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Five American Craft Beer Week events in New Orleans 

click to enlarge Chef Michael Gulotta of MoPho participated in the Belgian-style beer event Nuit Belge in February.

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Chef Michael Gulotta of MoPho participated in the Belgian-style beer event Nuit Belge in February.

Gnarly Barley’s second anniversary party
noon-7 p.m. Saturday, May 14
Technically, Gnarly Barley's second anniversary party preceeds ACBW, but the event at the Hammond brewery features the first tapping of its double IPA, Big DIPA. The beer will be available on draft along with other specialty beers. Bombers of Big DIPA and Korova Milk Porter will be available for purchase. (1709 Corbin Road, Hammond, 985-318-0723; www.gnarlybeer.com)

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout vertical tasting
6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18
The Bulldog Mid-City hosts a Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) vertical tapping with 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages of KBS available on draft. (5135 Canal Blvd., 504-488-4191; www.bulldog-midcity.draftfreak.com)

Louisiana craft beer dinner
6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse hosts a five-course beer dinner. The meal includes Urban South Charming Wit (a Belgian-style white ale) with poached shrimp, avocado, citrus and caviar; Chappapeela Farmhouse Saison (barrel-aged Belgian-style saison) with raw oysters with mignonette and pickled Covey Rise Farms vegetables; Gnarly Barley Insidious Monk (Belgian-style tripel) with grilled white asparagus and fried poached egg with country ham; Parish Grand Reserve (American barleywine) with duck ballotine and muscadine saba salad; and Bayou Teche Miel Sauvage (whiskey barrel-aged imperial honey beer) with buttermilk pie with fig compote. The dinner is $55 plus tax and gratuity. (716 Iberville St., 504-522-2467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com)

Abita Jockamo jazz funeral
6 p.m. Friday, May 20
Cooter Brown's Tavern holds an Abita Jockamo Jazz Funeral. "In honor of the discontinuing of Jockamo IPA, we will be doing a jazz funeral for the beer," says Cooter Brown's co-owner Jeff O'Brien. The Young PinStripe Brass Band will lead a second-line parade on St. Charles Avenue on a route departing from and returning to Cooter Brown's. The band will play at the bar until the last Jockamo is poured, Bryon says. Abita Big Easy IPA, the successor to Jockamo, also will be available on tap. (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com)

Avenue Pub barrel-aged bottles and cheese pairing
2 p.m. Saturday, May 21
The Avenue Pub will close for two weeks for a staff trip to Belgium beginning May 26. Owner Polly Watts is bringing out some cherished and rare barrel-aged bottled beers at this tasting event. Beer enthusiasts can sample beers including North Coast's rye barrel-aged Old Rasputin XVIII, Goose Island's Rare Bourbon County aged in 36-year-old Heaven Hill barrels, Prairie Artisan Ales' Okie imperial brown ale aged in whiskey barrels, Brooklyn Brewing's Hand & Seal English barleywine aged in bourbon barrels, Evil Twin Brewing's Cognac Barrel Aged Jesus 2015 imperial stout and others. Staff from St. James Cheese Company will lead a class pairing cheese and barrel-aged beers. (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com)


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