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New Craft Brews For Winter, History of Hand Grenade

NOLA— Here's a slew of new beer releases to look for this winter, courtesy of NoDef: Bayou Teche's Loup Garou (Belgian-style chocolate stout) and the "latest barrel-aged experiment" with Biere Noire, 3113 (yes, Rush dorks, that is a play off of 2112), Abita and PJ's collab Macchiato Espresso Stout and Abita's Bourbon Street Barrel-aged Imperial Stout was aged for two months in Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve bourbon barrels, both only available on draft. [NolaDefender]

QUARTER— The Tropical Isle chain turns 30 on December 14, and Doug MacCash reports that co-owners Earl Bernhardt and Pam Fortner have planned 3 whole days of celebration. MacCash gets started early by enjoying a Shark Attack drank, and diving into the history of the duo's signature (and patented) Hand Grenade cocktail, which basically started one Carnival, "when they stumbled upon walnut-sized plastic squirt guns in the shape of hand grenades." []

CBD— Bring an unwrapped toy (NO stuffed animals though!) to Capdeville from December 15-23 and receive a free pint of NOLA Blonde. On Christmas Eve the presents will be delivered to Children's Hospital. Last year over 200 presents were collected, so let's keep it up, y'all. [Eaterwire]

CENTRAL CITY— Tonight, one night only, Ryan Hughes does Reveillon at Purloo. If you haven't hit up this pop up yet, this is your last chance before the new year. 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:15 dinner at The New Orleans Cooking Experience (1519 Carondelet). Call (504)430-1840 to nab a seat. Menu here. [Eaterwire]

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