NOLA Brewing Company (3001 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-301-0117; www.nolabrewing.com) recently released a collaboration with Left Hand Brewing Company in Colorado called Hey! Left Hand Collab coffee saison, and it has another collaboration brew with another Colorado brewery due April 20.
Brewed in partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery, also in Colorado, The Wolf and the Lamb is a 7 percent alcohol-by-volume hoppy pilsner. "The name comes from the use of Styrian Wolf and Agnus (Latin for "lamb") hops," says NOLA Brewing Director of Marketing Jamie Montero, "These two newer European hops have some traditional spiciness associated with noble hops, but they are fruit-forward with notes of tropical fruit, berries, melon and citrus."
The Wolf and the Lamb release party begins at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 on the balcony of The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com).
On Saturday, April 23, Deutsches Haus celebrates the 500th anniversary of the enaction of Reinheitsgebot, the German Beer Purity Law passed in 1516. Under Reinheitsgebot, brewers may only use water, malted grain, hops and yeast to make beer.
Deutsches Haus (1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie; www.deutscheshaus.org) will offer beer, food, music and information about beer styles from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be beer from local breweries. Admission is free and food and drink purchases benefit Deutsches Haus.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston released 5 O'Clock Pils in Louisiana. The Bohemian pil uses Saaz hops in the light, rich, full-bodied lager.