Summer’s premier beer events, the WYES private beer sampling and international beer tasting, take place this weekend, Friday and Saturday night at Mardi Gras World.
Friday’s offerings include over 75 hard-to-get craft beers, specially made cask and home brews, such as Crooked Letter Brewing Company’s Gipsy IPA and Gnarly Barley’s Porter Rican. NOLA Brewing will represent with their hop-monster Mechahopzilla and a one-off cask they’re making specifically for the event.
Tasting tickets for Friday are $50 and include food from Sun Ray Grill, while advance tickets for Saturday (featuring 275 beers, including Creole Red Beans and Rice Ale from 40 Arpent Brewing Company in Arabi) are $30 with food available from four local food trucks: Dat Dog, Foodie Call, La Cocinita and Rue Chow. For more info and tickets, visit www.wyes.org/beer where you can also download a brochure with all the beers and breweries listed.
WYES Private & International Beer Tastings 2013
Date: Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday
Location: Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Place (map)
Neighborhood: Warehouse District / Lower Garden District
Admission: $50 Friday, $30 Saturday
More Info: www.wyes.org/beer