Some of the world’s most delightful farmhouse breweries dot the French countryside, humbly turning out elegant yet rustic ales using grains and hops grown on the property and on nearby farms. As descendants of survivors of Le Grand Dérangement, we’re proud of our French heritage, and we’re delighted to honor their brewing tradition with a rustic farmhouse ale we’ve named LA 31 Acadie in memory of our Acadian homeland in rugged Eastern Canada.
Acadie is an amber colored, light- bodied farmhouse ale with tangerine-like hop aroma and a soft sweet malt flavor and mellow bitterness. Crafted with malts from European farms, German Saphir hops, and raw Louisiana cane sugar, Acadie offers complex flavors that tapers off to a dry finish. Pair this brew with most any cuisine and you’ll experience it’s uncanny ability to bring contrasting flavors together from pickled okra and fresh garden tomatoes to a nice hogshead cheese and cutting board layered with tasso and andouille.
Pairs well with Camembert, Brie, Chevre, Fried Seafood Platter, Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, Shimp Po-Boy, Tasso and Asparagus Crepe
Red beans and rice. Chicken and sausage jambalaya. Boiled crawfish, crawfish bisque and crawfish étouffée. We could go on for days, but you catch our drift- in Louisiana, food is serious business. No other regional American cuisine is more complex, varied and elegant (or property seasoned, we might add) than ours. So we decided to craft a beer that would complement every single dish we savor in South Louisiana. Believe us, it took a lot of hard work, but we teaked the recipe to perfection while sampling a pirogue-load of hot boudin, crab and shrimp gumbo, fried catfish, sauce piquant and a whole lot more great Cajun and Creole food.
Our LA-31 Bière Pâle combines Belgian-style malts and an ample blend of East Kent Golding and Mosaic hops. It’s a bronze-colored pour with a biscuit malt center, fruity, earthy, and citrusy hop flavors and a gentle bitterness. But enough technical talk. Just remember that when the food in front of you makes your mouth water, be sure there’s plenty of cold Bière Pâle on hand.
Pairs well with Artisanal Cheddar, Boiled Seafood, Turtle Sauce-piquant, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.
Down on our grandparent’s farm, our grandmother would brew a fresh grègue of café noir every morning for our grandfather’s pre-dawn breakfast. Café noir was more than a cup of coffee. Its mere presence conveyed love and appreciation, and expressed a cheerful welcome. To honor our French-speaking ancestors, we set out to create a beer inspired and influenced by every pot of café noir, whether shared on the porch or sipped in the duck blind.
Our LA 31 Bière Noire is a dark French Saison featuring specially roasted dark malt with chocolate notes, fine European barley and wheat, and select noble hops that lend a small bite of bitterness and a dry, French-roasted coffee flavor- 20 IBU and 5.4% ABV. Enjoy it with grilled steaks, hamburgers, or sausage po-boys, any spicy blackened Cajun dish, or simply around a dinner table in the company of those you cherish most.
Pairs well with Manchego, Blackened Red-Fish, Raw Oysters, Sausage Po-Boys, Grilled Burgers.
Countless supernatural creatures are said to lurk in the shadows of South Louisiana’s bayous and swamps. The Loup-Garou, Madame Grand Doigt, Tataille, Le Feu Follet and the Cauchemar have terrified Cajuns around these parts for centuries. Yet the most alarming of all these beasts may the Swamp Thing, the legendary bog-dwelling hybrid of hop plants and the Venus flytrap. Extremely hoppy, bitter beers can be brewed with its flowers, but consider yourself warned: The last man sent to harvest these potent blossoms hasn’t been seen since.
Our Swamp Thing is a hoppy, citrusy and hazy IPA made with only the finest Pilsner malt and a blend of hops that include Mosaic, Citra, and Chinook. It’s fermented with an ale yeast that allows these flavors to shine- but you best leave it to us to collect the magic ingredients for this beast of a brew. As folks around here know, you sure can get lost in the Louisiana bayou.
Ragin’ CajunsTM Genuine Louisiana Ale embraces locally grown grain in its recipe for a flavorful lighter-bodied, dry, crisp, and snappy craft ale. It’s fermented and then aged at low temperatures for several weeks to help you quench the heat and humidity of South Louisiana. This Kölsch-style ale is brewed with barley, rice and multiple additions of German-grown, noble hops to produce a magnificent balance of hop bitterness, taste and aroma.
MADE WITH LOUISIANA RICE
Ragin’ Cajuns Genuine Louisiana Lager is a Creole-inspired, cerveza-style beer that’s easy to drink.
Since a lager brews colder than ale, it’s smooth, but crisp, and its ingredients are allowed to speak for themselves.
Ragin’ Cajuns Genuine Louisiana Lager’s distinctive flavor is attributed, in part, to a special addition: pure Louisiana honey. Some historians believe the use of honey in southern Louisiana can be attributed to the African influence on Creole food in the 1600s and 1700s.
Like a Mexican cerveza, this beer perfectly complements spicy food, like many dishes that are enjoyed at tailgating.
MADE WITH LOUISIANA HONEY
Saison D’Ecrevisses (Crawfish Season is brewed to complement the spicy epitome of Cajun cuisine. Saison D’Ecrevisses (Crawfish Season) is a Belgian-style Saison spiked with a generous amount of rye malt and then fermented with a distinctive Belgian yeast that gives this beer its dry and peppery finish. Finished with imported French Aramis hops, Saison D’Ecrevisses has 21 IBUs and is 6% ABV Our Saison D’Ecrevisses is available in six packs and on draft during Louisiana’s traditional crawfish season. Pairs well with boiled crawfish and seafood.
Cocodrie is Cajun-French for alligator and this Belgian-style ale is stuffed with enough hops to stand up to a sauce piquant prepared with one.
Our interpretation of the celebrated Tripel IPA style of beer is a Hoppy New England-Style Tripel, 35 IBU, Mosaic and Citra Hops, Pilsner, Raw Louisiana Sugar, 8% ABV.
Pairs well with Brie De Meaux cheese. Alligator Sauce Piquant, Muffaletta Sandwich, Duck Confit, Bar ofVery Dark Chocolate.
Honey Beer made w/ Bernard’s Honey from Henderson, LA and aged in French Sauvignon Blanc barrels. 9% ABV 25 IBU’s. The floral tones of the honey and fruit and vanilla tones from the wine barrels compliment the bready malt character to make this a truly unique beer.
LA 31 Techeticles – Triple IPA, Unfiltered, 120 IBU, Cascade, Simcoe and El Dorado Hops, Pilsner, 12% ABV.