Do you really enjoy Mardi Gras? Ever wonder why it only comes around once a year? Well you're in luck, as Fairhope Brewing Company (FBC) feels the same way. This weekend FBC brings you Mardi Gras in July.
Mardi Gras in July kicks off Friday night with a Masquerade Ball. Music at the ball will be provided by The Lost Bayou Ramblers, a Grammy-nominated zydeco rock band from Louisiana. Formal attire is not required, just bring a festive mask or pick one up at the door when you arrive. Cost to attend is $15 and includes a commemorative glass and one free beer. Make sure to keep the commemorative glass as it will also get you into Saturday's event.
On Saturday, starting at 4pm, FBC is celebrating Fat Brewsday. There will be family friendly entertainment from 4pm - 6pm including live music from the Bay City Bass Brand, traditional Mardi Gras street food, face painting, and balloon animals. Small batch beers will be periodically released from 6pm to 8pm and Grayson Capps and Friends will take the stage at 8pm to keep the festivities going into the night. Saturday's events will cost you $15 which includes a commemorative glass and one free beer. Children get in for free.
Attending food truck Pretty Mean Sweets has created an appropriately festive menu for the event:
Bacon wrapped dogs with our spicy Cajun coleslaw.
Red Bean Nachos
Trailer made red beans and andouille sausage on piled high corn chips.
Banana Foster Creme Brûlée Donuts
Donut holes filled with custard and topped with caramelized sugar.
Old Fashioned Moon Pies
Salted Carmel and dark chocolate covered cookie.
New Orleans Shaved Ice
Last but certainly not least, FBC's Mardi Gras brew Lil' Poison Ale will be on tap the entire weekend. So join FBC this weekend and as they say "Laissez le BREW Temps Rouler!"
Mardi Gras in July