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

  • Dining

    Chef Rick Moonen kicks off his new gig as Weekly columnist with a trip back in time, Italian-style.

  • Music

    Having Christine McVie back after a 16-year hiatus seems to have reinvigorated the group.

  • Nightlife

    With their training regimens, discipline, drive and competition circuits, flair bartenders aren't just entertaining with alcohol acrobatics, they're competing in a strategic sport.

  • Dining

    Elizabeth Blau and company move closer to fine dining while showing once again they know their audience better than anyone.

  • Nightlife

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

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    “I love records. Everything about them: the sound, the artwork, the smell … I’ve been fascinated with how they are made since I realized that ...

  • A&E

    Priscilla is ready to unveil the only authorized Graceland exhibit to open outside of the Memphis estate.

  • Music

    Scan the spines, choose an album. Slide it from its sleeve, place it on the platter. Tonearm up, needle down. Side one.

  • As We See It

    When Peeps are fresh, they’re like sweet clouds that just rolled naked on a sugar beach.

  • As We See It

    Swedish flags were waving, local Swedes dressed in yellow and blue and Governor Brian Sandoval sported the colors of the Norse country's flag. Ikea is ...

  • Music

    I caught some Grade A sets, but the festival lacked its former spark, that intangible feeling of yes.

  • As We See It

    The 15,200-square-foot restaurant will include a massive poolside space.

  • Music

    Where to score wax in the Valley.

  • Dining

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

  • As We See It

    The dressage champion talks Olympic memories, his love for Vegas crowds and the power of David Bowie.

  • A&E

    Also, the 51s play their first home games this year with a little Tark thrown in.

  • Art

    Dave Hickey and Michael Govan discuss Heizer's "City"

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