Hopped Taco Throwdown is Iron Chef meets summer beer festival

Tacos and Beer is hosting their inaugural Hopped Taco Throwdown. (Jillian Lopez | KSNV)

Hopped Taco Throwdown is the newest event at Tacos and Beer, and it’s kind of like ‘Iron Chef’ meets summer beer festival. It’s an all-inclusive craft beer and taco tasting experience, but chefs will also be competing to have their taco creations named top taco.

The Hopped Taco Throwdown will gather some of the city’s most innovative chefs and top craft breweries for an all-inclusive culinary and beer experience. Lauded tastemakers from both the beer and culinary worlds have been hand-selected to participate in this all-new experiential festival, which will include craft beer and inventive tacos.

Breweries at the event include local favorites such as Crafthaus, Big Dog’s, Lovelady, and Bad Beat, as well as several regional breweries.

Tacos will be judged in three categories, including Hopped Taco, for best-beer-infused taco; Taco Loco, for most creative taco; and Taco Dulce, for best dessert taco.

Participating restaurants include Buddy V’s, Stack Restaurant & Bar, Searsucker, Herringbone, Fix Restaurant & Bar, Citizens Kitchen, and Bar, Tacos, and Beer, and more.

Attendees can sample all the beer and tacos they want.

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