Bayou Teche Brewing’s LA-31 Biere Pale Will Be Served at Augusta National
Arnaudville, LA – Bayou Teche Brewing has been selected to be a one of a handful of craft breweries whose beers will be served at this year’s Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. The brewery’s LA-31 Biere Pale was one of about 10 American craft beers chosen by the tournament to be served in their new hospitality facility. Said Karlos Knott, Bayou Teche Brewing’s president, “We received a call from the folks at Augusta several months ago saying that we had been selected, and inquiring about the possibility of purchasing our LA-31 for the Master’s. We excitedly worked with one of our distributors in Georgia to get kegs of our ale shipped to Atlanta, and then over to Augusta for the tournament.”
This year’s Masters Tournament is from April 6th thru the 12th, and Bayou Teche Brewing’s beer will be one of only ten craft ales featured at the Augusta Course. Said, Knott, “There are currently just over 3,000 craft breweries in America, to be selected to represent the industry at what is arguably one of the most important sporting events in the world is quite an honor – everyone at the brewery is more than excited.”
The Augusta National Golf Club is located in Augusta, Georgia and is one of the most famous golf clubs in the world. It has been opened for play since January 1933. Since 1934, it has played host to the annual Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf, and the only major played each year at the same course.
In years past, the Masters presented attendees only three beer options – Lite, Domestic, and Imported. The brands of these three beer choices were not even known to the customers of the hospitality stations. According to Knott, the golf tournament has had many requests for craft beer, and this year decided to bring in a selected handful of breweries beers to the tournament. Said Knott “Our family started our little brewery just over five years ago knowing that we wanted to craft beers to compliment Cajun and Creole cuisines and lifestyles – to be selected at the world’s premiere sporting tournaments is not only a big honor for us, it mean’s our beer goes great with golf as well as good food and bon temps.”
The Masters is one of the most important sporting events held in the world. Visitors and press from around the world attend every year. Said Knott, as international and American palates continue to become more sophisticated, many have discovered that craft beer is the perfect complement to food, and to a good time. “We are thrilled that our beer is this year’s Masters Tournament – excited to show everyone who goes this year what’s special about craft beer – and that a small brewery in Arnaudville Louisiana can make it to the big leagues.”