18th July 2008

BEER FESTIVAL ALERT

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In case any of you are from the area or will be down in Lafayette, LA tomorrow you should definitely check out the Gulf Brew: 

“The Acadiana Arts Council is excited to announce that we are gearing up for the second annual Gulf Brew, which will be held at Parc International in downtown Lafayette on Saturday, July 19, 2008.
 
In the style of Germany’s Oktoberfest, the Acadiana Arts Council is inviting festival-goers to sample the best brews the Gulf South has to offer. Held in conjunction with Southern Open 2008, an exhibition showcasing artwork from artists living in the South from Texas to Florida, the AAC has invited microbreweries and brewmeisters from the same southern states to offer Acadiana a taste of their specialty brews at this one-of-a-kind beer festival.


Gulf Brew 2007 was host to a number of outstanding breweries, such as Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Mississippi’s Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company and Zea Brewery, and Lafayette’s very own Dead Yeast Society. Gulf Brew 2008 will have even more microbreweries, and will highlight the fast-growing trend of homebrewing!Not only are we offering more variety when it comes to the beer, we’re offering more choices when it comes to food. This year, restaurants from all over Lafayette will have booths set up to offer all of your favorite local eats. And we didn’t forget about the music! While you’re treating your tastebuds to great beer and great food, we’ll be serving up non-stop live music from some of the best bands in the Gulf South!

This year, along with the crafts of beer, food and music, there will be another creative element added to the mix… craft art! The Acadiana Arts Council has teamed up with the Louisiana Crafts Guild to bring festival-goers beautiful works by artists who call the swamps of Louisiana their home.

$15 Taster Tickets will be good for fifteen beer samples, and Non-Taster Tickets will be $10. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to enter the festival premises. All proceeds from Gulf Brew 2008 will benefit the Acadiana Arts Council.”

Apparently this event is quite popular as it actually ran dry last year.  Over 1,000 people attended and drank every last ounce of beer in the place.  Don’t worry though, this year there will be enough to serve over 2,000!

If someone reading this IS in the area and does attend the event I would love a recap!

Enjoy!

(Source: Nola.com)

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