Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Vote for Avenue Pub in the Great American Beer Bar Finals!

Well, it appears that the local(ish) joint Avenue Pub (facebook - twitter) has made the finals of the CraftBeer.com Great American Beer Bar competition for the South region.  Congrats to Avenue Pub for making it on the list, although it should be a no-brainer to include of the best beer bars around.  I mean, where else nearby can you try a Swedish Stormaktsporter or experience Zwanze Day? 

Here's the link to vote, so go cast a vote for Avenue Pub!

Yeah, Hay Merchant in Houston is on there as well, and they are a pretty awesome beer bar that takes advantage of Texas's multitude of breweries and plentiful out-of-state distribution, but Polly is getting my vote for making the absolute best of what Louisiana's laws and distribution will allow.  Keep up the good work Polly!  




And to reinforce the point, some of what you can expect at Avenue Pub coming up soon:

Mecha Hopzilla release this Thursday 9/20
Peter's long awaited double IPA

Firkin Friday 9/21
Saint Arnold Simcoe Dry Hopped Weedwacker Cask 6pm

Goose Island enters the Market 9/24
This Chicago brewery started small and with great reviews. last year In Bev bought a majority stake...and believe it or not they have just gotten better.

Brash Brewing and Clown Shoes 9/28 &9/29
Ben Fullove, the Owner of Petrol Station in Houston can't brew or sell his beer in Texas. He partnered with Clown Shoes to brew his beer and he will be releasing it at the Pub along with a long list of Clown Shoes Drafts that are new to the market. Some of the Clown Shoes bottles are available at Stein's Deli now but for the release weekend he will have just about everything. Barley Oak on the northshore should be getting some beer too! Join us and the brewers and owners at the Pub for a cask on Friday. We will begin tapping the beers on Friday but by Noon Saturday they will all be on the system.

Zwanze But Not Zwanze Day Wed Oct 3rd
These bottles were intended for serving at the next Zwanze day but Zwanze 2012 isn't ready yet and they have agreed to let us pour them to give the Pub a much needed little shot in the arm:)
They have also sent us some other rare and lovely beers to pour that night.


Firkin Friday October 5th
Saint Arnold Octoberfest

Firkin Friday October 12th
NOLA cask TBA