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Big Dog's Brewing Company is extremely excited to present the third annual installment of its Peace, Love & Hoppy-ness on-site beer and music festival on Saturday, April 28th (2-9 pm). The event will include 54 beers from some of the best breweries around, tasty Southwestern BBQ food sandwiches from Chef Sergio and his team, live music from three different bands, an exciting raffle that is headlined by the giveaway of a customized Big Dog's Brewing Co. Gibson guitar, and more!
Over 50 Beers... Sample, Taste or Drink
The weather forecast calls for a awesome day with a high of near 80 degrees with a light breeze. The beer forecast, on the other hand, calls for a wild and crazy day and night. We are very excited to share with you our finalized beer list...and it's a doozy.
Big Dog's Wonderdog Double IPA
Big Dog's Tyrone! My Man! Black IPA
Big Dog's Tangerine Wit (debuts at fest)
Big Dog's Batch 777 IPA (debuts at fest)
Big Dog's Alpha Dog Double Red
Big Dog's Leglifter Light
Big Dog's Tailwagger Wheat
Big Dog's Holy Cow! Original Pale Ale
Big Dog's Red Hydrant
Big Dog's Rebel Red
Big Dog's Dirty Dog IPA
Big Dog's Firedog Smoked Wheat
Big Dog's Dunkel Weizenbock
Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Chicago Brewing Co. Springfest
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Aprihop
Firestone Walker Union Jack
Firestone Walker Double Jack
Green Flash Palate Wrecker
Green Flash West Coast IPA
Joseph James Hop Box Double IPA
No Limit Brewing "The Nooner" Belgian American Pale
Tenaya Hop Ride IPA
Tenaya Red Ryder
New Belgium Dig Pale Ale
New Belgium Ranger IPA
Great Basin Icky IPA
Stone Smoked Porter
North Coast Pranqster
Sierra Nevada Summerfest
Fox Barrel Pear Cider
Blanche De Bruxells
Ommegang Three Philosophers
Lost Coast 8-ball stout
We are also excited to announce our "special tastings" that will take place throughout the event. We have procured a small amount of several delicious bottled beers (1 or 2 cases of each). At designated times throughout the event, we will be cracking open these bottles and pouring quarter pours ($2-$3 for approx. 4 ounces). When they are gone, they are gone!
Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA
Buffalo Bill's Orange Blossom
Napa Smith Lost Dog
Crispin "The Saint" Artisinal Reserve Apple Cider
St Loius Kriek Lambic
Green Flash Imperial IPA
Saison Dupont Belgian Farmhouse
New Belgium Shift
North Coast Red Seal
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA
Not a hop head?
No worries. As you can see, we will be tapping several excellent beers that are not hop-monsters!
All draft beers will be available for tastings, while supplies last. Using your commemorative Peace, Love & Hoppy-ness pint glass - required for beer tastings and available for just $5 at the event, you will order your beer by number from one of our friendly bartenders and let us know if you would like a ¼ pour ($1-3 for approx. 4 ounces), ½ pour ($2-6 for approx. 8 ounces) or a full pour ($4-$9 for approx. 16 ounces). 19 of the 40 beers that will be available on draft will be available for just $1 for a quarter pour. Some higher content and rare beers will be available at the higher cost.
The fun officially starts at 2 pm, but don't be surprised if we are pouring beer and serving up BBQ sandwiches by 1 pm. The music starts at 2pm and will last into the night!
Chef Sergio's Tasty BBQ Line Up
Hardly anything goes better with a deliciously spicy double IPA or Belgian strong beer than a deliciously spicy barbecue sandwich! For the Peace, Love & Hoppy-ness event on April 28th, Chef Sergio and his team are putting together a great menu for everyone to enjoy. Here's a sneak peak:
Grilled Tri-Tip BBQ sandwich with Guajillo-Coffee BBQ Sauce
Ancho Chile Rubbed Pulled BBQ Pork with Big Dog's Root Beer BBQ sauce
Smokey & Spicy Chipotle Chicken “Tinga” Torta
Sandwiches are available for $7 each.
