Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shreveport's Great Raft Brewing Coming to Lafayette

The town of Shreveport was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a corporation established to develop a town at the juncture of the newly navigable Red River and the Texas Trail. A 180-mile-long (290 km) natural log jam, the Great Raft, had previously obstructed passage to shipping. The Red River was cleared and made newly navigable by Henry Miller Shreve, who led the United States Army Corps of Engineers effort to clear the river. Shreve used a specially modified riverboat, the Heliopolis, to remove the log jam. The company and the village of Shreve Town were named in Shreve's honor.

And now, history lesson aside, the newest great thing to come out of Shreveport is making its way to Lafayette. Great Raft Brewing, named after the historic log jam, is excited to begin distributing its craft beers to the Hub City. Partnering with Louisiana distributors and canning since 2014, Great Raft offers both year-round brews and seasonals along with occasional specialty items.

Year-Round Beers
Southern Drawl: Pale Lager
Reasonably Corrupt: Black Lager
Commotion: Pale Ale

Spring- All My Tomorrows: Hoppy Sasion
Summer- At Arm's Length: India Pale Lager
Fall- Creature of Habit: Coffee Brown Ale (available now)
Winter- Awkward Uncle: Belgian Strong Ale with Cherries

draft launch event at The Tap Room on Thursday, November 12 from 8-10 PM. With five beers on tap, three year-round flagships plus a special Double Dry-Hopped version of Commotion and Creature of Habit, local enthusiast will be able to purchase both draft and cans of Great Raft beginning Thursday, November 12th. Use the beer locator HERE to find out where. Earlier that Thursday, Great Raft will hold a free tasting event at Whole Foods from 5-7 PM

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