When you are out at Mardi Gras parades for hours on end, you want a low ABV, easy drinkin’ brew to see you through. For the past 2 Mardi Gras’s we have brewed an English Mild (2017) and an ESB (2016). Of course, we also purchase beers to drink on the route. Some brews we recommend are:
*Anything between 4-5% ABV*
- Sweetwater 420
- Anchor Steam
- Goose Honker’s Ale
- Dale’s Pale Ale
- Red Hook ESB
- Southern Prohibition Jack the Sipper
- Second Line Batture Blonde
- Gnarly Barley Catahoula Common
Basically, you don’t want a high ABV beer. You’ll get too buzzed/drunk and the parades just aren’t as fun at that point.
On another note, Large Marge can vouch that Galactica IPA from Clown Shoes is another bad choice for Mardi Gras. Galactica is an 8% Double IPA. Large Marge did not check the ABV before purchasing this for Mardi Gras one year. Let’s just say, the parade went by in a blur and it seemed like she fell down a lot while trying to catch beads and throws.
So finally, we’ll add again – the goal is to PACE YOURSELF. Have a great Mardi Gras, folks!