Nothing beats sweltering 110-degree days in Las Vegas and chugging down cold suds. 7-Eleven is banking on it. The third largest beer retailer is rolling out their store-brand beer at a budget price- but, they say, with a premium taste.
The Game Day beer launch, happening this month at 7-Eleven stores nationwide, takes advantage of the current economic downturn, hoping a long, cold one is the elixir for sagging beer sales.
Game Day beer follows the introduction of the Yosemite Road private-label wines in 7-Elevens last year.
Game Day comes in two varieties. Game Day Light is 3.9 percent alcohol by volume and 110 calories per 12 ounces. Game Day Ice is 5.5 percent alcohol and 155 calories. The price is between $6.99 and $8.99 for a 12-pack, depending on local taxes and distribution costs, and 24-ounce singles are available for between $1.49 and $1.89.
The beer is being made by the 150-year-old City Brewery in La Crosse, Wis., one of the country’s largest contract brewers.
There’s nothing better when you’re in Las Vegas and playing golf on a sweltering summer day on a terrific golf course and popping open a cold, free beer. That’s right….free beer. That’s the latest attraction when you tee it up at OB Sports’ Angel Park Golf Club or The Legacy Golf Club in Las Vegas.
It’s easy. Just bring in your group of 24 players or more to either Angel Park course—the Mountain or the Palm— or The Legacy between June 11 and Sept. 3 and the beer is on the house. The cost is as low as $55 per player and includes green fee, cart, practice balls, tournament coordination and—of course—the beer. Click here for details or to sign up.
The thirst-quenching deal runs Monday through Thursday (Friday, Saturday and Sunday play is available at special pricing) and could be just the ticket for your group or employee outing, charity event or a client outing.
“We’re putting a big push on for this summer to give our golfers added value,” said David Bogue, General Manager at Angel Park. “We’ll be working with our beer vendors and our partners to come up with specials and to make sure we’re giving the players not only a great place to play golf, but also a great value. It will be anywhere from a couple of beers for each player in a group of 24 to maybe a keg for groups of 40. We just want to make sure the players know we’re here to take care of them.”
Las Vegas celebrates most holidays with room rate specials and bonus points on players cards. But St. Patrick’s goes beyond neon, music and fabulous food.
Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo at Planet Hollywood will be serving up Chocolate Irish Mochas and “Greena colada’s” along with $5 pints of green draft or Guinness. Wear a kilt and find out what other specials there are beside green tortillas burritos and quesadillas.
Another Planet Hollywood locale, Blondies Sports Bar and Grill, is offering a one of a kind event – the Glow Green party. Wear white – and be sure it’s something you don’t mind getting marked. You’ll have to fork over $20 for cover, but you’ll enjoy all you can drink draft. Once you’ve tossed back a few, you can put your drunk drawing skills to work when the black lights go on and the highlighters come out.
If it’s a true Irish moment you’re really wanting to have, stop by Fado’s Irish Pub on Eastern starting at 8 a.m. with Kegs and Eggs followed by music by Finnegan’s Wake at noon. The party goes on with more musical groups and, of course, a wonderful selection of Guinness, Harp and fine Irish whiskey.
But for some of us, one day to celebrate St. Patty’s just isn’t enough. Not nearly. So why not join the four-day block party at O’Sheas on the Strip? There promises to be beer pong with Peepshow starlet Holly Madison, music by DJ Irish and later by the Sin City Sinners and $1 Irish Car Bombs and $4 Guinness on tap. The party goes on until midnight March 20 with Blarney rock-bottom drink specials and events every day.
The struggling Lake Las Vegas community is arguably on life support, but that isn’t stopping them from launching an event for a good cause.
The Village Lake Las Vegas and Buckbean Brewing Co. are joining forces to present the Brews Best Village Beer Fest to raise funds for New Vista Community from 2 to 8 p.m. on March 13.
The festival will showcase a gadzooks numbers of breweries – mostly from Las Vegas – including Buckbean, Boulder Dam Brewing, Barley’s Brewing, Gordon Biersch Las Vegas, Backyard Brew Pub, Stone Brewing Co., Tenaya Creek, Sonoran Brewing Co., Nevada Beverage and Del Norte Brewing Co.
Breweries will be set up along the waterfront’s cobblestone streets of The Village Lake Las Vegas. Guests will be able to taste beers while being serenaded by live musicians- that means NO DJS!
Worried about driving home drunk or having a hangover after the festival? No problem. A special Brews Best Beer Fest package will be available with an overnight stay at MonteLago Village Resort or Vacation Villas.
For more information, please call 888-600-2688 or visit www.montelagovillage.com, or for Vacation Villas, please call 702-568-1174 or visit www.lakelasvegasrentals.com
Here’s a super holiday savings deal you can’t beat: Free beer tastings are held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Lee’s Discount Liquor, 7411 W. Lake Mead Blvd. in Las Vegas.
It’s a chance to experience global beers. Light snacks are provided.
For more information, please call 702-804-7400. Please tell them that Las Vegas Backstage Access sent you.
A few nice things about October in Las Vegas: The fricken hot heat of summer which sears your eyelids to your eyeballs abates for six months; kids go back to school, giving their parents at least a semblance of renewed sanity; and an Oktoberfest is promoted in nearly every nook and cranny in Las Vegas, hopefully, to give the venue a revenue bump.
