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Cap City Beer Fest to benefit Companion Animal Alliance

The time for the lovers of booze, food and fun to put their paws up is soon approaching. The second annual Cap City Beer Fest will kick off Nov. 13.

Local animal shelter Companion Animal Alliance is hosting this year’s event. According to its website, the shelter commits itself to bettering the lives of shelter animals and locating great homes for as many of them as possible. In the aftermath of Baton Rouge’s recent flood, this has become especially important.

Renée Dugas, event coordinator for the Cap City Beer Fest, praised the efforts of the shelter to ensure local animals were safe.

“Over 700 animals were displaced during the flood,” she said. “An incredible amount of resources were used and are needed to feed, shelter, immunize, and reunite these animals with their owners. All of these efforts are in addition to the work the shelter does each day for the animals in our community.”

Louisiana’s August flooding affected a large section of the Baton Rouge area, but that didn’t discourage Beth Brewster, executive director of CAA. She said she is optimistic about the event’s attendance, and she encourages community members to enjoy the festival, especially during such a difficult time.

The dog-friendly event will offer an array of beers to choose from, both local and national. Breweries like NOLA Brewing Co., Chafunkta Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, The Leaky Roof Meadery, and Samuel Adams will be offering samples at the event.

The event will also feature new food venders. Participants will be able to purchase selections from City Pork, Kalurah Street Grill and Rosch Bakehaus. Rosch Bakehaus will display its baking skills by preparing artisan pretzel necklaces that participants can don as they sample more than 100 of the event’s beer offerings. Mestizo’s, a local Mexican restaurant, will also return to this year’s fest.
Tickets are available for purchase at capcitybeerfest.org. All participants will receive souvenir mug, an unlimited sampling of more than 100 specialty beers, a variety of entertainment and games and more. There will also be animals available for adoption. All proceeds benefit Companion Animal Alliance.

Photo courtesy of Cap City Beer Fest.

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