What’s better than watching a favorite band with a beer in your hand? Watching that band while sipping a local craft beer you can’t get anywhere else.
To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will offer an exclusive new CraftHaus beer—devised by the Henderson brewery to pair with the venue’s famous fried chicken—beginning at the March 7 Band of Horses concert. “It’s an American take on a Bohemian Pilsner,” CraftHaus co-owner Wyndee Forrest says of KnockDown Punk Hoppy Lager. “One of the toppings for the Brooklyn Bowl fried chicken is honey, so our head brewer, Cameron Fisher, used some honey malt, which gives it a sweetness and plays off the spiciness of the hot sauce that’s also served with the chicken.”
Forest further explains that KnockDown Punk was created with the showgoer in mind. “At a concert people generally drink multiples, so we did it lower alcohol-by-volume [5 percent].”
Brooklyn Bowl and Crafthaus will officially launch the new beer at a collaborative dinner before the Band of Horses show, featuring four courses (smoked beef tenderloin, cold smoked salmon, fried chicken and dessert) and six beers. Crafthaus’ staff will be on hand to discuss its pours, among them a special variant of KnockDown Punk that will only be served that night (the main version will be available at Brooklyn Bowl while the venue’s 36 kegs last). The dinner costs $60, which includes a ticket to see Band of Horses. Reserve in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 702-694-4664. –Spencer Patterson
BROOKLYN BOWL'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY CRAFTHAUS BREWERY BEER DINNER March 7, 6 p.m., $60. Brooklyn Bowl, 702-694-4664.