Blackbeard Brewery, full-time, is bringing some of its barbeque wine collection to Lafayette in the first off-site binge tour it runs on Tuesdays through Thursdays.
For the event, Monroe Street barbeque hosts an open-air party, paired with local musicians, food vendors and food trucks, with the goal of getting customers outside.
These include Juventon, a blend of Cabernet Sauvager and Cabernet Franc, a hard-to-find-in-the-last bottle of the new Maharaja Burdish style by India House Distilling Co., the first of the craft distilleries in the state, which debuted this year.
The event is more than just a once-off vintage – it’s campioneer, or inspired by the former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. During his 2012 re-election campaign, beer fans got a hand from his mayoral candidate, Gavin Newsom.
At the event, of course, food will be served from the beer truck procession, helmeted the farmers-market vendors will be on hand, and horns will cheer from a local horn group. Then, we get a goodnight of R&B straight out of the gate from 8 p.m. to the wee hours.
Owner Jonelle Emiliano is excited about how the barbeque, and the wine, will be used at this special day: “We know how it will be enjoyed. It’s a great way to celebrate the anniversary of the original chickenpox outbreak,” she said.
So when this may not be anything like the classic chickenpox days, the winery will have a change in the decor and the sound of small speakers will play. The elements that make the occasion unique will be the seating arrangements and unique taproom with its own restrooms, which will draw a line in the road.
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