Thursday, May 5, 2011

WYES Beer Tasting 2011

That's right it's back!  Once again, WYES gives us a great reason to drink a lot of beer.  Drinking beer for a good cause?  I'm in! 

For the last 28 years WYES has been helping fund Cookie Monsters cookie habit by throwing you a beer festival. The past 3 years they've added the Friday night Private Beer Sampling which has become a huge success.  The regular event will be held at the Lakefront Arena as usual but there has been a change of venue this year for the Private Event which has been moved to the Fairgrounds versus being at NOLA Brewing like in previous years.  I haven't seen the beer list yet but if it's anything like last year we're in for a real treat!  I'll send out an update as soon as I see it.

Here is the information I do have:


Friday, June 3, 2011
Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots
1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans
Black Gold Room, 2nd Floor
Derby Building
(adjacent to the Grandstands)
Free Parking!

In honor of the craft of American and European brewers, this event will feature the rare craft brewed beers, specially made cask and home brewed beers, as well as special one-off beers from local breweries.

Guests will be able to talk one-on-one with brewers, home brewers, and other beer industry members, as well as talk amongst fellow beer connoisseurs.


Saturday, June 4, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lakefront Arena
Free Parking!

Attendees will enjoy a quarter-mile of beer sampling while learning about the fundamentals of beer.

Ticket prices:
- $30 for seniors 55 and older, plus
groups of 6 or more in advance
- $35 per person in advance
- $45 door

Like last year I'm hoping to be able to give some tickets away for the Saturday event. Stay tuned!


The Beer Buddha


TeeCee said...

No tickets for the Friday event to give away?

The Beer Buddha said...

No the Friday event is such a limited event they really aren't able to do giveaways for that day. The Friday event generally sells out pretty quickly too.