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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Brewsday Tuesday: Boudin, Bourbon and Beer and Bayou Beer Festival

Posted By on Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge Boudin, Bourbon & Beer is at Champions Square Friday, Nov. 13. - KARLEY FRANKIC
  • KARLEY FRANKIC
  • Boudin, Bourbon & Beer is at Champions Square Friday, Nov. 13.

The fifth annual Boudin, Bourbon & Beer fundraiser for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation is at Champions Square from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Sponsor Abita Brewing Company provides all the beer to wash down different types of boudin from 50 local and visiting chefs. 

In addition to Abita’s regular lineup and the Bourbon Street Barrel Series (including Coffee Stout, Maple Pecan, and Baltic Porter), there is a cask beer garden featuring unique specialty beers including Fresh Hop Wrought Iron IPA, in which newly harvested Equinox hops were added to the cask during conditioning; Barrel Aged Pecan, the winter Harvest series beer; and Spruce Christmas, which Abita head brewer Mark Wilson says has spruce tips and Snap hops added to the cask. "It will have aromas of spruce, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon,” Wilson says.

Tickets are $99 and are available online.

Mudbug Brewery sponsors Bayou Beer Festival at Southdown Plantation (1208 Museum Drive, Houma, 985-851-0154) from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The event is hosted by the Houma nonprofit organization Bayou Beer Society, which donates proceeds to local veterans’ organization. Co-founder Joel Ohmer says that the festival has raised more than $15,000 in the past two years. 

More than 300 beers will be poured at the Bayou Beer Festival, plus beers crafted by more than 30 local homebrewers. Mudbug will unveil a specialty beer for the occasion: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Chocolate King Cake Stout. Mudbug Brewery’s co-founder and head brewer Leith Adams says, “We will have a full Crescent Crown trailer just for Mudbug — that's 10 taps serving anything and everything Mudbug.”

Brewers will also provide entertainment. Adams plays drums for Nonc Nu & Da Wild Matous, and Bayou Teche Brewing employee Louis Michot’s Lost Bayou Ramblers also performs.

Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased online

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