Thirsty, that’s what we are. Wanting to imbibe. But the Acadiana Center for the Arts beerfest has got me stuck like a mule between two haystacks. I’m a tippler paralyzed between 90 beer taps. Ninety. Count’em. How can one drinker possibly try to discern between 90 tastes of beer?

If you want to try to create a strategy for tasting, here’s the list of marvelous malt and happy hops.

Gulf Brew 2009 Beer Menu Preview. Descriptions for each beer can be found here.

Crescent Crown
Abita Jackamo
Abita Pecan Harvest
Abita Turbodog
Abita Wheat
Abita Pecan Harvest
Brooklyn Lager
Brooklyn Summer Ale
Dixie Lager
Dos Equis Lager
Dos Equis Amber
Full Sail Session
Harp
Harpoon Summer
Harpoon IPA
Leinenkugal Amber
Leinenkugal Summer Shandy
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat
Newcastle
Pilsner Urquell
Sam Adams Lager
Sam Adams Seasonal
Smithwick’s Ale

Glazer         
Anchor Summer Beer
Ayinger Brau-weisse
Bitburger
Carlsberg Beer
Flying Dog Heller Hound
Flying Dog Old Scratch
Grimbergen Dubbel
Hofbrau Original Ale
Hofcrau Dunkel
Lindemans Framboise
NOLA blonde
NOLA brown
Pete’s Wickend Ale
Rogue Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Shiner Bohemian Black
Sierra Nevada Summerfest
Sierra Nevade Pale Ale
Spaten Franziskaner Hefe-Weiss
Unibroue Maudite
Warsteiner Dunkel Beer

Schilling         
American Ale
Becks Pilsner
Barena
Boddington’s
Hoegaarden
Hook & Ladder Backdraft Brown
Hook and Ladder
Hop Hound Amber Wheat
Kirin Ichiban
Landshark
Lazy Mag.  IPA
Lazy Mag. Southern Pecan
Lowernbrau
Modelo Especial
Pacifico Clara
Leffe Blonde
Redhook ESB
Redhook IPA
Shock Top
Stone Mill Pale Ale
Widmer Hefeweizen
Wild Blue

Dead Yeast Society

Pumpkin Ale
American Pale Ale
Oatmeal Stout
Belgian Wit
Vienna Lager
Tabasco Ale
Peach Wheat
Wheat
Amber
*Listed Items Subject To Change

Zea
Clearview Golden
Zea Amber Lager
Category 5 Pale Ale
Ponchartrain Porter

*The beers listed below are only made available to VIP sponsors

Crescent Crown
Wittekerke
Brooklyn Local 1

Schilling
Port Royal
Salva Vida        
    
Glazer
Orval Trappist Ale
Schneider Ale Weisse

Bayou Teche Brewery

Bayou Teche Pale Ale

All the beer provided for Gulf Brew is made possible through the generous donations of the distributors including Crescent Crown, Schilling and Glazer’s and also local brewers including Dead Yeast Society, Zea and Bayou Teche Brewery.

It’s not too late to get your tickets to Gulf Brew 2009. If you pre-order your tickets not only are you guaranteed entry into Gulf Brew, but you will be granted immediate access and will not have to wait in line. To pre-order your tickets online visit Gulf Brew.com or call the AcA at 233-7060.

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