Thursday, April 1, 2010

Top of the Hops Beer Festival - this Saturday in Lafayette

It's always good to see events like this one popping up in South Louisiana.  Sure, there may be a heavy BMC presence, but this festival also features beers from many local breweries and some of my favorite American and European breweries.  

Check out the event website here!  Apparently it lasts from 2-6, so that's a lot of drinking to be done!  (Designate a driver or something, people.)

There is a large assortment of breweries that would be worth tasting, including imports from Ayinger, Chimay, Samuel Smith, and Unibroue; American craft beers from Bear Republic, Eel River, North Coast, ans Stone; plus local beers from Abita, NOLA, Lazy Magnolia, and Heinerbrau.

I've even heard that Parish Brewing might have some of their new beer available in the VIP area, so that's something to consider!  Unfortunately I won't be able to make it out this Saturday, but anyone looking to try some new beers should check it out!