Bayou Teche Brewing announced the upcoming release of Dat Beer, which it brewed in collaboration with local sausage chain Dat Dog. The beer will be available at three Dat Dog locations (601 Frenchmen St., 504-309-3362; 3336 Magazine St., 504-324-2226; 5030 Freret St., 504-899-6883).
Bayou Teche founder Karlos Knott says the beer was created to complement the type of casual food for which Dat Dog is known.
"It's a sessionable French-style ale crafted with pilsner, Munich and caramel malts, Saaz hops and a very clean-tasting French yeast, Knott says. "The beer drinks with a light-to-moderate toasty character with some caramelization, with a little elegant, spicy and herbal European hop aroma that pairs perfectly with the brats, hot dogs and local sausages at Dat Dog."
The collaboration came about because the Bayou Teche team often visits Dat Dog when doing business in the city, Knott says. Knott also was impressed by Dat Dog's local beer selection, he says. The two teams got together for a joint Christmas party, he adds. "We had a bon temp and the idea was hatched to brew a beer that recognized the unique Creole culture and cuisine that New Orleans is famous for."
Chelsea Braun, marketing manager for Dat Dog, says beer is being kegged now and may be available on draft at all three locations by the end of the month.