Sunday, May 31, 2009

WYES Beer Tasting and VIP Event

Every year for 26 years WYES holds their annual beer tasting. This year is no different!

What is different is that a bunch of the local beer nerds got together with the good folks over at WYES and created a special VIP event which will be held the night before!!

Don't miss these events! At the Friday event NOLA Brewing will be sampling some beers not even on the market yet! Hopitoulas IPA, Lemon Basil Wheat, and a cask conditioned beer!!!!


Beer Buddha

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Beer Review: Cantillon Classic Gueuze

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon

Beer: Cantillon Classic Geuze

Style: Geuze

ABV: 5%

Recommended Glassware: Flute, Tulip, Stange, Snifter

Serving Type: Flute

Appearance: This beer poured a slightly hazy orange with a nice fluffy head which disappears quickly. Tons of bubbles in this one!

Smell: The nose is very tart and sour with hints of citrus.

Taste: This beer is an all out explosion of different flavor experiences. Tart, sour, lemony cirus and a bit of funkiness. Very champagne like too me. Amazing flavors! I really enjoy this beer!! This is a beer that really tests your taste buds and makes you think.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent comes to mind. That and a great sourness that'll make your butt pucker.

Drinkability: Freaking great. I really like sour beers and this one is by far one of my new favorites.

Score: Photobucket 4.5 out of 5 Buddhas

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

American Craft Beer Week May 11-17th New Orleans Style

Next week is American Craft Beer Week and NOLA Brewing, along with some other area breweries have organized some great events to celebrate. Kirk Coco(NOLA President) and the other NOLA team members will be at the events, so if you are looking to meet us and talk beer...

Monday 5/11 : Sun Ray Grill - Beer & Food Pairing. 6-9 PM, $40 for a three course and three beer dinner. Includes: appetizer, entree, and dessert

Tuesday 5/12 : Slice Pizza – 5-8 PM – Buy a slice and any pint of American craft beer (NOLA is only $2.25 a pint!) and receive a free NOLA Brewing Co. pint glass.

Wednesday 5/13 – Stein’s Deli – 8:30 PM – Beer Class – Taught by Derek Lintern. $15 for 12 beer tasters with meat and cheese plates. Derek will discuss the brewing process from “Grain to Glass” and explain the different styles of beer. Call Stein’s Deli to reserve a seat at 504-527-0771 as there are only 25 available seats.

Thursday 5/14 – Bulldog Mid-City – All Night - $1 off any American craft beer pint and $2 off any American craft beer pitcher.

Friday 5/15 – Squeal BBQ – 7-10 PM - $30 – BBQ Spread including Pulled Pork, Ribs, Crab and Andouille stuffed mushrooms, brisket, BBQ Chicken, and Sides Galore! Includes 4 FREE pints of American Craft Brew, including NOLA Blonde AND Brown.

Saturday 5/16 – Avenue Pub - $15 – 2-6 PM – 12 tasters (4 oz each) of different American craft beers. New beers available include: Brooklyn beers, Racer Five (Draft), Harpoon IPA, NOLA Brown/Blonde, and many more! After 6 PM, all American craft beers are $1 off for the rest of the night! Selection of house smoked meats and cheeses available for purchase. First 30 people get to keep their glass!

Sunday 5/17 – St. James Cheese – 3PM - $15 – 4-5 select cheeses to be paired with complimenting American craft beers.

Hope to see you out and about supporting NOLA and all American craft breweries!