American Craft Beer Week Events Set

  • Monday, 16 May 2016 17:33

American Craft Beer Week Events Set

Special Releases and Tap Takeover events highlight craft brewing in Acadiana

LAFAYETTE, LA.; May 16, 2015 – The Brewers Association has declared American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), a celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. ACBW is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their art and tradition with enthusiasts across the country. From May 16-May 22, all 50 states will be holding events including exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers and more to celebrate the ever advancing beer culture in the United States.

Some of the events that will be happening around Acadiana to celebrate ACBW are:

Monday, May 16th

  • Saint Street Inn IPA Invasion (all week)

Tuesday, May 17th

  • Social Southern Table, Tin Roof Pint Night
  • Whole Foods Barrel-Aged Event featuring Goose Island Bourbon County ’14 & ’15, Founders KBS ’15 & ’16 and Saint Arnold Bishops Barrel #13
  • Saint Street Inn IPA Invasion (all week)

Wednesday, May 18th

  • Wurst Biergarten Downtown, Special Parish Brewing Cask
  • Champagne’s (Oil Center) – Craft Beer Samplings
  • Saint Street Inn IPA Invasion (all week)

Thursday, May 19th

  • Social Southern Table, Flying Heart Pint Night
  • NuNu’s Youngsville, Craft Beer Samplings
  • Saint Street Inn IPA Invasion (all week)

Friday, May 20th

  • Tap Room, Bayou Teche Tap Takeover
  • Green Room Downtown, Bayou Teche Tap Takeover
  • Marcello Wine Market, Craft Beer Samplings
  • Saint Street Inn IPA Invasion (all week)

Saturday, May 21st

  • Saint Street Inn, New Belgium Cruiser Bicycle Giveaway
  • Tap Room, New Belgium Cruiser Bicycle Giveaway

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

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Welcome Bossier City’s Flying Heart

  • Monday, 22 February 2016 17:02

Firehouse Blonde will be initial rollout brand; consumers can find using LiquidFinder App on smartphones

LAFAYETTE, LA.; February 22, 2016 – Bossier City’s Flying Heart Brewing has agreed to join the Schilling Distributing family, with beer set to roll out in the Acadiana market on the week of February 22nd. The initial offering will be Firehouse Blonde, a blazing crisp brew is named for the brewery’s location in Bossier City, Historic Firehouse No. 6. This take on a Kolsch style ale has bright and clean flavor of pilsner grain that compliments its soft- hop aroma. This is a well-balanced beer for the novice tasters, as well as, experienced connoisseurs. It is currently only available in draught; other brands will follow in the coming months.

Consumers will be able to find what bars and restaurants are carrying Flying Heart by downloading Schilling’s LiquidFinder App, available for free on both Apple and Android smartphones (search “liquidfinder” or “schilling”). This information can also be found at Firehouse Blonde is already available at Tigue “Moore” Field for Ragin’ Cajuns Baseball games.

Flying Heart Brewing is a labor of love, pure and simple. Each of the three couples involved in the venture have come together through a convergence of ideas and complementary goals. They all started as friends that shared a love of creative expression. Although the concept of craft brewing was introduced rather off-handedly, the art and science and fun appealed to each on many different levels. What started as an interesting weekend challenge rapidly escalated into an obsession that led to intense academic study and constant upgrading of equipment because the more they knew, the more they wanted to expand their creations. A pleasant result of that kind of passion was a substantial amount of free beer to go around and the overwhelmingly positive responses created a momentum that has taken on a life of its own.

The namesake of Flying Heart pays tribute to Ben Hart’s family brand from his home of Washington State. Ben grew up in one of our country’s premier craft brewing regions and came by his love of same very naturally. That being said, Flying Heart Brewing currently has six labels that cover the gambit from a smooth black ale that boasts a moderate hop content to a bourbon barrel variety of dark ale, to several crisp, lighter ales, each with their own distinct character.

Flying Heart is the seventh Louisiana brewery in the Schilling portfolio, joining Bayou Teche Brewing (Arnaudville), Parish Brewing (Broussard), Tin Roof (Baton Rouge), Chafunkta (Mandeville), Gnarly Barley (Hammond) and Covington Brewhouse (Covington).