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.
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.
Cocodrie is Cajun-French for alligator and this Belgian/New England style IPA is stuffed with enough hops to stand up to a sauce piquant prepared with one. Our double-dry hopped IPA combines the unique fruit and spicy esters of a Belgian yeast with the hazy citrus flavors of a hoppy New England IPA
Cino De Bayou is a delightfully crisp, light-straw colored brew capped with a lacy white head. Well-balanced, deceptively complex, yet simple in finish; this is a Mexican-style lager you’ll enjoy either with or without a slice of lime. A large percentage of flaked corn contributes to a slight sweetness balanced with a clean finish to help you cool down from the nine month long Louisiana summer.
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
Crisp and smooth as gold- Joli Blan Blonde Ale from Bayou Teche Brewing is medium in body, golden in color, and mildly sweet with a lacy white head and light floral and citrusy notes. This beautiful golden blonde ale is a modern take on a traditional blonde ale brewed in small batches with fine quality malts and American hops. It’s a thirst quencher for our hot Louisiana weather and pairs well with all our spicy and hot cuisine.
A portion of proceeds to benefit McNeese State University.
Joli Blon is an adaptation of Jolie Blonde, a traditional Cajun waltz often referred to as the Cajun National Anthem. Joli Blon has been played at McNeese State University football games since 1951 and it became the university’s official song in 1970. When McNeese scores, the marching band strikes up Joli Blon and fans clap and sway right and left ending with a thunderous round of applause.
Double IPA Hazy Tropical Dank Infusion of Citra, El Dorado, Simcoe & Columbus hops, 8% ABV.
Tart Side of the Teche is Bayou Teche Brewing’s seasonal release series of sour farmhouse ales. These small, hand-crafted batches are packaged in 4-pack 12oz. bottles and 1/6 barrel kegs. Throughout the year Bayou Teche Brewing will release these tart and refreshing beers with varieties such as drop-hopped sour ale, sour strawberry ale, peach and apricot gose, and sour ale brewed with cherries.
Double IPA, unfiltered, Citra, Chinook, Amarillo, and Cascade Hops, Vienna, 8.5% ABV.
LA 31 Techeticles – Triple IPA, Unfiltered, 120 IBU, Cascade, Simcoe and El Dorado Hops, Pilsner, 12% ABV.
Brewed with locally roasted Art’s Coffee Roasters Organic Papua New Guinea beans – this surprising blonde ale is packed with coffee flavor and aroma.
In Louisiana, Lagniappe means “a little something extra.” Take an over-the-top Russian imperial stout, add a fat capitalist’s unearned share of locally roasted artisanal coffee, then throw in a Kremlin’s weight of chocolate- you’ve got a bottle of lagniappe comrade.
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.
Loup Garou is the Cajun-French phrase for a werewolf and is also Bayou Teche Brewing’s limited edition, Belgian inspired imperial stout. Crafted with an insane amount of chocolate roasted Belgian malts, brown sugars and french hops, our stout is then aged on oak for several months. Loup Garou is just around 8% ABV and will be released in 22oz. Belgian-style bottles and a very limited number of kegs.