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 (www.wwav-no.org), 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 (www.kreweofmuses.org) 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; www.nolabrewing.com). 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.