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.
The four-course meal will include blonde poached oysters; bouillabaisse with seared red fish, crawfish dumplings and a crawfish Voodoo beer broth; braised pork belly served with mashed slow-braised okra and a chocolate hazelnut cake with coffee porter foam and a salted caramel gelato, all featuring various Tin Roof brews.
Tickets are $45 per person. Click here or call (225) 224-4105.
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Luckily, the brewery had plenty of cold drinks and slices of watermelon, appropriate since Tin Roof’s summer seasonal is a delectable Watermelon Wheat.
Rumors of Tin Roof’s second seasonal percolated during the event. Stay tuned …
Slow Food Baton Rouge is holding the August social at Tin Roof Brewing Co., off Nicholson between LSU and downtown. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tours and samples are on tap (see what I did there?). The entire family is welcome.
Also, Whole Foods Market, 7529 Corporate Blvd., will donate 5% of their profits from Wednesday, Aug. 8, sales to Slow Food Baton Rouge.
Summer + watermelon + beer = perfection.
William McGehee, one of Tin Roof Brewing Co.‘s founders, said the company’s first seasonal brew, Watermelon Wheat, was kegged up today and will head to distributors Monday. That means it could come to a tap near you as early as Tuesday, and will definitely be offered at the brewery’s roll-out party Wednesday at The Bulldog.