The Pelican House is opening the taps for craft beer.
The Baton Rouge eatery, located at 2572 Citiplace Court, will host the first Delta Brewer’s Ball at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16.
“With our bar having recently hit two years old, and given our involvement in the industry, we feel it’s our duty to foster the growth of Louisiana brewers,” said Chris Juge, co-owner of The Pelican House. “The focus of this event is to further bridge the gap between the local brewer and local beer fan, novice or expert. This event gives beer lovers an opportunity to connect with the individuals pouring their lives into the bubbly nectars hailing from the boot. Louisiana already has a very rich culture and an avid interest in food and libation.”
Cari Caramonta, co-founder of Hammond’s Gnarly Barley, said the brewery is looking forward to the laid back, intimate setting of the ball.
“We love that it focuses on the local and regional breweries in a very personal setting,” she said. “Festivals are wonderful ways to connect with fans old and new; however, they are usually so fast-paced that it’s difficult to carry on a conversation with certain individuals who may want to connect.”
Breweries that will have booths around the venue include 40 Arpent, Abita, Bayou Teche, Chafunkta, Covington, Gnarly Barley, Lazy Magnolia, NOLA, Parish, Saint Arnold, Tin Roof and Yaolbusha.
NOLA will bring Hurricane Saison, their summer seasonal farmhouse-style saison, according to Vice President of Sales Davis Cranford.
“We have dry-hopped this beer with Belma hops, a newer and rarely used hop from Yakima Valley, with notes of melon, strawberry and pineapple,” Cranford said. “We will also be pouring Piety, which is a sour ale from our new NOLA Funk series.”
Tickets are $30 and include an event T-shirt, cochon de lait sandwich bar and charcuterie table by City Pork, a gift bag with items from each brewery, and chances to win door prizes. Purchase tickets at The Pelican House or at thepelicanbar.com.