Louisiana Craft Brewers Week – September 23rd – 29th 2013

There are a ton of events across the state planned for the last week in September, otherwise known as “Louisiana Craft Brewer Week.”  Check out the box below for all of the details, if I get notification of anything changing, it will be updated.


(Scroll down for events by brewery)



Monday, September 23rd:
The Bulldog Uptown New Orleans 8:00-10:00pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin
Buffalo Wild Wings Metairie 7:00-8:00pm Abita pint night (all Abita draft)
Rotolo’s Pizza Shreveport 5:30pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin & Abita flight night
Don’s Seafood Lafayette 6:30pm-8:30pm Abita pint night

Tuesday, September 24th:
Mellow Mushroom Oak Street New Orleans 7:00pm-9:00pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin
Mellow Mushroom Metairie 8pm Abita pint night (bingo – all Abita draft $3.50 pints, $14 pitchers)
JP’s Lafayette 10:00pm-12:00am Abita promo

Wednesday, September 25th :
Mojito’s on Esplanade New Orleans 4:00-7:00pm Abita pint night
Bulldog Mid-City New Orleans 8:00-10:00pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin
Rivershack Tavern Metairie 8:00-9:00pm Abita pint night
Chelsea’s Café Baton Rouge 6:00pm-8:00pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin/Abita Sampling
Speckled T’s Slidell 7:00pm-11:00pm Abita pint night (all Abita draft)
Live Oak Ballroom 6:30pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin
Robie’s Food Center Abbeville 4:00pm-6:00pm Abita tasting

Thursday, September 26th:
J & J Sports Lounge Bywater New Orleans 7:00-10:00pm Abita pint night
Warehouse Grille New Orleans 7:00-9:00pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin
Swamp Room Metairie 8:00-10:00pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin
The Barley Oak Mandeville 7:00pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin
Cuban Liquor Baton Rouge 6:00pm-8:00pm Abita Sampling
Trios Monroe 7:00pm-8:30pm Fall Fest & Pecan night

Friday, September 27th:
R Bar New Orleans 4:00-7:00pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin
Lagers Int’l Ale House Metairie 6pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin
The Bulldog Baton Rouge 5:00pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin
Ambassador Wine & Spirits 4:00pm-7:00pm Abita tasting
Avenue Pub New Orleans 5:00pm-7:00pm Oak Aged Pecan Harvest Pin

Saturday September 28th:
Zocolo Shreveport 6:00pm “Oktoberfest” event (Fall Fest draft – Call 318-219-9536 for tickets)

Bayou Teche

Sun, Sep 22 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Louisiana Craft Beer Week Kickoff Party
Cajun Jambalaya, special beers and the crew from Bayou Teche at the Avenue Pub! (Avenue Pub 1732 St. Charles, New Orleans Louisiana)
Mon, Sep 23 – Sun, Sep 29: Louisiana Craft Beer Week
(Entire State of Louisiana!!)
Mon, Sep 23 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Capdeville Beer Dinner
(Capdeville – 520 Capdeville St New Orleans, LA)
Tue, Sep 24 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Bayou Bulldog Flight
Sample a flight of Bayou Teche Beers and meet folks from the brewery. The flight will include Biere Pale, Biere Noire, Cocodrie and our new Miel Sauvage (Bulldog Uptown, New Orleans Louisiana)
Tue, Sep 24 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Bayou Teche and Bulldog Midcity Presents Louisiana Craft Beer Triva
Bulldog Midcity and Bayou Teche Brewing presents a Louisiana Craft Beer Triva night, the winner will receive the Ultimate Bayou Teche Brewing Experience package including a stay at a Cajun Bed and Breakfast and tour of the Brewery. (Bulldog Midcity, New Orleans Louisiana)
Wed, Sep 25 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Columbia St. Taproom Beer Dinner
(Columbia St. Taproom; 434 North Columbia St.; Covington, LA )
Wed, Sep 25 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: The Barley Oak Beer Dinner
(The Barley Oak; 2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville LA )
Thu, Sep 26: Miel Sauvage Release Party with Music by Louis Michot and Cedric Watson
Special tapping of our new honey beer, Miel Sauvage. Music will be provided by Louis Michot and Cedric Watson at The Greenroom, Downtown Lafayette (The Greenroom, Downtown Lafayette Louisiana)
Thu, Sep 26 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: UL Beverage Management Class Visit to Brewery
Dr. John Farrish’s Class visits the brewery (Bayou Teche Brewing)
Fri, Sep 27: Biere Joi Release Party at Artmosphere
Special tapping of the last keg of Biere Joi that was saved for the Louisiana Craft Beer Week. Music will be provided by Roxy Burlesque. (Artmosphere in Lafayette Louisiana)
Fri, Sep 27 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Hammond Brews Art Fest
(Hammond Regional Art Center)
Sat, Sep 28: New Orleans on Tap
New Orleans on Tap, our annual beer tasting & fundraiser, has quickly become one of the most recognized beer festivals in Greater New Orleans. The LA/SPCA and main sponsor Bulldog team up again this year for a fantastic event! We hope you’ll join us this year to enjoy live music, 200+ national & local beers and raise money for the animals in our care. (New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds)

