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NOLA Brewing and Krewe of Muses team up for Belgian-style beer 

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  On Twelfth Night (Jan. 6), NOLA Brewing and the Krewe of Muses will release the first beer crafted in collaboration with a Carnival krewe.

  The beer is a session-strength Belgian-style, which combines the fruity characteristics of Belgian yeast with the citrus aromatics of its hops. The 4.4 percent alcohol-by-volume beer will be available on draft only. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Women With A Vision (, a local women's advocacy group.

  "The Krewe of Muses parade has taken New Orleans Mardi Gras by storm," says NOLA Brewing CEO Kirk Coco. "A lesser-known aspect of the krewe is their philanthropic goals of raising awareness and funds for many issues through a nonprofit arm of their organization. We are pleased to team with this nonprofit to help raise money and awareness for their yearly efforts."

  The all-woman Krewe of Muses ( is known for its satirical themes and hand-decorated shoe throws. It parades at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12.

  The beer release party is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at NOLA Brewery's taproom (3001 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-301-0017; Admission is free but patrons must be at least 21 years old to enter.

  In 2014, NOLA Brewing released Rebirth Pale Ale, and a portion of proceeds support The Roots of Music.

  The brewery recently opened a parking lot at the corner of 8th and St. Thomas streets.

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