Enjoy Louisiana craft beers next week

Louisiana craft breweries will be celebrated next week as part of the state’s second-ever Louisiana Craft Beer Week, which runs Sept. 22-28.

In Baton Rouge, Hammond’s Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. will showcase beers Monday at The Chimes East, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., and at The Pelican House later that evening. Get more information.

On Tuesday, The Pelican House will feature kegs of Tin Roof’s Pucker Up cherry sour amber and a dry-hopped blonde ale in the evening. Tin Roof will also bring its Amber Mounds of Joy cocoa nibs and coconut beer to The Chimes East (10870 Coursey Blvd.) Thursday night.

Bayou Teche Brewing will introduce two new specialty beers, Teche Hombres and Mango Albino, in Lafayette Tuesday at The Greenroom (229 Jefferson St., Lafayete, LA, 70501).

Other specialty brews and casks will be available at Bite and Booze‘s Louisiana Brewers Bash Wednesday. The event takes place at The Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70130) and runs 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets are $45.

NOLA Brewing will wrap up its weekly Friday tour with an event dubbed “Pour Decisions” that showcases 18 new specialty beers at the Crescent City brewery’s tap room.

How will you celebrate Louisiana Craft Beer Week? Which beers are you looking forward to trying? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.—Matthew Sigur