10 Great Things about this weekend's Winterfest!


10 Very Cool Things About Big Dog's Winterfest Beer & Music Party!


Beer Fest: 3-9 pm.  After-Party: 9 pm - ?.

@ Big Dog's Draft House
4543 N. Rancho - Las Vegas, NV 89130

#1: The BEER LIST!!!

 Our fest list includes 46 great beers that will be perfect for sampling and drinking.  Some are light. Others are strong.  Still others are extremely stout!  Some are rare.  All are delicious.
Click HERE for the full list

#2: Big Dog's Hounds of Winter IPA

Dave Otto and his team have crafted a new addition to our stable of IPAs: Hounds of Winter IPA.  We are excited to partner up with the good folks at the Keep-a-Breast Foundation who do great work trying to help eradicate breast cancer  We are donating a $1 from every Hounds of Winter IPA pint sold at the festival in support of this worthy cause!
Here's another way you can help the Keep-a-Breast Foundation:  Purchase a Keep-a-Breast "I Love Boobies!"  at the time that you pick up your token package for $5.  All of the money will go directly to the Keep-a-Breast Foundation AND Big Dog's will add 5 tokens to your package!
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For more information on the Keep-a-Breast Foundation, please visit

#3: The Music!!!

Music is always a great part of a Big Dog's Beer Festival!  This year's Winterfest is no exception!   

DJ Liz Clark is a resident DJ at Caesar's Palace's Shadow Bar, where she plays music from House to Rock. She is joined by Nieve Malandra, who sings at many upscale venues all over town solo and with her Jazz Trio. You can also see her with Zowie Bowie at Red Rock Casino and Freemont Street. Singer-Songwriter Martin Zimmermann will accompany the girls on Vocals and Guitar. 3-6 pm.
We are excited to set up a very cool indoor music jam.  The Rockie Brown Band, based out of Las Vegas, showcases original music created from the inspiration of all genres.From Pop, Funk, Jazz, R&B, Soul, and a hint of Rock, RBB has their own unique style and swagg and focuses on keeping the music real. Timeless. For everyone. This is what music is all about.  6-9 PM.


Be sure to stick around after the festival ends for the after party in the Big Dog's Beer Garden... featuring the cool reggae of Big Bamboo!  Big Bamboo is a reggae/soca band based out of Las Vegas.They are comprised of focused musicians consisting of an American, Canadian, Trinidadian, Hawaiian, and a about diversity!  The band members have played all over North America at gigs ranging from festivals and club dates to corporate gigs. This is a talented band with great vocals and top-notch musicianship all round. Although known as a great Bob Marley Tribute band, Big Bamboo also plays a wide range of reggae, soca, and rock from Aswad to Yellowman. 9 PM - ??! 

#4: Soul Warming Stews!!!

We've put together two awesomely tasty food choices that will go perfectly with the beer offerings.  Big Dog's Irish Stew & Chef Sergio's Pozole!

Full menu is also available inside. 


#5: Admission is FREE

In addition to FREE music and a fun atmosphere, all of the food and drinks are reasonably priced.  It is especially reasonable when you purchase a Deluxe Starter Pack!  For $53, you receive a fest t-shirt (gray or pink, while supplies last), 30 tokens for the festival, and a cool Big Dog's Winterfest pint glass.   That gets you about 4-6 pints, depending upon your choice of brew & food!  Tokens are required for fest purchases but may also be used inside for bar and restaurant purchases during the event!

Like our festival raffles?  Our Ultimate package is our best deal as it adds 5 raffle tickets to our Deluxe Package.  Just $60 gets you 30 tokens, festival t-shirt, and 5 Winterfest raffle tickets.  

#6: Did we tell you about the PINT GLASS?

For just $5 you can get a very cool Big Dog's Winterfest commemorative pint glass to take home and enjoy for years to come.  Required for tasting the amazing beer selections, you will certainly need at least one.  However, the glass is so cool you might want to stock up on some extra ones, too!  A glass is included with each of our starter, deluxe and ultimate token packages.


#7: Really cool RAFFLES!

 We are raffling off a fair amount of brewery-inspired prizes throughout the event.  Kegs. Growlers.  T-shirts.  Hats. Gift Cards.  "Hoppy Hour for 10!"  An XBOX ONE gaming system.

Plus: Much More!  

Tickets are just $2 and the winner does not need to be present to win!  The grand prize is a very cool, customized Big Dog's Winterfest electric guitar that will be raffled off at approximately 9 pm.  Again, the winner does not need to be present to win the guitar, but will earn a bonus $100 Big Dog's gift card if they are present at the time of the drawing!

Click here for the complete raffle prize listing.



#8: Stick Around for the AFTER PARTY!

When we wrap up the beer festival outside around 9 pm, the fun continues inside!  Not only can you enjoy our full menu of delicious foods and one of Las Vegas' best guest tap collections, but BIG BAMBOO will be rockin' the "Beer Garden" until the calendar flips to the 26th!
Still have tokens left over?  No worries.  Tokens are accepted inside the building as well until 5 am on Sunday, January 26th!

#9: Say HELLO to Nevada's Newest Craft Brewery!

Big Dog's Brewing Company is proud to be a founding member of the Nevada Craft Brewers Association.  Not only does the NCBA serve as the trade organization representing Nevada's brewing industry, it is also a leading advocate and promoter of the great beers that are being crafted in Nevada!

Each of our quarterly beer festivals proudly feature a nice selection of Nevada born brews.  Today's festival is no exception.  There are 15 different Nevada brews on tap to try out, including two different collaboration brews made by Nevada's craft brewers.

We are also very pleased to be pouring beers from Nevada's newest brewery - Downtown Las Vegas' Banger Brewing!  While you should definitely make it down to their Fremont Street brewpub, we have two of their beers on tap for you try out today at Winterfest!


#10: A good time that is hard to beat!

It's Vegas, baby!  Great Craft Beer.  Awesome Music.  Delicious Food. Chance to Win Cool Prizes.  Beautiful weather.  Sounds like a recipe for a great time.  See you this weekend!!

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