Friday, April 18, 2014

Quick Hit Friday

Drinking a NOLA Brewing Rebirth Pale Ale while watching the Roots of Music band,
which will be receiving a portion of the proceeds of the beer.

I'm heading to Shreveport today to check out Great Raft and Red River Brewing, but before I go, a few things to share:

Friday, April 4, 2014

Beer School with Mary Wiles

Note from Nora: Tom's back with a report from the Brooklyn MASH "Beer School" event with Brooklyn Brewing's Technical Director Mary Wiles. I'll be providing a wrap up of the rest of the events I attended in the next couple of days.

Mary Wiles with David Blossman, Mark Burlet, Steve Hindy, and Kirk Coco

When she worked for Anheuser-Busch, Mary Wiles, now Technical Director at Brooklyn Brewery, was responsible for Bud Light Lime, but she asks people not to hold that against her. On April 2nd, 2014, she held court in the upstairs bar at the Avenue Pub to share her extensive knowledge of brewing with anyone who wanted to listen. As is typically the case at any craft beer event, there were plenty of people interested in learning more about beer. Beer geeks seem to have an almost exhausting thirst for information.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Busy Week; Big News

I was finally able to get my hands on the current issue of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture, where my article on the Avenue Pub has been published!

Note: I did not write the title

Love this picture!
This isn't available digitally, so go to Rouses or Barnes & Noble to check it out.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Festivals and events!

Cajun Fire Brewing's Jon and Adam having a beer at NOLA Brewing.

The New Orleans International Beer Festival is on Saturday in Champion Square - congrats to Scott LeTourneau who won the ticket giveaway contest here on my blog.

This week's Brewsday Tuesday profiles the Juke Joint NOLA Brewing beer tent at Hogs for the Cause next week, as well as the upcoming Brooklyn Brewing MASH beer-food-arts-culture collaboration extravaganza! I'll be running an interview with Brooklyn Brewing's in-house chef, Andrew Gerson next week. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Post Mardi Gras, Pre-St. Patrick's Day, and Beer Policies



OK, I know it was just Mardi Gras, but cowboy up and tackle St. Patrick's Day head on! I live in the Irish Channel so the parade on Saturday (3/15) is walking distance, as are the homes of several friends/neighbors who will be hosting get-togethers that day. I'm hoping to get my hands on a friend's homebrew, it's been a while since I had the privilege of enjoying it.

I have other St. Patrick's Day tips here!

Monday, March 10, 2014

New Orleans International Beer Festival, March 22- WIN TICKETS!


Picture from the event's FB page, used with permission

Hey, everybody! Want the opportunity to try pretty much every beer in the New Orleans market? Check out the cigar and beer pairing? Cider garden? Cask beer garden? CORNHOLE?