Mad Craft Experience @ Great Vegas Festival of Beer
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Mad Craft

THE MAD CRAFT EXPERIENCE – FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2020

7PM to 10PM. FRIDAY ACCESS ONLY. Newly imagined for 2020, the Mad Craft Experience is a celebration of ALL things craft: beer, cocktails and culinary artists.  It’s a high energy celebration of the best food and beverage stars in Las Vegas.

GRAND TASTING – SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH, 2020

BEER TASTING (GA)

3PM to 7PM.  You’re IN! Unlimited beer samples from over 100 breweries and 500 beers in an immersive, high-energy environment. Food to purchase from the best food trucks and access to experiences like Beer Karaoke, Silent Disco and many other engaging activities.

EARLY BEER TASTING (EE)

2PM to 7PM. For discerning craft beer fans who want to beat the beer run… errr rush.  Enter the festival an hour early and gain access to special beers and experiences not available to GA guests. Includes all benefits of GA ticket.

GET MOTLEY VIP (VIP)

2PM to 7PM. The Get Motley VIP is the ultimate way to enjoy Great Vegas. VIP will get an enormous facelift for our 10th Anniversary, so expect the best and most abundant spread of great bites, beer and other beery things that we’ve ever put together. More than half a dozen chefs and over thirty special beers fit for a decade of Great Vegas will be on tap.  Includes all benefits of GA and EE tickets.

Experimental beer offerings will be judged in 5 categories:

  • Best Beer Blend – A blend of 2+ beers (but no other ingredients)
  • Best Beer Cocktail – A cocktail that is 50% beer and non-beer ingredients are used (no liquor)
  • Best Specialty Beer – A beer that isn’t distributed outside of a brewery taproom
  • Best Beer Experiment – A beer that doesn’t fit nicely into the other 3 categories (expect something crafty and mind-blowing)
  • Best Decorated Booth – Get creative and stand out to take home this coveted price

THE MAD CRAFT CULINARY PARTICIPANTS

Culinary participants will compete in 3 different categories:

  • Best craft IPA or Pale Ale infused dish – A dish that uses an IPA or Pale Ale as an ingredient with a savory flavor profile
  • Best STOUT or PORTER infused dish – A dish that uses a STOUT or PORTER as an ingredient with a savory flavor profile
  • Best overall PROTEIN craft beer-infused dish – The main protein event, where Chefs can get creative and blow our minds
  • Best overall VEGETABLE craft beer-infused dish – The main veggie event, where Chefs can get creative and blow our minds
Mad Craft will be similar to the Grand Tasting – you’ll have access to at least 20 breweries pouring 30+ different beers or beer creations and 8 chefs/restaurants creating 20+ dishes for you to try, so there will be plenty of beer and food options. The setup will be similar to the main festival in that each brewery will have a tent, along with each chef or restaurant, and you can visit each and sample what they make. All food and all beer is unlimited, so you can have as much as you like (while supplies last).