Great Raft Baton Rouge & Northshore Launch Week Events

Great Raft Brewing is finally launching their beer into the Baton Rouge and Northshore markets next week, and there are several events to mark the occasion. I’ll definitely be hitting a couple of these in Baton Rouge. Check out the schedule below for all the details:

Great Raft Baton Rouge and Northshore Rollout

Monday, 8/3 – The Chimes Baton Rouge – 7 PM

Join Andrew and Lindsay Nations, founders of Great Raft Brewing, at The Chimes in Baton Rouge to enjoy a selection of Great Raft beers, on tap in Baton Rouge for the first time.

Beers on tap:

  • Southern Drawl – pale lager
  • Commotion – pale ale
  • Reasonably Corrupt – black lager
  • Grace and Grit – double IPA
  • At Arm’s Length – india pale lager
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Mad Joy – Baltic porter aged in bourbon barrels

Tuesday, 8/4 – Barley Oak, Mandeville – 7 PM

Join Andrew and Lindsay Nations, founders of Great Raft Brewing, at Barley Oak in Mandeville to enjoy a selection of Great Raft beers, on tap on the Northshore for the first time.

Beers on tap:

  • Southern Drawl – pale lager
  • Commotion – pale ale
  • Reasonably Corrupt – black lager (cans)
  • At Arm’s Length – india pale lager

Wednesday, 8/5 – The Chimes, Covington – 6 PM

Brewer Harvey Kenney will join Andrew Nations to lead a Hop Head Symposium – an educational tasting of four Great Raft hop-forward beers.

$10 tickets are available at The Chimes Covington location. Participants will also receive a souvenir Great Raft IPA glass.

If you don’t want to participate in the symposium, the following will be available for purchase at the main bar:

  • Southern Drawl – pale lager
  • Dry-Hopped Southern Drawl – dry-hopped pale lager
  • Commotion – pale ale
  • Grace and Grit – double IPA
  • At Arm’s Length – india pale lager
  • All My Tomorrows – hoppy saison

Thursday, 8/6 – The Bulldog, Baton Rouge – 5-7 PM

Join members of the Great Raft Brewing team, including Chief Brewer Harvey Kenney, to try a variety of Great Raft year-round and seasonal beers.

  • Southern Drawl – pale lager
  • Commotion – pale ale
  • Reasonably Corrupt – black lager
  • Grace and Grit – double IPA

Thursday, 8/6 – City Pork, Baton Rouge – 8 PM

Join Chef Sean Rivera from City Pork and Chef Jay Ducote from Bite and Booze (and Season 11 of Food Network Star) for this 5+ course beer dinner. The menu is inspired by the Great Raft beers, several of which are brewed in the German lager style.

Who: Sean Rivera, Jay Ducote, Andrew Nations and Harvey Kenney from Great Raft and you.

What: Great Raft Brewing Launch Week Beer Dinner at City Pork

When: Thursday, August 6th, 2015, 8 PM

Where: City Pork Deli and Charcuterie

Why: Because beer. And food.

How: Buy a ticket before they sell out, then show up. Your ticket is all-inclusive.

Get tickets here!

Great Raft Launch

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