Left Hand Brewing, Goose Island and Girls Pint Out events March 7-11_lowres

Beers crafted by Left Hand Brewing Co.

Left Hand Brewing enters the New Orleans market with an after-midnight Sunday roll-out of beers. Left Hand is based in Longmont, Colorado and is known for its flagship Milk Stout, which also comes in a Nitro version. Packaging beer with nitrogen gives it a softer, creamy mouthfeel, and Left Hand has applied the technique to several of its beers.

The Left Hand roll-out is at The Avenue Pub (1732 St Charles Ave., 504-586-9243) at 12:15 a.m. Monday, March 7. Three beers will be on nitro: Milk Stout, Sawtooth amber ale and Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout. There also will be three non-nitro beers: Introvert Session IPA, Ambidextrous #8 Old Ale and the newly released Wicked Juju ginger and dark chocolate malt imperial ale.

[jump] During the week of March 21, Left Hand will have several local events, and a Left Hand-NOLA Brewing collaboration beer will be released. Event details are being finalized.

The local chapter of Girls Pint Out meets at the back bar of Cooter Brown's Tavern (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jordan Haller, the regional sales representative from Athens, Georgia brewery Terrapin Brewing, will talk about the brewery and its beers.

All Terrapin beers will be $1 off, including Moo Hoo chocolate stout, Liquid Bliss chocolate peanut butter porter, and The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA on draft and Terrapin Hopsecutioner IPA and Rye Pale Ale in cans.

Goose Island Brewing is sending its Chicago-based brewers and staff to New Orleans March 8-11 for its annual Migration Week. Events include a bar crawl on Magazine Street at Amici, Balcony Bar and The Bulldog beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Goose Island brewers will be at Stein's Market and Deli (2207 Magazine St., 504-527-0771) from 5 p.m.-6.p.m. Wednesday, March 9, and will lead a guided flight tasting at The Bulldog Mid-City (5135 Canal Blvd., 504-488-4191) from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. There is a rare beer tasting at The Avenue Pub at 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday. There is a guided beer and cheese pairing class at St. James Cheese Company (5004 Prytania St, 504-899-4737) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The brewery screens a documentary about its Bourbon County Brand Stout (BCBS) beer called Grit & Grain at The Theaters at Canal Place (333 Canal St., third floor, 504-493-6535) Friday, and there are beer samples for ticketholders at 7 p.m., followed by a BCBS pouring at the Bayou Beer Garden (326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 504-302-9357). The screening is free, and tickets can be reserved here