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Attention, hop heads! Two beer events to consider this weekend

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It’s a great weekend for beer in Las Vegas, so prepare your gullet for some seriously stellar suds.

While All Hallow’s Eve has already passed, Khoury’s Fine Wine and Spirits is continuing the revelry with its second-annual Halloween Party Friday night. The Henderson watering hole has again collected giant pumpkins (ranging from 50 to 80 lbs.) and hollowed them out – only to be filled with locally made, delicious craft beer.

The tap lineup includes Joseph James’ Red Fox Russian Imperial Stout (infused with Grouchy John’s coffee beans) and Magic Sticke Altbier, Tenaya Creek’s Calico Brown Ale (brewed with toasted pumpkin seeds), Chicago Brewing Company’s Quad Damn It! Belgian Ale and Big Dog’s Pumpkin Ale. A Khoury’s representative says the giant gourds will hold a total of 25 gallons of the locally produced brews and attendees are afforded all-you-can-drink access – until the pumpkins run out, that is. Arrive early!

Costumes are encouraged at the festive event (it is a Halloween party, after all) and the Sausagefest food truck will be on-site to “squash” your hunger pangs.

Continue your weekend beer drinking Saturday afternoon at the inaugural Boulder City Beerfest, which doubles as a fundraiser benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

The lakeside town’s inaugural beer festival includes brews from local breweries like official festival host Boulder Dam Brewing Co., Ellis Island Brewery and Barley’s Brewing Company, as well as national standouts like Hangar 24 Craft Brewery and Left Coast Brewing Co.

And because beer is always better with some bar bites, a fleet of food trucks will be serving up their roadside fare. The lineup includes Wa Da Pho, Engine 1 Pizza and Coast 2 Coast Deli.

A very hoppy Halloweekend, indeed.

Halloween Party November 1, 6-11 p.m., $25. Khoury’s Fine Wine and Spirits, 9915 S. Eastern Ave., #110. 435-9463, khourysfinewine.com.

Boulder City Beerfest November 2, 2-6 p.m. (1-6 p.m., VIP), $30 advance ($40 VIP), $40 at the door. Wilbur Square Park, Boulder City, bouldercitybeerfestival.com.

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