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Gambit's Guide to American Craft Beer Week 

A directory of events in New Orleans

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Contact the venues and check the breweries' websites for more information on many of these events.

 

Sat. May 11

Gambit's FestivALES

2 p.m.-8 p.m. — Kickoff to Craft Beer Week in the Warehouse District, featuring 30 craft brands starting at Fulton on Tap (504-483-3152; www.bestofneworleans.com/festivales), with stops at Grand Isle, Manning's, The District and Barcadia.

Sat. May 11

Aline Street Beer Garden
(Prytania at Aline streets, 504-891-5774; www.facebook.com/AlineStreetBeerGarden)
4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Saint Arnold Brewing Company tasting of German style beers brewed in Texas. Tastings of Weedwacker (a Hefeweizen) and Lawnmower (a traditional Kolsch) and free full pours of Santo (a black Kolsch) while supplies last. German-American food will be served and Saint Arnold will give away merchandise.

Avenue Pub
(1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com)
4 p.m. — Kickoff crawfish boil with Bayou Teche beers: Bec Francais, Cocodrie Belgian Tripel IPA and Passionnee dry hopped with New Zealand hop varietal Motueka.

Chimes of Covington
(19130 W. Front St., Covington, 985-892-5396; www.thechimes.com)
7 p.m. — Covington Brewhouse flight including Pilsner, Bock, Strawberry, IPA and Milk Stout.

 

 

Mon. May 13

Avenue Pub
6 p.m. — Southern Tier Rolls out in Louisiana with 2XIPA, Live, Pumking, Creme Brulee, Oat, Mokah and Hope Sun (Bottle Pour).

Barcadia
(601 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-335-1740; www.barcadianeworleans.com)
7 p.m. — NOLA Brewing Blonde dry hopped with Citra hops on cask.

Barley Oak
(2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, 985-727-7420; www.thebarleyoak.com)
7 p.m. — Bayou Teche Cocodrie (triple IPA) release party.

Bulldog, Mid-City
(5135 Canal Blvd., 504-488-4191; www.bulldog-midcity.draftfreak.com)
5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Lazy Magnolia "Southern Date Night" featuring Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman.

Bulldog, Uptown
(3236 Magazine St., 504-891-1516; www.bulldog.draftfreak.com)
8 p.m.-10 p.m. — Parish Brewing night features releases of Envie and its rare Farmhouse IPA.

Columbia Street Tap Room and Grill
(434 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-898-0899; covingtontaproom.com)
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Two Abita casks available: Buffalo Trace Turbodog cask and Belgian Style Golden Ale cask; free Abita glassware.

 

 

Tues. May 14

Abita Brew Pub
(72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, 985-892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com)
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Two Abita casks available: Belgian Style Golden Ale cask and Vanilla Double Dog cask.

Avenue Pub
5 p.m. — Beer & Its Bourbon: Bourbon barrel-aged beers paired with bourbon from the barrels in which they were cellared.

Bulldog, Mid-City
6 p.m. — NOLA Brewing "Hop Randall" of Blonde Ale with Citra.
8 p.m. — West Coast Tap Takeover featuring special releases from Rogue, Moylan's, Sierra Nevada, Stone and Green Flash.

Bulldog, Uptown
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ommegang special release of Iron Throne, the beer inspired by HBO's Game of Thrones.
8 p.m. — East Coast Tap Takeover featuring brews from Brooklyn, Harpoon, Ommegang and Shmaltz.

Wayfare
(4510 Freret St., 504-309-0069; www.wayfarenola.com)
6:30 p.m. — Beer dinner with beer and cocktail pairings from Tin Roof, Bayou Teche, Saint Arnold, Lazy Magnolia, Old New Orleans Rum and Cathead Vodka. Tickets are $50. Limited seating; reservations required.

 

 

Wed. May 15

Avenue Pub
5 p.m. — Funky Town: Sours, Saison and Funky Beers.

Barley Oak
7 p.m. — Chafunkta and Covington Brewhouse night.

Bulldog, Mid-City
5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Cask of Abita Belgian Golden Ale and free Abita glassware.
8 p.m.-10 p.m. — Saint Arnold Pint Night featuring its Icon, Bishop's Barrel, Amber, and Endeavour.

Bulldog, Uptown
5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Tin Roof Pint Night with Blonde, Juke Joint IPA and Voodoo Bengal on tap. Also available, a special release of Perfect Tin Amber Ale with English Yeast Hops (Manchester Brewnited Amber).

Chimes of Covington
Southern craft beer dinner; start time and menu TBD.

Mellow Mushroom Covington
(1645 U.S. 190, Covington, 985-327-5407; www.mellowmushroom.com/store/covington)
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Abita cask of Buffalo Trace Turbodog and free Abita glassware.

