Beerfest

More than 100 craft beers will be offered at the ninth annual Golden Nugget Craft Beer Fest on Saturday.

Tis the season of the beer festival, and we’re not complaining. This weekend marks the 9th Annual Craft Beer Festival at Golden Nugget. There’s a reason it’s been around so long — it’s a good one.

1 The brews. The beer selection at the Golden Nugget Craft Beer Festival is pretty amazing, with something for everyone. Beer from across the country? Check. Pumpkin beers in time for fall? Check. Pilsners, IPAs, pale ales and fruity beers? Check, check, check and check. From Connecticut to California — and even Germany — beer from breweries like Shipyard, Cigar City, Two Roads, Flying Dog, Shiner and so many more are available for sampling. Come prepared for a thorough tasting.

2 The food. You need hearty snacks if you’re sampling lots of beer (and trust us, you’ll be sampling lots of beer). Luckily, Golden Nugget has you covered. The food list includes soft and hard pretzels; mini Philly cheesesteaks; Buffalo chicken wontons with blue cheese drizzle; mini vegetable quesadillas; and cheese and crackers with pepperoni and sausage bites. There’s no way you’ll go hungry at this beer festival.

3 The tunes. A party without music isn’t a party at all. At Golden Nugget’s Craft Beer Festival, beer lovers can rock out to music from Seven Stone, a local cover band playing the best in classic rock and more. The four-piece band is often found smack in the middle of a good time; this is no exception.

4 The specials. General admission to the beer festival is $59, while VIP admission (which comes with an extra hour at the festival) is $69. But both tickets come with over $75 worth of exciting Golden Nugget offers (think coupons to your favorite places) and a souvenir glass.

5 The EXTRA specials. As a thank you to everyday heroes, police officers, firefighters, nurses and teachers are eligible for the specially discounted ticket price of $45. Just show your valid credentials at the Golden Nugget Box Office to get this special offer, but heads up — it’s limited to four tickets per person.

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