Beer and Homebrew

Beer Brewing

Beer is a marvelous beverage with a long and noble history.

There is a Beer for You

As a professor of beer, yes, really I teach beer at UNLV, I have seen many people who said they didn’t like beer take my classes and by the end of the semester find at least one beer style they like. There is so much variety in the beer universe that there is simply no way you can’t find a beer you like. Read more »

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New beer dispenser cuts costs 90%

New beer dispenser cuts costs 90%

Is this a “magic” beer dispenser?

Heineken has created a system that they claim cuts a pubs energy use by up to 90%.

The new dispensing system dubbed SmartDispense was developed by Heineken as part of their green brewing initiative.

No more lines to clean weekly

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Bourbon Barrel Stout at The Freakin’ Frog


Brand new from local brewery Joseph James, comes their bourbon barrel finished version of the Red Fox russian imperial stout. Coming in at 9.5% abv this rich creamy imperial stout has all of the chocolate, coffee, and vanilla notes that you want in an imperial stout. But just for the added kick the beer has been laid down in Bourbon barrels to just give it that little extra UMPH!! to make it just spectacular. Read more »

Budweiser Clydesdales horses in Las Vegas for 3 days only

Budweiser Clydesdales in Las Vegas

If you are in Las Vegas for vacation, business, or are a local, the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses are going to be in town for three days.

This is a family friendly event so make sure you bring your kids. Also, The South Point Casino Arena event will feature beer, a show, and photo opps.


Thursday, February 20th, 6p-9p: South Point Casino Arena. Free Budweiser beer from 6p – 8p, photo opportunities, and a live show put on by the Clydesdale Team!

Friday, February 21st, 6p-8p: El Cortez Valet Area, across from main entrance. Horse will hitch up from about 6p – 6:45p, then parade around the entire Fremont East district for an hour.

Saturday, February 22nd, 2p-4p: Town Square Parking Lot (Northeast Corner, near Las Vegas Blvd and Sunset).

Wine Tasting at UNLV


There will be a wine tasting on tuesday, February 25th, our guest host will be Bill Whiting, director of Wine and Education for Banfi, who is also the nephew of the founder John Mariani Sr. Castello Banfi is a family owned winery located in Tuscany, Italy. They are a major sponsor of hospitality education and donor to The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. The event will start at 6:00 pm with an opening reception featuring a selected wine and Tuscan foods followed by an educational wine tasting by Bill Whiting. It will be held at the Stan Fulton Building.

You must be 21 or older to attend

The price $15. Please RSVP by February 21, For reservations please call Adrianna Oliva at 562-365-4504 or email [email protected]

History of beer redux

History of beer redux

The history of beer is long and storied, and no one can say with certainty how it came to be. Most historians think that beer came about as an accident, and I agree with this. Unlike mead, or even wine, making beer is not really a straight forward process. It makes sense that it just “sorta happened.” Read more »