Rock & Roll...All Day & Night
If the great food and beer selection doesn't get you excited, then our free music line up surely should! We'll be hosting three bands that day..two during the festival outside and one during the "after party" inside.
2 PM: EXIT 12 The band features brothers Patrick, David and Joe Genovese, and Rick Lund. Formed in 2001, Exit 12 has performed all over the state and is truly a fun experience! Exit 12 prides themselves in playing honest rock and roll. There are no backing tracks or any of that sort of BS, delivering an all our rock and roll show experience, complete with three/four part harmonies, coupled with an eclectic set list of familiar, yet not so obvious tunes.
6 PM: Dan Jones & The New Adenines (DNA): From intrepid beginnings, through a long series of artists, musicians and creative spirits, Dan Jones has emerged into the Las Vegas Original Music scene after entertaining thousands as part of "The Melodious Jones," Rhapsody in Blues, and Just the Tip! Now, a whole new union of players has aligned in 2012 to form an original band destined to infuse the Las Vegas Original Music scene with a rich, complex new sound, drawing influences as diverse as John Mayer, Marc Broussard, Herbie Hancock and the Foo Fighters.
9 PM: OKAY JIM!: Rocking the after-party inside the Draft House (9 pm - ??)... Okay Jim is a collection of professional musicians from all over the country joined together here in Las Vegas to rock the covers other bands don’t play very often. Their set list is a high-energy, eclectic mix of songs ranging from classic to modern rock, with even a few country hits thrown in for good measure. Check out www.okayjim.com for more information about this great band.
Win a Customized Big Dog's Guitar in the Peace, Love & Hoppy-ness Raffle
ON SALE NOW! Tickets are $2 each and are available NOW for sale at all Big Dog's locations. Prizes include a ton of Big Dog's swag including t-shirts, kegs, hats, growlers, Brew School tuition, over $500 in gift and prize cards and more!
The grand prize is perhaps the coolest... a one of a kind, customized Big Dog's Brewing Co. Epiphone electric guitar. The guitar drawing will take place at approximately 9:15 pm on Saturday, April 28th.
Drawings will be held during the music breaks throughout the event. Winner must be present for all prize drawings except the guitar drawing. Winner does not need to be present for guitar drawing so long as the drawing ticket is completed correctly and completely with the customer's name and phone number/email address.
Support a GREAT Cause!
Big Dog's is pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the Peace, Love & Hoppy-ness Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, April 28th will benefit the Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation. Here's how it will work: a $1 from each pint of Big Dog's Tangerine Wit that is sold at the festival will go directly to the charity. The Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation will also have a booth at the event, promoting their activities and fund raising programs and selling tickets to a special raffle for a new iPad! The funds from these $10 raffle tickets benefit the Patrick Kelley Youth foundation.
As with our previous beer and music festivals, admission is absolutely free to come out and enjoy an afternoon of great music. If you wish to enjoy the food and beverage offered outside, you will purchase tokens from our sales tent and use those tokens throughout the event to purchase tasters, half pours and full pints of the 50+ different beers as well as Chef Sergio's Southwestern BBQ sandwiches.
Tokens are available for 10 for $10 and are valid both inside and outside on Saturday, April 28th. The commemorative Peace, Love & Hoppy-ness pint glass is required for beer tastings and is available for purchase for $5 each.
We do offer a couple different options that will allow you to hit the ground running as well as save a little money, too.
The Starter Package will be get you 30 tokens plus a commemorative Peace, Love & Hoppy-ness pint glass for $33, saving you $2 from the cost if you purchased them separately. This is a very popular option for a couple when paired with an extra pint glass.
The Deluxe Package is our best deal as it not only gets you 30 tokens and a commemorative pint glass, but also gets you one of our cool special edition Peace, Love & Hoppy-ness t-shirts, for just $46. This saves you $4 from the cost if you purchased each of the items separately.
We also offer a 30 token refill for just $28, saving you $2.
Be sure to check out our retail offerings, specially priced for the festival. We will have hats, mens and ladies t-shirts, bumper stickers and more available for sale.
We will be accepting cash and credit cards at the sales booth.
Gift cards and rewards cards are not valid for outdoor purchases.