American Craft Beer Week 2017 Events in Shreveport-Bossier

Just a few short years ago, American Craft Beer Week would have come and gone relatively quietly in Shreveport-Bossier. That’s changed now that Shreveport and Bossier City are home to three popular craft breweries and a good number of bars, restaurants and retail stores that understand, curate and promote the craft beer movement. Here are five great-sounding ACBW ’17 events that caught our eye.

You must be 21 years old or older to attend these events. Please celebrate responsibly and please, please do not drink and drive.

For the Love of Beer: A Celebration of Great Raft Brewing at Sainte Terre
Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. 
As we mentioned in our earlier post on this event, Great Raft Brewing and Sainte Terre have been planning this collaborative dinner and discussion for quite some time. Aside from a great-looking menu and plenty of Great Raft Brewing beer, there’s the promise of a discussion led by Jennie Merrill, director of education for the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans.
Tickets: $75, purchase here.
RSVP to the official Facebook event.

A photo of Chef Blake Jackson
Chef Blake Jackson, winner of the Louisiana Food Prize’s Battle of the Golden Fork, will prepare two beer pairing dinners during American Craft Beer Week.

Abita Beer Dinner at Rotolo’s Pizzeria with Chef Blake Jackson
Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m.
Chef Blake Jackson is everywhere for this year’s ACBW; on Tuesday night he’ll be cooking a fun-sounding menu at the Shreveport location of Rotolo’s. Four courses of outlandishly named dishes (there are chicken wings named after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un), four Abita beer pairings – all for $40.
Tickets: $40, purchase here.
RSVP to the official Facebook event.

Cask Night Featuring Abita Extra-Hopped Shotgun Double IPA at Twisted Root Burger Company – Bossier City
Wednesday, May 17, 6 p.m.
Hop-heads take note: Twisted Root Burger Company – Bossier City will be tapping a cask of Abita Brewing Company’s extra-hopped double IPA, Shotgun.
No ticket necessary. 
RSVP to the official Facebook event.

Great Raft Brewing “Rarities Night” at Twisted Root Burger Company – Shreveport
Friday, May 19, 6-11 p.m.
Twisted Root Burger Company – Shreveport
, always a haven for craft beer lovers, will tap kegs of several limited releases from Great Raft Brewing, including Grace and Grit Double IPA cask-conditioned, Everything All the Time, Farmhouse Slang, and Rye Old Mad Joy. See the Facebook event for more details.
No ticket necessary.
RSVP to the official Facebook event.

Red River Brewing Company’s Grain-to-Table Dinner
Saturday, May 20, 6 p.m. 
Red River Brewing Co. partners with Smith Family Farms and Chef Blake Jackson of Drake Catering for a great-sounding, five-course menu made with Red River Brewing Co. beers. One highlight of the incredible menu for this event is dessert, which will be a Chef Shorty Lenard-style Black Forest cake – a Shreveport delicacy that is hard to find these days.
Tickets: $65, purchase here.
RSVP to the official Facebook event.

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