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Two tasty choices for beer aficionados

Beers — local craft beers — in the news:

Tapas by Alex Stratta in Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., is collaborating with Tenaya Creek Brewery on a craft beer-pairing dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The dinner will begin with passed canapes and move on to Spanish olive oil with sobrassada, piquillo and saffron aioli, bacon- and sage-wrapped dates and roasted chicken croquettes, grilled curry lamb with roasted pepper relish and confit marble potatoes, red-wine-braised beef cheeks with charred padron peppers and almond puree, chocolate and almond mousse cake with cajeta, and finally, Catalonian and Basque Country cheeses. It’s $48, plus tax and tip. Call 702-483-3555 or email Peter Vitolo at peter@alexstrattagroup.com.

And Big Dog’s Brewing Co. is doing a “tap takeover” at Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizza at The Linq through Wednesday. Six craft beers are being matched with pizzas, appetizers and entrees, and Big Dog’s brewers are at Flour & Barley nightly to discuss the beers and the stories behind them. The Linq is at 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Contact Heidi Knapp Rinella at Hrinella@reviewjournal.com. Find more of her stories at www.reviewjournal.com and bestoflasvegas.com and follow @HKRinella on Twitter.

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