Something’s ‘BREW’-ing at Festival Plaza this weekend


The Red River Revel and Mudbug Madness invite the public to “Revel in the Madness” at BREW: Shreveport’s Original Beer Festival on Sat., Oct. 29, 2022, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the lower pavilion of Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport.

“Mudbug Madness is thrilled to renew our partnership with the Revel to bring BREW to the community once again this year,” said Mary Helen Marrs, executive director of Downtown Shreveport Unlimited. “Festivals, events, and anytime people are gathering breathe life into downtown and that is what our organization is all about. BREW is an afternoon of beer tasting, food sampling, and bringing people together to enjoy life, music, and each other.”

The 13th annual event will feature samples of internationally acclaimed and domestically brewed ales, pilsners, stouts, and everything in between. In addition to more than 100 beers to sample, BREW patrons will experience live music by the Cal Presley Band, college football games on big-screen TV’s, a chance to win raffle items, and samples of signature dishes from some of Shreveport’s restaurants and eateries.

The event attracts over 800 beer enthusiasts and socialites to Festival Plaza for an afternoon of beer, food, and music. The 2022 event will feature International, domestic, craft, and home-brewed beers. Guests can enjoy sample bites from local restaurants and eateries, including Port City BBQ, Smallcakes Shreveport, Newk’s Eatery, We Olive and Wine Bar, M&K House Kitchen, Kajun Korner, and more.

“BREW is a staple event in our community and is organized by two major festivals held in downtown Shreveport,” said Logan Lewis, executive director of the Red River Revel. “We are anticipating an excellent social event filled with unique and staple beer, a great live band, wonderful food samples, and a variety of college football games on TV. It’s not hard to have a great deal of anticipation for a fall beer festival.”

Proceeds from BREW support the Red River Revel and Mudbug Madness.