The Microbrewery / Cocktail Tour (Community Event) at #FinCon14
Editor’s note: Here’s the lowdown on the tour from Jeff of Sustainable Life Blog.
It’s that time you have been waiting for – the announcement of the #fincon14 brewery tour times and a location list. For those of you that went last year, we hope you are able to come again, and for those of you that did not come, you seriously missed out.
This years tour will be far more organized than last years, as we already have the locations set and we are still one month away from conference time. Unfortunately, since FinCon is such a busy time, we know we will have schedule conflicts – that being said, we know our event will be the best, so we are not worried about it.
If you missed last year, we went to two breweries, and both were in walking distance of the conference hotel. We had about 50 people on the tour (which was way more than I expected), so I enlisted some help to organize this years tour. My buddy Joel at Save Outside the Box has offered to help, and we think we have a great tour planned for you guys.
Unfortunately, New Orleans does not have the rich beer tradition that St Louis has (nor were they the benefactor of a large, unnamed brewery laying off a lot of master brewers), so it will not all breweries this year. Never fear though, we feel like we have captured a great tour for you, and without further ado, here is how it will go down.
The microbrewery/cocktail tour is planned for Thursday, September 18th at 4pm. We will meet in the FinCon Lounge (Acadia Ballroom) and from there we will head out to the following places (on foot). This tour will include 3 stops instead of the 2 that we made last year, so plan accordingly.
Our first stop will be the Crescent City Brewhouse, approximately a 5 minute walk from the hotel. While we won’t be doing an actual tour
We will have an official brewery tour at this location, so you will be able to see the brewing process and how things go from raw grains to one of the most cherished beverages in the world – beer. After the tour at Crescent City Brewhouse, we will hang around the Brewhouse and chat about blogging, money and media for a while, and then it will be time to head out to the next stop.
Since this city is world famous for their cocktails, we decided to focus the bulk of the tour on them, and our second stop will be head to the New Orleans Famous Napoleon House, and our drink of choice will be the infamous Pimms Cup. The Napoleon House has been in business since 1797, and has happily sent customers on their (wobbly) way since then. This building was owned by a former mayor of New Orleans, and gets its name from the time the mayor offered this place up to Napoleon to stay at during his exile in 1815. Even though Napoleon never made it to the house bearing his name, the name stuck and has been a legend in the crescent city ever since. We recommend getting your pimms cup in a “to-go” cup, as we are not sure how long we will stay at this location before we head to our next stop. If you’re curious, the walk from the Crescent City Brewing Company to the Napoleon House will be approximately 2 blocks, or 5 minutes.
Our next (and unfortunately) last location is the world famous Hotel Monteleone. This stop is about 5 blocks from Napoleon house, and we are estimating that it will take 10 minutes to get there on foot. For those that have never been, the Monteleone is famous for its Carousel bar. It is the only revolving bar in New Orleans, and sits near the famed Royal Street in the french Quarter. Our resident expert on New Orleans Joel has recommended that we try the “Vieux Carre” as a beverage, and because we will most likely be pressed for time so that we can make the #fincon14 Welcome Reception at 7:30 pm.
We would like to officially welcome you to an afternoon of drinks, fun and networking with fellow bloggers and finance professionals. Join us on an exciting tour of New Orleans and network with fellow bloggers and others on an unforgettable trip around the French Quarter in New Orleans.
If you are curious about the official route, have a look below: