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Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to Host “Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project” August 28-30

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to Host "Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project" August 28-30
Cheers to craft beer at the “Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project!” The exciting three-day craft beer and barrel festival, presented by Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in partnership with Back Bar USA, will take over Las Vegas from Friday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Aug. 30 (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project ).

Beer Pouring at the 2014 Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project
Beer Pouring at the 2014 Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project.

The headlining event will be the “Mandalay Beach Craft Beer and Barrel Festival,” held from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Mandalay Bay. Guests may enjoy dozens of spirits and craft beer barrel stations serving a variety of the country’s best beers, along with award-winning cuisine by a selection of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s top chefs.

Guests Enjoy Games at the Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project 2014
Guests Enjoy Games at the Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project 2014

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project.

Sarah Johnson, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Director of Food & Beverage and Nevada’s first female Certified Cicerone, will serve as the host for the entire event. All-inclusive tickets are priced at $75 per person, and are available for purchase on the Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project website.

In addition to the festival, the “Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Project” will present an exciting weekend lineup of seminars and mixers to celebrate the craft of brewing. A detailed schedule for the weekend’s events can be found below:

Friday, Aug. 28

7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. VIP Reception and Pop-Up Pub Experience will be held at Shanghai Lilly. This event will be hosted by Johnson and will begin with food and beer pairings, live music and conversation with guest brewers, distillers, chefs and industry VIPs. Entrance will be limited to VIP all-access ticket holders.

Saturday, Aug. 29

1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Seminars & Panel Discussions will include: “Beer Got Your Tongue” with brew master Jared Rouben of Moody Tongue Brewing Company; “Sour Beers” with Patrick Rue of The Bruery and Jonathan Buford of Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company; “State Of The Industry” with Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paul Gatza of the Brewers Association and Nikos Ridge of Ninkasi Brewing Company; and “Beer Cocktails” with Wirtz Beverage experts, Andrew Pollard and Michael Shetler. Admission for all four seminars is $99 per person and all-inclusive with limited seating available. More information about each seminar and class leaders can be found online.

7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Mandalay Bay Beach Beer and Barrel Festival will be held at Mandalay Bay Beach. Attendees will enjoy dozens of brews from a variety of beer and distillery vendors; gourmet food stations from select Mandalay Bay restaurant chefs, such as Fleur Executive Chef Hubert Keller, and live entertainment.

Sunday, Aug. 30

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: “Beer For Breakfast” will be held at Fleur by Hubert Keller. Guests may enjoy gourmet bites, including family style pastries, entrées, family-style desserts and beer pairings, selected by Sarah Johnson. Tickets will be priced at $50 per person and are available at www.lvbeerbarrelproject.com.

Guests also may take advantage of exclusive room packages at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Delano Las Vegas. Additional information about the event, including participating brewers, distillers and chefs and ticket purchase details, is available at www.lvbeerbarrelproject.com.