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PorchDrinking’s 2024 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide

PorchDrinking’s 2024 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide

Vegas, baby! This year’s Craft Brewers Conference and World Beer Cup takes place in Sin City, and it starts right after 4/20 — seems about right, doesn’t it? In addition to the countless activities and events occurring at the conference, there are numerous events taking place throughout Vegas, from downtown to where the locals hang. Enjoy. And remember, what happens in Vegas….. well, you know.


15th Annual Peace, Love & Hoppiness Fest | Saturday, April 20

  • Who? Who: Big Dog’s Brewing Company
  • When: Saturday, April 20, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: 4543 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Nevada 89130
  • Who can attend? Open to the public – Guests are encouraged to shorten their wait time in the ticket line by buying their festival packages in advance.
  • CBC Extra: We will be debuting our CBC special brews and collaborations

Details:

Peace, Love & Hoppiness Fest pays homage to hop-forward beers and bold BBQ flavors. We feature bold IPAs and Double IPAs from around the country and gear this festival towards our loyal hop hounds.

  • Enjoy a night of spectacular brews, tasty BBQ sandwiches, classic rock and roll music, charitable raffles and much more!
  • Beer: Brews from 50+ independent craft beers including 25 #NevadaBorn drafts from Silver State breweries.

Fremont Street Bar Crawl | Saturday, April 20

  • Who: Las Vegas Club Crawl – La Epic Club Crawls*
  • When: Sat Apr 20 8:30 p.m. – Sun Apr 21, 2024 12:30 a.m
  • Where: Fremont Street Experience
  • Open to the public

Details:

  • Party at the best Downtown Las Vegas bars with this Fremont Street Bar Crawl.
  • Enjoy free entry to multiple venues, exclusive drink specials at all stops and amazing party hosts.
  • After the Fremont Bar Crawl, keep the party going by adding on a party bus with free drinks to a final venue located on The Las Vegas Strip!

What’s included?

  • Free fast entry to multiple venues
  • Exclusive drink specials at all Fremont Street venues
  • Amazing party host(s)
  • Photos of the night
  • Optional party bus add-on (with free drinks) to a final venue on The Las Vegas Strip (entry to final venue included)

Rolling With The Homies | Saturday, April 20 (With an additional “Still Rolling” night on April 21)

  • Who: Beer Zombies*
  • When: Saturday, April 20, 4:20 p.m. 11pm (A second “still rolling” night added for April 21 – 10 a.m – 10 p.m)
  • Where: Tenaya Creek Brewery| 831 W Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas
  • Who is invited? Open to the public (Free)

Beer:

“I’ve invited 13 of my homies for a tap takeover of epic proportions.” (Each brewery will be taking over two lines and as soon as a keg kicks it’s on with the next from them.).

Also, beer-to-go specials: “We are also hosting can drops from the friends!.”

Beer Zombies Brewing Co will be dropping not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 new can releases that day!

  1. Beer Zombies x Kings Brewing Co. – It’s Showtime! – All Mosaic Hazy DIPA
  2. Beer Zombies x The Answer x Black Ninja Design – End 2 End Burners – DDH Hazy DIPA
  3. Beer Zombies x Yakima Chief – Rolling With The Homies IPA – a special Hazy IPA featuring YCH 702
  4. Beer Zombies x City Trees  – Rolling With The Homies Sour – a fruited watermelon ice cream sour featuring Strawberry Cough Terps

Music:

Local, Las Vegas bands going back and forth with No Doubt & Sublime tributes.

Food, etc: 

We’ve got some fun vendors and food on deck.

Note:

Can’t make it on April 20? The brewery is offering a “Still Rolling” night on April 21 with the same activities.

“Cant make it to Las Vegas until Sunday? Well we don’t want you to miss out so we are extending the FREE event Rolling With The Homies for a second day! Thirteen-brewery tap-take-over, vendors, food and music! More information on Instagram @beerzombies”


Read: We caught up with the Brewers Association ahead of Craft Brewers Conference 2024 to highlight what’s to come & provide a few tips on how to get the most out of the event.


Big Dog’s Nevada Beer Gathering During CBC | Sunday, April 21 – Wed, April 24

  • Who: Big Dog’s Brewing Company
  • When: Sunday, April 21 4 p.m. – Wednesday April 25, 2024 10 p.m.
  • Where: 4543 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas
  • Who can attend? Open to the public
  • Special: “Show your CBC Badge, get a FREE Special Edition Pint Glass! Sponsored by Glass & Growlers! $5 Beers with CBC Badge.”
  • Note: Proceeds Benefit the Nevada Craft Brewers Association.
  • Website: https://www.bigdogsbrews.com/bigdogs-events/cbc-events-24/

Details: 

  • Nightly Beer Garden Events. April 21st – April 24th from 4-10 p.m
  • 100+ Beers on Tap! Food & Beer Specials!

