Looking for lagniappe? These bayou brews deliver!

Feb 16, 2023

Lagniappe (pronounced lan-yap) is a Cajun-French word that means "a little something extra". It's an all encompassing noun used throughout the bayous and deltas of Louisiana that can relate to a small gift, a kind gesture to a stranger, an unexpected extra heap of jambalaya, etc. It's also a great word to describe the nuanced goodness of one of our favorite craft producers, Parish Brewing.

Parish Brewing Company is located in the beating heart of Cajun country, in the small city of Broussard in Lafayette Parish. New Orleans can lay claim to great music, food, parades and culture, but if you're looking to experience all of the above in authentic Cajun fashion, start in Lafayette Parish and continue west all the way to the Texas border. The food alone is well worth the trip, but mix in the joie de vivre of the Cajun culture and the amazing craft beer from the folks at Parish Brewing and you've got yourself a heckuva good excuse for a future weekend excursion.

With Mardi Gras being just a few days away, we figured it's a perfect time to call out some of Parish's lineup currently in stock at Hop City. All possess that little bit of lagniappe...exceptional beers with 'a little extra' that helps them stand tall in the crowded craft beer landscape. And they taste extra good while laboriously stirring a batch of roux or enjoying a bowl of gumbo.

Vermillionaire (6.0%) - double IPA with Citra, Citra Spectrum, Strata CGX & Citra terpenses. $14.99 / 16 oz 4-pack; Krog & West End

Envie (5.0%) - very easy to drink hazy pale ale $12.99 / 16 oz 4-pack; Krog & West End

Ghost in the Machine (8.5%) - flagship hazy double IPA worthy of its hype. $18.99 / 16 oz 4-pack in CANS; $15.99 / 12 oz 4-pack in bottles; Krog, West End, Fayetteville (bottles only)

Parish Pilsner (4.6%) - crisp clean pilsner with a hint of a peppery finish. $12.99 / 12 oz 6-pack; Krog & West End

Canebrake (4.9%) - American wheat beer using remnants of Louisiana sugarcane. $12.99 / 12 oz 6-pack; Krog

SIPS Pinot Noir & Black Current (4.8%) - a must try fruited Berliner Weisse with great depth and complexity. $12.99 / 12 oz 4-pack; Krog & West End

Coffee Cake Reve (6.8%) - coffee stout with cinnnamon, cake batter, brown sugar and vanilla. $17.99 / 16 oz 4-pack; Krog & West End

Dr. Juice (6.0%) - crushable IPA with hints of passionfruit, papaya and orange. $12.99 / 12 oz 6-pack; Krog & West End

How about a freshly poured pint of Parish beer?

Several varieties are currently on draft @ multiple Hop City locations: Strawberry Mochi (West End Cellar, Barleygarden Fayetteville, Barleygarden Alpharetta), Canebrake (West End / Boxcar), Strawberry Canebrake, SIPS Pinot Noir Grape and Black Currant, Dr. Juice (Barleygarden Alpharetta)



All below can be found at Krog & West End...


  • BlackStack: Keeping It Casual (7.1%)
  • BlackStack: Full Disclosure (8.3%)
  • BlackStack: Final Fantasy 3 (8%)
  • BlackStack: Garden Unit (8%)
  • Creature Comforts Bigger Dreams (6.8%)
  • Toppling Goliath: Fire, Skulls & Money (7.8%)
  • Untitled Art: Juice Drops Prickly Pear Strata (7.5%)


  • The Brewing Projekt: Chomp Chomp Raspberry Cheesecake (6.24%)
  • The Brewing Projekt: Puff Tart XL (8%)
  • The Brewing Projekt: Smoofee (6.5%)


  • Untitled Art: Beer Beer American Pilsner (5.5%)


  • The Brewing Projekt: What The French? (9.5%)
  • Cherry Street: Cafe Con Leche Milkshake Stout (8.5%)
  • Toppling Goliath: Rover Truck (5%)
  • TrimTab: Peanut Butter Cups (7.5%)
  • Untitled Art: Candied Pecan Stout (11%)
  • Westbrook: Confection Affliction (13%)

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