Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WYES 2013 Beer Tastings in New Orleans - Coming June 21-22!

I was able to attend both events last year with Mandi and the Brasseurs homebrew club, and I had a great time.  Here are links to the 2012 Private Beer Sampling and the 2012 International Beer Tasting recaps. I'll be back in 2013 to try all the new beers and serve up one of our own at the Saturday event!

The beer lists aren't out yet, but the initial press release is below.  When the lists are out I'll let you know some to definitely try before they are gone!  Here's the link to buy tickets to either event!

WYES will be holding its annual beer tastings June 21 & 22 at Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of Orleans Place on the East Bank. Friday night's beer sampling is considered more of a VIP event due to beer makers showcasing their one-offs, casks and sometimes, new beers! PLUS, this year Chef Tom Hinyup from Sun Ray Grill will prepare tasty fare for all attendees while sampling their tasty brews. MORE DETAILS TO COME.

WYES is thrilled about its 30th Annual WYES INTERNATIONAL BEER TASTING!! This year all tickets $30 in advance in honor of the anniversary. 
WYES has been providing beer lovers in New Orleans a signature annual fundraising event for 30 years! The money raised stays local and provides funding for future programming and outreach community events. 

New this year (for Saturday's event only), a designated driver ticket for $15. (What that includes TBD)
Also, we are talking to local food trucks who will be parking outside of the event. (details to come) 4 trucks most probably. 
At Saturday's event, guests should come thirsty with a chance sample a choice of over 250 beers!

5th Annual
WYES PRIVATE BEER SAMPLING
Friday, June 217-10pm
Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of Orleans Place
$50

30th Annual
WYES INTERNATIONAL BEER TASTING
Saturday, June 226-9pm
Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of Orleans Place
$15 designated driver 
$30 advance
$40 door 

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For over 55 years, WYES has worked to inform, teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire our entire community. It is the oldest public television station serving southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 12th oldest in the nation, and the most utilized non-profit organization in our two states with as many as a half-million people using our broadcasts, outreach activities and website each week. We are proud to be part of the nationʼs largest classroom, the largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. For more information, call (504) 486-5511 or visit wyes.org. Follow WYES on Facebook and Twitter.