Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekending

Gnarly dudes at the Bulldog

I was a bit out of commission yesterday, but as I rest up for New Orleans On Tap tomorrow (I'm one of the judges for the homebrew competition so I need to be there early with a well prepared palate!) I wanted to post the schedule for wrapping up Louisiana Craft Brewer Week this weekend.

Looking forward to all the NOOT related shenanigans as well as the Bayou Teche event at the Avenue Pub. That jambalaya will be delicious, and allegedly will have rabbit in it.

Saturday, September 27

11 a.m.: The Barley Oak holds its annual Louisiana Craft Beer Appreciation Day.

11:30 a.m.: All pitchers of Louisiana-brewed beer are $2 off at the Bulldog Mid City.

1 p.m.: The fifth annual New Orleans On Tap charity benefit for LA-SPCA, at the City Park Fairgrounds. New Orleans on Tap is a family and pet friendly beer festival that features free admission, live music, over 200 local and national beers, food, homebrew competition, games and giveaways. Go to neworleansontap.org to buy tickets and for more information.

2 p.m.: 40 Arpent visits the Avenue Pub, first tapping a keg of Red Beans & Rice ale with chipotle at 2, and then a keg of Bananas Foster Milk Stout at 5 p.m.

Sunday, September 28

1 p.m.: Dorignac Food Center’s (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-8216; dorignacs.com) Meet the Brewer with Abita, Bayou Teche, Chafunkta, Covington, Lazy Magnolia, NOLA Brewing, Tin Roof, and Yalobusha. Cheese will be paired with each of the eight breweries' beer, selected and provided by Swiss-American cheese distributors. Free.

3 p.m.: Bayou Teche Barrel Beer at the Avenue Pub, with the brewery’s new barrel series beer, Teche Hombres Belgian Style Cerveza, an agave nectar wheat aged in French white oak sauvignon blanc barrels with Spanish orange peel and aji limon peppers. Returning is this year’s vintage of Miel Sauvage (Acadian honey beer aged in Jack Daniels barrels), served alongside last year’s batch. Coteau Rodaire, the brewery’s French farmhouse ale aged in Sauvignon Blanc barrels and finished with orange peel, and Biere Joi, a Belgian dubbel style aged in whisky barrels with coffee, cacao nibs, and chili arbol, will also be available. The folks from Bayou Teche will be cooking, as usual, serving up a Cajun charcuterie board and jambalaya.

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