We’re obviously a little biased, but we believe American craft beer is something worth celebrating. With that in mind, we’re going ALL OUT for American Craft Beer Week May 10-16! We’ve got a full week of events in the Tasting Room, plus discounts and deals at restaurants and bars across Shreveport-Bossier. Grab your calendar and block these dates – you won’t want to miss any of it!
We’re turning up the volume in the tasting room for American Craft Beer Week, and you know you want to hang. Kick things off with us in the Tasting Room on Wednesday, May 12, with 80’s Music Trivia starting at 6pm. Come hungry – Mi Meza Latin Cuisine will be here all evening serving up tasty treats. Thursday, May 13, we’ve got live music from Sonny Rambin and a pop-up from Chef Nick Simons. Friday, May 14, is Customer Appreciation Night. We’ll be offering up $4 flagship pints all night long to celebrate our craft beer origins. Live music by Chickenhawk and food from St. Laurent Pizza are also on deck. Our final Tasting Room event is Saturday, May 15. We’ll be dropping our grapefruit IPA, Rindstone Life, in cans for the first time ever! Chef Niematulai Longstratt is here with African food from RNL Cookery Corner, and you won’t want to miss it.
Want to head out to some local hotspots for American Craft Beer Week? We’re kicking things off with a pre-party on Saturday, May 8, when draft beer returns to Strange Brew! Great Raft flagship beers will be $4, and the first 24 folks in the door get a free pint glass. On Monday, May 10, join the team from Great Raft Brewing for a happy hour at Frank’s Pizza Napoletana with $5 Great Raft draft and $3 Great Raft cans. Tuesday, May 11, Fat’s Oyster House will begin offering a paired happy hour menu of delicious bites and tasty beers – all GRB draft is just $4 all week! Work off some of those beers on Wednesday, May 12, with a fun run that leaves from Twisted Root at 6pm benefiting the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana. They’ll have $3.50 GRB flagship pints all week, so treat yourself after that run.
Keep the party going on Thursday, May 13, with a pint night at Daq’s Wings and Grill Shreveport. Friday, May 14, we’re partying in the East Bank District with the boys from Frozen Pirogue, BeauxJax Crafthouse, and Bayou Axe. We’re giving away a gift pack at each location, so visit them all! Saturday night, May 15, the crew from Bear’s is hosting us for a tap takeover and some Old Mad Joy pie. Yeah, we said pie. Wrap up the week at Eddie’s Tavern in Bossier on Sunday, May 16, where we’ll have 10 beers on draft and a pool tournament to benefit the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild!
We’re excited to spend a week celebrating American Craft Beer Week with all of you, both here at Great Raft and at our local events. Cheers to craft beer!