Dig Baton Rouge

Beer, Beer, Beer!

By Myron Smothers

Beer, beer and guess what? More beer is coming to Baton Rouge this weekend. The inaugural Capital City Beer Fest is this Saturday on October 10   from 1-5 PM at North Boulevard Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge.

The event will feature over 100 beers from around the country and the world. This will be your only chance to try a few of this rare selection because some are not available here in Louisiana. Companion Animal Alliance is putting on the festival and Event Coordinator Renee Molbert said that because beer is so complex, they tried their best to have a variety of styles and breweries to satisfy all guests.

“Our objective and passion with Cap City Beer Fest is to please the true beer connoisseur as well as educate any guests that are just learning about their love for all things beer,” she said.

While breweries from around the country will be in attendance, beers from right here in town will be present as well. There’s a plethora of Louisiana breweries that will be at the Cap City Beer Fest and Molbert says the CAA is thrilled to have them participating.

“Sharing good food and libations with the ones you love is the culture of our state”, expresses Molbert. “We are honored to have our local breweries that put native Louisiana ingredients and their passion into every beer they produce as a part of Cap City Beer Fest.”

Abita is of course the most well known Louisiana brewery and they will be in attendance, as will The Tin Roof brewery from right here in Baton Rouge. The other Louisiana breweries that will be that the fest Parish, Bayou Tech, Great Raft and Gnarly Barley.

For those who get hungry while sipping their brew, fear not, food will be available for you. There will be several food vendors in attendance including Galatoire’s Bistro, Mestizo’s Restaurant, Reed’s Cakes & Catering and The State Bar. For those who want to get in the groove while sipping their booze, do not worry because there will be live entertainment for your listening pleasure. Ian Means Dyer and Matt Scott will be on the 1s and 2s. Live music will also be in effect from Denton Hatcher and Andrew Duhon.

The event is free to enter but you must purchase tickets if you’re interested in the beer sampling. The tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. There will also be beer festival merchandise available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will go directly to CAA to support the EBR Animal Shelter, which has taken in 5,623 animals so far this year.

DIG is giving away tickets to Capital City Beer Fest! Check out our Promotions page for more details.

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