Vegas Festival of Beer vendors give out soft pretzels as the perfect snack

Photo credit: Fred Morledge.

A favorite of this year’s GVFB was PT’s Brewing Company’s Festival Pale Ale, a guava, mango and pineapple pale ale created by brewmaster Dave Otto as the “Official 2016 GVFB Beer.” Alongside the official brew, kegs were tapped by breweries from near and far, including newcomers Modern Times Beer, Founder’s Brewing Co., Vernal Brewing Company, Bootlegger’s Brewery and the Henderson newcomer Lovelady Brewing alongside all-time favorites Crafthaus Brewery, Big Dog’s Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Company, Joseph James Brewing Company, Small Town Brewery and many more.

Rain or shine, Great Vegas Festival of Beer attendees enjoyed great brews all afternoon

Rain or shine, Great Vegas Festival of Beer attendees enjoyed great brews all afternoon

Photo credit: Fred Morledge.

Mouthwatering cuisine filled the air from the Gastropub, where guests snacked on craft beer-inspired and infused fare, including exceptional dishes from Las Vegas’ most celebrated culinary masterminds, including Cantina Laredo, D.O.C.G., Dragon Grille, Gals Hot Dogs, Glutton, Good & SLO, Pot Liquor, Sausagefest, Stripchezze, TruckUBarbeque and Urban Turban.

Great Vegas Festival of Beer breaks boundaries with record-breaking attendance for sixth annual festival

Great Vegas Festival of Beer breaks boundaries with record-breaking attendance for sixth annual festival

Photo credit: Fred Morledge.

As the afternoon continued, ticketholders brought out their inner child with life-sized pub games inside the Human Arcade, grooved to the beat at the Silent Disco and learned the ins and outs of mixology and the craft beer industry during BrewLogic sessions. One of the biggest surprises at BrewLogic came when the unannounced special guest, Chef Justin Kingsley Hall, surprised the crowd with a stuffed smoked suckling pig on the BrewLogic stage.

The VIP Brewers Lounge offered sampled of exclusive rare pours and dishes such as Naked Cowboy Oyster Shooters prepared by Las Vegas’ world class chef, Geno Bernardo of Herringbone and Double Cooked Ribs prepared by Stephen LaSala of Searsucker. In addition, MGM hosted the Beerhaus Media Hangout, where media and industry professionals enjoyed tasty treats, including sausages, rotisserie sandwiches, cold drinks and signature Beerhaus brews.

A portion of the proceeds from the event went to the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and Nevada Craft Brewers Association.

 

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.

Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) and Twitter (@MotleyBrews).

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