The 100 days of aging is meant to represent the 100 days that Napoleon escaped exile and attempted to reinstate his rule in France. Another example of the Francophile aspects of Bayou Teche's Cajun heritage, leading to shenanigans like this:
|Bayou Teche's Derek Domingue all dressed up as Napoleon, with nowhere to go.|
Oh wait, he's at the Avenue, so he does have someplace to go. Never mind!
There's some symbolism on the label as well. The three bees represent the flag that Napoleon designed for the Island of Elba, where Napoleon ruled as sovereign in 1814-1815. Apparently Napoleon loved him some bee symbolism. (Not as much as the folks from Bayou Teche, though, amirite?) The crown on the middle bee is meant to pay homage to "King Bee" Muddy Waters.
So, I feel like I got a history lesson while drinking delicious 9% beer, so I'm calling it a win all around.
Looking forward to tomorrow's LaCBW activities, especially the release of the NOLA Brewing/New Belgium collaboration Swamp Grape Escape. It's at the Avenue Pub.
Don't forget, you can check my schedule of events to see what's happening! Go out and hoist some Louisiana beers this week.