Do you love beer? And food? And dogs? If your answer is a resounding yes—as it should be—then Cap City Beer Fest is just the festival for you.
The Companion Animal Alliance, Baton Rouge’s animal shelter, will sponsor the city’s third annual beer festival this Sunday, Nov. 12. Purchasing a ticket gets you a sampling glass for unlimited beer. And attendees will have their choice of beers from more than 30 breweries and homebrewers.
The festival will be held noon-4 p.m. at the intersection of 4th Street and Spanish Town Road downtown. General admission is $40, and VIP admission is $60. See more details or get tickets here. Here’s a quick guide to what you can try at this year’s event.
New to the festival this year: Houston’s Karbach Brewing Company, Colorado’s Avery Brewing Co. and California’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, all of which started distributing in Louisiana this year. Also new is a Belgium beer table featuring Belgian favorites like the full-bodied, bittersweet Abt. 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus and The Duchesse de Bourgogne, a fermented, reddish-brown brew from Brouwerij Verhaeghe.
Louisiana’s breweries at the fest include: Bayou Teche, Chafunkta, Gnarly Barley, Parish, Southern Craft, Tin Roof, Urban South and Great Raft. You can also taste beers from around the United States from the likes of Founders, New Belgium, Saint Arnold, Clown Shoes, Prairie Artisan Ales and Sweetwater. Expect about 10 local homebrewers to be there, too.
Not sure where to start? Try one of Tin Roof’s recent releases, Blood Orange Voodoo Pale Ale, or Bayou Teche’s new, sour-style ale, Tart Side of the Teche Cherry Sour. We also suggest the Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter from Karbach—this porter-style beer pairs a malt character with hints of chocolate and vanilla.
Food vendors include: Rouge-A-Roux’s, Mestizo and Jambalaya by Shake