As a writer and journalist, we all go through that time when you just don’t have work. For me, that time came in early 2012. When you reach that point, it’s all about what you are going to do about it. You can sob, pout, complain, search for work, what have you.
As for me, it was a no brainer. I decided to go on a cross-country road trip to blow the money I don’t have in search for tastes of the regions throughout this massive country.
Over the course of 11 blogs here on DME’s Daily Drink, I’ll break down my thoughts of the six packs of beer I got from five different regions (Northwest, Midwest, East Coast, South and Southwest) amassing 11 states. In our last stop, we made our final visit in the Northeast/East Coast voyage with a tasty blend of beers known as the Indian Brown Ale in Delaware. In this entry, we’ll continue on to our one and only stop in the South, visiting the state of Louisiana. This week’s blog will focus on Bayou Teche Brewing and its Biere Pale.
Made to be alongside southern Louisiana-style dishes, Biere Pale has a light, refreshing feel to it. It’s like the sweet tea of beer. Made with Belgian malts, and American hops and yeast, Bayou Teche Brewing says their beer – which had countless trial runs – is a beer for all things Cajun and Creole. Yes, for every single dish.
At the onset, once you crack it open and take a whiff, the first thing that comes to mind is for sure a Belgian beer. After taking your first sip, you’ll undoubtedly confirm what you initially smelled. Beware though, because of its refreshing qualities, and spice deterrent capabilities, this brew can be gone in a flash … and the next one and the next one. You have been warned.
As far as the hop character, if you’re into hops and can’t get enough of them, this isn’t the beer for you. There is just a mild bitterness quality to the self-described Louisiana Pale Ale. But even every hop head needs a respite for all the florally goodness. If you’re that hop head looking to find a good beer to take a break from your double and triple IPAs, the Bayou Teche Brewing Biere Pale is worth picking up.
Bayou Teche Brewing offers four beers: Biere Pale, Boucanee, Biere Noire and Passionne. If you’re in the South, or along Bushville Highway in Arnaudville, La., be sure to pick up a six-pack (or more) of what Bayou Teche Brewing is offering. It’s a must have.
With Louisiana in the rearview mirror, along with our South venture – albeit a short one – we begin our westward travels by going to our tweener state, amidst the South and Southwest. Next up on the cross-country joyride to beer heaven is the Lone Star state: Texas.
Like it? Hate it? Love it? Let me know. I’m sure you’ll be pleased though.