One of the premiere events is the Jacktoberfest Beer Festival that runs today from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sunset Station in Henderson.
It features 30 different beers from all over the world. And if that is not enough to satiate your needs, then maybe the live music from The King Mixers, Hair Nation and Sin City Sinners will- these are not your ordinary garage bands.
Included in the $20 entry fee for this event is a plethora of events that only drunkards could truly appreciate: $500 for Sexiest Oktoberfest costume (or what many of you normally wear anyway), Hooters Bikini Beer-Chugging Contest, BBQ Grill Toss, Weiner Dog Races, and so much more.
For the really commercial strength chuggers there’s an after party inside Club Madrid later in the day. No word yet on whether escorts will be allowed to accompany the inebriated.
Please call 702-547-7777 or log on to www.sunsetstation.com for more details.
Please, arrange for a cab to get back, enjoying the day even more.
Like to get away from it all? Have a brewskie and try your luck at video poker? Now you can get all that and – if you’re really feeling lucky – a new 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun to call your own and have some good clean fun!
The O’Aces Bar & Grill in Las Vegas, 4955 S. Decatur Blvd., is amping up their promotions campaign to lure in a new caliber of customers in our knee-deep recession. They’re offering a smokin’ 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun as their jackpot to any video poker customer that is lucky enough to hit two royal flush bullseyes within a month. That’s right.
The spirited promotion is stirring up a whirlwind of controversy, even for a city that sees and does it all. Some say it’s downright dangerous, providing a legal license to kill. Bar management quickly counters, saying they’re just being innovative and trying anything they can to survive, adding “it’s our right to bear arms.”
So far, their innovative new business promotion is proving to be a silver bullet killer- they’re bringing in customers they’ve never seen before.
No word on what President Obama is planning to do to curb the proliferation of such handguns.
Win two royals and a scantily clad cocktail waitress just slings you the shiny gun from under the bar and you pack out the heat ? Wrong. Instead, the winning, albeit most likely tipsy gambler receives a voucher that they then take to a gun store, pass a background check, pay the license fees- then pack the heat.
And, yesiree, there are some other strings attached: Gamblers need to plunk down at least a buck twenty-five and they must be active O’Aces rewards club members.
Hurry, don’t miss out on this gunslinging action. There’s still time to win. Several of their customers have won one royal flush, but not two of the winning hands- yet.
Economy got you down? Well, head down to the Flamingo in Las Vegas come this March and you will have a new place to drown your sorrows.
The Sin City Brewing Company has plans to open its second Las Vegas location inside the Flamingo. (The brewery’s original location is inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas.)
The new Las Vegas-based microbrewery will be located near the hotel’s guest entrance and valet area and have an outdoor patio area adjacent to the Flamingo’s 15-acre pool and wildlife complex.
MonteLago Village Resort is nationally known for their luxurious Spa Vita Di Lago, boutique shopping and a championship golf course. But on Saturday, March 14, they are adding a whole new wrinkle: The MonteLago Village Resort and Buckbean Breweing will host the first ever Village Beer Fest to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of Las Vegas. Tickets are $20 per person for the four-hour event; ticket cost includes an engraved commemorative glass.
Buckbean Brewing recently expanded into the Las Vegas and Northern California markets. Currently is it is the largest production microbrewery in Nevada. The craft beer company produces two signature beers, Original Orange Blossom Ale and Black Noddy Lager, which are available in environmentally-friendly cans. This allows beer fans the opportunity to carry their favorite beverage with them during all outdoor activities without being worried about broken glass.
“Buckbean’s is excited to partner with The Village on this event and hope it will become an annual event,” said Buckbean Brewing Company Owner Douglas Booth. “The location is perfect for this type of event with restaurants and shops to enhance the experience and a resort in case guests have had too much fun and need a place to sleep.”
In addition to tasting the countries most distinctive brews, The Village Beer Fest will have live music and offer delicious snacks. Hotel packages including tickets to The Village Beer Fest are available at MonteLago. (Please click on link for further information.)
To say the 414 teams of two currently participating in the World Series of Beer Pong at the Flamingo in Las Vegas will have a level head and clear thinking after chugging down unimaginable glasses of beer when it is all over, is just not going to happen. Teams from around the country are participating in the drinking game, with the winning team to be crowned on Monday, January 5. They will try to take home, coordination willing, a purse of $50,000- which will go a long way in buying a whole lot more of Pabst Blue Ribbon brewskies (official tournament beer).
The object of the game is for the teams, most in their 20s, to alternately toss pingpong balls across an 8-foot table into cups of beer. Then, when a ball lands in a cup, the opposing team must drink its contents. Obviously, as time goes on, dexterity is severely challenged, but eventually an inebriated team is crowned the victor, and most likely whisked away to “sleep on the prize” off for weeks.
The event was the brainchild three years ago of Billy Gaines and Duncan Carroll, who saw the potential for a national tournament, most likely in a beer haze, having their first tournament at the Oasis Resort in Mesquite, Nevada. It’s come along way from the first 80-team competition, guzzling ’em down for a $10,000 grand prize. But the ol’ beer buzz is just the same.