Nightly Live Music Sponsored by Jade Dispensary 6-9 p,m.

  • Sunday: Arrow! 6-9pm
  • Monday: Miles V. Blarcom! 6-9pm
  • Tuesday: Zoe Day! 6-9pm
  • Wednesday: Joey Vitale! 8-10pm

Award Ceremony Watch Party: Wednesday, 04/24, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.:

  • Join us to watch our fellow Breweries win Gold, Silver, or Bronze!
  • Food & Drink Specials! 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Awards Ceremony After Party: Wednesday, 04/24, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Celebrate your win with us!
  • Food & Drink Specials! 7:30pm-10pm.

SoCal Superbreweries Soiree | Sunday, April 21 – Wednesday, April 24

  • When: 11:30am – 1:00am
  • Where: 595 Craft & Kitchen | 4950 S Rainbow Blvd Suite 100, Las Vegas
  • Open to the public

Details:

Come join its at 595 for a lineup of some of the best Southern California has to offer (and maybe a few friends from a bit further north)! All 24 taps will be pouring beers from Beachwood, Electric, Enegren, Eppig, everywhere, ISM, Karl Strauss/Societe, Radiant, Riip and Russian River! Taps will be flowing from 11:30 am until 1 am alongside some of the best elevated bar food in Las Vegas!

Note:

Show your badge for a free Underberg with the purchase of any draft beer (Limit 1 per customer, while supplies last)


2nd Annual Pride Night Hosted by Beer is for Everyone | Sunday, April 21
 

  • Who: Beer is for Everyone
  • Where: Las Vegas Brewing Co. | 1226 S. 3rd Street #180
  • When: Sunday, April 21, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Details: 

  • Dog-Friendly Patio: Bring along your furry friends to enjoy our welcoming space!
  • Inclusive Bites & Brews: Feast on a variety of food and non-alcoholic options available for everyone.
  • Cheers for Charity: For every LVBC beer you enjoy from 5-7 PM, $1 will be donated to our participating LGBTQIAA2S+ community partners.
  • Community Collaboration: We’re partnering with local LGBTQIAA2S+ organizations to make a bigger impact. Want to showcase your group with an engagement area? Reach out!

Don’t just attend—be a part of something bigger. Let’s kick off the Craft Brewers Conference week with a celebration of love, inclusivity, and community support. Want to volunteer, donate, or participate? Contact [email protected]! Let’s make this night unforgettable together.


NC Beer Experience | Sunday, April 21

  • Who: North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild
  • When: Sun Apr 21, 2024 12:45pm – 3:45pm
  • Where: High Roller Observation Wheel, Las Vegas
  • What: Discover Las Vegas from a whole new perspective with the NC Craft Brewers Guild during the Craft Brewers Conference!   Join us for an exhilarating ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel!
  • Tickets: https://www.memberleap.com/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=NCCB&evid=39587591

Event Highlights:

Exclusive Cabins: We secured two private cabins aboard the High Roller, each boasting its own private bar. Sit back, relax, and enjoy unparalleled views as we ascend 550 feet above the bustling Las Vegas streets.

Networking Extravaganza: Engage with fellow members of NC’s craft brewing community, including our cabin sponsors Beer Law Center, Pro Refrigeration, and Brightly!

Note:

Limited Availability: Space is limited for this exclusive event, so be sure to reserve your spot early


Big Sticky Barrel Aged Baccanal at CraftHaus | Sunday, April 21

  • What: Beer Release
  • Where? CraftHaus Art District | 197 East California Avenue Suite 130, Las Vegas
  • Purchase Tickets Here.

Details:

“CraftHaus, Arts District-Las Vegas is opening the vault to release our big, sticky barrel aged monsters on one night for the Craft Brewers Conference.”

Other Beers:

“Barley Wine, Russian Imperial Stout, Brewers Blend, Scotch Ale, guest BA beers and one very crispy Czech Pilsner.”

Food & Music:

“Live music from local metal band: Von Bolt and the Punk Rock Museum Tribute Band: P.T.A. Punk Tribute Authority. Food truck on site: Hapahaole’s Hawaiian street Tacos to soak up all those sticky beasts.”


Welcome to Vegas Party hosted by CBP + Arryved POS | Sunday, April 21

“Join your fellow Craft Beer Professionals to celebrate our arrival in Vegas. First drink on us.”


