Featured photo: Guests in the tasting room at Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport. Photo by (and owned by) Casey Habich.
Holy cow, there’s kind of a lot going on in Shreveport-Bossier for American Craft Beer Week. ACBW will be observed, May 16-22, by craft breweries, bars and restaurants throughout Shreveport and Bossier City and across the country.
This list is an attempt to compile a complete list of 2016 ACBW events in Shreveport-Bossier using info from Facebook pages and events, websites, etc. If I left anything out, it was a simple oversight. Whenever possible, I have included brief event details and a link to the official Facebook event or website listing. ACBW participants are listed in alphabetical order. If an event involves multiple entities (i.e. Red River Brewing Company and Twisted Root Burger Company), I only listed it once. Because, honestly, dang…this is a lot of events.
Please celebrate responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.
Flying Heart Brewing
Flying Heart Brewing pint nights include a take-home specialty pint glass for the first 48 people to order a Flying Heart Brewing pint as well as a raffle and giveaways at each event.
Sat, 5/14, 3:30-10 p.m. – American Craft Beer Week Kick-Off Party
Mon, 5/16, 5 p.m. – Pint Night at Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar
Mon, 5/16, 7 p.m. – Pint Night at Fully Stacked
Tues, 5/17, 5 p.m. – Pint Night at Daq’s Wings and Grill
Tues, 5/17, 7 p.m. – Pint Night at Buffalo Wild Wings on Airline Drive
Wed, 5/18, 6 p.m. – Pint Night at Twisted Root Burger Company Shreveport featuring the release of HefeHeart
Thurs, 5/19, 5 p.m. – Pint Night at Chimi V’s Fajita Factory
Fri, 5/20, 7 p.m. – Pint Night at Rotolo’s Benton
Fri, 5/20, 5 p.m. – Pint Night at Rotolo’s Shreveport
Great Raft Brewing
Mon, 5/16, 6 p.m. – Tap Invasion at Twisted Root – Includes Come What Mayhaw, Near and Far, At Arm’s Length, Reasonably Corrupt, Southern Drawl and Commotion.
Tues, 5/17, 7-9 p.m. – Rooftop Beer Yoga at Remington Suite Hotel and Spa
Tuesday, 5/17, 5-7 p.m. – $4 pints at Noble Savage Tavern
Tuesday, 5/17, 7-9 p.m. – Pint night and $4 cans at Stray Cat
Wed, 5/18, 6-9 p.m. – Heliopolis presents: LIVEPaint Art Battle
Wed, 5/18, 6 p.m. – Belgian Beer Education at Strange Brew (Buy tickets)
Thurs, 5/19, 4-9 p.m. – Cultivate the 318 — a Mahaffey Farms and Ki’Mexico Pop Up with live music from Joey Kneiser and Kelly Smith of Glossary
Fri, 5/20 – Make Believer Session IPA draft launch in tasting room + Rotolo’s SHV, Twisted Root, Daq’s, Round Bar
Saturday, 5/21, 12-4 p.m. – Crawfish Boil (Buy tickets in advance to save)
Saturday, 5/21, 3-8 p.m. – BikeFest @ Great Raft Brewing
Sunday, 5/22 – ACBW Hangover Brunch @ Ki’Mexico – 10:30 AM – 2 PM
Sunday, 5/22 – Sour Beer Soirée @ Parish Taceaux 4-6 PM (Buy tickets)
Red River Brewing Company
Saturday, 5/21 – American Craft Beer Week Celebration with Live Music by Daniel Smalley
Twisted Root Burger Company Shreveport
A single Facebook event is being used to promote all five of these events, and that FB event is here.
Monday, 5/16 – Great Raft Brewing Tap Invasion featuring Come What Mayhaw, Near & Far, All My Tomorrows, Commotion, Reasonably Corrupt, and Southern Drawl.
Tuesday, 5/17 – Tin Roof Brewing Company “Tin Roof Tuesday” featuring the limited release of American Hoppy Wheat Beer and live music by Buddy Flett, 6-9 p.m.
Thursday, 5/19 – Abita Brewing Company Flight Night with $5 Abita flights and $3 Abita pints all night long. Shay Bailiff will be performing live on the patio, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, 5/20 – Red River Brewing Company Twice Pardoned Pale Ale Release Party