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Eater's Guide To The Best of Louisiana Craft Beer Week

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The first ever state-sanctioned Louisiana Craft Beer Week (also known as Louisiana Craft Brewer Week AND Louisiana Craft Brewery Week) starts today, September 23, with loads of snazzy beer tastings taking place throughout the week. And while there are events on the North Shore and in Baton Rouge, here now, Eater has rounded up the best events strictly in New Orleans. Here's a guide to the best of Louisiana Craft Beer Week.


Further Coverage of LCBW

· Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will unveil the Louisiana Brewery Trail map at Tin Roof in Baton Rouge today. [Advocate]
· Todd A. Price also weighs in on the Louisiana Brewery Trail, as well as reporting that "Louisiana Craft Beer Week highlights our state's growing options" from well-established Abita to newbs like Gnarly Barley. He also has a full schedule of events. [NOLA.com]
· Beer whisperer Nora McGunnigle's top event picks are Stone and New Belgium tastings. She also documents how as the story LCBW came to be. Also, here's more BEER events.[Gambit]
· Brewery road trip sound like fun? Chelsea Brasted rounds up five great brewery tours in Louisiana including Bayou Teche in Baton Rouge. All the tours are free, except Tin Roof's which is only $5. No party bus included, so designate a driver. [NOLA.com]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. NOLA & New Belgium at Avenue Pub

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1732 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 586-9243
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Monday, September 23, 6-9 p.m: NOLA Brewing and New Belgium's collab-brew Swamp Grape Escape debuts at this LGD craft beer mecca.

2. Bayou Teche at Capdeville

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520 Capdeville St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 371-5161
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Monday, September 23, 7 p.m to 11 p.m.: A special dinner available all night (also available a la carte) will be paired with Bayou Teche beers, including the limited production of Bayou Teche's coffee-spiked Bierre Joi that's aged in Jack Daniels barrels.

3. Beer Trivia Night at The Bulldog

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5135 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 488-4191
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Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m: Beer nerds who participate in Louisiana Craft Beer trivia night could win a grand prize trip to Bayou Teche's B&B.

4. Tin Roof at Big Mama's Lounge in HOB

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Tuesday, Sept. 24, 9 p.m: Sample the keg of Tin Roof's citra dry-hopped Blonde Ale and listen to live music from Cary Hudson.

5. Swamp Grape Escape at d.b.a.

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618 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m: Did you miss NOLA and New Belgium's,/b> Swamp Grape Escape at Avenue Pub? Try the collaborative beer at this smoke-free Frenchmen Street hub while taking in the Treme Brass Band.

6. Abita at Rivershack Tavern

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3449 River Rd
Jefferson, LA 70121
(504) 834-4938
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8 to 10 p.m: The home of the tacky ashtray hosts a pint night with the newly solar-powered green brewery Abita.

7. Stone Brewing at Avenue Pub

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1732 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 586-9243
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Thursday, Sept 26, 4 p.m: San Diego's Stone Brewing, including co-founder Greg Koch, takes over the LGD bar's taps, bringing a slew of hard to find beers and surprises.

8. New Belgium at St. James Cheese Co.

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5004 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-4737
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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2 to 4 p.m: New Belgium's Lauren Salazar leads a tasting of sours including the Yuzu Berliner Wiesse made with Japanese fruit. Expect the mongers to have lots of cheese pairings ready to sample.

9. Abita at R Bar

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1431 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116
Friday, Sept. 27, 4 to 7 p.m: Try the Abita oak-aged Pecan Harvest in the Marigny bar's famous barber chair, while side-eyeing the one dude who refuses to drink anything but Highlife.

10. Taproom at NOLA Brewing

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3001 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 613-7727
Friday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m: Check out NOLA Brewing's brand new tap room while Kirk Coco and team serve a special selection of beers.

11. New Orleans on Tap at City Park

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Saturday, Sept. 28, 1 to 7 p.m: The New Orleans On Tap festival will include over 200 beers to sample, with free admission, and proceeds helping out the LASPCA.

1. NOLA & New Belgium at Avenue Pub

1732 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Monday, September 23, 6-9 p.m: NOLA Brewing and New Belgium's collab-brew Swamp Grape Escape debuts at this LGD craft beer mecca.
1732 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. Bayou Teche at Capdeville

520 Capdeville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Monday, September 23, 7 p.m to 11 p.m.: A special dinner available all night (also available a la carte) will be paired with Bayou Teche beers, including the limited production of Bayou Teche's coffee-spiked Bierre Joi that's aged in Jack Daniels barrels.
520 Capdeville St
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Beer Trivia Night at The Bulldog

5135 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m: Beer nerds who participate in Louisiana Craft Beer trivia night could win a grand prize trip to Bayou Teche's B&B.
5135 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

4. Tin Roof at Big Mama's Lounge in HOB

New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 9 p.m: Sample the keg of Tin Roof's citra dry-hopped Blonde Ale and listen to live music from Cary Hudson.

5. Swamp Grape Escape at d.b.a.

618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m: Did you miss NOLA and New Belgium's,/b> Swamp Grape Escape at Avenue Pub? Try the collaborative beer at this smoke-free Frenchmen Street hub while taking in the Treme Brass Band.
618 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116

6. Abita at Rivershack Tavern

3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8 to 10 p.m: The home of the tacky ashtray hosts a pint night with the newly solar-powered green brewery Abita.
3449 River Rd
Jefferson, LA 70121

7. Stone Brewing at Avenue Pub

1732 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Thursday, Sept 26, 4 p.m: San Diego's Stone Brewing, including co-founder Greg Koch, takes over the LGD bar's taps, bringing a slew of hard to find beers and surprises.
1732 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. New Belgium at St. James Cheese Co.

5004 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2 to 4 p.m: New Belgium's Lauren Salazar leads a tasting of sours including the Yuzu Berliner Wiesse made with Japanese fruit. Expect the mongers to have lots of cheese pairings ready to sample.
5004 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. Abita at R Bar

1431 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Friday, Sept. 27, 4 to 7 p.m: Try the Abita oak-aged Pecan Harvest in the Marigny bar's famous barber chair, while side-eyeing the one dude who refuses to drink anything but Highlife.
1431 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

10. Taproom at NOLA Brewing

3001 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Friday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m: Check out NOLA Brewing's brand new tap room while Kirk Coco and team serve a special selection of beers.
3001 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

11. New Orleans on Tap at City Park

New Orleans, LA 70124
Saturday, Sept. 28, 1 to 7 p.m: The New Orleans On Tap festival will include over 200 beers to sample, with free admission, and proceeds helping out the LASPCA.

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