Bourbon Street Comes to Houston: Hundreds to Join Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Tuesday for New Orleans-Style Celebration
Laissez les bon temps rouler! Fundraiser at Houston Brewery to Aid Victims of Hurricane Katrina
What: Houston-based Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the oldest microbrewery in Texas, will bring a little bit of Bourbon Street to Houston Tuesday. The brewery, located on the city’s Northwest side, will hold a New Orleans-style celebration to raise funds for the American Red Cross, which will aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the America Red Cross. The brewery also will donate all the profits from any glass and shirt sales to the American Red Cross. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food; no food will be served.
Who: 1. Hundreds of revelers who will have their glasses full and their checkbooks open.
2. Brock Wagner, founder and CEO of Saint Arnold Brewing Company will be available for interviews to explain why a celebration is not only appropriate - it’s required.
3. Music will be provided by the Houston-based Zydeco Dots, whose members can comment about the cultural heritage of New Orleans and how Houston’s culture may be affected by the influx of residents from Louisiana.
Where: Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2522 Fairway Park Drive, Houston.
From West 610 Loop: Exit 290 at Antoine/34th Street. Make a U-turn under the freeway and take the feeder road southeast for 1/4 mile. Then turn right on Mitchelldale. Take the second left onto Fairway Park Drive. The Brewery is 150 yards down Fairway Park Drive on the left.
From 290 coming in toward town: Exit 290 at Antoine/34th Street. Follow the feeder road past Antoine, past 34th Street and continue a quarter-mile further. Then turn right on Mitchelldale. Take the second left onto Fairway Park Drive. The Brewery is 150 yards down Fairway Park Drive on the left.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Why: Everyone throughout the Houston metropolitan area has been heartbroken by the struggles of New Orleans residents in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Reflecting on his family’s New Orleans roots (his great-great-great grandfather Ferdinand settled there in 1836) Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s Brock Wagner said the city has a long history of finding reasons to party in good times and not-so-good times.
Register: Advance reservations must be made by noon Tuesday, Sept. 13. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. To register, or for more information, contact Ann at (713) 686-9494 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>.