LAS VEGAS (Jan. 22, 2014) – ARIA Resort & Casino will expand its award-winning food and beverage program with the debut of Brass Tacks, a craft beer brewed exclusively for the AAA Five Diamond Resort in Las Vegas. Created by ARIA’s highly acclaimed Mixologist Craig Schoettler and Baltimore’s Stillwater Artisanal Ales Founder and Brewer Brian Strumke, Brass Tacks, a Saison Golden Ale, will be available at ARIA beginning Monday, March 10.
Brass Tacks will appeal to all the senses of craft aficionados as well as the casual beer drinker, offering a sophisticated yet approachable beverage option. Its light and crisp body is comprised of pilsner malt and wheat, accented with herbal and grassy German hops, resulting in a rich color and earthy aroma.
“As interest in craft beer continues to grow, we wanted to offer a beverage that was unique to Las Vegas,” said ARIA’s Mixologist Craig Schoettler. “Collaborating with Stillwater Artisanal Ales on this project will do that and more, elevating our beverage program and providing a new experience only available at ARIA.”
Strumke added, “We are excited to partner with ARIA on this project and hope it will help further elevate Las Vegas’ growing craft beer scene. I commend Craig’s efforts in pushing the boundaries of the drink culture in one of America's favorite destinations.”
ARIA guests who order the brew will notice a light fruitiness in flavor, which is a result of the Belgian yeast strain used for fermentation, and its dry finish will leave them yearning for another sip. Comparable to most crafts at six percent alcohol content, the thoughtful brewing process behind Brass Tacks yields a refreshing taste while exuding an array of subtle complexities.
The name Brass Tacks is inspired by Schoettler and Stillwater’s commitment to nailing down the art and principles of craft brewing. Its 12 oz. bottles feature an elegant vintage-looking label. ARIA’s personal brew also will be available on tap throughout the resort’s restaurants, bars and lounges.
ARIA RESORT & CASINO
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the luxurious Shops at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen. ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook andTwitter.