Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A tasting of the top 100 beers in the world, in New Orleans!

I know this is a blog about the beer scene in Baton Rouge, but one place I've really been wanting to check out that's close to home is the Avenue Pub in New Orleans.  As best I can tell they have the best craft beer and import selection on tap of anywhere in the state.  Not the biggest quantity, but the most harder to find and more sought after taps.   Starting tonight for the next four Wednesdays they will be hosting a tasting of a selection of beeradvocate's 100 best beers in the world!

From their website:

Top 100 beer Tasting series for April

Wed. March 31st 7pm balcony
  • Boulevard Saison Brett
  • Goose Island Night Stalker
  • Olfrabrikken Porter
  • St Bernardus Abbott 12
  • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Wed. April 7th 7pm, Balcony
  • Lost Abbey Angel's Share
  • Russian River Pliny the Elder
  • Russian River Damnation
  • Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
  • Chimay Grand Reserve
Wed. April 14th 7 pm Balcony
  • St.  Bernardus Abbot 12
  • Goudens Carolus Cuvee Van de Kaiser
  • Supplication by Russian River
  • Consecration by Russian river
Wed. April 21st 7pm Balcony
  • Stone Ruination
  • Stone Imperial Russian Stout Vintage
  • Stone Double Dry hopped IPA
  • Stone Double Bastard (Vertical 3 yr tasting)

I highly encourage anyone who loves trying new beer to check these tastings out!  I believe the price is only $20 each, and I'm hoping to make it to at least the April 7th tasting.  The Lost Abbey Angel's Share and Pliny the Elder are two beers I'd love to try, although everyone on the list is sure to be fantastic.

So, check it out if you can, maybe I'll see some of you there!