Covington Brewhouse

Event: Imperial Porter Tapping
When: Monday, Sep 23, 2013
Venue: Barley Oak, Mandeville, LA
Details: One-time only Imperial Porter tapping at Barley Oak along with Chafunkta Brewing.

Event: Cask at Columbia Street Tap Room
When: Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
Venue: Columbia Street Tap Room, Columbia Street, Covington, LA

Event: Covington Block Party
When: Friday, Sep 27, 2013
Venue: Columbia Street Rock-N-Blues, Columbia Street, Covington, LA (map)
Details: Columbia Street Rock N Blues will be showcasing and selling our beer exclusively in front of the bar for the Covington
Block Party with The Lake 94.7

NOLA Brewery

Event: Swamp Grape Escape Release (LACBW)
When: September 23 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: Avenue Pub
Where: 1732 St Charles Ave, New Orleans
Details: Head on over to Avenue Pub for the release of our collaboration beer with New Belgium, a Belgian Single called Swamp Grape Escape
that is brewed with muscadine grapes. We will also have a special cask of Swamp Grape Escape with oak spirals.

Event: NOLA Sampling (LACBW)
September 23 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Venue: Walk On’s
Where: 2336 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, 70508
Details: Sample some of our brews at Walk On’s in Lafayette for Louisiana Craft Brewers Week!

Event: Baton Rouge Cask Night (LACBW)
When: September 24 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: Bulldog Baton Rouge
Where: 4385 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
Details: Join us for a Smoky Praline cask (Smoky Mary with praline, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon) at the Bulldog Baton Rouge!

Event: Northshore Cask Night (LACBW)
When: September 24 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: The Barley Oak
Where: 2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville
Details: We’ll be tapping a special cask at The Barley Oak on the Northshore!

Event: Lafayette NOLA Sampling (LACBW)
When: September 24 6:00 pm -11:00 pm
Venue: Burgersmith & Taproom
Where: Lafayette
Details: We’ve got two events in Lafayette tonight where you can taste some of our brews. Burgersmith will be starting at
sampling at 6pm and Taproom will start a sampling at 9pm.

Event: Swamp Grape Escape Showcase (LACBW)
When: September 24 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: d.b.a.
Where: 618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans
Details: d.b.a. on Frenchmen Street will be tapping their first keg of Swamp Grape Escape before Treme Brass Band hits the stage.

Event: NOLA Pint Night (LACBW)
When: September 25 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Venue: Bulldog Mid-City
Where: 5135 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, 70124
Details: Come on out to Bulldog Mid-City for a NOLA pint night and keep your NOLA pint glass. They will also be featuring our
newly released collaboration brew, Swamp Grape Escape.

Event: NOLA Sampling in Lafayette (LACBW)
When: September 25 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Venue: Artmosphere
Where: 902 Johnston Street, Lafayette
Details: Come sample NOLA brews at Artmosphere in Lafayette to celebrate Louisiana Craft Brewers Week!

Old Rail Brewing Company

Thursday September 26th for Louisiana Craft Beer Week we will release our Belgian Blonde Ale.  (Name TBD)  This ale was brewed with Pilsner Malt as the base with the addition of some Munich and Aromatic Malt… American hops for bittering and German Noble to finish. Expect notes of spice, fruit and bubblegum and a bit of honey sweetness in the finish. The with all the esters and phenolics the flavor is pleasantly bold and complex. The ABV comes in around 6.9%.

Parish Brewing


September 24th – 7 p.m. – Niche Restaurant is proud to announce they will be the first restaurant in Baton Rouge to serve Dr. Hoptagon, a limited offering from Parish Brewing Company. The beer, a double black IPA, is in limited supply and highlighted as a part of the inaugural Louisiana Craft Brewers Week. Dr. Hoptagon will be available for one night only at Niche Restaurant on Seigen Lane.  For complete details, see my post here.

Tin Roof

Baton Rouge Events

The Bulldog- Thursday September 26th at 6pm

Cask Conditioned Tin Roof Blonde Dry Hopped with 1.5oz of Citra Hops.

Pelican House- Friday September 27th at 6pm

Chili Pepper Blonde ale (Blonde Sugar Sex Magic- description credit to Alex Daigrepont)

Like the band, this wild spice beer, smells strong, but is subtle to the taste; the chilies are a compliment to the malt character, and citrus hops of our blonde ale. It smells strong but taste balanced. You should notice a nice pepper pull in the back of the throat that makes you want to take another sip. Aged on Thai Chilies, this blonde won’t give you the belly burn most spice beers do. Our Brewer loves it so much he wishes he could Give It Away, I Could Have Lied but you don’t have to drink it Under the Bridge, of course IF YOU HAVE TO ASK, ask for a Blonde Sugar Sex Magic

Wednesday– The Cove or One of the Chimes — haven’t confirmed yet

Dry Hopped Voodoo Bengal – Cascade Hops

Friday at Tin Roof for Tours 5pm-

We plan on using a Randall with a beer of Tom’s choice. We are kind of going to let this be a last minute surprise for everyone. Should be a fun experiment.

Friday- Mathernes Bluebonnet and Mathernes Highland— Tin Roof Tasting 4-6pm with Jacob Talley– all current Tin Roof packages will be sampled.

Lafayette Events

Monday September 23rd- Robies in Abbeville –Tin Roof Tasting 4-6pm – all current Tin Roof packages will be sampled.

Monday September 23rd Tap Room– Chili Pepper Blonde Ale at 7pm

Monroe Event

Thursday September 26th Pickle Barrel- ChilI Pepper Blonde Ale 7pm

Shreveport Event

Monday September 23rd- Rotolos Chili Pepper Blonde Ale

New Orleans Events

Tuesday: 7-9pm – Foundation Room Member Beer Dinner at House of Blues. 5 course meal featuring pairings with our 3 year round beers as well as Watermelon Wheat and Blonde Sugar Sex Magic (chili pepper blonde).
Big Mamas House at House of Blues – 9pm-Until: Public concert featuring Cary Hudson and a specialty keg of Citra dry hopped Blonde Ale.

Wednesday:  Barley Oak (Mandeville) – event with Bayou Teche featuring flights of four of our beers (Our two are Blonde and chili pepper blonde – Blonde Sugar Sex Magic).
Thursday:  Bulldog Uptown – 6-8pm Brewmaster Randall night using a beer and ingredients that Tom, our brewmaster, chooses
Friday : 7pm -Irish house featuring house music. Not sure who Darren over there has lined up for the evening, but we will be featuring a Cascade dry hopped specialty keg of Voodoo Bengal
Saturday: Purple and gold day at Buffalo Wild Wings in Metairie promoting our blonde during the LSU – Georgia game