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Great tastes from Ballast Point, the Bruery and an up-and-coming local operation.

Five great beers at the Great Vegas Festival of Beer

April 12th, 2015

Great tastes from Ballast Point, the Bruery and an up-and-coming local operation.

  • Nightlife

    Something of a modern classic, this gin cocktail is sure to please.

  • Nightlife

    This drink survived Prohibition, WWI, WWII and the following 70 years.

  • Nightlife

    By the end of the night, tequila has a way of making even the best of us blush, and this drink is no exception.

  • Nightlife

    Our favorite flavors of winter combined with our favorite warm-weather drink.

  • Nightlife

    Even if your bracket is a mess, this drink is a safe bet.

  • Nightlife

    What's St. Patty's Day without Jameson?

  • Nightlife

    Tart, crisp and refreshingly delicious.

  • Nightlife

    An unexpected update on the classic.

  • Nightlife

    Perfect for sunny, spring days.

  • From beer festivals to pairing dinners and UNLVino.

  • Reviewed: Goose Island's 312 Urban Pale and Urban Wheat ales.

  • It's not quite the bourbon its father is, but it's still damn good.

  • The hotel just tapped the keg on its first-ever Beer Weekend.

  • Mandalay Bay is taking brews to a higher level in September.

  • The only negative thing we can say is that it's much too easy to drink.

  • Sipping on fruity, fizzy cider and watching random, funny movie clips makes for a pretty fun Friday night.

  • The Downtown complex is about to get a whole lot more fun this summer.

  • The rest of Nevada is about to discover what Las Vegas already knows: We've got some great breweries.

  • It's an IPA ... that really isn't. And that hurts.

  • First, it's at the Springs Preserve. Second, there's lots of delicious beer.

  • Don't wait until next St. Patrick's Day to buy a bottle.

  • Way too many beers to drink -- but we certainly tried.

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  • A&E

    The famed founder of Cirque du Soleil has sold controlling interest in the company, and the new majority ownership company is familiar around the world ...

  • Food

    Did your favorite brunch spot make the cut?

  • Film

    The sequel suffers from indifferent plotting and apathetic jokes that often don’t appear to have punchlines.

  • Casino

    The former executive for MGM Resorts and Station Casinos shares how experience has shaped his approach to building something different at SLS.

  • Film

    A bank-robbing Zach Galifianakis, superheroes galore and the return of that swearing teddy bear.

  • Dining

    Also, Carmine's has you covered for National Garlic Day.

  • Poker

    As PokerNews.com described Jacobson's situation heading into last year's World Series of Poker Main Event final table: "He's never won a major live poker tournament. ...

  • A&E

    The Strip-side gallery space is currently exhibiting work by photographer Terry O'Neill.

  • Taste

    Top Chef champ Mei Lin showed up. Did you?

  • Nightlife

    J2K and Autobot get their drink on Downtown.

  • Music

    Plus: The Cult and Public Enemy. Get all the deets here!

  • Food

    The celeb chef gets ready for his first-ever appearance at Vegas Uncork'd by creating a mega-meal from his Vegas restaurant dishes.

  • Food

    Be careful when tinkering with any Italian family’s recipe for sauce.

  • Downtown

    Locals took to social media over the City of Las Vegas' new standardized meter fees.

  • Nightlife

    Something of a modern classic, this gin cocktail is sure to please.

  • Entertainment

    “What could be a better Vegas show than this? It’s family-friendly, it’s funny, it’s musical and my audience spans every demographic imaginable."

  • Nightlife

    Also, the Further Future festival moves its location.

  • Downtown

    The 160-square-foot parklet aesthetically mashes up a bus stop and an Ikea dining room.

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