It's brewing in the Gulf

by Anna Purdy

In just over a week unlimited beer will be flowing in Parc International and you are invited, you lucky ducklings.

Gulf Brew 2011 is one of the biggest fundraisers that the Acadiana Center for the Arts throws every year and it's not without reason: The best of beer and food from the Gulf Coast region makes for a great way to pass a Saturday evening. Huge white tents blanket the park and have more than adequate air conditioning.

If you buy a regular ticket it's $25 and the shindig starts at 6 p.m. July 23. However, if you buy a $50 ticket you get in an hour earlier which means no lines. You can only enter Gulf Brew if you are 21 or older. It's $15 for a non-taster ticket, which means you don't get beer. I'm not quite sure who this option appeals to but if it's you then mazel tov! Get your tickets online here or by calling AcA at 233-7060 or simply going to its box office to pick some up.

What kind of beers? Well, the AcA was kind enough to let us see. Skip down to the bottom of this blog for a complete listing of the beers being offered with your ticket price that day.

But! This being a festival in Louisiana, beer isn't all you get. Lake Charles' band The Von Dukes play their Sun Records-soaked rockabilly starting at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. is Rex Moroux, the Soul Express Band at 7:15 p.m. and finishing up with DJ Miyagi.

There is parking all around downtown but if you feel like biking to Gulf Brew that's is a whole other new thing this year. Starting this year, BikeLafayette will be holding what is essentially a coatcheck for bikes. Simply find the BikeLafayette bicycle corral and this advocacy and awareness group will watch over your ride while you get down to beer business.

Lafayette Homebrew Club
Dead Yeast Society
DYS Hefeweizen
Imperial Stout
Smoked Rye
Belgian Wit
Irish Red
American Wheat
Tabasco Pepper Ale
Cascadian Dark Ale
American Pale Ale
Honey Amber
DYS Brown Ale
Dusseldork Alt
DYS Kolsch
Imperial Bourbon Vanilla Porter
American Barley Wine
Flanders Brown

Baton Rouge Homebrew Club
Brasseurs a la Maison
Vanilla Porter
Panola Pale Ale
Blueberry Wheat
Mango Passion Fruit Wheat
Pineapple Pale Ale
Calypso SMASH
Styrian Goldings Pale Ale

New Orleans Homebrew Club
Mystic Krewe of Brew
Brewsard's Black/White/Red/Brown India Style Ale
Breakfast Stout
Hotcho Momma
Heavenly Heffe
Pete's Pleasant Porter

Beer provided by Glazer's, Shilling and Crescent Crown Distributing: 
Abita Abbey Ale
Abita Andygator
Abita Satsuma
Abita Jockamo
Abita Wheat
Abita Light
Anchor Liberty Ale
Anchor Porter
Ayinger Brau-Weisse
Ayinger Ur-Weisse
Bass Ale
Blue Moon Belgian White
Blue Moon Summer
Brooklyn Lager
Brooklyn Summer
Brother Theolnious Abby 
Chimay Blue Label Ale
Chimay White Label
Coney Island Python
Covington Brewhouse Bayou Bock
Covington Brewhouse Pontchartrain Pilsner
Grimbergen Blond
Grimbergen Dubbel
Hacker Pschorr Original
Hacker Pschorr Weisse
Harpoon Summer
He'Brew Messiah Bold
Heiner Brau Kolsch
Heiner Brau Märzen
Heiner Brau Strawberry
Kalik Gold
LA-31 Grenade
LA-31 Boucanne
La Chouffe Belgian Golden
La Goudale
Laughing Skull
Lazy Magnolia Jefferson Stout
Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan
Leinenkugal Sunset Wheat
Lindemans Cassis
Lindemans Peche Lambic                                                                                                  Magic Hat #9
Mendocino Brew Blu Heron
Mendocino Brew White Hawk
Monks' Ale
Monks' Wit
Murphy's Irish Stout
Parish Amber
Parish Canebrake
Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
Paulaner Munich Lager
Red Hook ESB
Red Hook IPA
Rogue American Amber Ale
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale
Salva Vida
St. Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower
St. Arnold's Seasonal
Sam Adams Blackberry
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
Sam Adams Latitude 48
Sam Adams Summer
Samuel Smith Nut Brown
Samuel Smith Oatmeal
Samuel Smith Organic (cherry/strawberry)
Schneider Ale Aventinus
Schneider Ale Weisse
Schneider Edel Weisse
Shock Top Raspberry
Sierra Bianca Rio Grand Desert
Sierra Bianca Rio Grand IPA
Sierra Bianca Outlaw Lager
Sierra Bianca Rio Grand Chile Cerveza
Spaten W Franz Hefe Weis
Spaten W Optimator
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Stone Old Guardian
Stone Ruination IPA
Tin Roof Brewery
Unibroue Blanche Chambly
Unibroue La Fin du Monde
Woodchuck Cider Pear
Woodchuck Cider Raspberry
Zea beers