After recovering from the previous night’s shenanigans, we bravely ventured out with the rest of the wedding guests.
We stayed mostly on Frenchman Street, hopping bar to bar absorbing the music.
I think I tried every Abita beer I could get my hands on! Strawberry, their IPA, Turbodog.
Saturday, we drove out to Baton Rouge for the wedding! I’d never been to a wedding in the deep south and they had so many unusual traditions and bits of local flavor!
As you can see, we had a pretty great time!
In May, we did a ton of traveling and one of the best trips we went on was to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana for Kristen and Mark’s wedding!
It was my first time in the deep south and I was itching to try the local dishes and beers.
We flew in very late on a Wednesday night and the night life was just getting started! So we ventured out for a bite and a beer.
I was determined to drink local beers and started of the trip with Abita Restoration Pale Ale.
Knowing we had a busy couple of days in front of us we called it an early night.
Because the next day, after walking around the French Quarter, we went to NOLA Brewery!
Since we were there on a Thursday we weren’t able to get a tour, but looking at their offerings I was pretty impressed!
They had more beers available than I was expecting! I promptly started with a flight of four, and began to make my way through their list.
Ok, so I didn’t drink them all! But I tried all that caught my eye.
The very best of them, in my opinion, was the Arabella. It was a a delicious, light sour beer. I was in heaven!
After a nap and dinner, we headed out for a night of pre wedding festivities!
It was a blast! But I was certainly feeling worse for the wear the next morning!
While on our trip, we were joined by Kerry and Ryan who were finishing up a big climbing tour of Utah. They brought some tasty beers with them!
(Yep, this was a very popular crag. We finished up and left because it was starting to seem like a zoo.)
Such a nice beer! It was my first beer from Utah Brewers Cooperative. Maybe their brewery name could use a little work, make it a little more snappy. But I was surprised to see a 7.5% beer from Utah!
It was so nice to have then join us on our trip!
We also went out and had beers at the Yardhouse located in Red Rocks Casino, the closest casino to the park entrance. They have an impressive number of beers, but half of them are macros.
But I can’t complain when I’m drinking Vanderghinste Oude Bruin on draught.