A sold-out crowd of thousands enjoyed Nevada’s largest craft beer festival.

On Saturday, April 9th, 2016, Las Vegas celebrated Nevada’s largest and most anticipated craft beer event of the year, Motley Brews’ sixth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer (GVFB), with a sold-out crowd of thousands of festival goers taking over the streets of Downtown Las Vegas. Rain and storm clouds could not stop craft beer fans from taking part in the endless flow of more than 400 tasty craft brews from over 110 local, national and international breweries.

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Great Vegas Festival of Beer attendees are excited to “Get Motley” with more than 400 craft brews from over 110 breweries around the world.

A favorite of this year’s GVFB was PT’s Brewing Company’s Festival Pale Ale, a guava, mango and pineapple pale ale created by brewmaster Dave Otto as the “Official 2016 GVFB Beer.” Alongside the official brew, kegs were tapped by breweries from near and far, including newcomers Modern Times Beer, Founder’s Brewing Co., Vernal Brewing Company, Bootlegger’s Brewery and the Henderson newcomer Lovelady Brewing alongside all-time favorites Crafthaus Brewery, Big Dog’s Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Company, Joseph James Brewing Company, Small Town Brewery and many more.

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Great Vegas Festival of Beer vendors give out soft pretzels as the perfect snack.

Mouthwatering cuisine filled the air from the Gastropub, where guests snacked on craft beer-inspired and infused fare, including exceptional dishes from Las Vegas’ most celebrated culinary masterminds, including Cantina Laredo, D.O.C.G., Dragon Grille, Gals Hot Dogs, Glutton, Good & SLO, Pot Liquor, Sausagefest, Stripchezze, TruckUBarbeque and Urban Turban.

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SLO-Boy offers festival goers surprise popup demonstration during the BrewLogic sessions.

As the afternoon continued, ticketholders brought out their inner child with life-sized pub games inside the Human Arcade, grooved to the beat at the Silent Disco and learned the ins and outs of mixology and the craft beer industry during BrewLogic sessions. One of the biggest surprises at BrewLogic came when the unannounced special guest, Chef Justin Kingsley Hall, surprised the crowd with a stuffed smoked suckling pig on the BrewLogic stage.

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Rain or shine, Great Vegas Festival of Beer attendees enjoyed great brews all afternoon.

The VIP Brewers Lounge offered sampled of exclusive rare pours and dishes such as Naked Cowboy Oyster Shooters prepared by Las Vegas’ world class chef, Geno Bernardo of Herringbone and Double Cooked Ribs prepared by Stephen LaSala of Searsucker. In addition, MGM hosted the Beerhaus Media Hangout, where media and industry professionals enjoyed tasty treats, including sausages, rotisserie sandwiches, cold drinks and signature Beerhaus brews.

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Great Vegas Festival of Beer breaks boundaries with record-breaking attendance for sixth annual festival.

A portion of the proceeds from the event went to the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and Nevada Craft Brewers Association.

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