Ten groups of participants crafted beers from randomly chosen Louisiana foods like cayenne peppers, peaches, rice, red beans, pecans and strawberries. Each team then picked a style of beer, such as a Belgian stout or a Saison. Visitors will be able to sample each brew with admission to the festival, which is a non-perishable food item for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Food trucks will also be on hand.
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Mansurs on the Boulevard, 5720 Corporate Blvd., is hosting an Abita Beer Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 16.
The menu will include a Bibb lettuce wedge with Abita Restoration Ale and blue cheese dressing, topped with Berkshire bacon lardons and a red onion marmalade. There will also be cedar-plank roasted salmon with Abita Light steamed green beans and finished with a Purple Haze and blackberry beurre blanc; half of a roasted Cornish hen with a garlic and S.O.S. Pilsner pan sauce and English peas; and an Abita Root Beer-glazed pulled pork over a risotto style Abita Abbey Ale barley with mushrooms, thyme and roasted shallots. Dessert will be Abita Turbodog and chocolate bread pudding.
Featured brews will include Abita Jockamo IPA, Abita Barney, Abita Golden, Abita Fall Fest and Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog.
Tickets are $65. Call (225) 923-3366