Thursday, November 10, 2011
Happy Birthday Marine Corps AND Check Out Novemberfest 2011
I know it may seem odd that I am wishing the Marine Corps a Happy Birthday but anyone who knows me well enoungh knows that my father is a retired Marine Corps colonel and I spent 22 years of my life as a Marine brat. How does this relate to beer you ask? The Marine Corps was born in a bar that's how! Happy Birthday Marines! Ooh Rah!
That being said a buddy of mine in Houma, LA named Jason Sanner is putting on a beer festival down in the swamps of Houma. This is the third year of the event and every year the proceeds go to a charity of his choice. This years he is donating the proceeds to local Iraq/ Afghanistan military veterans. Being a military brat this is important to me. Supporting our volunteer troops is a must in my opinion as they fight every day for our freedoms we seem to always take for granted.
Below are the details of this amazing three day event!
Novemberfest 2011 Weekend Schedule
6:30pm-2:00am: Art Versus Novemberfest
-featuring paintings, photography, and sculpture from over 20 local artists
-Music: Open Mic all night!
-Beer Specials all night on featured Novemberfest Craft and Import Brews
2:00pm: Mud Bug Brewery Beer Pairing Lunch at The Duke
-5 sampler size courses expertly prepared by Chef Matt Dolese, paired with tastings of 5 ALL NEW Mudbug Brewery Beers! Cost is $40.00 per person in advance only.
6:00pm-2:00am: Novemberfest Main Event
-6pm: Mud Bug Brewery Exclusive Beer Tasting featuring Craft Beers brewed in Thibodaux that have never before been served to the public!
-6pm: Special Q&A Session with Mudbug Brewmeister Leith Adams
-6pm: Steaming Hot Beer-Marinated Grilled Bratwurst on the bun with all the trimmings.
-6pm til: Tastings of various other selected Novemberfest Featured Beers and Microbrews, with several available for purchase at a discount after tasting.
-8pm: Charity Raffle benefitting LOCAL military veterans injured while serving in the Middle East. (Prizes include… $150.00 tattoo from Eddie Snyder of TattooMania, Artwork by local artists, Gift Certificates to local businesses, Novemberfest merchandise, and More…)
-9pm til 1:45: Live music! (Bands To Be Announced)
*Admission to the Main Event is $10.00 for Beers, Bratwurst, and Bands or incl with P.O.P. Weekend Bracelet.*
*Admission Saturday night for Bands only is $5.00*
1:00pm-Close: BBQ, Bikes, & Blues Sunday
-Live Blues music performed all day
-Full spread of delicious BBQ prepared by Chef Matt Dolese of The Duke and Mudbug’s special Roasted Chipotle Smoked Ale!!
-3pm: 2011 Novemberfest Critical Mass Bike Ride & AlleyCat Bike Race ($5 Entry fee for race)
*Admission for Sunday is $10.00 per person in advance or at the door*
[*Pay One Price Weekend Bracelets will be available for $50.00 at The Boxer & The Barrel in advance starting on November 17 and at the door on the weekend of the festival*]
I'm hoping to check out at least one of these days! Sounds like a great event and it's all for a great cause! Hope to see you there!
The Beer Buddha