Beer, cajun food and live music tomorrow, June 1st , at the Augusta Common.
Mudbugs, also known as crawfish or crawdads, are the official state crustacean of Louisiana. In season from late February through June, crawfish are a beloved food, their long past dating back prior to Colonial times.
Nowadays, it’s normal to see a bunch of people sitting around a paper-covered table, peeling and eating their weight in the small shellfish. It’s what folks do at the Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew too, going through thousands of pounds of mudbugs.
The “Mudbug” festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary tomorrow at the Augusta Common, and festival organizer Jim Beck is excited to hit the 11 year mark.
“We’re giving the first 1,000 folks through the gate a free t-shirt” Beck shared.
That’s a lot of crawfish fans, and the fact is Beck expects way more than 1,000 crawdad fans.
In addition to crawfish by the pound, cajun staples such as jambalaya, muffalettas and boiled shrimp will be served.
And to help keep everyone happy in the heat, this year features over 25 craft beers thanks to a partnership with local distributor AB Beverage.
Augusta brewers Savannah River Brewery and Riverwatch Brewery will have beers on hand, as well as a slew of small craft brewers from around the southeast.
Columbia Craft lager
Columbia Craft Famously Hop IPA
Columbia Craft Carolinian
Bold Rock Orchard Frost
Savannah River No Jacket Required
Dry County Neon Hurricane
Tantrum Brewing Infinite Obscurity
Tantrum Brewing Poems at Midnight
Duclaw Crème Brûlée
Island Coastal Lager
Grayton 30A Rose Gose
Holy City Slanted Porch Pale Ale
Jailhouse Brewing Nerc
Jekyll Southern Juice
Left Nut Brewing Midnight Perle Gose
Monday Night Brewing All Y’all Pale Ale
New Belgium Juicifer IPA
Nantahala Hazy Mountain IPA
Red Hare SPF 50-50 Tangerine
Southern Brewing Company 7 AM
Wild Leap Brewing World Peach
Wicked Weed Passion Fruit Burst
Folks enjoy their food and the live entertainment under the protection of a giant tent, making the entire affair resemble something more like a family reunion than a gathering of strangers.
And, in case we need to state the obvious, Beck steps in. “We’re in the Deep South so be prepared for it to be hot.”
The Tenth Annual Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew
The Augusta Common
Saturday, June 1