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Beer buzz: Louisiana beer events in November 2016



Oktoberfest is over, but there are plenty of local beer events in November.

Remoulade (309 Bourbon St., 504-523-0377;, the casual eatery run by Arnaud's Restaurant, hosts a "Crushable Craft B(Roux)" tasting dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. The five-course meal features Creole and Southern dishes paired with beers from craft brewers. Hors d'oeuvres include boudin wonton gougeres and mini oyster pies served with Second Line Brewery's Batture Blonde Ale. Smoked turkey and sausage gumbo will be served with Terrapin Beer Company's Sound Czech Pils, and crackling-crusted Gulf shrimp will be served with Abita Brewing Company's The Boot kolsch, which is distributed only in Louisiana. Dessert features Great Raft Brewing's Reasonably Corrupt black lager with chocolate malt creme brulee. The meal costs $60 including tax and tip.

Crescent City Homebrewers' ( annual Winterfest fundraiser runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Deutsches Haus (1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie, 504-522-8014; The event features German food and more than 35 home-brewed beers. There's everything from a Thanksgiving-inspired cranberry-honey hefeweizen to cider dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops and a saison brewed with French saison yeast and herbs and spices found in pho. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at door.

Houma's fourth annual Bayou Beer Festival ( is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Southdown Plantation (1208 Museum Drive, Houma). There is live music by Lost Bayou Ramblers and Nonc Nu and Da Wild Matous, plus craft beer and local home-brewed beer. The main sponsor is the soon-to-open Spigots Brew Pub in Houma. The nonprofit festival benefits local veterans assistance organizations. It has donated $20,000, according to the festival website. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

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