For many, the time between the holidays and New Year's Eve is a slump, but not for 70 Elites and their guests, who took this Monday as a chance to try a cornucopia of beers at NOLA's newest nanobrewery, Courtyard Brewery. The owners Scott and Lindsay sampled five craft beers on tap while Elites enjoyed sipping on Lagunitas IPA throughout the night from their Yelp signature pint glasses. For the non-beer drinkers, they were tricked into enjoying a beer cocktail with Framboise, prosecco, and ginger.
Pitmaster Damian Brugger from Black Label Barbecue tamed the hunger pangs with Aloha Cowboy Sliders and Bleu Fire Slaw as well as a small batch of his Barrel Sauce for everyone to take home! Since it was a cool 60 degrees, we s'mored it up...toasting gourmet 'mallows over a delightful fire.
The night wouldn't be complete without some great door prizes from Harrah's Gulf Coast, Big Night New Orleans, The Pussyfooters Blush Ball, and Two Chicks Walking Tours. While prizes, schwag, and a belly full of craft beer and barbecue is delightful; the true win here was spending some quality time with our fellow Elites. Check out our virtual cheers here, and our epic pics from Harold Spinner of NewOrleansLocal.com here.
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