A Park Dedicated to Beer and Other Vegas Brew News
Imagine a small world dedicated to the things you love – beer, beer, and more beer. That’s exactly what Budweiser was thinking when they came up with the concept of a beer park, 100 different selections of beer served in a small park in the sky.
The terrace that used to be a part of Paris’ Chateau Nightclub is being completely transformed into a beer oasis. You can expect a picnic-like atmosphere, complete with barbecues, picnic tables and of course beer. Matthew Silverman, one of the honchos in charge of this haven is quoted as saying that “Beer Park is inspired by some of the great American pastimes that bring people together; things like going to the ballpark for the baseball game, a tailgate party or a picnic at a neighborhood park.”
Being that it’s Vegas, we doubt it will be as quaint as that sounds, but there will be beer and grills and beer, so it’s all good.
Beer Grows in Vegas
In other beer news, Las Vegas continues to pave the way for the craft brew industry, with a number of breweries just outside of the city. Rent a limo for the day and take a taste bud tour of Tenaya Creek, Aces & Ales, Big Dog’s and Khoury’s. Each has their own unique selections of craft beers that you can try on the spot (hence the need for a limo).
If you’re stuck on the strip and craving a craft stop by the lounge area at the Venetian’s (or Luxor) Public House. Their list is extensive, and if you can’t narrow down your choices, just order up a flight of beers to lift your brew loving spirits. Todd English P.U.B. in Crystals is another spot where a wide variety of craft beer pours strong, in case you get thirsty after all that shopping.
Keep this up and Vegas will have another “World Capital of..” title to be proud of.
Meanwhile in the Park…
For months we’ve been watching with baited breath as a large park takes shape in the area between New York New York and the Monte Carlo. Due to open in April (we hope) this outdoor venue has a number of ace restaurants up their sleeve including a Beer Garden. Not to be outdone by the Paris concept, the Beer Garden will focus on craft beers and a meat lovers menu that is made to order in an open roasting area.
The Beer Garden is designed to keep guests outside with seating that offers a perfect vantage of all the comings and goings in the park and an array of games like ping pong and bocce ball.
This trend of bringing the casual atmosphere that beer lovers love to Vegas is a cool one, as is the surge of home grown craft brews. Next time you make the trip, pass on the cocktails for a day and soothe that inner beer beast that is inside all of us.