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.
-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.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, March 10, 2014:
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The vibe of the tribe done modern
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
Prepare yourselves for sun
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
Queen Evangline and King Gabriel ruled Tuesday night
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
IND Style does Gabriel
Newsy bits for the fam
The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.