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12 Best New Louisiana Beers of 2016

It seems like every food and beer blog has an annual “best of” post, and I’m here with another. In previous years, I’ve done a best Louisiana beers of the year, but I’m changing it up a tad this year. Instead of picking some of the same beers that are at or near the top of the list year after year, I’m naming ...

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Bayou Teche: changes are afoot

Bayou Teche Brewing has been brewing their unique beers in south Louisiana for the past seven years or so. During that time, a lot has changed about the beer culture around these parts. The team at Bayou Teche has recognized that, and is implementing quite a few changes over the last several months to bring some new beers to market, as wel ...

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Gnarly Barley expanding, adding cans and a director of sales

Hammond’s Gnarly Barley Brewing is undergoing some exciting changes. The brewery recently took delivery of a host of new fermentors, which will help them increase capacity a ton. Why is that, you may ask? Well, in early 2017 Gnarly Barley will begin canning their beers! Yes, that’s right, just in time for the Mardi Gras parade ...

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Ballast Point to debut in Louisiana

San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing will (finally) make its Louisiana debut later this month. For real, this time. Beginning the week of December 19th, you’ll be able to find bottles of Sculpin IPA, Grapefruit Sculpin IPA and Victory at Sea, a coffee vanilla porter. Also available will be cans of Mango Even Keel, a fruited session IPA ...

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Bayou Teche brewery expansion and new year round IPA

Bayou Teche recently announced plans to expand their brewery, and they have a few exciting changes on tap (see what I did there?). The expansion will add nearly 50% more room to the brewery, meaning a bigger taproom, more space for a lab, and additional room for their ever-growing collection of whiskey and wine barrels that are used to age ...

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Homebrew Recipe: Coffee Vanilla Porter

Alright, I’ve been meaning to get around to this for some time, and well, I just never got around to it. I’d love to share some of my homebrew recipes with readers here, and there’s no time like the present to start. First, let’s jump back to when I started homebrewing. In the summer of 2012, I bought a one gallon homebr ...

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SweetWater Squeeze Box IPA

SweetWater Brewing jumped on the fruited IPA train back in the summer with Goin’ Coastal IPA back in the summer. That pineapple infused tropical IPA was a success, so now the brewery is releasing another rendition, Squeeze Box IPA with grapefruit. SweetWater was again kind enough to send me a couple of sample cans of this beer, so le ...

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Content is King

So this blog got a couple of shoutouts in the last week or so.  First off, I was notified that I made the list of 100 best beer blogs as compiled by Feedspot (an aggregation site). #99 baybee! 99, heh. Badass Bayou Teche brewer, owner, and writer Karlos Knott included me in a recent roundup of Louisiana sources for beer news in Lafay ...

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Tin Roof Juke Joint & Gameday IPA Updates

New versions of Tin Roof’s Gameday IPA and Juke Joint IPA are now available at the brewery’s taproom. Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit down with William McGehee and Charles Caldwell, co-owners of Tin Roof Brewing Co, to discuss many of the recent changes at the brewery, as well as some exciting things planned for the future. T ...

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Founders PC Pils

Founders Brewing recently launched a new fall seasonal, PC Pils. The brewery was kind enough to send me a couple cans to sample, and sample I did. Here’s what Founders says about PC Pils: Pleasantly crisp, perfectly clean and profoundly crushable, PC Pils is our take on the classic Pilsner style. While Noble hops have been the prefer ...

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