About a month ago I had a post about the "Smoky Mary" picture on NOLA Brewing's website (@nolabrewing) indicating a new seasonal was on the way. They confirmed that and told me they were expecting an October release date, but it looks like the schedule has been moved up! The Avenue Pub should have it on tap starting September 6th, and according to them, "NOLA smoked their hops with local pecan wood and add them to a " fest" style beer." So... it sounds like we're in for an Oktoberfest style beer with smoked hops? Nah, it's actually smoked malts, Polly corrected that later.
So, if you can check it out at The Avenue Pub it looks like Sep. 6th is your date. I'm sure it will find it's way to a few places in Baton Rouge like The Bulldog shortly afterward. I'm a big fan of the Bouccanee' from Bayou Teche, which is also a smoked beer, so I'm definitely looking forward to this new NOLA offering.