Brewhaha: Beer and Taxes

by Heather Miller

The Dead Yeast Society is a superbly local resource for home-brewers and craft beer lovers, so much so that donating to the cause is tax deductible.

For beer lovers of the most devoted variety - home brewers - the Hub City is home to a superbly local resource for craft beer and home-brewing.

This week's Brewhaha blog, a promotion from The Independent crafted to support EatLafayette and encourage local flavor, features The Dead Yeast Society, Lafayette's premier home-brewing club.

Founded in 1990, the Dead Yeast Society meets one Tuesday a month at Marcello's on Johnston Street for a session on all things home brew. When it comes to home-brewing in Acadiana, Dead Yeast Society President Gene Nelson says via the club website that "we're always here to help."

"We are working on ways to help out the new brewers as well as the veterans. Check us out ... come say hi," Nelson says in the club website's message from the president. "This is your club and with your help it can be better. We are always looking for ideas to help out the club."

One way to help is by making a donation to the club, which doubles as a non-profit "educational" organization and thus contributions are tax-deductible.

Member-only benefits include access to the yeast library, as well as loans on the gear needed to brew your own beer.

Click here to read more about the Dead Yeast Society, including info on upcoming "sensory analysis" training sessions what it takes to "Sweat Your Brews Off" at a planned Dead Yeast Society event.

Every Friday during the EatLafayette campaign, The INDsider will post fun facts, local trivia and more under its Brewhaha blog. Post your best beer responses under the blog on our website, and we'll choose one commenter per week to receive a 12-pack of Bud Light Platinum courtesy of Schilling Distributing. Commenters must be registered with our website to post a response. Click here to sign up for The INDsider and a chance to win.

Brewhaha Trivia:
-Name three of the four main ingredients found in beer recipes. Then tell us about some of your favorite beers and where you like to drink them. Remember, a good beer story could mean a free 12-pack of Bud Light Platinum to kick off your weekend, as the first person to correctly answer trivia is not the automatic winner of the blog. It's a dialogue, and the winning comment may not necessarily be the correct trivia answer.

Brewhaha Fun Fact:
-The word lager stems from the German word lagem that means "to store," referring to the process by which beer is made by fermenting over long periods of time.