- Paradigm Gardens regulars, Coquette and Courtyard Brewery, team up April 5 for “Wish You Were Beer,” a three-course, Mexican-inspired, whole-lamb dinner. Brewer Scott Wood will pour a session IPA, a citrus sour, Blithe Spirit saison, and a collaboration braggot (honey beer) made with Horus Aged Ales in San Diego.
The dinner is $50 and also includes live music from vinyl DJ Rocky Block. Doors open at 6:30 with food served at 7pm.
- Nathanial Zimet will be slinging food pairings from his Purple Truck for the Avery Brewing beer rollout at the Avenue Pub on April 6, starting at 7 p.m.. The a la carte dishes - cured black turkey hot brown; guanciale carbonara; corned deer poutine with sauerkraut,roasted beets,and Gruyere; and biscuit with white gravy, beef tasso, and strawberry jam- will complement the Avery beers on tap.
On tap beers include: Uncle Jacob’s stout, White Rascal Belgian style wit, El Gose, Liliko'i Kepolo Passionfruit Wit, Barrel Aged Raspberry Sour, Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Stout, and Barrel Aged Apricot Sour.
- On April 12, from 7-10pm in the courtyard of Treo: Wayward Owl Brewing Company and Tana, the resident kitchen at the Tulane Avenue nightspot developed by Michael Gulotta, get together for four-course regional Italian beer dinner. The first course, a charred broccoli salad with marinated anchovies, mint, almonds, and a roasted garlic-citrus vinaigrette will be paired with Wayward Owl’s clean-drinking German style Kristallweizen.
Course two is a house made pesto with trofie pasta, with potatoes, green beans, and parmesan, paired with The Tawny Twit, an English pale bitter style beer. The third course is a spiced pork served over hand rolled couscous with chermoula and dried fruit, paired with Clean Slate IPA, a Pacific Northwest style IPA with plenty of citrus and pine notes. For dessert, Wayward Owl’s Scops traditional Scotch ale is served with espresso-filled Italian doughnuts.
- The inaugural Louisiana Hop Festival goes down at Courtyard Brewery on April 20 with plenty of — you guessed it — hoppy beers. Two of Courtyard’s neighbors, Turkey and the Wolf and Stein’s Deli, handle the food. Courtyard’s Scott Wood explained how the festival came to be.
Literally, we were sitting around the brewery a couple months ago and our friends from Turkey and the Wolf were here having some beers, and we all got to talking. April 20th worked for all of us to throw a party. It was really a no-brainer since we both frequent each other's spots often. Then we asked [Dan] Stein, because he's like the Godfather of both craft beer and sandwiches around here and he said he'd show up too.
The fun and live music begins at 4:20 p.m.