Sponsors


 

 

Abita Brewing Company

We brew over 170,000 barrels of craft beer and soda. Our lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality. This pride, along with our brewing process, is what creates our great brews.

 

 

Goose Island

Goose Island brews an innovative selection of over 50 craft beers at the brewpub, the best of which are then bottled at our Fulton Street brewery. Goose Island beers are now enjoyed in all 50 states and Europe.

 

 Zea

In 1990, three energetic and creative chefs, Hans Limburg, Greg Reggio, and Gary Darling joined together to form an experienced culinary and restaurant development team. The company's mission was clear: To develop and operate unique restaurant concepts and to provide a wide array of consulting services to the industry. The Taste Buds created Zea in 1997 with their first location in Harahan, Louisiana. It immediately gained popularity within the community and acclaim from restaurant associations. From their award winning recipes and "Best New Restaurant" awards from Gambit Magazine Readers Poll and New Orleans Magazine, the Taste Buds had another hit on their hands. There are currently six locations in the New Orleans area. Zea Rotisserie & Grill also has locations in Lafayette, Covington and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Mobile.

 

 Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Brewing Company, located in Houston, is Texas' Oldest Craft Brewery. Our goal is to brew world class beers and deliver them to our customers as fresh as possible making them the best beers in Texas. Our customers are beer lovers - people that appreciate great, full-flavored beers.

Our small crew does everything at the brewery: brew the beer, filter the beer, keg the beer, bottle the beer, sell the beer and drink the beer. For us, this is a passion, not a job. We believe that this comes through in the beers we make. Our beers have soul.

 

 Stella Artois

The Anno 1366 on the Stella Artois logo refers to the origin of brewing in the city of Leuven. The city's tax records dated 1366 mention the existence of a local brewpub called Den Hoorn, ('Hoorn' in Dutch meaning 'Horn' in English, as is represented in the logo on the beer label). The name Artois was coupled to the brewery in 1708, when new owner Sebastian Artois achieved the title of master brew er. The frame that surrounds the name Stella Artois on the label refers to the traditional style of window frame found in Flemish architecture.

   Sweetwater Brewing Co

Sweetwater Brewery officialy began February 1997, bringing a new style of brewing and selling to Atlanta. They found a few bars willing to take a chance on them near the Virginia-Highlands Seven years of great growth gave the company opportunities to bring its agressive and hoppy beers to many, allowing them to expand to a new brewhouse in 2004.

 

 Guinness 

The history of Guinness beer, draught, or stout is a stirring tale of inspiration, dedication, ingenuity and effort. It's over two centuries of sublime brewing craft, a remarkable knack for spreading the word and more than a few leaps of faith. It's the story of how a unique Irish stout became, with a little magic, one of the World's best-loved beers.

 

 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 ofTin Roof beer is brewed with an uncompromising commitment to exceptional quality. This gives our beer a consistent, delicious and unmistakable Southern charm - you¹ll know it when you taste it. 

 

 Newcastle Brown Ale

 

Parish Brewing Co. 

Since 2008 Parish Brewing Company has been at battle against boring, tasteless beer. Located in the heart of Cajun Country in Broussard, Louisiana, our simple goal is to make awesome craft brewed beer. 

 

 

  Samuel Adams

The Boston Beer Company is America's leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored craft beers. Found and Brewer, Jim Koch, brews Samuel Adams craft beers using the time honored traditional four-vessel brewing process, and the world's finest all-natural ingredients. With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of craft beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer driners a variety of brews. The brewery has won more awards in international beer tasting competitions in the last five years than any other craft beer brewery in the world. 

 

 Guinness Nitro IPA

Guinness Nitro IPA is everything you'd want from an English-Style IPA balanced with everything you'd expect from Guinness. Using our peerless expertise in nitrogenation, we've re-imagined the IPA to create a smoother, creamier texture and a whole new way to enjoy the flavors and aromas of the style. 

 

 

Strongbow

From the orchard to the glass, we are inspired by the power of nature to deliver the golden, crisp refreshment in every drop of Strongbow Hard Apple cider. And like our namesake, Richard "Strongbow" de Clare, who was legendary for his skill with the bow and arrow, we're setting our signs and marking our mark. Our cider's crisp, refreshing taste sets the tone for the rest of the night. We're the go-getters. The makers and doers. To us, every hour is golden.

 

Shock Top

Shock Top is a traditional Belgian-Style wheat ale. It was originally created in 2006 as a seasonal brew under the name Spring Heat Spiced Wheat. After collecting gold in ’06 and bronze in ’07 in the Belgian White category at the North American Beer Awards, we decided to brew year-round and switch the name to Shock Top. We couldn’t be happier with our decision.

 

Urban South Brewery

With Urban South Brewery, we're combining the heritage of European beer making with the brashness of new American styles. That mixture of cultureal legacy and bold innovations is why New Orleans is the perfect place to launch our brewery.

 

 

 

 Sapporo

Sapporo, the oldest beer brand in Japan, was first brewerd in Sapporo, Japan in 1876 by the German-trained lager brewer Seibei Nakagawa. From the beginning, Sapporo was a favorite among beer lovers - a crisp, clean taste they appreciated and an advanced brewing proccess they respected.

 

Gnarly Barley Brewing

Established in 2011, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 10,500 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, four fermentation vessels, one bright beer tank and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. 

 

 Unibroue

From the beginning, Unibroue has carved out a special niche in the beer world with top quality broducts and a brand rooted deep in Quebec culture. It made history by becoming the first North American beer maker to use a brewing method inspired by two-centruries old tradition developed by Trappist monks in Europe--particularly in Belgium. Over the yeras, Unibroue has remained faithful to its origins even as it has grown to become an icon of the brewing world 
 

 

 

 

Spot Light DJs

Caters to all of your party and event needs!

DJ and Karaoke. Party Rentals (Chairs, Tables, Linens, Tents). Audio and Lighting Techs. Decor, Graphics and Set Design. Sound, Lighting and Staging Rentals. Party Planning and Event Coordinating. American DJ and Elation Lighting Dealers. 

 
 

DRAFT Magazine


DRAFT taps into the freshest flavors, unique experiences and emerging trends in beer, plus food, travel and leisure for a 360-degree view of the modern drinker¹s lifestyle.

 

Spoof Photo Booths

Photo booth rental company locally owned and operated in the New Orleans area. Having a photo booth at your event is pure entertainment and your guests will have a keepsake to keep your event memorable! With over 25 years of experience in the service industry, customer satisfaction is our main goal. 

 

 Gambit

Your source for New Orleans entertainment and news. Thirty-one years ago the first print issue of Gambit was published. Today, 40,000 papers are distributed every week in the New Orleans area and 130,000 people visit bestofneworleans.com each month.