Festivals/Street Fairs, Food/Drink, Know Your NOLA

Not sure what beers to try at NOLA on Tap? Here’s what the brewers have to say

Four hundred different brews to try this weekend at Louisiana’s biggest beer fest.

Whether you’re trying to find the first beer you ever liked — or whether you happen to love them all — 400 beers is a lot. We’re going to have to make some choices and to help I turned to the experts.

Here’s what some of our talented local and regional brewers said of what to look for at NOLA on Tap:

Their Beer To Try

“Our Paradise Lost DDH IPA was just voted one of the ‘Hottest IPAs in the Country” by Thrillist. We only do a small batch of this beer one per quarter, and we’ll have a fresh batch ready just in time for the fest.” – Nikki Turner, Sales Manager, Southern Prohibition Brewing from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

“Everyone needs to try our Grapefruit Holy Roller. It’s a fresh spin on one of our staples, and always a taproom favorite. Plus, our Lime Cucumber Gose is a refreshing, crisp sour meant to be enjoyed on a hot summer day!” – Abby Perkins, Sales and On-Premise Marketing Director, Urban South Brewery from New Orleans, Louisiana

“Attendees should definitely try our Thor’s Hammered! It’s our first seasonal and limited edition beer, and there’s nothing locally in the market that’s comparable. It’s a real craft beer fan favorite and something we’ll consider packaging in the future. Thor’s Hammered is a Belgian Style Golden Strong Ale finished with house-made Beglian candy sugar!” – Mandy Pumilia, Co-Founder, Royal Brewery from New Orleans, Louisiana

Other Beers To Try

Go to the homebrewers and check out the Pink Boots Society booth! The club is made up of all women that work in the brewing industry, and they are bringing three amazing beers: the Muffin Tops Kettle Sour, the Roseship Saison, and the Haze Bras Pale Ale.” – Nikki Turner, Sales Manager, Southern Prohibition Brewing. from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

“You’ve got to head over and try the home brewers’ products. We started out as home brewers 20+ years ago and we love talking about the styles they like to make and what they’re working on.” – Mandy Pumilia, Co-Founder, Royal Brewery from New Orleans, Louisiana

“For several years, Mitch Grittman has been pouring his amazing home brew at NOLA on Tap and frequently winning medals for it. Finally, this year, he will be at the fest with his very own New Orleans brewery, the soon-to-open Zony Mash Beer Project. They’re taking over the old Wayward Owl space near South Broad Street. If you like sours, IPAs or Belgians, I think you’re going to like what he and his team have to offer.” – Travis Clark, Sales Manager, Tin Roof Brewing Co. from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

“Don’t miss the local chapter of the Pink Boots Society at the homebrewing section. They’re made up of local ladies already shaping the local beer scene.” – Abby Perkins, Sales and On-Premise Marketing Director, Urban South Brewery from New Orleans, Louisiana


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Additional Advice

“Having recently adopted a puppy, this cause feels extra important. Remember that everything you spend benefits the homeless animals of the Louisiana SPCA!” Hannah Hole, Sales Manager, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. from Kiln, Mississippi

“Supporting local craft beer culture is a very worthwhile thing to do. Your dollars stay in Louisiana and impact a relatively new manufacturing industry, as well as job growth and families in our state. Support your local brewers!” – Mandy Pumilia, Co-Founder, Royal Brewery from New Orleans, Louisiana

“Talk to the representatives pouring the beer. They’ll be happy to chat with you! Find out what they have, as well as what to look for while tasting the beer. Then make notes and look back and see what you liked so you can purchase them in the future and familiarize yourself with what styles of beer you most enjoy.” – Lisa Miller, CEO, Natchez Brewing Company of Natchez, Mississippi

NOLA On Tap: What to know before you go to Louisiana’s largest beer fest