The boys travel down to the bayou in Louisiana for Drinking Made Easy: Baton Rouge. They visit Tin Roof Brewing Company and participate in the new hip thing, Stacked Beer Shotgunning. They also create their own beer recipes at The Chimes; sort some crawfish and dance the Fais Do Do at Sammy’s, do some voodoo at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux, and get a little wild at Fred’s. Air Date: Wednesday 10-17-12 8:00 PM
WHERE WE WENT
- Tin Roof Brewing Company: Tin Roof beers are handcrafted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, using only the finest American and European malts, freshest hops and pure parish well water. No preservatives or additives are ever used. This means you enjoy the natural flavor of the beer the way it was intended. Every batch of Tin Roof beer is brewed with an uncompromising commitment to exceptional quality. This gives our beer a consistent, delicious and unmistakable Southern charm – you’ll know it when you taste it. 1624 Wyoming Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225) 377-7022 – Facebook – Twitter -
- The Chimes: The Chimes feature over 50 beers on tap with around 150 different bottles and offers, two locations in Baton Rouge. With their great selection of beer, The Chimes also offers wonderful beer cocktails where you can mix and match your favorite brews. 3357 Highland Rd. Baton Rouge, La 70802 (225) 383-1754 – Facebook – Twitter -
- Sammy’s Highland Grill: Louisiana is known for crayfish (aka crawfish or crawdads) and so is Sammy’s. On certain weekends Sammy’s can go through 10,000 pounds of crawfish. They also serve up plenty of tasty cocktails with some using crawfish in the ingredients. 16400 Airline Hwy. Baton Rouge, Louisiana (225) 313-6025 – Facebook -
- Boudreaux & Thibodeaux: Boudreaux & Thibodeaux are the two most beloved mythical and humorous characters in South Louisiana. With a love for family, friends, food, and fun, these two best friends epitomize the spirit of the Cajun culture. Their spirit is captured with Boudreaux & Thibodeaux. This nightclub, bar, and eatery caters to the heart of Louisiana heritage. 214 Third Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801 phone: 225.636.2442 – Facebook – Twitter -
- Fred’s: Located in Tigerland a few miles from Baton Rouge, Fred’s is known to get a little wild. With plenty of shot pouring and bar fun this place knows how to get crazy. Fred is also home to the infamous Cracky Sac, the most insane shot we have ever had on the show. Period. 1184 Bob Pettit Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70820 tel: 225-766-3909 – Facebook -
WHAT WE DRANK
Fais Do Do Recipe
Gator Tea Recipe
Voodoo Punch Recipe
Snorkel Shot Recipe
The boys overcome their fears of creepy crawling things with claws and compete in some crawfish sorting in the back of Sammy’s Highland Grill. First person to fill their bucket up with crawfish wins! Oh and no gloves. We are manly men on this show!
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- Tin Roof produced their first batch of beer in November, 2010.
- Wheat ales use the addition of wheat and less melted barley than most ales.
- Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
- “Shotgunning” a beer lets air in and increases the rate of beer flow.
- Combining Tin Roof’s blonde ale and amber ale does not make a “strawberry blonde”.
- NOLA was the first commercial brewery to open in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
- Beer cocktails can be made with multiple beers or by adding alcohol and other flavors.
- Abita’s Purple Haze gets its color and flavor from raspberries, which are added after filtration.
- The expression “Fais Do Do” came from the gentle dance a mother would do to put her baby to sleep.
- Old New Orlean’s Cajun Spiced Rum uses cayenne and cinnamon to give it a spicy kick.
- Crawfish can also be called crayfish, crawdads, and mud bugs.
- 90% of all crawfish consumed in the us are from Louisiana.
- During Lent, Sammy’s can go through more than 10,000 pounds of crawfish in a weekend.
- The largest gator caught in the US was just over 17 feet long.
- Louisiana Voodoo is practiced to influence the outcome of life events.
- Abita Brewing Company produces its beer with well water from Abita Springs.
- The Snorkel Shot creates a vacuum; the drinker must suck the liquid out.
- Steve is wearing a camera to give you a perspective of how easy his job is.
THANK YOU SIR, MAY I PLEASE HAVE SOME MORE?
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