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The Week In Beer: Events and Accolades

Ale's General Manager Pat Winters [Photo: Nora McGunnigle
Ale's General Manager Pat Winters [Photo: Nora McGunnigle

Ale on Oak Street in the Riverbend is holding its grand opening on Friday, August 1. Although the bar has been open for a couple weeks now, any time is a good time to celebrate with half price pints, right? (Half price pints are from 5-8pm on Friday, 8/1 only) [Gambit]

The list of breweries attending the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO has been released, with four Louisiana breweries attending. GABF is the largest beer festival in the country, and Abita, Bayou Teche, and NOLA Brewing will be attending once again. The Old Rail, the state's newest brewpub in Mandeville, will be attending for the first time, showcasing its beers in the festival's "Brewpub Pavilion." [Eater Wire]

Upcoming local beer events: NOLA Brewing beer dinner at Ralph's on the Park on August 8 and a Founders Brewing French Quarter Pub Crawl on Saturday afternoon, August 16. [Gambit]

Bayou Teche Brewing out of Arnaudville has been getting quite a bit of press lately, with the Brews Travelers naming them as one of the 10 most memorable breweries they've visited so far during their yearlong pilgrimage around the country. Since their goal is to hit at least one brewery per day for an entire year, making this top 10 list is a feat indeed. [Dallas News]

Bayou Teche is also featured on the cover of All About Beer magazine's September issue, in the story "Beer on the Bayou." The article highlighted the brewery's connection to its Cajun roots, its collaboration beers, and how its beers have been influenced by the French Farmhouse brewing tradition and beer style. [All About Beer]