We biked over to the Avenue Pub to partake in the Bayou Teche crawfish boil and Cocodrie launch. Cocodrie is a tripel Belgian IPA and weighs in at 8%. It drinks so beautifully that the guys at Bayou Teche got T shirts to indicate its deliciousness that comes with danger...
|Brewer Gar models the Cocodrie Tshirt (standing next to August's bar manager Robert Wailes)|
|Looks so innocent, doesn't it?|
I drank a couple pints while enjoying crawfish, as expertly boiled by the Bayou Teche team. It was a great pairing, because that's what the saison was specifically brewed to complement.
|Derek from Bayou Teche doing his crawfish kettle curls|
|secret boil ingredient: Brussels sprouts! SO GOOD.|
We tore ourselves away to bike down Prytania to check out the St. Arnold's event at the Aline Street Beer Garden. We were able to catch Nicole from St. Arnold and Jason from the Beer Garden for a bit, and we chatted over free Saint Arnold Santo black Kolsch beers. (their traditional Kolsch Lawnmower Beer was also free.)
So far, ACBW is going well - and it's only officially starting today!
On the agenda today:
Monday May 13
3 p.m. — Southern Tier Rolls out in Louisiana with 2 Time IPA, Live, Pumking, Creme Brulee, Oat, Mokah, and Hope Sun (Bottle Pour).
Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-335-1740; http://barcadianeworleans.com/)
7 p.m. — NOLA Brewing Blonde dry hopped with Citra hops on cask.
Barley Oak (2101 Lakeshore Dr., Mandeville, 985-727-7420; www.thebarleyoak.com)
7 p.m. — Lazy Magnolia/Bayou Teche Night
Lazy Mag Pin: Timber Beast with Spanish Cedar Chips and lightly dry hopped with Simcoe Hops; Draft: Jefferson Stout
Bayou Teche Firkin: Dry Hopped Cocodrie triple IPA; Draft: Cocodrie IPA, LA 31 Biere Pale, Saison d'ecrivisses
Bulldog Mid-City (5135 Canal Blvd., 504-488-4191; www.bulldog-midcity.draftfreak.com)
5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Lazy Magnolia “Southern Date Night” featuring Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman.
Bulldog Uptown (3236 Magazine St., 504-891-1516; www.bulldog.draftfreak.com)
8 p.m.-10 p.m. — Parish Brewing night features releases of Parish Envie and their rare Farmhouse IPA.
Columbia Street Tap Room (434 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-898-0899;www.covingtontaproom.com)
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Two Abita casks available: Buffalo Trace Turbodog cask & Belgian Style Golden Ale cask; free Abita glassware.
Dat Dog (3336 Magazine St., 504-324-2226; http://datdognola.com/
6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Meet the Louisiana Craft Beer Collective! Join the members of the newly formed nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting craft beer culture in New Orleans and Louisiana. Buy a dog and/or a beer, chat, and try some hard to find craft beers that they will be bringing to share.
Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave., 504-595-6755; www.theirishhouseneworleans.com)
Small plate pairing, $11. Stone Ruination IPA served with an Irish cheese plate