Brewsday Tuesday: A Mid-City pub crawl and beer news


Southern Craft offers brewery tours. - COURTESY SOUTHERN CRAFT BREWING COMPANY
  • Courtesy Southern Craft Brewing Company
  • Southern Craft offers brewery tours.

Local dance and parade groups The Organ Grinders and Disco Amigos celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with a screening June 8 at Second Line Brewing (433 N. Bernadotte St., 504-248-8979; and a Mid-City pub crawl on June 11.

Second Line Brewing expands its taproom hours to Wednesdays starting June 8, and pre-registration for the June 11 pub crawl and parade is available there during the 7:30 p.m. film screening. Pre-registration tickets are $25 and also can be purchased online for $20 plus fees. On-site registration is $30 at Bayou Beer Garden (326 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, 504-302-9357) starting at 2:30 p.m. June 11.

The pub crawl leaves Bayou Beer Garden at 4 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive at Second Line Brewing by 8 p.m. Registration is good for free beer at pub crawl stops as well as prizes. There is a costume contest and the winners will be announced at the brewery.

In Baton Rouge, Southern Craft Brewing Company announced its taproom is now open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, with free tours at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The taproom offers the brewery's first two beers, Red Stick Rye and Pompous Pelican double IPA, on draft, and there are T-shirts and pint glasses for sale.

Co-founders Wes Hedges and Joseph Picou hope to expand the taproom hours this summer and to add a third beer, a locally sourced honey ale, for fall.

In Lake Charles, Rikenjaks Brewing Company is a restaurant and soon-to-be microbrewery open for lunch and dinner. It is kid-friendly, dog-friendly and hosts live music. The brewery’s flagship beers, Contraband Brown Ale and Old Hardhead Scottish ale, are being brewed at Bayou Teche Brewing by head brewer Rick Nyberg while Rikenjaks awaits its state license.

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