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La. breweries plan weekend fundraiser for Harvey victims

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Three Louisiana breweries are banding together this weekend to raise money in their taprooms for the Houston Food Bank Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September,  15 through 17, Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, Bayou Teche Brewing, Arnaudville and Royal Brewery New Orleans are donating two dollars from every pint of beer sold at their breweries. 

Abita Brewing Company will donate two dollars for every pint sold in their tap room for this fundraiser and offerings include pilot test brews, year-round flagships, seasonals, limited releases and root beer. Abita's Tap Room is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday 10 am to 7 pm. The brewery has already donated more than 13,400 bottles of their Seasonal Soda to St. Catherine's fundraising efforts and the Better Than Ezra Foundation, as part of their Fill the Truck fundraiser. The Abita Tap Room is BYOF (bring your own food), but check out the brewery events calendar for any special events happening- <https://abita.com/visit/brewery-events>

Bayou Teche Brewing is donating two dollars from every pint sold Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in their Arnaudville taproom.  The brewers are releasing two limited edition beers to maximize the fundraising - LA 31 Techeticles Triple IPA and LA 31 Waking Dead Coffee Kölsch.  They are also sampling two kegs of their soon to be released cherry sour, Tart Side of the Teche.  The taproom is open Friday 4-9 with Jenga tournament, Saturday 11-9 with live music from 3-6 with Ethan Airhart et Deux Pour La Route, music trivia at 6:30, and live DJ till closing.  Sunday from 12-5 with Cajun music jam led by Ryan Simon from 2-5 (all players welcome) and bourré tournament kicking off at 2. <https://bayoutechebrewing.com/events/>

Royal Brewery New Orleans is also volunteering their efforts to raise the much need funds for the Houston Food Bank.  Their taproom, located on Townsend Place in New Orleans is open Friday from 4 to 9 and Saturday from 11 to 9.  The brewers there remind you that you can enjoy pints of their handcrafted ales while celebrating the kick-off to 2017's Louisiana Craft Beer Week.

Most of the thirty Louisiana breweries have collected money and items for various charities involved with Hurricane Harvey relief, some set up as staging areas for the Cajun Navy, or are brewing special batches of fundraising ales.  As they continue these efforts, they are in addition planning for Florida and Irma relief.  

Abita Brewing, Bayou Teche Brewing, and Royal Brewing New Orleans are looking forward to serving you this weekend and helping to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief.  There will be rare beers and old favorites to try, new friends to make and two dollars from every pint sold will go directly to the Houston Food Bank.

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