Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bayou Teche Brewing, Arnaudville, La.

Funny thing, here in Louisiana. Folks can take a simple ordinary event and turn it into a party. For example, say, a brewery tour. Of course, there is beer. But add barbecue and a zydeco band, and you have a full blown celebration of Louisiana culture. Such is the case at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, deep in the heart of Cajun country. Every Saturday, the brewery hosts live music, a trailer with a meat smoker, and tours of their growing facility.

Like so many destinations in Louisiana, Arnaudville is smack dab in the middle of nowhere. But it's an easy drive, just a bit north of I-10 at the Breaux Bridge exit.

On this particular Saturday, Nathan Plumbar and Steady Steppin provided entertainment.

The brewery is owned by a trio of brothers. Their father, Mr. Knott, serves as tour guide. He's a hoot. Sorry I didn't get a photo of him. The brewery is only around seven years old. You can read their history and beer bios on their website.

Bob and I first learned about Bayou Teche Brewing about a year ago when we volunteered at the Louisiana Winter Beer Fest in Lake Charles. (Read my post on that event here.) We were pourers for Karlos Knott, the oldest brother, brewmaster, and president of Bayou Teche Brewing. This year's Beer Fest is March 5. Mark your calendars.



Common Household Mom said...

What great photos of beer, beer-brewing vats, people outside without their coats, and the two of you!

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

It was cool here that day. 50s, I'd say. But people are crazy down here. I saw kids down the lane playing in their driveway in bare feet.