Get crafty with beer at WYES Tasting this weekend

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.

WYES Beer Fans 2012

Beer fans having a blast at the 2012 WYES International Tasting event

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.

WYES Beer Wenches 2012

WYES Beer Wenches on duty at the 2012 International Tasting


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 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
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WYES Beer Tasting 2013

This year's WYES Private & International Beer Tastings take place on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at Mardi Gras World.