NOLA Brewing released The Wolf and the Lamb last week, a collaboration beer with Oskar Blues. The imperial pilsner is also out in cans with artwork by local artist J. Pierre.
Ale will be showcasing the Wolf and the Lamb during a NOLA Brewing tap takeover on Wednesday, April 27, during the formerly-known-as-Oak-Street-Block-Party, now known as the Oak Street Free For All, which is sponsored by the Residents and Merchants of Oak Street and will involve free music and free crawfish from Seither's.
The party starts at noon, and Ale opens at 1 p.m. to serve the Wolf and the Lamb collaboration, as well as another NOLA Brewing collaboration beer with Left Hand called Hey! Collab Coffee Saison, Lowerline from NOLA's Funk Series, Prytania Porter, and Hog Tied, NOLA's beer inspired by Hogs for the Cause. Folks from both breweries will be in attendance to chat about the beer.
"We thought it would be a great idea to feature New Orleans beer during this event," says Ale owner Pat Winters. "That's all people wanted last weekend when they were in town for Jazz Fest - local beer."
NOLA and Oskar Blues will hit another Riverbend beer bar, popping up at Cooter Brown's on Wednesday, April 27 with not only its beer, but also the artist who created the Wolf and the Lamb's can design, J. Pierre. He'll be signing numbered prints of the art featured on the cans. The fun begins at 7 p.m.
Also, tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow, NOLA Brewing is hosting parties at the brewery with live music, beer, and crawfish - it's the inaugural NOLA Crawfish Festival, created to fill the void between the first and second weekends of Jazz Fest.