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Courir de Mardi Gras

Brewed By:

Bayou Teche Brewing


December-Mardi Gras Season




Biere De Mars

With origins in rural and Medieval France, rural Cajun communities still celebrate the traditional Courir de Mardi Gras. Although there are variations, each Courir has a Le Capitaine who leads masked and costumed revelers on horseback to beg and gather ingredients for the large communal gumbo that lies at the end of their journey. A prized ingredient is a live chicken, which is often thrown into the air for the celebrants to chase through muddy fields.Courir de Mardi Gras is our artisanal version of a French farmhouse style of ale known as a Biere de Mars (March Beer). These farmhouse ales are historically crafted with Pilsner, Munich, and a large dose of wheat malt that lends the beer a distinct, Spring-like quality. Biere de Mars are traditionally crafted at the beginning of winter with the farm’s freshest crop of barley, wheat and hops. The farm’s brewers then spend months aging what they consider their finest beer of the year.” Our Courir de Mardi Gras is seasonally brewed and released for all of your pre-Lenten, Mardi Gras celebrations – whether you are chasing plastic beads and doubloons at a parade or a live chicken in a muddy field. Available during Mardi Gras season.