Brewsday Tuesday: Parish Brewery's Grand Reserve release party is Nov. 22



Parish Brewing Co. (229 Jared Drive, Broussard, 337-330-8601) holds its annual Grand Reserve Day at the brewery starting at noon Saturday, Nov. 22.

For the second year, Parish Brewing’s Grand Reserve barleywine will be released during its Grand Reserve Day event. This is the beer's third vintage.

Tickets are available online only and cost $25, which includes a Parish snifter, unlimited pours of its flagship beers (Canebrake, Envie, Farmhouse IPA and South Coast amber ale) and 10 5-ounce pours from a selection of other options, including the 2014 Grand Reserve, previous Grand Reserves, the inaugural Imperial Reserve, Milton Teagle Jr. Jr. (a wild ale refermented on fruit in pinot noir barrels) and other specialty beers.
Mama T’s food truck will be on hand, and there will be live music by the Rayo Brothers. All guests must be at least 21 years old, and there are designated driver wristbands available for free.

The Imperial Reserve stout will be unveiled on Nov. 22 for the first time. The brewery plans to eventually have three reserve beers, one for each section of the Cajun flag. The Grand Reserve barleywine features a castle on its label; the Imperial Reserve stout will have the star; and three fleur-de-lis will decorate the third beer in the series, which may be a Belgian-style tripel.

Parish's new expanded bottling line is up and running, which means the greater New Orleans market should have access to six packs of Canebrake, Envie, and South Coast Amber soon (a release date has not been announced).

Also good news for hopheads, Parish cellerman Dan Northcutt confirms that this week he’s dryhopping the latest version of its popular and critically acclaimed double IPA Ghost in the Machine, so it will be ready to tap soon.

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