Louisiana Craft Brewers Week

September 22nd-28th marks the second Louisiana Craft Brewers Week, and there is a busy schedule of events all around the state.

Check out what’s going on all around the state below. Special thanks to Nora of NOLA Beer Blog for putting together such a comprehensive list of New Orleans and Northshore events. I added other events from around the state that I know of right now. There are sure to be more, so stay tuned.

Louisiana Craft Brewer Week events

Monday September 22nd
2 p.m. The Bulldog Mid City (5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4180; bulldog-midcity.draftfreak.com) offers $1 off all Louisiana beers all day.5 p.m. Chafunkta and Gnarly Barley collaboration release at the Chimes East (10870 Coursey Blvd., Baton Rouge, 225-296-4981; www.thechimes.com/the-chimes-east)

5 p.m. NOLA pint night at Rotolo’s in Shreveport.

5 p.m. Abita tasting at The Green Room in Lafayette.

5 p.m. Abita Beer & Burgers at Twisted Root Burger Co in Shreveport.

7 p.m. The Barley Oak (2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, 985-727-7420; www.thebarleyoak.com) features beers from Arabi’s 40 Arpent Brewing Company.

8 p.m. Chafunkta and Gnarly Barley collaboration release at the Pelican House (2572 Citiplace Ct., Baton Rouge, 225-456-5200; www.thepelicanbar.com).

Tuesday September 23rd

5 p.m. The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com) hosts Tin Roof Brewing, which presents a series of single-hop beers and an experimental beer, Pucker Up Cherry Sour.5 p.m. NOLA Brewing pint night at the Chimes Baton Rouge (3357 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, 225-383-1754;www.thechimes.com).

5 p.m. Abita tasting at OB’s Bar & Grill in Lake Charles.

5 p.m. Bayou Teche release party for Teche Hombres and Mango Albino at The Greenroom in Lafayette.

5 p.m. Great Raft – Husk, Hull and Rind: A beer, wine and cheese pairing at Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport.

5:30 p.m. Chafunkta and Gnarly Barley collaboration release at Capdeville (520 Capdeville St., 504-371-5161;www.capdevillenola.com).

6 p.m. Nola pint night at Daq’s in Shreveport.

6 p.m. Tin Roof Pucker Up cherry sour amber as well as Blonde dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Amarillo and Simcoe hops at Pelican House in Baton Rouge.

7 p.m. The Barley Oak features beers from Abita Brewing Company.

8 p.m. Chafunkta and Gnarly Barley collaboration release at the Bulldog Mid City.

Wednesday September 24th
5 p.m. Abita cask Pumpkin & Peach SOS at the Bulldog Mid City.5 p.m. Parish Brewing visits The Avenue Pub and taps Export Stout and a cask of Coffee Vanilla Export Stout, and there will be bottle pours of Grand Reserve Barleywine and Farmhouse IPA. Parish founder Andrew Godley will arrive at the Pub by 7 p.m.

5 p.m. Great Raft – Husk, Hull and Rind: a beer, wine and cheese pairing at Nonna in Monroe.

6 p.m. Louisiana Craft Beer Brewers Bash hosted by Jay Ducote at the Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave., 504-595-6755; www.theirishhouseneworleans.com). The brewery owners, brewmasters and representatives of the nine Louisiana breweries available in New Orleans attend the event, which features two beers from each brewery and food. Tickets and more information are available at www.biteandbooze.com.

6 p.m. Great Raft – At Arm’s Length India pale lager draft launch party at Twiste Root in Shreveport.

6 p.m. Abita pint night at Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom in Monroe.

7 p.m. The Barley Oak features a NOLA Brewing cask of barrel-aged Hurrican Saison made with dry-hopped Galaxy hops.

Thursday September 25th
4 p.m. Great Raft – At Arm’s Length India pale lager bottle release at Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport.
5 p.m. NOLA Brewing night at The Avenue Pub features two new sour releases: Piety (American sour ale with tart cherry; 100 percent fermented with lactobacillus and brettanomyces) and Lowerline (American sour ale, fermented with lactobacillus and brettanomyces). Also available on tap are barrel-aged Hurricane Saison dry hopped with Galaxy hops, Four Roses bourbon barrel-aged Irish Channel Stout, and double dry-hopped ALS IPA, which is a farmhouse-style IPA made with proprietary hop blend and saison yeast. A portion of the proceeds benefits ALS research.

5 p.m. Bayou Teche tasting at Bin-Q Liquors and Beausoleil restaurant in Baton Rouge.

6 p.m. Abita celebrates Louisiana Craft Brewer Week at Deuce McAllister’s Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap (132 Royal St., 504-309-4797; www.olesaint.com) with two-for-one on all Abita beers including its new Octoberfest, the new seasonal Pecan Harvest and the new Select series Legendary Gator, a triple helles bock.

