Monday, June 7, 2010

Private Beer Sampling at NOLA Brewing

So, we'd been told that the VIP beer tasting was the way to go (by some of the guys at the Beer Advocate/Avenue Pub meetups). It's a smaller event, it's in our neighborhood, and it has a lot of rare beers to drink.

Here are the beers I had to drink (as far as I can recall)

NOLA Brewing Pomegranate Saison (on cask)
NOLA Brewing ISPA (India Sweet Potato Ale)
Lazy Magnolia Pale Ale (on cask)
Lazy Magnolia Reb Ale
Homebrew: Doghead Fish Gottaminute (Double Imperial Mild)
Homebrew: Angola Summer Wheat
Homebrew: Citrus IPA
Heiner Brau: Alt Ale
Bayou Teche: LA 31 Pale Ale
Bayou Teche: Passion Fruit Wheat Beer
De Ranke XX Bitter
Oud Geuze
Vichtennar Flemish Red Brown Ale
Rogue Brewery: Yellow Snow
Samuel Smith Cherry Beer
Samuel Smith Rasberry Beer
La Goudale Biere de Garde
Brooklyn Brewing Local 1
Harpoon Leviathan Red Ale

There are a few other places listed that I don't remember seeing, and I hope that means they weren't there- some of them sounded awesome.

Crescent Pie and Sausage did the catering- Chaurice, Bratwurst, and Hot Links for sausages, jambalaya, cole slaw, and some sort of bread/fruit/vegetable salad. Yummy stuff, and we're looking forward to checking out the place on our own.

The brewery was hot and sticky until the sun went down- we were all sweating and drinking beer, talking and laughing. Man, that was fun times. It would be awesome to work in the beer industry... I gotta see what possibilities and positions exist on that front.

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