Mad Craft Experience - Friday, April 7th from 7PM - 10PM
The Mad Craft Experience is a high-energy, experimental competition in a beer festival setting. It celebrates everything that makes craft beer so great and brings together local craft brewers, taverns, chefs, and restaurateurs to push the limits of your palate with both brews and food. In addition to sampling some of the best creations Nevada’s local brewers and chefs can dream up, we’ll have several surprises in store for our guests throughout the evening.
Experimental beer offerings will be judged in 4 categories:
Best Beer Blend – A blend of 2+ beers (but no other ingredients)
Best Beer Cocktail – A cocktail that is 50% beer and non-beer ingredients are used (no liquor)
Best Specialty Beer – A beer that isn’t distributed outside of a brewery taproom
Best Beer Experiment – A beer that doesn’t fit nicely into the other 3 categories (expect something crafty and mind-blowing)
Culinary participants will compete in 4 different categories:
Best Beer-Infused Dish (Savory) – A dish that uses beer as an ingredient with a savory flavor profile
Best Beer-Infused Dish (Sweet) – A dish that uses beer as an ingredient with a sweet flavor profile
Best Use of Beer Ingredient – A dish that uses a beer ingredient (hops, barley, etc.) as a food ingredient
Most Creative Beer Infusion – A dish that makes our judges double-take at the use of beer
TICKETS ARE LIMITED.
Great Vegas Grand Tasting - Saturday, April 8th
The Saturday main event, now aptly named the Great Vegas Grand Tasting, will return for a 7th year featuring over 100 of the world's top craft breweries sprawled across three blocks of Downtown Las Vegas. Sample from nearly 500 different craft beers while enjoying delicious dishes from our celebrity chef-laden Gastropub and experiencing beer in a whole new way at BrewLogic educational sessions, Silent Disco and many other one-of-a-kind event experiences.
Grand Tasting Ticket Types
GA Beer Tasting (3PM-7PM)
Enjoy unlimited samples from our selection of over 400 craft beers, an afternoon of live music entertainment and delicious food (available for purchase) served up fresh by local food trucks and restaurants.
EE Early Entry (2PM-7PM)
Gain entry to the festival area an hour before it opens to GA ticket holders. Be the first to sample all brews including dozens of specialty beers only available during the first hour of the festival. Entitles bearer to all GA benefits.
VIP Lounge (2PM-7PM)
With VIP Brewers Lounge tickets, you’ll sample limited-release/unique brews and feast on a delicious spread of beer-inspired dishes crafted by the incredible Las Vegas chefs. Entitles bearer to all GA and EE benefits, plus creature comforts like private restrooms, shade, and seating.
**ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. THE EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE.**