Winter is usually the off- season when it comes to outdoor beer festivals. Most of us don’t like the idea of sipping on a cold brew while the snow is falling and the chilly winds whip around our face. But not all areas of the United States are cold during the winter season, and one area that remains relatively mild is the Gulf Coast. And it just happens to be the setting for the Louisiana Winter Beer Festival, now in its fourth year.
Cajun Brew and Food
Louisiana Winter Beer Festival is set for Saturday, February 24, 2018 between 1pm and 5pm, with early 12pm admission for VIP. The festival takes place in Downtown Lake Charles at the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank. This is an outdoor festival and the weather in Louisiana in late February is usually quite pleasant, with temperatures around 70 degrees, perfect for fresh air and fresh brew. Here is basic ticket information:
VIP Tickets sell for $100 each and include:
- Early Admission at Noon
- Access to a VIP area with additional beer selections
- Food catered by Blue Dog Cafe
- A special commemorative tasting glass for drinking and taking home
Regular Tickets sell for $50 each and include:
- Access to festival at 1pm
- Access to over 125 beers for sampling from over 40 different breweries
- A commemorative tasting glass
VIP guests get access to the main festival area as well, complete with the same 125+ beers from area and regional breweries.
To round out the afternoon of fun, the Louisiana Winter Beer Festival will feature live music with performances from:
- Yes, Ma’am
- Brass Mimosa
Regular ticket holders can purchase food by visiting the food court where they will find assorted items from area restaurants.
Extend Your Vacation
Louisiana is best known for the Mardi Gras celebration each year in New Orleans. Lake Charles is only a three hour drive west of New Orleans and would make a great post- Mardi Gras excursion. Great Beer Now is going to be in attendance at the Louisiana Winter Beer Festival and would love to meet you and yours for an afternoon of beer, food, and southern- style hospitality.
Beer festivals are most commonplace from April through October each year when the weather is more cooperative, but the American Gulf Coast experiences mild weather practically year round. The moderately warm temperatures in late February are just right for an outdoor beer festival and make for the perfect way to kickoff the 2018 beer fest year. Logon to www.lawinterbeerfest.com for more information and buy your tickets today!