ACBW is in full swing, everyone, and we here at NOLA Beer Guide encourage you to go out and get your beer on. The Avenue Pub’s emails and website has been great for detailing all the events around town (not just at the Pub) so I will direct you to that here, and also let you know everything that’s happening tonight (which is a lot):
The Avenue Pub: American Funk & Saison! Sorachi Ace Brooklyn, Stillwater Table Beer/ Brett, Jolly Pumpkin ESBam, Jolly Pumpkin Mardaguda Obscura Jolly Pumpkin OI Baudelaire Saison, He’Brew Funky Jewbulation, St. Somewhere Saison Athene, Pay de Soliel. Lectio Divina, Anchorage Brewing Tide & Its Takers Belgian Triple with Brett
Bulldog (Mid City): Meet the Future Brewers of Louisiana! Chafunkta and Gnarly Barley for beer and conversation about the joys and challenges of opening a new brewery
St. James Cheese Company (Uptown): Craft Beer and Cheese Class. Justin will be waxing rhapsodic about his favorite subjects with beer maven Dan Stein and local brewers and pairing the brews with cheese. The class will feature 2 new Brooklyn beers, 2 single batches from Sam Adams, NOLA 7th St Wheat and a brew from Schmaltz Brewery. $25. Click here for tickets, as of last night, there were still a few spots available.
The Boot (Uptown): Summer Seasonal Craft Sampling featuring Magic Hat Elder Betty, Brooklyn Summer and Sierra Nevada Summerfest. 6:30pm
Barley Oak (Northshore) : NOLA Brewing Night featuring Pour Me Something Mistah, Flambeau, Hopitoulas, and a specialty cask of Irish Channel Stout, cask conditioned, aged in an Old New Orleans Rum barrel with vanilla beans, espresso beans and cacao nibs! 7:00pm
The Chimes (Northshore): Abita Specialty Night featuring Centennial Hopped Jockamo IPA. 7:00pm
Bulldog (Uptown): Abita Specialty Night featuring New Orleans Rum Barrel Aged Honey Rye. 7:00pm
DBA (Frenchmen St., the Marigny): Crispin Specialty Night featuring Marvin Cider. 7:00pm
Calcasieu (Warehouse District): Crispin Cider Dinner featuring Original, Fox Barrel Pear, Brownslane, Cho Tokkyu, and Lansdowne. 7:00pm
Swamp Room (Metairie): Craft Sampling – Magic Hat, Laughing Skull and Dixie. 9:00pm
What did I miss?
Also, show your support of American Craft Beer Week (May 14-20, 2012) by printing out signing, and sharing the Declaration of Beer Independence pledge! Check out this website for more info. From their site:
The Declaration of Beer Independence has been an integral part of American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) since 2009. It has been signed and shared by tens of thousands of passionate and thirsty beer lovers, hung on the walls of brewery tap rooms across the country, and even carried through the halls of Congress. It also can be seen on display in forward thinking retail establishments, further confirming the importance of diversity in the beer marketplace.
So think about how we can support craft beer besides drinking it! (Although that is the most important way…)
Till tomorrow… NOLA Beer Bitch.