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Craft Beer Week is May 14-20

New Orleans bars and breweries host beer events beginning May 12

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  At The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com), owner Polly Watts has procured new brews from across the country. At midnight Friday, May 11, events kick off with beers from Tired Hands Brewing Company in Pennsylvania. An annual Craft Beer Week event is Bayou Teche Brewing's crawfish boil. It's Sunday, May 13, at Avenue Pub and cohosted by Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based Southern Prohibition Brewing, which will highlight its new Motherboy beer. On Tuesday, May 15, there are beers from Pennsylvania's Drai Laag (aka Strange Roots Experimental Ales) and Maine's Oxbow. The Avenue Pub taps beers from California's Libertine Brewing Company, Seattle's Holy Mountain Brewing and Tacoma, Washington's E9 Brewery by 1 p.m. May 19. There are beers from Vermont's Hill Farmstead Brewery and Maine's Tributary Brewing Company May 20. Visit the website for details.

  The Bulldog (www.draftfreak.com) hosts identical events at its Uptown (3236 Magazine St., 504-891-1516) and Mid-City (5135 Canal Blvd., 504-488-4149) locations. They tap kegs of Abita Brewing Company's Bourbon Street Imperial Stout at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. Beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, they highlight breweries that pioneered the American craft beer movement, including Founder's, Lagunitas, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada and others. Southern Prohibition Brewing marks its fifth anniversary on May 19. It celebrates at the Bulldogs with Motherboy and other brews at 6 p.m. Friday. NOLA Brewing Company taps its NOLA Sauvage at the Bulldogs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

  NOLA Brewing (www.nolabrewing.com) sold out of cans of its Green Wave Beer. It re-releases canned Green Wave at Felipe's (6215 S. Miro St., 504-288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.com) during the broadcast of the Tulane University baseball coaches' radio show 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 14.

  Port Orleans Brewing Co. (4124 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-266-2332; www.portorleansbrewingco.com) celebrates its first anniversary May 12 with live music by Flow Tribe and Daria and the Hip Drops from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It also will release three new beers, which will be available through Craft Beer Week, including a cucumber saison, an IPA and an ale brewed with black tea. Visit the website for details.

  Brieux Carre (2115 Decatur St., 504-304-4242; www.brieuxcarre.com) will offer several new beers, including a dry-hopped sour beer, a West Coast-style IPA, a coffee porter and a low-alcohol Berlinerweisse that that can be flavored with a selection of flavored syrups such as coconut, raspberry and mayhaw.

  Parleaux Beer Lab (634 Lesseps St., 504-702-8433; www.parleauxbeerlab.com) will offer two new beers during Craft Beer Week, a West Coast-style IPA and a golden stout.

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