8 Best Beers to Drink on Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras falls late this year… which gives you the perfect amount of time to stock up on brews for your Fat Tuesday celebrations. Here are eight beers that we think pair nicely with a fun Mardi Gras party.
By The Beer Community on Feb. 25, 2019
Mardi Gras is one of the most anticipated parties of the year. The Carnival celebrations are all about music, parades, beads, bright colours, good food, and great brews! JustBeer is here to make sure you have the perfect beer that pairs best with your Mardi Gras celebration.
Top 8 Beers for Fat Tuesday Celebrations
This Kölsch-style ale is brewed with barley, rice and multiple additions of German-grown, noble hops to produce a magnificent balance of hop bitterness, taste and aroma. The perfect pairing for any cajun-style meal.
ABV%: 4.8 | IBU: 12
Brewed with Madagascar vanilla beans, Korintje cinnamon, and milk sugar, Mudbug has taken the flavors of every Cajun’s favorite treat, the legendary king cake, and created something truly special – The official beer of Mardi Gras!
ABV%: 4 | IBU: 15
Abita Bock is brewed with pale, pilsner and caramel malts and German Perle hops. This bock is similar to German maibocks with its rich malt flavor and full body.
ABV%: 6.5 | IBU: 25
If you’re celebrating Mardi Gras in warm weather then this wheat beer is perfect for you! This beer is brewed with fresh lemon basil to give it a light citrus taste with a subtle herbal hint. This beer is such a hit with Louisiana locals that the once summer seasonal is now a year-round brew.
ABV%: 4.5 | IBU: 12
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Art Car IPA is an American IPA featuring a blend of both new and old hop varieties. The nose is a blend of apricot and tropical fruit and mango. The taste starts with a big bitter blood orange that morphs into mangos and sweet tropical fruits. There is a lightly sweet malt body that allows the hops to shine while maintaining a nice complexity to the flavours. Perfect IPA for eating some Louisiana grub.
ABV%: 7.1 | IBU: 55
This artisanal version of a Farmhouse Ale is historically crafted with Pilsner, Munich, and a large dose of wheat malt that lends the beer a distinct, Spring-like quality. The perfect beer for any Mardi Gras celebration.
ABV%: 6.2 | IBU: 15
This hop forward lager has the perfect amount of “crispiness” to balance any heat in your spicy Mardi Gras dishes. This Southern, hoppy lager is extremely crushable, the perfect beer for an Mardi Gras festival, parade, party, etc.
Crowd Control is a dry-hopped Imperial IPA showcasing Mosaic hops. A solid malt backbone accompanied with a fruity and sticky hop overlay contain one another for a great balance of aroma and flavour. If you’re heading into a big crowd on Mardi Gras, don’t forget your beer!
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