Holy shit we have some seriously awesome beer happenings going on in the next couple of months! Be ready my friends be ready. Have your liver prepared!!! Check it:
February 3, 2012 6:00PM
New Orleans Can Release Pub Crawl
Be among the first ever to drink Abita out of cans! Join us for our pub crawl through some of New Orleans' best bars as we unveil Amber, Purple Haze and Jockamo IPA before they're available in stores and bars. Each beer purchased during the pub crawl is only $2!
February 4, 2012 1pm
Flambeau Red Ale to Release Feb. 4 with French Quarter Bar Crawl
NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 30, 2012) This year for the release of Flambeau Red Ale NOLA Brewing Company is having a Bar Crawl through the historic French Quarter before the Krewe du Vieux parade. The Krewe du Brew Bar Crawl theme will be "Mardi Gras on Fire" and costumes are encouraged.
The Bar Crawl is set to begin promptly at 1:00pm starting at R-Bar (1431 Royal St). From R-Bar the Bar Crawl will then head over to Balcony Music Club (1331 Decatur St) at 2:30. After Balcony Music Club the Bar Crawl will meet at Turtle Bay (1119 Decatur St) at 3:45. Then to end the Bar Crawl everyone will meet at Molly's at the Market (1107 Decatur St) at 5:00. Each bar will be serving the Flambeau Red for $3.00 a pint during our hour there. The Krewe du Vieux Parade starts at 6:30 so everyone will be in perfect position.
Flambeau Red Ale™ differs from the classic red ale style by the addition of a rich malt bill and hops. “We feel the hop addition plays well with the mix of pale and dark malts to create balanced, hoppy red ale,” said Kirk Coco President of NOLA Brewing Company. NOLA Brewing Company will offer Flambeau Red Ale™ only as a Spring seasonal so enjoy it while it's here. The company already boasts a number of high-quality microbrews including Hopitoulas™, Irish Channel Stout™, Hurricane Saison™, NOLA Blonde™, NOLA Brown™, 7th Street Wheat™ and Smoky Mary™.
March 24, 2012 2pm
New Orleans International Beer Festival
So do you remember the Top of the Hops festival that they held on the North Shore last year? It was a good festival but it was on the North Shore. Yeah I know, some of you readers are on the North Shore but to me it just doesn't make much sense. Hold the festival in New Orleans. I complained both years about them holding this event over there and apparently some others did too because they decided to move it to New Orleans. They also changed the name.
Please welcome the New Orleans International Beer Festival! It appears tickets are $40 and you can get the via Ticketmaster. The event will be held at the newly built Champions Square which is awesome. Get your tickets now before they sell out! Have fun!
Now I know Avenue Pub is doing some events for Mardi Gras but I can't access their website right now so check back later!
EDIT: Here are the Avenue Pub events! Thanks Polly!
Beer events for the first four parades at Mardi Gras
Our balcony, great beer!
For the second year we have taken the first week of Mardi Gras to line up some great beer events. This is the weekend that the balcony is open to the public. We, of course, want our beer peeps up there and the best way to get them to show up and watch the parades with us is to line up some great beers. Drinking the beers will get you access to the balcony for the parades(first come first serve of course) there will be lots of industry people in town for these events and I'm sure they will be even more fun that last year!
Friday Feb 10th
Saint Arnolds night: Divine Reserve 11 & the rollout of their Newest beer Bitter Belgian.
Krewe of Oshun parade start 6pm, by the pub by 8pm
Saturday Feb 11th
Stone Brewing & NOLA collaboration rollout:" Pour Me somethin' Mistah" on cask and in draft. plus a couple of other goodies that stone is sending and a special cask of their wheat with grains of paradise.Krewe of Ponchatrian parade Start 2pm, by the Pub 330pm
Krewe of Sparta parade start 6pm, by the Pub 730Pm
Krewe of Pygmalion parade start 6;45pm, by the pub 830pm
Sunday Feb 12th
Sierra Nevada Releases Torpedo on Draft!
Krewe of Carrollton parade start 12 noon, by the pub 130pm
Krewe of King Arthur parade start 1pm by the Pub 3pm
Wens Feb 15th
Rum Barrel Aged Abbey Ale & Double dry hopped Jackamo on cask.
Krewe of Druids parade start 630, by the pub 8pm
Krewe of Nyx, parade start 7pm, by the pub 830.
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