Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's A Bit Early But Who Is Ready For Crawfish Season!!!

So I know it's not even Christmas yet but man I have been wanting some crawfish REAL bad.  There is just something magical about being at a table covered in newspaper with mounds of succulent crawfish, juicy sausages, spicy corn and potatoes and a nice, cold beer.  For me it's important to drink something local while eating crawfish.  It should be mandatory really.  There is nothing as odd to me as watching someone drink a Bud Light while eating some crawfish.

With crawfish season right around the corner(traditionally starts in January and runs until May) it's never too early to start planning some crawfish boils and what beers you want to serve.  I received an email from Karlos Knott from Bayou Teche Brewing today about a beer they will be releasing specifically for the season. Saison D’Écrevisses. Which literally means Crawfish Season.   Here is a description of the beer from Karlos:

 Brewing and tweaking five gallon test batches on the antiquated propane rig our brewery uses for weekend crawfish boils for inspiration, brewmaster Gar Hatcher crafted a biere to complement the spicy epitome of Cajun cuisine. Saison D’Écrevisses (Crawfish Season) is a Belgian-style Saison spiked with a generous amount of rye malt and then fermented with a distinctive Belgian yeast that gives this beer its dry and peppery finish. Finished with imported French Aramis hops, Saison D’Écrevisses has 24 IBUs and is 6% ABV. Our Saison D’Écrevisses is available in 22 oz. Belgian-style bottles and on draft during Louisiana’s traditional crawfish season (January to May). This Crawfish Season Ale is the inaugural beer brewed and bottled in Bayou Teche Brewing’s new Arnaudville Louisiana brewery.

Not sure about you but I am seriously looking forward to this one!   This beer sounds amazing and also sounds like it will pair really well with a huge mound of mudbugs in front of you.


The Beer Buddha

PS Still looking for some bottles of Joie a Tous!  Anybody see any around town?


Libellula Jewelry said...

I dreamed of making a batch of my crawfish etouffé a few nights ago--strange but true! I guess I'm looking forward to the season a little more than I had realized.

Thanks for the heads up on the beer. It definitely sounds like one to check out!

Smurfe said...

My go to for Crawfish is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. FOr some reason, it's flavor profile and bitterness compliments crawfish perfectly. At least my boil recipe.