Pub Take Over: Beer the Czech Way | Monday, April 22

  • Who: Dva kohouti
  • When: Mon Apr 22, 2024 2 p.m. (Vegas Time)
  • Where: Beer Zombies | 831 W Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas

Details:

  • Come and taste the beers that were created in Czech-American cooperation. For all of the beers, we have focused on combining Czech heritage with the American lifestyle and also on their drinkability.
  • Czech brewmaster Lukas Tomsa from the Dva Kohouti brewery helped brew all the beers directly in America.

The first cooperation was with Brienne at the Sacred Profane brewery. They brewed two beers.

  • Origin 10° – basic yet totally unique Czech desitka, only Pilsner malt and Saaz hops, triple decocted
  • Opportunity 16° – we used the Czech aromatic variety Kazbek and put it together with Maine malt for a highly drinkable 16° Czech IPL

The second collaboration took place in Denver at the Cohesion Brewery.

  • United lager 12° – Czech pilsner style lager, what else do you need?

Notes:

  • All the beers were brewed with the help of our friends from @Bohemian Hop
  • Enjoy the beer poured perfectly by the Czech beermasters from the @LUKR taps!

Cicerone – Meet & Greet / Cicerone Meetup | Monday, April 22

  • Who: Cicerone Certification Program
  • When: Mon Apr 22, 2024 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: CraftHaus Brewery (CraftHaus Arts District) | 197 E California St, Las Vegas

Details:

“This event offers an ideal opportunity to interact with the new leadership of the Cicerone Certification Program, Master Cicerones Dan Imdieke and Jason Pratt, as well as with members of our team and fellow Cicerones from around the world. In honor of your dedication and achievements within the Cicerone Program, we’re offering a complimentary first beer to attendees with any level of Cicerone certification. We’ve also arranged for some fantastic prize-winning opportunities. Come and enjoy an evening of exceptional beer and even better company!”


Pints and Panels CBC Pop Up at the Silver Stamp | Monday, April 22

  • Who: Em Sauter / Pints and Panels
  • Where: The Silver Stamp | 201 E Imperial Ave, Las Vegas
  • When: Monday, April 22, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Who can attend: Open to the public

Details:

  • Meet Em Sauter, cartoonist behind Pints and Panels!
  • Books, pins, prints, stickers, glassware & more for sale.

Pink Boots Society Meet Up | Monday, April 22

  • Who: Pink Boots Society 757HR
  • Where: Las Vegas Brewing Company | 1226 S 3rd St, Las Vegas
  • When: Monday, April 22, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Details:

A CBC gathering of Pink Boots members at Las Vegas Brewing


Missouri Craft Brewers Guild Meetup | Monday, April 22

  • What: Please join us and our sponsors, Wipfli, for a Missouri Meetup happy hour event at Hop Nuts Brewing.
  • When: Monday, April 22, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Where: Hop Nuts Brewing | 1120 S Main St, Ste 150, Las Vegas
  • Open to the public

Locals Don’t Live on the Strip! Show your CBC Badge, Get $5 Pints and Free Small Bites | Monday, April 22, 2024.

  • What: Come off the Stip and hang with the locals!
  • When: Monday, April 22, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: Lovelady Brewing Company | 20 S Water St, Henderson, Nevada

Details:

  • Show your CBC badge, get $5 pints and sample free small bites from an amazing, local Mexican restaurant, Juan’s Flaming Fajitas (while food lasts).
  • 15 beers on tap including the CBC welcome beer, Java Jackpot.

Lyft Deal:

Use the Lyft ride code, CBC24HENDERSON, for $10 off your ride from the Venetian. (Only at our Water St location.)


Big Dog’s Night at The Sand Dollar Lounge | Monday, April 22

  • Who: Big Dog’s Brewing
  • Where: The Sand Dollar Lounge | 3355 Spring Mountain Rd. Ste. 30, Las Vegas
  • When: Monday, April 22, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Details: 

Join us at the world famous Sand Dollar Lounge, a mere mile from CBC for a fun night of special beers and live music. Live Music with Jonny Hazard! Big Dog’s Brews, Steal the Pint Night, and Live Music! While Supplies Last!


A Night of German Lager with Bierstadt Lagerhaus & Amalgam Brewing! | Monday, April 22

  • What: A celebration of German lagers
  • Who: Bierstadt Lagerhaus and Amalgam Brewing
  • When: Monday, April 22, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Berlin Bar DTLV | 201 East Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas
  • Open to the public

Details: 

Meet the teams that bring you some of the best German Lagers in the United States.


