5th Louisiana Craft Brewer Week marks growth in breweries across - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

5th Louisiana Craft Brewer Week marks growth in breweries across the state

Source: Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild Source: Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

This year's Louisiana Craft Brewer Week marks growth in the state’s craft beer industry since the celebratory week was first created by the Louisiana Legislature in 2013.

There were seven breweries and three brewpubs in Louisiana when the first celebratory week took place. When this year’s LACBW begins, September 17 through 23, there will be over 30 breweries and brewpubs in the state.

Local bars, retailers, and restaurants throughout the state are dedicating taps and shelf space to Louisiana-made beer, according to the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild.

Nearly ten breweries have opened in Louisiana since last year’s Louisiana Craft Brewers Week.

Events honoring the beers and people who brew them are scheduled at local breweries, bars and restaurants across the state.  The week culminates with NOLA on Tap, the state's largest beer festival, held Sept. 23 in New Orleans City Park.  This beer festival highlights beers from breweries across the state as well as local homebrewers. NOLA on Tap benefits the LA/SPCA.

The Louisiana Office of Tourism is asking residents to share pictures and video of local beer on social meeting using the hastags #OnlyLouisiana, #LAFootball and #LABrews. The Office of Tourism will send the highest performing participants prizes such as hats, shirts, drinking cups, and gifts from Louisiana breweries. 

RELATED STORY: 3 Louisiana breweries hosting events to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Fake police officer busted after trying to pull over real deal

    Fake police officer busted after trying to pull over real deal

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:34 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:34:54 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 3:34 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:34:54 GMT
    Matthew Disbro, 44, told troopers he was just trying to protect the public, but law enforcement officers say actions like these made it harder for them to do their jobs. (Source: Arizona DPS/KPHO/KTVK/CNN)Matthew Disbro, 44, told troopers he was just trying to protect the public, but law enforcement officers say actions like these made it harder for them to do their jobs. (Source: Arizona DPS/KPHO/KTVK/CNN)

    The man told troopers he was just trying to protect the public, but law enforcement officers say actions like these make it harder for them to do their jobs.

    More >>

    The man told troopers he was just trying to protect the public, but law enforcement officers say actions like these make it harder for them to do their jobs.

    More >>
  • Kidnapping victim escapes captors with help from cashier

    Kidnapping victim escapes captors with help from cashier

    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:21:20 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:41:29 GMT

    Deputies arrived with their guns drawn and stormed the store.

    More >>

    Deputies arrived with their guns drawn and stormed the store.

    More >>
  • Girl, 7, killed crossing highway to find dad help after alleged drunken crash

    Girl, 7, killed crossing highway to find dad help after alleged drunken crash

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:01 AM EDT2018-07-16 11:01:17 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:01 AM EDT2018-07-16 11:01:17 GMT
    The girl’s father is now behind bars, facing charges of drunken driving and possibly further charges. (Source: WXYZ/CNN)The girl’s father is now behind bars, facing charges of drunken driving and possibly further charges. (Source: WXYZ/CNN)

    The girl’s father is now behind bars, facing a charge of drunken driving and possibly further charges.

    More >>

    The girl’s father is now behind bars, facing a charge of drunken driving and possibly further charges.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly