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Big Dog’s Expands its Front Porch Thursday Programming to Include Special Tappings, Tastings, and Charity Tie-Ins

(03/05/2018)

Big Dog’s Brewing Company is pleased to announce an expansion of our already popular “Front Porch Thursdays” program for 2018’s Patio Season.  In addition to weekly live entertainment offered each and every Thursday night, we will be adding in special releases, tappings, guest tap takeovers, and charity events from March to November.

 

25th Anniversary Releases

2018 is the “Year of the Dog” and we are celebrating our 25th year of making craft beers in Southern Nevada.  We are rolling out five different special edition bottles throughout the year and releasing each with a special bottle release event on the front patio.

  • March 5th – Sled Dog Imperial Stout, aged in bourbon barrels
  • May 17th – Dog Gone Saison, aged in tequila barrels
  • July 19th – Chien D’or Belgian Pale, aged in red wine barrels
  • September 27th – Son of a Gun Dopplebock, aged in Smoke Wagon Whiskey barrels
  • October 25th – Year of the Dog, master blend of barrel aged selections

 

Unleashed Can Releases

Our limited run “Unleashed” series of IPAs is released throughout the year, with cans only available at the brewery and at select retailer partner locations.

  • March 5th – Wonderdog IPA
  • April 19th – Dank Dog IPA
  • July 19th – Lhazy Dog NE-style IPA
  • September 27th – Amére-ica Belgian IPA
  • November 1st – War Dog Imperial IPA

 

Guest Tap Spotlight Events

We are inviting our friends in the craft beer industry to join us at the brewery for a series of special tappings and events.

  • March 29th – Firestone Walker
  • April 4th – G-IRL POWER Pink Boots Collaboration Release
  • April 19th – “Downtown Facing Dog” Collaboration with Main Street 777 Brewpub tapping
  • April 26th – New Belgium Brewing
  • May 8th – Mother Earth & Big Dog’s Beer Dinner
  • May 24th – Sierra Nevada
  • June 28th – Stone Brewing
  • August 23rd – Pizza Port
  • More to be Announced

 

Stoked for Charity

Local band STOKED! takes over as the entertainment on Front Porch Thursdays for six special shows designed to raise to money for Candlelighters Nevada and their efforts to help families dealing with childhood cancer.

  • 4th Thursday of the month, during patio season – starting in May 2018
  • May 24th, June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd, September 27th, October 25th. 7-10 pm.
  • Beers from Big Dog’s and featured guest tap breweries will be sold directly on the patio.
  • Local band Stoked! takes over as the Front Porch Thursday entertainment for these designated dates
  • Big Dog’s raises money for Candlelighters Nevada, including:
    • All 3 Cheers for Charity on designated nights will benefit Candlelighters Nevada. Other charity choices will continue to be available on other Thursday nights.
    • Overall goal is to raise $5000 for Candlelighters Nevada. A special tote board will be updated with each event. 
    • $1 for all patio beers sold during the designated events will be donated to Candlelighters Nevada
    • Special Edition “Stoked! for Charity” t-shirts will be sold with $5 from each shirt being donated to Candlelighters Nevada.
    • A special “Donation Jug” will be set up during the events to encourage additional giving by guests. The band will encourage guests to give freely for the cause. All “Three Cheers” tokens during the event will be placed in the jug directly by the servers to bring attention to the cause.
    • Big Dog’s will match the cash donations given in the jug up to $150 per event.
    • 50/50 Charity Raffle. We will sell cash raffle tickets during the event for $10 each. At the end of the night, we will draw one winner from the tickets sold.  The winning cash prize will be 50% of the tickets sold, the remaining 50% will be donated to the charity.
    • An additional 50/50 raffle will be held at the 30th Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 29th.

 

Front Porch Thursday Entertainment Schedule

Scheduled Through May 2018

  • 3/1/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    MATT MATELKO
  • 3/8/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    PAT GENOVESE AND NICK MATTERA
  • 3/15/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    KEITH WREN
  • 3/17/2018 SAINT PATRICK'S DAY             LA ROCHELLE BROTHERS TRIO
  • 3/22/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    STO (FEATURING MEMBERS OF STOKED) 
  • 3/29/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    TJ GAGE
  • 4/5/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    KAYLIE FOSTER'S DUO
  • 4/12/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    MEG DEFANTE & HALEY SAWTELLE DUO
  • 4/19/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    KELLY SHEEHAN
  • 4/26/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    CAMERON CALLOWAY
  • 5/3/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    NICK MATTERA
  • 5/10/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    SAHARA PRADE
  • 5/17/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    JOHN ACOSTA
  • 5/24/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    STOKED
  • 5/31/2018 PORCH NIGHT THURSDAYS    ARROW