Bayou Teche Brewing collaborates to make beer for Festival International

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"Bayoust" collaboration of French and American, perfect for Festival International

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:42pm

With a lot of collaboration and a little technology, local Bayou Teche Brewing and French Brewery La Bambelle have created a beer to celebrate our heritage.

"We worked together over Skype to create this recipe.  It's made with buckwheat, which grows near their brewery in France, and corn which symbolizes America," says Karlos Knott, co-owner of Bayou Teche Brewery.

And it's name, Bayoust.

"The name is a combination of Bayou Teche, which runs right behind our brewery, and the river Oust, which runs right behind their brewery.  So we just slammed the two waterways together and came up with the name," says Karlos.

Bayoust is already getting rave reviews from the few people that have tried it.

"The buckwheat is not usually in beer.  It gives a nice kind of old-timey taste to the beer that tastes like a farm house, the best way to describe it," says Karlos.

And you can give it a taste tonight as it's released for the first time at no better place than Festival International.

"It was a perfect beer.  It's an international collaboration beer plus it's international festival, and it's the largest free francophone festival in the world.  We just thought it would be great to brew a beer to celebrate that," says Karlos.

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