Motley Brews has teamed up with Las Vegas’ most inspired chefs to create an unmatched culinary experience for the 2016 Great Vegas Festival of Beer (GVFB), scheduled to take over the streets of Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, April 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. (Photo credit: Fred Morledge / PhotoFM).
In addition to sampling 400 brews, festival goers can purchase craft beer-inspired dishes from more than a dozen of Las Vegas’ most revered restaurants and food trucks inside the Gastropub, including Cantina Laredo, Cousins Maine Lobster, D.O.C.G., Dragon Grille, Gals Hot Dogs, Glutton, Good & SLO, MTO Café, Pot Liquor, Sausagefest, Stripchezze, TruckUBarbeque and Urban Turban.
“We believe that the quality of the craft beer offerings at Great Vegas should be a catalyst to the event’s broader experience,” said Brian Chapin, founder of Motley Brews. “With every great beer there is a great dish to pair. We’ve seen tremendous growth in the popularity of craft beer and culinary integration, and the Great Vegas Festival of Beer brings some fantastic dishes inspired by – and sometimes infused with – some of the best craft beer selections in the nation.”
New to this year’s festival, Chef Joshua Clark of The Goodwich will team up with Chef Justin Kingsley Hall of SLO-Boy to create Good & SLO, a special collaboration specifically for the Great Vegas Festival of Beer with menu items including Beyond Raimi, a coal-roasted pastrami and the ale-braised chicken, dubbed the Bánh Scòtt.
As mouthwatering smells fill the streets of Downtown Las Vegas, guests can enjoy a variety of dishes, including Cousins Maine Lobster’s Maine Lobster Roll, Connecticut Lobster Roll and Lobster Tots; D.O.C.G’s The Burger; Dragon Grille’s Dragon Fries and Asian Tacos; Glutton’s Beer Cheese & Pretzel Chips; MTO Café’s Hen House and Fat Elvis; Pot Liquor’s classic Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich; Stripchezze’s Hangover Beer Cheese made with CraftHaus beer; Sausagefest’s Vegetarian Sausage; TruckUBarbeque’s Smoked Brisket Dip; and Urban Turban’s vegetarian Lemon & Herb BBQ Mushrooms.
Bringing the VIP Brewers Lounge to the next level, VIP ticketholders have the exclusive opportunity to sample dishes from Las Vegas’ world class chefs, Geno Bernardo of Herringbone and Stephen LaSala of Searsucker. Prepared with fresh ingredients provided by Whole Foods Market, the dishes include spring lamb straight off the rotisserie, oyster shooters on ice and poké on a bed of kelp noodles and cucumber salad.
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.