Fremont Brewing and Friends Punk Rock Karaoke | Monday, April 22

  • Who: Fremont Brewing
  • What: Punk Rock Karaoke
  • When: Monday, April 22, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Where: Berlin Bar DTLV | Las Vegas Arts District | 201 East Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas

Brewsters Arm Wrestling! | Monday, April 22

  • What: An unforgettable night of over-the-top theater, fierce battles, surprise guest hosts, and plenty of pints
  • When: Monday, April 22, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Swan Dive | 1301 S. Main Street, Vegas.
  • Open to the public
  • Tickets: $10, and can be purchased here — https://secure.actblue.com/donate/brewwwaf

Details:

“That’s right, the Brewsters Arm Wrestling event is back, this time in partnership with Wild West Access Fund (WWAF) of Nevada!”

  • Women, non-binary, and trans folks in beer take center stage and battle each other for charity!
  • 100% of the funds raised will be donated to WWAF who financially assists those seeking abortion care in Nevada.
  • Absolutely everyone is welcome, just come ready to get weird and have fun!

CBC Hockey Game (Shinny) | Tuesday, April 23

  • What: 3rd annual ice hockey game for the craft community to exercise together and have some fun outside the event.
  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: City National Arena, 1550 S Pavilion Center Dr, Las Vegas
  • Open to the public, bring your equipment. Contact Jason Weissberg or Kelty Apperson to play: [email protected] ; [email protected]

It’s the Yeast We Can Do! A celebration of fermentation collaboration | Tuesday, April 23

Good Causes: 

  • You’ll be supporting two great causes: Beer 4 Boobs and the Michael James Jackson Foundation, both dedicated to advancing the brewing industry and community.
  • Beer For Boobs will have tents set up at the event, where you can learn more about their work.
  • The Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing & Distilling will present their annual check ceremony at the Yeast We Can Do event, which is a result of their annual fundraiser.

Food & Music:

You’ll get to enjoy delicious food from Soulbelly, the restaurant next door, and listen to live music from a band.

Beer:

You’ll also have the opportunity to sample some of the finest beers from Huld Brewing Company, made with yeast from Lallemand Brewing and White Labs.


Happy Week at Voodoo Brewing Co.|  Tuesday, April 23

  • Who: Voodoo Brewing
  • Where: Voodoo Brewing Co | 1415 S. Commerce St #105, Las Vegas
  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 3 p.m – Midnight, weekdays; 3 p.m – 2 a.m. weekends

Details:

Join us daily the week of CBC for discounted pricing on happy hour and craft cocktails! Just bring your badge and show to the bartender.


Steal the Pint Night! Featuring Big Dog’s Dank Dog Cans! | Tuesday, April 23

  • Who: Big Dog’s Brewing
  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Where:  Akin Cooperative, 1325 S. Commerce St., Las Vegas
  • Open to the public

Details:

Join us at Akin Cooperative a lifestyle boutique featuring local artisans w/a splash of beer & wine. Pouring Big Dog’s Dank Dog! Steal the Pint Night! While supplies last!


Haas Hoppy Hour | Tuesday, April 23

  • Who/What: John I. Haas invites you to cheers a glass at the Las Vegas Brewing Company’s latest destination
  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 4 p.m – 6 p.m.
  • Where: Las Vegas Brewing Company’s Newest Downtown Spot | 1226 South 3rd Street # 180, Las Vegas

Details:

With 24 taps and a spacious capacity for 129 beer enthusiasts, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and indulge in some exceptional brews. Enjoy some laughter, camaraderie, and of course, fantastic brews. Don’t miss out on the chance to taste these exclusive collaborations firsthand! Bring your friends, raise your glasses!

Beer/Featured Collaborations:

  • Gold Strike Hop Springs: Dive into the refreshing world of hop-infused sparkling water, crafted with HopKick®, Citra®, Mosaic®, and El Dorado®.
  • Midwest Coast Pilsner: Embark on a journey to the West Coast with our unique twist on a classic pilsner. This collaboration between Haas®, Lallemand yeast, and Unmapped Brewing Co brings you the crisp taste of Elani™ LUPOMAX® SPECTRUM Eclipse®.
  • American Pale Ale: Indulge your senses with our sensational American Pale Ale, brewed with the remarkable INCOGNITO® Citra® and HBC 586.

