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Pinnacle of ACBW!

OK, kids, we’re at the final push!

The Avenue Pub – 1pm till 9pm. 4th Annual American Craft Beer Week Grand Tasting. $22 (plus sales tax) for 12 pours, you keep the glass! (Bonus: Stop by The Avenue Pub at noon, and have a pint with Saint Arnold Founder Brock Wagner and Brewer Vince Mandeville!)

Barley Oak (Northshore): Finale Tasting Day, starting at noon. Join us as we celebrate all things good in the American Craft Beer world. This big day will feature specialty allocated beers with Live Music by Brian Jones from 2pm – 5pm.

Saint Arnold’s Magazine Street Pub Crawl: The first three stops (where we will be simultaneously between 3:00 and 6:00 PM): Tracey’s, The Rendezvous Tavern, and Balcony Bar & Cafe. At 6:00 PM, everyone will head to The Bulldog.

Heiner Brau Brewery (Northshore) Spring Fest with Live NOLA Blues and Jazz: Big Easy Players – Saturday, Noon thru 3pm; Band of Brothers – Saturday, 3pm thru 6pm; Bacon Blues Band – Saturday, 6pm thru 9pm. Barbecue, burgers, sides, dessert, & drinks by: Beck-N-Call Cafe & Catering. Brewery Tours Saturday, 1pm – 5pm

Mellow Mushroom (Northshore) – 3:00pm: Homebrew Invitational and Multi Craft Beer Pint Feature featuring Abita, NOLA, Sam Adams, Stone, and more


Twelfth Night Friday Night!

Happy Carnival, y’all!  So much to look forward to between now and February 21.  I’m excited to get my king cake on and to watch the Phunny Phorty Phellows kick off the season with their traditional festive Twelfth Night streetcar ride.

I will be watching from the Avenue Pub’s balcony, drinking a Brooklyn Brewery brown ale on cask.  It is also the start of the Avenue’s/Balcony’s plastic cups during parades policy, FYI.

Also to note today: due to the insane crowds of the past two NOLA Brewing tours, they have created a new policy that if you want to partake of the tour n’ pour, you must arrive between 1:45 and 2:15pm.

Go out and kick off Carnival season in style!

UPDATE:  The Crown and Anchor in Algiers (just hop on over on the ferry!) will be tapping a cask of NOLA Brewing’s Irish Channel Stout.  Kirk and the gang should be there starting at 6pm