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The Love Story Behind Gnarly Barley Brewing

February 9, 2021 |

A love story that has spawned a nationally renowned craft brewery, one that has pumped out some of the highest-quality and most eccentric beers found anywhere on the Gulf Coast, has humble beginnings. And no, it didn’t just start with a hand-built homebrew kit in the garage.

It started five years before that, with a gas station-bought fishing rod and a tin of sardines.

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Urban South Brewery | Coastal Harmony Double IPA

October 8, 2020 |

In the madness of 2020, you’d be forgiven for forgetting the Category 4 Hurricane Laura that decimated the Gulf Coast on August 27. The town of Lake Charles, LA was especially hard-hit, with at least 28 fatalities in the small city. The hurricane hit Lake Charles at a greater strength than Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. (And as of this writing, Hurricane Delta is making a bee-line for Lake Charles.) Almost a month has passed since Laura’s 150 miles-per-hour winds and 15-foot storm surge; yet, nearly 45,000 residents still do not have power. Between huge storms, historic wildfires, and the pandemic, many residents are worried that the world has forgotten about them.

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Parish Brewing | Pure Tropics

December 3, 2019 | 1

You’re looking to impress if you include the word “pure” in the name of a beer. Pure Tropics from Parish Brewing is one of the newer IPA offerings out of Broussard, LA and further proves this brewery’s superiority of the style.

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Abita Brewery Company – Andygator

July 23, 2012 |

Andygator Helles Doppelbock – Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, LA

ABV: 8%

IBU: 20

To beat off this hot summer heat, I got in the “do as the Romans did” mentality and decided to try a beer from somewhere … Read More