Brewsday Tuesday: New Old World-style beer in New Orleans

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Brewers from Oskar Blues and NOLA Brewing collaborate on the Wolf and the Lamb. - COURTESY OF NOLA BREWING
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  • Brewers from Oskar Blues and NOLA Brewing collaborate on the Wolf and the Lamb.
NOLA Brewing Company recently released a collaboration with Left Hand Brewing in Colorado called Hey! Left Hand Collab coffee saison, and it has another collaboration brew with another Colorado brewery due April 20.

Brewed in partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery, The Wolf and the Lamb is a 7 percent alcohol-by-volume hoppy pilsner. “The name comes from the use of Styrian Wolf and Agnus (Latin for “lamb”) hops," says NOLA Brewing Director of Marketing Jamie Montero, "These two newer European hops have some traditional spiciness associated with noble hops, but they are fruit-forward, with notes of tropical fruit, berries, melon and citrus.”

The Wolf and the Lamb release party begins at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 on the balcony of The Avenue Pub.

On Saturday, April 23, Deutsches Haus in River Ridge celebrates the 500th anniversary of the enaction of Reinheitsgebot, the German Beer Purity Law passed in 1516. Under Reinheitsgebot, brewers may only use water, malted grain, hops and yeast to make beer. The law created strict traditions that are still in effect.

The Deutsches Haus will offer beer, food, music and information about beer styles as well as beer and food pairings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be beer from local breweries, including 40 Arpent Brewing Company, Crescent City Brewhouse, Gordon Biersch, NOLA Brewing, and Urban South Brewery, but not all of those beers adhere to Reinheitsgebot. Admission is free and food and drink purchases benefit Deutsches Haus.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston released 5 O'Clock Pils in Louisiana. The Bohemian pils is brewed with the style’s traditional Saaz hops acquired during the brewers’ recent visit to the Czech Republic. The pils was brewed using the historic method of "decoction," which yields a lager that has rich flavor and body while keeping it light and easy-drinking.


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