Beers of the British Isles
Join us for a unique craft beer experience as we tour the flavors of the British Isles!
Arena D, Lamar Dixon
2nd Floor Banquet RoomSaturday and Sunday
12:3 0 -5:00 PM
$20 ticket price
sample each brew of the brews created just for this year's festival and vote for your favorite.
Must be 21 or older
ID will be checked at the event entrance
Members from Baton Rouge’s oldest and most decorated Homebrew Club will be your tour guides as you travel the British Isles, tasting your way from Ireland to Scotland to England. You’ll be transported across the big pond to experience what Celts, Highlanders and Brits would have been drinking hundreds and thousands of years ago. Experience beer styles that originated in that region, like Irish Stout, Wee Heavy and English IPA. If you’re familiar with Guinness, Newcastle and Fuller’s, you’ll be sure to enjoy what the club has to offer.
The following beers are scheduled to be available:
Strong British Bitter
• An average-strength to moderately-strong British bitter ale. The balance may be fairly even between malt and hops to somewhat bitter. Drinkability is a critical component of the style. A rather broad style that allows for considerable interpretation by the brewer.
English India Pale Ale
• A hoppy, moderately-strong, very well-attenuated pale British ale with a dry finish and a hoppy aroma and flavor. Classic British ingredients provide the best flavor profile.
British Brown Ale
• A malty, brown caramel-centric British ale without the roasted flavors of a Porter.
Scottish Light Ale
• A malt-focused, generally caramelly beer with perhaps a few esters and occasionally a butterscotch aftertaste. Hops only to balance and support the malt. The malt character can range from dry and grainy to rich, toasty, and caramelly, but is never roasty and especially never has a peat smoke character. Traditionally the darkest of the Scottish ales, sometimes nearly black but lacking any burnt, overtly roasted character.
Irish Red Ale
• An easy-drinking pint, often with subtle flavors. Slightly malty in the balance sometimes with an initial soft toffee/caramel sweetness, a slightly grainy-biscuity palate, and a touch of roasted dryness in the finish. Some versions can emphasize the caramel and sweetness more, while others will favor the grainy palate and roasted dryness.
• A black beer with a pronounced roasted flavor, often similar to coffee. The balance can range from fairly even to quite bitter, with the more balanced versions having a little malty sweetness and the bitter versions being quite dry. Draught versions typically are creamy from a nitro pour, but bottled versions will not have this dispense-derived character. The roasted flavor can be dry and coffee-like to somewhat chocolaty.
Irish Extra Stout
• A fuller-bodied black beer with a pronounced roasted flavor, often similar to coffee and dark chocolate with some malty complexity. The balance can range from moderately bittersweet to bitter, with the more balanced versions having up to moderate malty richness and the bitter versions being quite dry.
• A very dark, sweet, full-bodied, slightly roasty ale that can suggest coffee-and-cream, or sweetened espresso.
• A very dark, sweet, fruity, moderately strong ale with smooth, roasty flavors without a burnt harshness.
Foreign Extra Stout
• A very dark, moderately strong, fairly dry, stout with prominent roast flavors.
• Rich, malty, dextrinous, and usually caramel-sweet, these beers can give an impression that is suggestive of a dessert. Complex secondary malt and alcohol flavors prevent a one-dimensional quality. Strength and maltiness can vary, but should not be cloying or syrupy