Hey everyone, I just wanted to pass the word on about a Louisiana beer festival and homebrew contest. It's called ARToberfest and is put on by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. Here's a link to the facebook events page, and I've been told they will have a few beers from Texas that aren't readily available in the state yet, so it's always good to have new beer options to try!
I think, like many beer festivals in our area, the real beers to try first are the homebrews. They tend to be the most exciting and different of all the beers available as the local "beer artists" show off some real brewing creativity. There will also be some Rahr & Sons gift packs available as a raffle to anyone there!
Plus, proceeds from the event will benefit NCLAC's 13th Holiday Arts Tour, with an estimated economic impact of $64,480 in 2009, according to the event page. This year's tour is set for Nov. 18-20. Nothing wrong with some beer for a good cause, right?