Gnarly Barley & Chafunkta Collaborating for Louisiana Craft Brewers Week

9 Sep

Zac Caramonta and Josh Erickson both are homebrewers turned craft brewery owners. The friends made their acquaintance in the Mystic Krewe of Brew homebrew club on the Northshore years ago. Today, they are pumping out their brews commercially as two of the 11 craft breweries in the state of Louisiana. Chafunkta Brewing Company sold their first pint of beer in April 2013, and Zac was at the release party to help Josh celebrate. And this past May, Gnarly Barley made their debut, with Josh right there cheering Zac on.

Of course it was inevitable that these friends would collaborate on a beer together. And with Louisiana Craft Brewers Week right around the corner, the timing was perfect. The beer style and name is to remain under wraps until closer to its unveiling. But I can tell you that a beer named after a Megadeth lyric has to be pretty badass. And I can assure you this should be a badass beer.

It’s also a very limited production, with only 6 kegs making it to various bars during the LCBW. I can tell you that the collaboration beer will be tapped in Baton Rouge at Chimes East on Monday September 22nd at 5PM then later that evening at Pelican House around 8PM. It will be featured in New Orleans on Tuesday the 23rd at Capdeville at 5:30 then at Bulldog Midcity at 8PM. Wednesday sees it at The Irish House in New Orleans at 6PM (more details on this event coming very soon). And finally, The Barley Oak in Mandeville will tap it on Thursday at 7PM. 

I’m chomping at the bit to try this one. Hope to see some of you at one of the events.

Zac Caramonta (left) of Gnarly Barley Brewing and Josh Erickson of Chafunkta Brewing are teaming up on a collaborative beer for Louisiana Craft Brewers Week.

Zac Caramonta (left) of Gnarly Barley Brewing and Josh Erickson of Chafunkta Brewing are teaming up on a collaborative beer for Louisiana Craft Brewers Week.

Advertisements

3 Responses to “Gnarly Barley & Chafunkta Collaborating for Louisiana Craft Brewers Week”

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Louisiana Brewers Bash – September 24th | The Ale Runner - September 11, 2014

    […] Roof. Each brewery is bringing two beers, and there should be some one offs available. I know the Gnarly Barley/Chafunkta collaboration will be available, and NOLA is bringing a barrel aged Galaxy dry hopped saison. As I hear about […]

  2. Gnarly Barley & Chafunkta Collaborating for Louisiana Craft | Beer Infinity - September 14, 2014

    […] Read the full article here. […]

  3. Louisiana Brewers Bash – September 24th | Beer Infinity - September 16, 2014

    […] Roof. Each brewery is bringing two beers, and there should be some one offs available. I know the Gnarly Barley/Chafunkta collaboration will be available, and NOLA is bringing a barrel aged Galaxy dry hopped saison. As I hear […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: