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Craft Brewer Week events

Louisiana Craft Brewer Week continues with tasting events around the area



Tuesday, Sept. 24

   There are two opportunities to sample NOLA Brewing's Swamp Grape Escape. The Barley Oak (2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, 985-727-7420; opens a cask at 6 p.m., and d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen St., 504-942-3731; taps one at 7:30 p.m.

   There's music and beer at Big Mama's Lounge at House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; Cary Hudson sings at 9 p.m., and there's a specialty keg of Tin Roof Citra, a dry hopped blonde ale.

   The Bulldog (5135 Canal St., 504-488-4191; hosts a Louisiana craft beer trivia contest at 7 p.m., and the winner gets a Bayou Teche package including a stay at a bed and breakfast and a private tour of Bayou Teche Brewing.

   Representatives from Bayou Teche Brewing offer samples of Biere Pale, Biere Noire, Cocodrie and Miel Sauvageat at 6 p.m. at The Bulldog (3236 Magazine St., 504-891-1516;

   Mellow Mushroom locations offer two Abita specials. The location on Oak Street (8227 Oak St., 504-345-8229; taps a cask of Oak Aged Pecan Harvest at 7 p.m., and the Metairie location (3131 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, 504-644-4155; offers pints of Abita draft beers for $3.50 and pitchers for $14 beginning at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

   Patrons at Aline Street Beer Garden at Prytania Hall (1515 Aline St., 504-891-5774; can sample a cask of Covington Brewhouse Kolsch at 5 p.m.

   The Barley Oak offers tasting flights of Tin Roof and Bayou Teche beers beginning at 7 p.m.

   The Bulldog in Mid-City taps a keg of Swamp Grape Escape and offers specials on NOLA Brewing pints beginning at 6 p.m. It taps a cask of Abita's Oak Aged Pecan Harvest at 8 p.m.

   Columbia Street Tap Room (434 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-898-0899; hosts a Bayou Teche beer dinner at 6:30 p.m.

   There are specials on pints of Abita beers at Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill (437 Esplanade Ave., 504-252-4800; beginning at 4 p.m.; at Speckled T's (158 S. Military Road, Slidell, 985-646-1728; at 7 p.m.; and at Rivershack Tavern (3449 River Road, Jefferson, 504-834-4938; beginning at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26

   The Barley Oak taps a cask of Abita Oak Aged Pecan Harvest at 7 p.m.

   Tin Roof Brewmaster's Randall Night offers samples of an infused Tin Roof beer at The Bulldog in Uptown at 6 p.m.

   Columbia Street Tap Room taps a cask of Covington Brewhouse Pontchartrain Pilsner.

   There are specials on pints of Abita beer at J&J's Sports Lounge (800 France St., 504-942-8877; beginning at 7 p.m.

   Casks of Abita Oak Aged Pecan Harvest will be tapped at 7 p.m. at Warehouse Grille (869 Magazine St., 504-322-2188; and at 8 p.m. at the Swamp Room (5216 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, 504-888-5242).

Friday, Sept. 27

   Casks of Abita's Oak Aged Pecan Harvest will be tapped at R Bar (1431 Royal St., 504-948-7499; at 4 p.m., at The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243; at 5 p.m., and at Lager's International Ale House (3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, 504-887-9923; at 6 p.m.

   The Barley Oak taps kegs of Lazy Magnolia's new Me & the Dev-Ale and Southern Belle at 7 p.m.

   The Irish House (1432 St Charles Ave., 504-595-6755; taps a specialty keg of Tin Roof's dry hopped Voodoo Bengal.

Saturday, Sept. 28

   New Orleans On Tap beer festival (New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, features more than 200 beers, as well as music by Billy Iuso & Restless Natives, Royal Teeth and others. Proceeds benefit the LA/SPCA. The event is from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and VIP early entry begins at noon.

   Buffalo Wild Wings (3434 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-252-4606; serves Baton Rouge's Tin Roof Blonde during the LSU-versus-Georgia football game, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

   Bayou Teche presents the Lost Bayou Ramblers at d.b.a. at an event marking the end of Louisiana Craft Brewer Week. Its Belgian-style Cocodrie ale will be featured.

Sunday, Sept. 29

   The Irish House taps a cask of Girl Stout Cookie (time TBA).

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