Motley Brews’ Hopped Taco Throwdown will return for its second year on Saturday, June 23, bringing together craft beer and tacos for a culinary competition showcasing the talents of some of Las Vegas’ top chefs. The event will be held at Zappos Headquarters’ backyard in Downtown Las Vegas, a venue typically closed to the public, from 8 to 11 p.m.
The Hopped Taco Throwdown will gather some of the best and most innovative breweries and chefs spanning the Las Vegas Valley. Twelve chefs will step out of their culinary comfort zones and strive to earn the title of “Hopped Taco Champion” in one of three categories: Hopped Taco, for best-beer-infused taco; Taco Loco, for most creative taco; and Taco Dulce, for best dessert taco. Motley Brews will bring together top-notch breweries to complement the tacos with endless samples of craft brews.
Last year’s winners included Chef Geno Bernardo from The Black Sheep for the Taco Dulce, Chef Jamie Tran from Fix Restaurant & Bar for the Taco Loco and Chef Sterling Buckley from La Cave for the Hopped Taco.
Both general admission and VIP tickets are available for the 21+ event, which includes endless tacos and craft beer samples. Prices will vary with purchase times with general admission tickets starting at $55 and VIP starting at $75. VIP tickets include one-hour early entry at 7 p.m. and upgraded glassware for sampling brews.
Check out a video of last year:
About Motley Brews:
Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals, breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. Motley Brews develops beer-centric festivals and events throughout the Southwest, including San Diego, Las Vegas and Pasadena, Calif. Motley Brews’ annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, founded in 2011, is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival. More information about Motley Brews is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MotleyBrews, or on their website at http://motleybrews.com/.
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