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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Brewsday Tuesday: Three local breweries celebrate milestones

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Courtyard Brewery's expanded space - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
  • NORA McGUNNIGLE
  • Courtyard Brewery's expanded space

Courtyard Brewery (1020 Erato St.) celebrated its second anniversary on Oct. 22. Owner and brewer Scott Wood estimates that between 2,500 and 3,000 people attended based on beer sold — roughly 60 slim kegs filled with 25 unique Courtyard beers.

“We're really proud of everyone involved for helping to make this by far the smoothest large event we've pulled off," Wood says. The brewery’s recently expanded taproom and refurbished patio created additional space for the event.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Brewsday Tuesday: November beer events

Posted By on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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  • Nora McGunnigle

Oktoberfest is over, but there are plenty of local beer events in November.

Remoulade, the casual eatery run by Arnaud's Restaurant, hosts a “Crushable Craft B(Roux) Tasting Dinner” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. The five-course meal is $60 including tax and tip and features Creole and Southern dishes paired with a variety of beers.

Hors d’oeuvres include boudin wonton gougeres and mini oyster pies served with Second Line Brewing’s Batture Blonde Ale. Smoked turkey and sausage gumbo will be served with Terrapin Beer Company’s Sound Czech Pils, and crackling-crusted Gulf shrimp will be served with Abita Brewing Company’s The Boot, which is distributed only in Louisiana. Dessert features Great Raft Brewing's Reasonably Corrupt black lager with chocolate malt creme brulee.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Brewsday Tuesday: Brooklyn Brewery's MASH hits New Orleans Nov. 17-20

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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  • Nora McGunnigle

Brooklyn Brewery’s MASH tour returns to New Orleans Nov. 17-20 with events including a concert, a beer festival and a bar crawl.

“Folks that love good beer tend to be the same people who are a vibrant part of their city's culture," says Andrew Gerson, head of Brooklyn’s culinary programming. "Our tour is about collaborating with locals to create unique experiences that expand the concept of what beer can be.”

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Brewsday Tuesday: Parish Brewing's Grand Reserve Day is sold out

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Casks poured for Parish Brewing Company's 2015 Parish Grand Reserve Day. - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
  • Nora McGunnigle
  • Casks poured for Parish Brewing Company's 2015 Parish Grand Reserve Day.

Parish Brewing Company in Broussard, Louisiana, quickly sold out of tickets for its annual Parish Grand Reserve Day (Nov. 19), on which it releases its barleywine. Most of the 400 tickets sold within the first hour of release, says brewery founder Andrew Godley.

“People in Louisiana are looking to embrace great beer and I think this enthusiasm is just a reflection of that,” Godley says.

What makes this event so sought after?

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Brewsday Tuesday: Rare German beers and a beer and bratwurst cook-off

Posted By on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM

A freshly poured Weissenoher Green MONKey Mandarina at the Avenue Pub - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
  • Nora McGunnigle
  • A freshly poured Weissenoher Green MONKey Mandarina at the Avenue Pub

Fans of German beer and those who love cask-conditioned beer should head to The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243) on Saturday, Oct. 22, for its annual Anstich Oktoberfest tapping, which begins at 2 p.m.

“We believe that area of the world has contributed much more than just marzens to our craft beer world, and we like to celebrate all the traditional German styles by tapping as many as we can get our hands on,” says Avenue Pub owner Polly Watts.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Brewsday Tuesday: 40 Arpent Brewing opens its taproom and other news

Posted By on Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM

40 Arpent Brewing Company opened its taproom. - 40 ARPENT
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  • 40 Arpent Brewing Company opened its taproom.

40 Ardent Brewing Company
(6809 N. Peters St, Arabi, 504-342-2804) has opened its family friendly taproom. During October, it offers the following beers on tap: Duckweed IPA, New Basin stout, Orange Blossom O-Possum, Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest and Red Bean and Rice Ale. There also is a shuffleboard table and two large-screen TVs. On Fridays, there is live music and a food truck at the brewery.

The taproom is open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The taproom’s grand opening event is Oct. 29.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Brewsday Tuesday: Royal Brewery to open in New Orleans East

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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  • Nora McGunnigle

Raymond and Mandy Pumilia, owners and founders of Royal Brewery New Orleans, have been working to transform an industrial space in New Orleans East into the brewery they’ve dreamt about since serving friends home-brewed beer at their Royal Street home.

The brewery's tanks are in place and if all goes well, the Pumilias will start brewing by the end of the year.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Brewsday Tuesday: NOLA Brew Bus launches brewery tours

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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Matt Marsiglia is building on New Orleans’ growing beer culture with his tour company, NOLA Brew Bus, which starts tours on Sept. 30.

“I want to bring the experience that tour guides give in the French Quarter to my tour, except it will be beer-centric.” Marsiglia says. “I want them to get off the bus and say ‘Wow. New Orleans is a bad-ass beer city.'”


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Events added to Louisiana Craft Brewer Week

Posted By on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 4:02 PM

Primitivo hosts a beer dinner with NOLA Brewing Company on Sept. 22. - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
  • Nora McGunnigle
  • Primitivo hosts a beer dinner with NOLA Brewing Company on Sept. 22.

Louisiana Craft Brewer Week (LACBW) features a slew of events at breweries, bars and restaurants in the area, and a few more events have been added.

Sept. 18

Bayou Teche beer pairing with Haydel’s pies
3 p.m. Sunday, until pie or beer runs out
The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243)
During the LACBW kickoff on Sunday afternoon, get your hands on the hot new pie in town and judge how the flavors pair with beer from Bayou Teche Brewing. A $12 flight of four 4-ounce pours of Bayou Teche’s barrel-aged beers will be paired with hand pies. Teche Sector, a farmhouse ale brewed with passion fruit and lime and aged in French sauvignon blanc barrels, will be served with lemon pie. Miel Sauvage, a barrel-aged beer with honey, goes with the apple pie. Cherry pie complements Biere Joi, which is brewed with coffee and chili d’arbol and aged in whiskey barrels. Chocolate pie is served with the brewery’s oak barrel-aged imperial stout, Loup Garou.

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Brewsday Tuesday: Zwanze Day is Oct. 1 at The Avenue Pub

Posted By on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Zwanze pours lined up in anticipation of the 2 p.m. tapping, in 2015. - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
  • Nora McGunnigle
  • Zwanze pours lined up in anticipation of the 2 p.m. tapping, in 2015.

Belgium’s Brasserie-Brouwerij Cantillon's international Zwanze Day is Saturday, Oct. 1, and The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com) is again one of 60 bars in the world chosen to tap the beer simultaneously at 7 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (2 p.m. CST).

The ingredients in the spontaneously fermented lambic style Zwanze change every year. Brewer Jean Van Roy announced this year's beer is a throwback combination: a blend of 82 percent raspberries, 18 percent blueberries and .05 percent bourbon vanilla beans. The beer is aged two years before release. 


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