Southern Tier rollout - hope you all made it because Pumking is gone. My personal favorite of the 6 was Live, which was a lovely, unassuming, subtle, and drinkable pale ale. The Creme Brulee was a bit of a surprise, it was less sweet on the palate than I'd anticipated. Quite sweet on the nose though. Ran into the rep from Schmaltz Brewing who is in town for ACBW and he let me know that Schmaltz had just cut the ribbon on their own brewery and will be doing all kinds of experiments and fun stuff, including doing on-site distilling. Keep an eye on 'em up in New York State.
|Southern Tier's Hop Sun - their wheat beer. Nice bitterness on finish|
|Creme Brulee stout - lives up to its name|
|the Live Pal Ale|
We ended our night celebrating Parish Brewing on the patio of the Bulldog Uptown with pitchers of Envie and tastes of the Farmhouse IPA. And thus brought the celebration to a close, to go to sleep, so that one can get up and do it again today.
On tap today for ACBW!
Abita Brew Pub (72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, 985-892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com)
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Two Abita casks available: Belgian Style Golden Ale cask & Vanilla Double Dog cask
5 p.m. — Beer & Its Bourbon - Bourbon Barrel Aged beers with a side of the Bourbon in whose barrels they are cellared. Including: Against the Grain Bo & Luke w/ Pappy Van Winkle 12 yr; Brooklyn Cuvee Elijah Ghost Bottles w/ Elijah Craig 12 yr; Bayou Teche Biere Joi Lagnaippe Edition (coffee Dubbel spiked with Chile d'arbols and cacao nibs aged in Jack Daniels barrels) w/ Jack Daniels; Northcoast Old Rapsutin Barrel Aged w/ Heaven Hill; Abita Bourbon Barrel Turbo Dog w/ Buffalo Trace; Lazy Magnolia Southern Gentleman w/TBD; Schmaltz Rejewvantor w/ Sazerac Rye; NOLA Brewing Old New Orleans Rum 10-yr rum barrel aged Irish Channel Stout w/ONOR.
7 p.m. — Special selection of bottle pours.
7 p.m. - NOLA Night with Citra Hop Randall Nola Blonde. On draft: Hopitoulas, Irish Channel Stout, Flambeau, Mechahopzilla
6 p.m. — NOLA Brewing Irish Channel Stout aged in Old New Orleans Rum barrels.
8 p.m. — West Coast Tap Takeover featuring special releases from Rogue, Moylan’s, Sierra Nevada, Stone, and Green Flash.
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ommegang special release of Iron Throne, the beer inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones.
8 p.m. — East Coast Tap Takeover featuring brews from Brooklyn, Harpoon, Ommegang, and Shmaltz.
Small plate pairing, $11. Ommegang Abbey Ale with fish & chips
Mellow Mushroom Covington (1645 U.S. 190, Covington, 985-327-5407; www.mellowmushroom.com/store/covington)
6 p.m.— Chafunkta night
I'll be at the Bulldog Mid City to try a pint of the NOLA Irish Channel Stout aged in Old New Orleans Rum barrels and then heading over to the Beer & Its Bourbon event to strategically enjoy a few of the pairings before retiring at a reasonable hour to prepare for tomorrow's events!