NOLA Brewing (www.nolabrewing.com) has been a sponsor of the pig roast and music festival Hogs For the Cause (www.hogsforthecause.org) since it began. The brewery is producing a special beer for the seventh edition, which takes place at New Orleans City Park's festival grounds March 27-28.
Called Hog Tied, the beer is a 5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) Belgian wit, or wheat style, brewed with coriander and satsuma peel. It will be available at the "Moroccan Roll" gala fundraising dinner Thursday, March 26, as well as in the festival's NOLA Bier Garden Friday and Saturday.
"It's easy to drink and a little light," says NOLA Brewing president Kirk Coco.
Hogs for the Cause features 85 teams slow roasting and barbecuing whole hogs, and there are awards in categories including best whole hog, best sauce and best creative use of pork in a dish. The music lineup includes Drive By-Truckers, Strand of Oaks, Tab Benoit, The Soul Rebels and others. The festival raises funds to support families with a child fighting pediatric brain cancer. Admission is $20 per day and two-day packages are available. Visit the website for information. — NORA McGUNNIGLE