Tuesday, September 18, 2012

House of Shandy Beer Coming to Louisiana

Looks like Louisiana is getting Alchemy and Science's The House of Shandy.  If you aren't familiar with Alchemy and Science, they call themselves a "craft brew incubator" which is funded by Sam Adams.  It is a collaboration between Magic Hat's former owner Alan Newman and Sam Adams.  A subsidiary it was it looks like.

The House of Shandy is their first brand.

From their website:

We at The House of Shandy are excited to be offering one of the most refreshing beer styles in the world. Despite being readily available in Europe for generations, shandy’s have been relatively undiscovered in our “curious” US beer culture. Until now.

We are dedicated to bringing these refreshing craft beers to all curious beer drinkers. We look forward to continuing to produce a great tasting shandy AND to push the boundaries what a shandy can be.

At the end of the day, we’re a group of beer fans who like Shandy’s and will work hard to brew some great beers, with the added pleasure of introducing a new style of beer to the US. Join us, it’s quite a refresher.

The shandy tradition dates back to the 17th century and is typically beer mixed with a citrus-flavored soda or carbonated lemonade, ginger beer, ginger ale or cider. Today, English publicans pour a blend of traditional English ale with various lemon and lime beverages for their patrons though real lemons or limes are rarely used.

Curious Traveler™ is a fresh, bold year-round, craft-brewed, all malt wheat ale infused with real lemons and limes. This shandy has a lively fruity flavor and a powerful “throw your head back” fresh lemon aroma.

In short – It’s Quite a Refresher!

Looking forward to trying this one!  Sounds like it goes well with Louisiana's summer weather for sure!


The Beer Buddha

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Goose Island Coming To Louisiana

Just heard from Donn Lacoste from Southern Eagle that Goose Island has finally decided to come to Louisiana!

Announced on Facebook earlier:

We are excited to announce that Goose Island is coming to Louisiana!  We will be rolling out the Vintage series at the Avenue Pub Monday, Sept 24th @ 5pm.  Matilda, Sofie & Pere Jacques.

I know a bunch of people who have been waiting on this one!  About time I say!


The Beer Buddha

Friday, September 7, 2012


Okay, so I haven't posted in a minute but I am back.  I have been attempting to prepare for a new post that will be starting up in October.  31 Days Of Pumpkin!  Yeah, that's right.  Starting October 1st I will be drinking one different pumpkin beer every day until October 31st.  With reviews.  I know, I know you just totally creamed your shorts.   It's been tough since we have like 5 pumpkin beers total in Louisiana but friends from around the country will be helping out!  This will be awesome!

On another note NOLA Brewing suffered some damage from the retarded ass hurricane that came whipping through.  But how do they handle it?  With a big F U and we're gonna release mo fuggin' MECHAHOPZILLA!  September 20th at Avenue Pub!!  Dude, I had the opportunity to try this beer and Jesus it kicks serious ass!  I'm totally gonna try and make it that night if the job doesn't get in the way!  Stupid job.

Also got some information regarding them finally releasing Hopitoulas in cans.  Yeah, that's right.  Hopitoulas.  In cans.  As I have said before they will be in 16 oz cans and sold in 4 packs.  Can't wait!  Here is a little preview of the can:

And make sure you check out our newest sponsor Midway Pizza!  We all have our favorite pizza joints in the city and this one is mine.  LOVE these guys!  And the beer selection is awesome!!

Stay tuned!


The Beer Buddha