The World Beer Championships have awarded a silver medal to Acadiana’s Bayou Teche Brewing’s LA-31 Biere Pale.
Right now Bayou Teche Brews are only available in Louisiana and Mississippi but that is set to change with its recent win. This competition, for which The Independent Weekly would like to be asked to judge, is held yearly be the Beverage Testing Institute. Judges who are professionals in the field of and art of beer are sequestered and subjected to a blind taste test, knowing only the category of beer and nothing else. Out of the 100 points on the scale by which beer is measured for this competition Biere Pale scored an 89. According to LA-31’s press release a synopsis of the judges’ descriptions of its flavor reads, “These notes also suggests the beer has aromas of grainy corn flour, nut brittle, lettuce and roasted turnips – interestingly taco-like with a round, dryish, medium to full body and crisp, okra and grassy hop bite.”
No matter what a beer being “taco-like” means it doesn’t change the fact that our locally brewed beer from Arnaudville took home the silver medal. Not bad for a beer only released a year ago and yet to have a national following. It’s currently sold in bottles and on tap and looking to expand soon to be sold in Alabama.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.