Top of the Hops in Lafayette had over 160 different beers to choose from. While they weren't all new to me, I was pleasantly surprised at the variety, selection, and rareness of some of the brews. Louisiana's own beer also poured from the taps of Parish, Bayou Teche, NOLA, Heiner Brau/Covington and Abita.
The highlight of the afternoon for me came from Andrew Godley and the Parish Brewing Company. His Black IPA blew me away, but even better was his amber beer that he ran through extra hops before pouring. Andrew, an engineer by trade, created a homemade system with which he used CO2 to force the beer through extra hops after leaving the keg and before entering your glass. Those fresh hops left a taste with the Parish Amber that flowed through them and settled on my palate like cold iced tea on a hot Louisiana summer day. Beer Heaven, I found you. Si, me gusta cerveza.