A sour nerd’s guide to Gulf Brew

Sour beer is the latest trend in the beer world. And Acadiana’s brewers have some zany and tasty entries into the craze, some available only at Gulf Brew.

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Complicated Cocktails: Blueberry Whiskey Buck

The buck is a spicy, sweet and summery way to enjoy brown liquors like whiskey.

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Coming up roses

Lauren Bercier of Something Borrowed Blossoms says Lafayette is a great place to launch tech-based businesses that can reach a national market.

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Complicated Cocktails: Hibiscus Lemonade Cooler

This light-tasting spiked tea is a perfect mate for taking it slow. Sip on it in the afternoon haze and let the glass sweat through golden hour.

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Complicated Cocktails: Kiwi Martini

The kiwi is an oddball perfect for buttoning down a classic martini into something you can sip leisurely at a pool party without coming across a pretentious Pete or Patty.

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How A. Hays Town continues to shape Lafayette’s vision of home

This ideal of a family home is at the core of Town’s designs, whether it was a vision he gave us or something he tapped into that was there all along.

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Complicated Cocktails: Cantaloupe Calypso

A spin on the drive-thru favorite that you can blend up in the comfort of your own kitchen, without the chemical junk. Grab a summer cantaloupe and let your Vitamix fly.

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Red, White and Blue Sangria

Cool your jets, yankee doodle dandies, with this American take on the classic Spanish refreshment. Serve over ice and free yourself from the oppressive Louisiana heat.

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Sawbriar Brewery and craft beer’s next wave

More and more brewers are choosing to take the microbrewery route, avoiding the pricey startup costs and permitting minefields that plague conventional production breweries. Starting this fall, Sawbriar Brewery will bring the microbrewery concept to Lafayette. The focus is craft, not production.

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A loving documentary memorializes makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin

A Louisiana-born makeup guru, Kevyn Aucoin worked with pop celebrities such as Cher, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Sharon Stone. A new documentary film celebrates the Lafayette legend.

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Complicated Cocktails Friday: The Golden Fig

What good is fig season when you don’t like figs? This cool and fruity vodka sipper makes summer figs something everyone can look forward to.

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Complicated Cocktails Friday: The Kaleidoscope

The secret to an electric colored cocktail without the curaçao? Butterfly pea tea. A complicated cocktail from Porch, Wine & Gravy.

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