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Freret Beer Room musings

I'm enjoying the concept of doing blog posts while avoiding both 1) work (of course) and 2) political shit on Twitter. Today, I wish to extoll upon the awesomeness of the Freret Beer Room. FBR's been open for about 6 months and it is killing it with both the food and the beer. I had a keg of Cuz I Said So beer sent there and today they did a ...

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A few extra minutes

I guess giving up Gambit and Southern Brew News has given me a few extra minutes to post something here, which is good. Even though I don't get paid for updating my website, it's still all mine and an important part of communicating to the public. OK, first, pet peeve. I reallllllly hate being introduced as/called a "blogger." It sound ...

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Learning and Growing and Caring and Sharing

This blog was my foray into the world of Louisiana craft beer. It's led to so many opportunities to write about beer and food - but after four years of writing professionally, it's time to move to the next level. Scrolling back through my entries over the last 4 years, you can see that... well, there aren't very many of them. I mostly ex ...

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2017 Founders KBS

April 1st is tomorrow, and you know what that means. No, not April Fools Day, it’s Founders KBS release day! Yes, this barrel aged coffee and chocolate stout is making its annual return on April 1st. I was fortunate enough to be sent a sample of this year’s release by Founders, and it arrived just in time to give it a quick review b ...

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Avery Brewing to launch in Louisiana

Boulder Colorado’s Avery Brewing will begin distributing their beer to Louisiana this spring. Avery has signed on with Mockler Beverage in the Baton Rouge market, Southern Eagle in the New Orleans market and Champagne Beverage in the Northshore market. Avery beers will debut at Zapp’s International Beer Festival on Saturday, Ap ...

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My thoughts on Bayou Teche’s new offerings

A few weeks ago, I told you about the changes to Bayou Teche’s flagship beers, as well as a new flagship IPA being introduced. Late last week, I was given a sample of each of the beers by Bayou Teche, so it’s time for me to give my thoughts on them. New Bayou Teche packaging We’ll start with the LA 31 Biere Pale, which was twe ...

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Urban South Brewery expanding to Baton Rouge

Are you ready, Baton Rouge? New Orleans’ Urban South Brewery is expanding into the Baton Rouge market right after Mardi Gras. The brewery officially signed with Mockler Beverage this week, and will make their debut in the capital city in mid-March. March marks the brewery’s first anniversary, and they at last have enough tank space ...

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Happy New Year and all that

Had a lot of fun this week. On Thursday, I went to Second Line Brewing to try their new beer, an imperial rye IPA (!!!!!!!!!) (I love rye beer, in case you're new here) Alryte, Alryte, Alryte. The beer is delicious, packs a punch, and I got to hand out with the brewers from Second Line and Courtyard Brewery as well as folks from Cresce ...

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Lots of new things in store from NOLA Brewing in 2017

Happy 2017, y’all! Hot off the presses is this release from NOLA Brewing. Looks like this year is set to be an exciting one from the New Orleans brewery. Check out all the good stuff coming below: NOLA Brewing is Looking Forward to a New Year With New Beer The Eight Year Old Brewery is Pushing Out an Unprecedented Amount of New Brews in ...

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Homebrew Recipe: Pecan Strong Ale

Last month I shared my homebrewed coffee vanilla porter recipe and mentioned sharing more recipes. Well, here’s another that I brewed for the holiday season. I dubbed this one the 2016 Christmas Ale, but it’s not really a spiced beer in the spirit of many Christmas ales. This one actually has a history. In fact, I brewed a vari ...

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