6 p.m.: Abita cask Pumpkin & Peach SOS at the Londoner Grill (4215 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, 225-292-9291; www.thelondonerbatonrouge.com).

6 p.m. Tin Roof Amber Mounds of Joy with cocoa nibs and coconut at Chimes East in Baton Rouge.

6 p.m. Brewsiana – a bayou beer tasting in Monroe.

6 p.m. Abita tasting at Robie’s Food Center in Abbeville.

6 p.m. Abita cask conditioned Pumpkin & Peach S.O.S. at Social Table & Bar in Lafayette.

7 p.m. Chafunkta and Gnarly Barley collaboration release at the Barley Oak.

7 p.m. There’s a tapping of ALS IPA at the Chimes Covington (19130 Rogers Lane, Covington, 985-892-5396;www.thechimes.com/the-chimes-covington).

7 p.m. Abita Pumpkin & Peach SOS cask at the Swamp Room (5216 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-5242).

Friday September 26th

2 p.m. Abita Tap Takeover at the Avenue Pub. Draft specialties include: Abita/Birrificio Del Ducato Saison with honey, peppercorns, lemon and French farmhouse yeast; Bourbon Street Biere de Mars; Pappy Van Winkle barrel-aged Biere de Mars, and Pumpkin Peach SOS on cask.3 p.m. Make “Pour Decisions” at the NOLA Brewing Tap Room (3001 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-301-0117;www.nolabrewing.com). NOLA will offer 18 specialty beers brewed specially for this event.3 p.m. Abita Pumpkin & Peach SOS cask at the Bourbon House (144 Bourbon St., 504-522-0111;www.bourbonhouse.com).

4 p.m. Abita Pumpkin & Peach SOS cask at The Chimes Baton Rouge.

5 p.m. Hammond Brews Arts Fest (Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond, 985-542-7113 ; www.hammondarts.org/brews-arts-festival) featuring Tin Roof Brewing, Gnarly Barley Brewing, Chafunkta Brewing, Covington Brewhouse, Bayou Teche Biere, Lazy Magnolia Brewing, Saint Arnold Brewing, Rogue Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, SweetWater Brewing and Southern Prohibition Brewing.

5 p.m. Jeremy Labadie hosts Chafunkta Brewing at Squeal BBQ (8400 Oak St., 504-302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com) with Chafunkta beers on draft and pulled pork sandwiches with barbecue sauce made with Chafunkta’s Old 504 coffee porter.

5 p.m. The Bulldog Mid City presents Covington Brewery’s seasonal Fest Bier.

6 p.m. Abita Pumpkin & Peach SOS cask at Lager’s International Ale House (3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-887-9923; www.lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com).

6 p.m. Bayou Teche beer tasting at Hokus Pokus in Prairieville.

7 p.m. NOLA Brewing visits the Bulldog Mid City with Smoky Mary and Irish Channel Stout.

7 p.m. The Barley Oak features beers from Parish Brewing from Broussard.

7 p.m. Abita Pumpkin & Peach SOS cask at J&J’s Sports Lounge (800 France St., 504-942-8877;www.jjssportslounge.com).

8 p.m. Bayou Teche tap takeover at Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge.

Saturday September 27th

11 a.m. The Barley Oak holds its annual Louisiana Craft Beer Appreciation Day.11:30 a.m. The Bulldog Mid City offers pitchers of all Louisiana-brewed beers for $2.

1 p.m. The fifth annual New Orleans On Tap charity benefit for LA/SPCA is at the City Park Festival Grounds. New Orleans on Tap is a free family- and pet-friendly beer festival that features live music, more than 200 local and national beers, food, a homebrew competition, games and giveaways. Visit www.neworleansontap.org for tickets and information.

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

2 p.m. Bayou Teche party at the brewery in Arnaudville. Music from Coup de Main, and experimental release of LA31 Spur at the taproom.

2 p.m. Great Raft – HomeBrewhaha homebrew competition wort pickup. More info at http://www.greatraftbrewing.com/news/great-raft-brewing-homebrew-challenge

Sunday September 28th

10. a.m. Great Raft beers and brunch at Marilynn’s Place in Shreveport.

1 p.m. Dorignac’s (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-8216; www.dorignacs.com) hosts Meet the Brewer with Chafunkta Brewing, which will provide beer samples.3 p.m. Bayou Teche Barrel Beer at The Avenue Pub highlights 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. There’s a new vintage of Miel Sauvage (Acadian honey beer aged in Jack Daniels barrels), which will be served alongside last year’s batch. There also are 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. Bayou Teche also will serve Cajun charcuterie and jambalaya.

There’s lots going on all over the state. Make sure you get out to an event or two to support the work our home state breweries are doing to broaden the craft beer scene right here in Louisiana.

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