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UPDATE: NOLA International Beer Festival postponed to June 4

Here's what to expect at the Abita-sponsored beer fest.


According to a Facebook post at around 2:30 p.m. Friday (3/18) afternoon:

Due to the thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in the New Orleans area today and forecasted for tomorrow, the Abita Brewing Company New Orleans International Beer Festival scheduled for tomorrow, March 19th at Champions Square has been postponed until Saturday, June 4th. All current ticket holders should hold on to their tickets which will be honored on June 4th. See you in June!

Beer lovers, start your engines: the New Orleans International Beer Festival makes its annual appearance at Champions Square on Saturday afternoon. The doors open at 2 p.m. and until 6 p.m., attendees can drink beer from near and far, play cornhole (or watch the cornhole tournament), listen to Will Vance and the Kin Folk, and attend Samuel Adams University. (The Sam Adams educational component includes a in-depth look at its IPA line, its new nitro line, and the opportunity to try the famous Utopias.)

Louisiana's newest breweryUrban South, will be pouring its beers at the festival for the first time since opening officially on St. Patrick's Day. Other breweries of interest include Chappapeela Farms Brewing, Second Line, and Left Hand Brewing.

The "silent disco" returns this year (everyone wears headphones and dances to the same tune) and for the first time, karaoke is in the mix. (It's not silent, the jury's still out on if that's good or not.) For those infected with March Madness, there will also be a tent for sports watching.

Champions Square

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