You can get beer news from a dozen websites, many of which focus on Louisiana. You can read star-rated reviews of beer on another dozen websites. Why would you come to /beer to read all that? You wouldn't. Hell, you didn't. So I'm re-focusing /beer.
We took a very short trip to the Northshore -- Covington and Mandeville, LA -- and explored their craft beer options. We were not dissapointed! Local breweries, craft beer bars, and delicious food: all can be had just a little north of New Orleans.
This was the 30th year that WYES held the international beer tasting event, and my first time attending. The event featured a 275 beers, lots of which were homebrewed or nano-breweries. Plus, food trucks!
This weekend, we had a spontaneous bar crawl with just the two of us through Mid City. I figured I'd whip up some thoughts on beer drinking through Mid City.
As most people know, there are 4 ingredients in beer: water, malted grain, hops, and yeast. Obviously some beers add extras like fruit or coffee, but generally speaking, that’s what’s in beer. As part of this Knowledge Drop, I’m going to talk all about hops.
Welcome to the first part of a new series on beer where I’ll discuss facts, history, and science behind beer. I’ll cover beer terminology, the brewing process, and beer styles, and whatever else comes to mind. Figured we’d break up the monotony of just reviews. We begin with Gravity.
As I’m off of work because of the holidays, Rhea and I decided to go to the NOLA Brewing tour on Friday. We’ve been a few times before, but decided to go check out their new tap room and maybe actually hear the tour this time.
Clearly, I’m a beer fan. I drink it (often), I review it, I brew it, and Rhea even cooks with it. I know I get a little pretentious in my beer reviews, but hey, that’s just my writing style I guess. So, with all that in mind, I still don’t consider myself a beer snob. More of a beerÂ enthusiast.
Picked up our to-drink and to-age bottles of @ParishBrewing Grand Reserve http://instagr.am/p/Sqg4ZQLmi0/
This past weekend, aside from my first anniversary, was the Third Annual New Orleans on Tap beer tasting/festival. I’ve been every year and it really gets better every year. NOOT is probably one of the better organized and better executed beer fests. Instead of being forced to drop $50+ and hope you can drink $50+ worth of beer you can probably go buy at a specialty store somewhere in a 5 mile radius„ NOOT is a pay-as-you-go model. You can be a handful of tickets or a truckload of tickets. Most beers are 1 ticket, some are 2, and more rare stuff is 3. You can get 3oz pours or 9oz pours. You can also opt to buy a package of tickets before hand (like 30 or so) and you save a few bucks/get free tickets depending on how you look at it.
I’m a big fan of beer. Ever since I realized that it could be more than just cold alcohol, I’ve taken an interest in beer — the process, the ingredients, the different styles. It’s one of, if not the, oldest drink known to man, extending back to the B.C times. It’s used for rituals, for celebrations, cooking, medication, and just good ol’ drinking.