St. James Cheese Company
(5004 Prytania St., 504-899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com)
7 p.m. — Fermented Foods With Jeff Roberts: Cheese, wine provided by Moises Wines, bread provided by Bellegarde Bakery, beer (Flambeau Red) provided by NOLA Brewing and cured meats by Cleaver & Co.

Swamp Room
(5216 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-5242)
7 p.m. — New Belgium sampling.

 

 

Thu. May 16

Avenue Pub
5 p.m. — Hop Head Night with a variety of hoppy beers on draft and cask.

Barley Oak
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Three Abita casks available: Buffalo Trace Turbodog cask, Belgian Style Golden Ale cask and ZSB-Zach's Special Bitter cask. Free Abita glassware.

Bulldog, Mid-City
5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Special release of Ommegang Three Philosophers, BPA and Art of Darkness.
7 p.m. — East Coast Tap Takeover featuring brews from Brooklyn, Harpoon, Ommegang and Shmaltz.

Bulldog, Uptown
6 p.m.-7 p.m. — Abita cask of Vanilla Doubledog 25th anniversary brew and free Abita glassware.
8 p.m. — West Coast Tap Takeover featuring brews from Sierra Nevada, Stone, Green Flash, Rogue and Moylan's.

Evangeline
(329 Decatur St., 504-908-8008; www.evangelinenola.com)
7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Special casks in the beer garden featuring chili pepper-aged Blonde Tin Roof and a Bayou Teche firkin of Biere Noire. Food pairing samples will be available.

Swamp Room
6:30 p.m. — Abita cask of Buffalo Trace Turbodog and free Abita glassware.

Warehouse Grille
(869 Magazine St., 504-322-2188; www.warehousegrille.com)
6 p.m. — Abita Beer Dinner: Five courses, each paired with an Abita beer. $65 including tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call the restaurant; visit www.abita.com for complete menu and beer pairings.

 

 

Fri. May 17

American Craft Cask Crawl on St. Charles Avenue
6 p.m.-until

Avenue Pub:
Parish Brewing Hibiscus Canebrake, Parish Envie, NOLA Citra Blonde, Brash Item Nine

Irish House
(1432 St. Charles Ave., 504-595-6755; www.theirishhouseneworleans.com):
Parish New Zealand Dry Hop

Bulldog, Mid-City
5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Cask of Bayou Teche imported French hop (Aramis, Triskel and Bouclier) dry hopped pale ale. Cajun music by The Brasseurs.
8 p.m.-10 p.m. — Samuel Adams Night featuring Blueberry Hill Lager, Porch Rocker and Chocolate Bock.

Bulldog, Uptown
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Lazy Magnolia "Southern Date Night" featuring Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman.
8 p.m.-10 p.m. — New Belgium sampling featuring releases from the Lips of Faith Series and staples like Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat.

Lager's Metairie
(3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-887-9923; www.lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com)
6 p.m. — Abita cask night featuring Turbodog Cask Dry Hopped with Fuggle Hops and free glassware.

Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-896-7300; www.martinwine.com)
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer and Barbecue Tasting: Barbecue catered menu items from Martin Wine Cellar Catering and more than 70 beers to taste. Tickets $20.

Winos & Tacos (321 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-809-3029)
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Two Abita casks available: Buffalo Trace Turbodog cask and Belgian Style Golden Ale cask.

 

 

Sat. May 18

Avenue Pub
2 p.m. — Fifth annual Avenue Pub Grand Tasting. More than 100 American beers from which to choose.

Bulldog, Mid-City
4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Rogue Ales sampling featuring special releases of a nitro-filtered Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout and Double Deadguy.
6 p.m.-8 p.m. — New Belgium sampling featuring releases from the Lips of Faith Series and staples like Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat.

Bulldog, Uptown
2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Bayou Teche Mid-day Cask Event.
5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Samuel Adams Night featuring Blueberry Hill Lager, Porch Rocker and Chocolate Bock.
7 p.m. — North Coast Brewing featuring Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout.

Chimes of Covington
6-8 p.m. — Two Abita casks available: Buffalo Trace Turbodog cask and Belgian Style Golden Ale cask.

 

 

Sun. May 19

Avenue Pub
11 a.m. — Cure the Hangover: Abita French hopped Golden Mayhawk and caramelized onion and gouda frittata, stuffed French toast and crawfish hash.

Bulldog, Mid-City & Uptown
All day — Sunday Funday potluck featuring Craft Beer Week leftovers.

Warehouse Grille
2 p.m. — NOLA Brewing barbecue with free food and music. NOLA Blonde, Hopitoulas and Flambeau Red will be available for purchase.

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