Need A Drink? Raise Your Glass To American Craft Beer Week

May 10, 2014

Tin Roof Brewing Company's William McGeeHee has plans of building a tap room at his brewery in Baton Rouge, where he'll be able to serve specialty-crafted, small-batch beers to guests.
Credit Thomas Walsh

On this week's edition of Louisiana Eats! we raise a glass to American Craft Beer Week with brewers, bar owners, and innovators in the microbrewing industry.

We were lucky enough to snag craft beer pioneer Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery for a conversation about the history of craft beer and where it’s going next.

We’ll also visit a local breweries when we speak with William McGee of Tin Roof Brewing Company in Baton Rouge and Kirk Coco at NOLA Brewing Company. And we top it off with a chat at The Avenue Pub with Polly Watts about her predictions for craft brewing in Louisiana.

Passionné Hurricane (Serves 10 -12)

1-½ cup pineapple juice

1 cup orange juice

2 bottles Passionné beer

½ cup grenadine

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

¼ cup fresh lime juice

½ cup Captain Morgan’s rum

¼ cup Grand Marnier

Simple syrup to taste

Orange, lemon slices and Maraschino cherries for garnish

Mix all together in a punch bowl and serve over ice.