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

Three-day festival to celebrate the craft of brewing

LAS VEGAS – 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.
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. 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
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
About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a unique destination resort set on 120 lush acres on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 newly remodeled rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas that debuted September 2014. Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical pool paradise featuring real sand, a wave pool, the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city and DAYLIGHT Beach Club. Other resort highlights include world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, LIGHT Nightclub, Shark Reef Aquarium, Spa Mandalay and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Mandalay Bay also is home to Michael Jackson ONE, Cirque du Soleil’s latest resident production based on the music and choreography of the King of Pop.  Mandalay Bay is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Back Bar USA is a full-service marketing, consulting and design firm with more than 25 years of experience in the beer, wine and spirits industries. Specializing in corporate and national account beverage programs with an emphasis on gaming, resorts, nightlife and fine dining, the company provides services ranging from menu development to ground-up venue concept, design and execution. Back Bar maintains an impressive portfolio of clients and brands. For more information, visit

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