Bavarian Hopfenfest by IGN | Tuesday, April 23

  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 4 p.m – 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Silver Stamp | 222 E Imperial Ave, Las Vegas
  • What/Details: We are having a party at the Silver Stamp bar with high-class craft beers brewed with finest IGN quality hops. Taste the difference and talk to the brewers about their experiences in a relaxed come-together.
  • Register here

Hop Quality Group Experimental Hopped Beer Sensory Tasting | Tuesday, April 23

  • What: Beers served with experimental hops & a live sensory tasting
  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Aces and Ales | 2801 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas
  • Open to the public

Details: 

  • Please join us at Aces and Ales to evaluate (and enjoy!) beers brewed with the Hop Quality Group’s most promising experimental hop varieties from our breeding program!
  • A SampleOx sensory tasting will be live & HQG members will be on hand to answer questions.
  • Aces and Ales will also have a killer selection of craft beers from HQG members on tap!

everywhere Beer Co Tap Takeover | Tuesday, April 23

  • What/Who: California’s everywhere Brewing tap takeover
  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 5 p.m.
  • Where: 595 Craft & Kitchen | 4950 S Rainbow Blvd Suite 100, Las Vegas
  • Open to the public

Details:

Come join us to welcome everywhere Brewing Co to Las Vegas! We will be pouring several of their offerings on draft and have multiple other offerings in package format to bring back to your hotel or drink on premise.


Locals Don’t Live on the Strip! Show your CBC Badge, Get $5 Pints & Free Entry into D&D Night | Tuesday, April 23

  • What: D&D Night
  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Lovelady Brewing Company | 20 S Water St., Henderson, NV

Details:

Come off the Stip and hang with the locals!

  • Show your CBC badge, get $5 pints and escape into the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons for free.
  • During your quest, quench your thirst with our 15 beers on tap including the CBC welcome beer, Java Jackpot.

Transportation

  • Use the Lyft ride code, CBC24HENDERSON, for $10 off your ride from the Venetian. (Only at our Water St location.)

Lucky Numbers w/ Yakima Chief Hops and Yakima Chief Ranches | Tuesday, April 23

  • Who/What: Yakima Chief Hops and Yakima Chief Ranches are partnering on an evening event sure to make your head spin with numbers!
  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 6 p.m.
  • Where: ReBar & Davy’s | 1225 S Main St., Las Vegas

Beer:

We will have a stacked draft list featuring multiple HBC experimental varieties and YCH innovation products, including beers from Bierstadt, El Segundo, Riip Brewing, Radiant Beer, and more!

Food:

Love tacos? Because we are hosting a taco station loaded with delights (and vegetarian-friendly options).

Music:

Rock out to the layered sounds of Vegas-grown power trio The Dirty Hooks!

Swag:

Limited edition merchandise will be given out to those in attendance, along with a VarieTees pop-up shop, ensuring you won’t go home empty handed!


Flip Cup Mario Cart: Dust off your solo cups and breakout your race hats for the ultimate relay race competition | Tuesday, April 23

  • Where: Player 1 | 2797 S Maryland Pkwy #24, Las Vegas
  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Open to the public

Details:

3 Person relay team, each team member will chug a beer flip a cup and then do a lap. Then tag the next team member to repeat until the 3rd and final team member has crossed the finish line.


Boats N nvm… The Catalina Wine Mixer | Tuesday, April 23

  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Where: Berlin Bar Downtown Las Vegas | 201 E. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas
  • What: Join us for Top Ranking Reggae with Karl Strauss Boat Shoes and Underberg!!!!

“Beer and Toasting in Las Vegas” happy hour/pregame at Beer Zombies | Tuesday, April 23

  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Where: Beer Zombies | 831 W Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas
  • Open to the public

Details:

“We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the beers began to take hold”. Join us after Day 2 of CBC for a pregame happy hour at Beer Zombies, presented by Full Pour Media and Beer Marketeers. Enjoy free beer and unwind before you head out to your evening festivities. At 5PM our sponsor Underberg will hold a complimentary Underberg toast. Mix, mingle, toast with friends, and gear up for a fantastic night ahead.


National Black Brewers Association CBC Tap Takeover at Beer Zombies | Tuesday, April 23

 

  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Beer Zombies | 831 W. Bonanza Rd. Las Vegas
  • Registration: Register to attend

Details:

  • The tap takeover will feature 20+ beers from Black Owned Breweries that are members of the NB2A.
  • -There will also be a fireside chat with Chris Jacobs, owner of Beer Zombies and Marcus Baskerville, Head Brewer/Co-Owner of Weathered Souls and creator of Black Is Beautiful to discuss meaningful collaboration in our industry and its impact.
  • There will be food trucks, music, an opportunity to connect with NB2A members, and of course, world class beer!

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