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August 5, 2022 is International Beer Day and what better place to celebrate than Las Vegas where people from all over the world love to congregate.

 

According to the official website, International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer!

So internationally speaking, which countries have the best beer? Kachina Dimmock of Trafalgar.com named Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, and Czech Republic as “The Top 10 Beer Countries”.

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting Kyle and Jamie, the co-owners of Las Vegas Brewing Company who gave me the VIP treatment with a complete behind-the-scenes tour of the facility and educated me on the entire beer-making process. It really opened my eyes to what goes into making a unique-tasting craft beverage.

Whether you are a casual beer drinker or consider yourself a beer aficionado, you owe it to yourself to visit a brewery and take a tour of their production facility.

When you talk about beers, bars, and Las Vegas you can’t help but immediately think of Jon Taffer. Not only a local Las Vegas resident but the host and star of the long-running reality television show “Bar Rescue” where Jon offers his expertise to failing venues in an effort to save them from closing.

Jon took to Instagram to share the proper way of pouring a beer into a glass on International Beer Day. See below.

There are a countless number of restaurants, bars, breweries, and casinos where you can get your hands on a cold beer but if you want to properly celebrate International Beer Day, you may want to visit one of the local establishments listed below.

  • Las Vegas Incentives For Breweries

    Las Vegas Incentives for Breweries - Nevada Liquor Law & Licensing

    The city of Las Vegas has announced that it is offering incentives to craft breweries and brew pubs looking to open in the newly created "Brewery Row" in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District. The Las Vegas City Council approved a waiver of certain alcoholic beverage license charges for qualifying businesses located in Brewery Row.

  • Make Your Own Beer

    Good Brew

    Special equipment: 1 large pot that will hold at least 3 gallons water Probe thermometer Colander Metal mesh strainer Cheesecloth 2 (7-gallon) fermenters, 1 with a spigot and 1 with an air lock 6 feet of plastic tubing that will fit the spigot Bottling tube 2 cases plus a couple of bottles of 20-ounce Grolsh style bottles Bottle brush Long metal spoon Unscented household bleach It is very important to sterilize all equipment that will come into contact with the beer.

  • Check Out Las Vegas Brewing Company!

    Check Out Las Vegas’ Newest Craft Brewing Company
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    Happy National Wine Day: Picazzo's Top Picks

    In honor of National Wine Day, I went searching for the latest offerings from some of our favorite music artists. As soon as I stepped into the wine store, I spotted the good stuff.

    Shining like a miniature gold statue, I see the bottle of Armand de Brignac Ace of Spade by music mogul Jay-Z. I pulled the handle of the glass door to get a closer look only to have an alarm go off, which scared the bleep out of me. I put my head down and shuffled down the aisles.

    With his mug on the label, it was hard to miss Snoop Dogg’s 19 Crimes Cali Rosé on the shelf. Since there were only two bottles left, I decided to go ahead and bring one back to the studio. I was really impressed with the bottle design of Post Malone‘s Maison No. 9, which is super sleek and clean.

    My knowledge of wine varieties is limited so “thank you” to the friendly employee who didn’t yell at me after asking her a thousand questions running around the store. Mary J. Blige, who just received the 2022 Billboard Music Icon Award, has a new line called Sun Goddess and the bottle I found was glowing.

    I have no idea how it actually tastes but with a name like Liquid Popsicle, I had to give it an honorable mention. With all that wine, I figured I needed a glass worthy of its own national day. So, I went with the Big Swig from True that holds an entire 740 ML bottle of wine.

    Shout-out to Pinot’s Palette where you can enjoy a glass of wine while channeling your inner Picazzo . . . I mean Picasso and paint with your friends.

    Lastly, today is the perfect day for me to show my appreciation to my high school friend John Samano, who let me carry his record crates when I was 17 and gave me the bug to become the DJ I am today. Ironically, John is now the owner of Samano Family Cellars.

    Cheers!

    • 19 Crimes Cali Rose by Snoop Dogg

      Snoop Dogg Wine

      I imagine this is how Snoop Dogg looks waiting for his song  to be played in the 5 O’clock Traffic Jam Mix

    • Sun Goddess by Mary J. Blige

      Sun Goddess

      Named an Icon and launches her wine in the same year… Congrats Mary!

    • Maison No. 9 by Post Malone

      Post Malone Wine Bottle

      Great looking bottle.

    • Ace of Spade by Jay-Z

      ACE OF SPADE BOTTLE

      No, I didn’t buy it. Please, I couldn’t even get the cooler open.

    • Big Swig by True

      Big Wine Glass

      Every wine drinker needs one of these. Holds a FULL bottle of wine.

    • Paint and Sip at Pinot's Palette

      HAND PAINTED PICTURES

      This place looks fun. Unleash your inner Picazzo.

    • Honorable Mention

      LIQUID POPSICLE BOTTLE

      Liquid Popsicle… I mean… who doesn’t want to try that!?

    • DJ Thump Celebrating Like A Champ

      DJ THUMP WITH WINE

      Now this is how you celebrate National Wine Day.

    • Wayback Wednesday Old School Pictcure

      YOUNG DJ PICAZZO

      High School friends John Samano (left) and 17 yr. old Picazzo Stevens (right) DJing an 80’s house party (Beatronix).

    • From DJ to Wine Guy

      Samano Family Cellars

      “I find that making wine is a lot like mixing beats. Once you find the right blend, you stick with it to achieve a fine wine. And just like a great mix that keeps the dance floor full, the same goes for keeping the glass full of fine wine at all times. Salud” – John Samano (Samano Family Cellars)