Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bugs and Brew 2012

The 3rd Annual Bugs 'n Brew for Drew Crawfish Cook-off and Beer Festival will take place on April 21, 2012. This year we're bringing you live music by Brass-A-Holics, Flow Tribe, Stone Rabbits and 3 Guys 1 Cup! We'll have teams from around the city boiling up their best crawfish and beer on tap by local craft breweries such as Abita, Nola Brewing, Heiner Brau, Bayou Teche, Tin Roof and more. Proceeds from this event benefit The Drew Rodrigue Foundation and its various charitable activities


April 21, 2012
12:00-6:00 PM


The field behind Jesuit High School in New Orleans, at the intersection of Banks St. and S. Solomon St.
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- Crawfish Boil Cook-off open to the public
- Local Craft Beer Exposition, including participating breweries and tastings provided by members of Louisiana-based home brew clubs
- Live Music by Brass-A-Holics, Flow Tribe, Stone Rabbits and 3 Guys 1 Cup
- Artist Row, with several talented artists from the New Orleans area showcasing their work
- Entertainment for your kids, with spacewalks and slides
- Raffle and Silent Auctions, where you can take home gift certificates to local restaurants, local artwork, vacation packages at hotels along the Gulf Coast, and more


Parking and entrance to the event are FREE! Crawfish and beer will be sold individually by participating Cook-off teams and Breweries.

Basket of Crawfish with some fixin's...$5
Draft Beer from participating breweries...$3
Wine and Daiquiris...$5

If you want to party all day hassle-free, VIP passes will be available for $50 and that gets you all the beer and crawfish you can eat...all day long. You'll also get access to free tastings by new breweries that are in planning as well as samples of home-brewed beers by members of local Home Brew Clubs. VIP passes also come with a schwag bag full of lagniappe from our local sponsors.

Note: Louisiana law prohibits the sale of beer by non-operational breweries and home-brewers so tastings will NOT be available for individual purchase, so get our VIP pass for access to free tastings.


Interested in forming a team? The team fee is $250 and that gets you two sacks of crawfish to boil in the competition along with free beer all day for your 5 team members. Anybody is welcome to compete so send us an email if you're interested. In the meantime take a look at the official 2012 Competition Rules and Regulations. Send inquiries to


If you'd like to help us out by lending us a little bit of your time the day of the event, please send us an email at There's plenty to do, from selling food and beverage tickets to serving up frosty beers so just let us know if you're interested and we'll find something that suits your taste!


If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please review our Sponsorship Information Package. We'd love to have you and your company help us raise money for a great cause! Send inquiries to There's plenty of perks, from having your company logo on all newsletters and social media to getting mentioned for your support during our TV and radio media events on WDSU and WWOZ. Here are our current participating sponsors...

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