Gumbo and dark beer are delicious staples of the fall. But what about gumbo flavors brewed IN a beer? Bayou Teche Brewing and Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine introduce a creative Louisiana craft brew: the Gumbo Stout.
The two local companies call it a Creole masterpiece.
The new Gumbo Stout is a dark beer with a spicy and savory flavor, as the brands describe it in a press release.
The gumbo flavors give the craft brew a roasted and smoky flavor from the roux and barley. Salt, cayenne and black peppers accentuate those flavors. Overall, the brew has a rich and velvety texture. Plus, it has a hint of caramel thanks to the infusion of Tony Chachere’s Creole Instant Roux Mix, Creole Gumbo Base Mix, Creole Gumbo Dinner Mix and No Salt Seasoning Blend.
“You could say it’s the Cajun version of the Mexican Michelada … spicy, savory and thirst quenching,” said Brian Broussard, Bayou Teche Brewing’s Brewmaster. “Gumbo Stout plays off of the savory flavors of Tony’s Creole Roux with a nice, back-of-the-throat spiciness that traditional gumbo spices provide.”
I know this may not seem like your typical beer, but this is the glory of the craft beer industry. There are endless potential flavor combinations in the world when it comes to making a new pint experience for you.
The brewery recommends pairing their new brew with gumbo, chili, beef stew, Reuben, Debris po’ boy, baked turducken, Cajun-style chicken sausage, beer-can chicken — really any Louisiana dish you think of. Talk about a warm, comfortable belly during the cold months!
Bayou Teche Brewing works to complement Tony Chachere’s during this partnership. The two businesses want to celebrate Cajun and Creole lifestyles.
“Gumbo Stout has been a labor of love for all of us,” said Celeste Chachere, Director of Marketing for Tony Chachere’s. “Gumbo is a symbol of the melting pot of Louisiana’s Creole culture and there is no better example than when local companies come together to create something spectacular.”
“When you think of gumbo, you think of Louisiana … and nothing could be better than working with a local brewing company to bring our true flavors together, said Gerard Daigle, Business Development Manager at Tony Chachere’s. “Partnerships like this showcase the delicious combinations that can be brought to the tables of your home and restaurants.”
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Celebrate the Gumbo Stout launch on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Arnaudville.
The brewery’s taproom opens at 11:00 am. A free brewery tour, live music and, of course, the first tastes of Gumbo Stout follow throughout the day. Enjoy the festivities until it all closes down at 9:00 pm.
Expect musical performances by Ron Eades & Andy Smith 3:00-6:00 pm and DJ Ole Paw Paw until closing.
Your first pour of the brew and a branded Campfire mug are a $12 package. Four-packs to take home are $10. Also, Tony’s Creole Cruiser will be on-site serving up samples of gumbo.
If you aren’t able to visit the event, just look for the Louisiana craft beer at local retailers for a limited time, mon ami!