Peace, Love & Hoppiness: The Tastiest Springtime Craft Beer, Bbq & Music Festival Returns 4/22
It’s that time of year again — we’re finally past the post-holiday slump, the days are getting longer, and we’re getting pumped up for the most mouthwatering craft beer event of the spring!
Our annual Peace, Love & Hoppiness Beerfest is right around the corner, paying homage to two of the best things on earth (in our opinion): hop-forward beers and bold bbq flavors.
For all of you lovers of bold and Double IPAs, we’re going to have a slew of these delicious brews for you from around the country on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
To all you loyal hop hounds, this one’s for you!
Read on for more about what fun will be jam-packed into this beerfest, including more deets on raffle prizes, live music, tantalizing bbq, and what charitable causes we’re supporting this year from the proceeds.
45+ Independent Craft Brewery Beers & Downright Delicious Bbq
Our beer list is curated specifically for all you hop lovers by our Big Dog’s Brewing Company beer team (meaning we tasted all the beers for you — we got your back).
At least half of these delectable brews are Nevada made, as we’re all about supporting local.
On top of that, we’ll have up to 10 one-off Big Dog’s specialty brews to take your hop experience to another level, a Satellite Beer Trailer featuring our signature brews, and a special collaboration with “595 Craft and Kitchen”!
We’re serious about our beer. We don’t believe in skimping on pours and use 16 oz. pint cups (forget those tiny cups that you down in one sip).
Buy drink tickets in advance here so that you can hit the ground running the day of. We know that 45+ beers is a lot, so your tickets will get you half pours as well so that you can try more!
While this downright delicious beer line up is still in the works, check back here to get a sneak peak closer to the event.
We know you’re as excited as us about a festival that’s centered around bbq and beer, and we’ve got some mouthwatering deliciousness this year — BBQ Tri Tip Sandwiches and Tangerine Cascabel Glazed Chicken Tortas!
(Trust us, it’s going to be out-of-this-world).
Jam Out to Local Live Music and Jump in on Raffle Prizes
We’ve always featured at least two sizzling hot bands at each of our on-site festivals since 2010, and you won’t want to miss this year’s lineup — Sunrise Sunset (3pm-5pm) and Wild Horse (5pm-8pm)!
On top of sipping top-notch beer, dancing to live local jams, and snacking on succulent bbq, we’ll have a plethora of prizes for you to win from which the proceeds support local charities.
Prizes include gift cards, “Growlers for a Year”, coveted beer swag, big screen televisions, gift sets, and other things that you’ll actually want (no skimping out here either).
You can check out the last festival’s prizes here closer to the date to see what this year’s bounty will be for Peace, Love & Hoppiness.
If you’re all in, get the raffle tickets the day of or grab in a festival package here.
Spreading the Love: Every Sip Supports a Local Cause
Because we wouldn’t be here without you guys and the constant support of this community, we always strive to give back.
A dollar of every festival package we sell and the proceeds from the raffle are donated to charity. Our on-site vendors make donations as well.
We’re proud to be part of your community. Since 2010, we’ve donated over $50,000 from our beerfests to charities such as Three Square, the Animal Foundation, Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation, and Keep-a-Breast Cancer Awareness.
This year, proceeds from Peace, Love & Hoppiness will support the Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation. Find out more information about this charity here.
Hit the Ground Running
We want to keep things simple so that you have only the best beerfest experience, so we use tickets instead of cash at our festival beer tents.
On top of that, score your own check-in tent upon arrival, and get straight to beer-drinking business when you purchase packages early!
If you’re all-in, buy your festival package online here!
There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Hops
If you’re down for the best bbq beerfest ever but still want to know more, you can find more info here.
Ready to start pregaming now?
Here’s a few of our favorite hoppy beers to checkout at the Draft House and in our new beer bar taproom (or find them around town in 16oz. cans)!
- Violent Violet Blueberry with Oregon blueberries (a seasonal delight)
- Dog Daze Hazy IPA
- Peace, Love, & Hoppiness West-Coast Style IPA