Geaux Brewing celebrates the grand opening of its Auburn brewpub on Fat Tuesday (Feb. 13th), but before they get there, join Geaux Brewing for a Mardi Gras celebration this Saturday, February 10th and a Mardi Gras family day on Sunday, February 11th. They’ve been up and running in Auburn for months, but now that the kitchen is complete, they’re ready for a celebration. Or three.
“This year’s Mardi Gras, tied with the grand opening of our new location in Auburn, will be a party to remember,” says Jeremy Hubbell of Geaux Brewing. “As with prior years, we’ll have special and rare beers on tap, hand-rolled cigars from San Juan cigars, and cajun zydeco music from Whozyamama. We will also be debuting our new Karnival kitchen that we developed in partnership with Bread and Circuses. It features a diverse menu with many Louisiana-inspired dishes, pub food, and even a few high-end options. We’ve flown up some king cake from New Orleans—a traditional cake available only during Mardi Gras season—and tons o’ beads.”
The event kicks off at 4pm and goes until 10pm. Live music starts around 6pm.
According to the Facebook event page, “We are taking over the parking lot and throwing a Mardi Gras block party the likes of which Auburn has not seen before! We’ll be joined by local businesses—including Scamp Brewing, Rail Hoppin’ Brewing, and Blackfish Distillery—to bring you Auburn’s finest, beer, wine, and spirits. Chow down on some Louisiana cooking with our brand new kitchen and savor some king cake shipped up from Louisiana. Bring the family. We’ll have arts and crafts, a face painting booth, and bouncy house. It’s a 2-day party you don’t want to miss! Beer garden is 21+, the rest of the party is family friendly. (Pets allowed in the beer garden. Service animals only indoors.)”
On Sunday, they’ll host a Mardi Gras Family Day. Learn more about that here.
And then the Grand Opening party on Fat Tuesday. Learn more about that here.
425 E Main Street
Auburn, Washington 98002
Last October, Geaux Brewing had to close its brewery and taproom in Bellevue because they could not come to an agreement with the property owner, so they moved the whole show south to their Auburn location. They still hope to return to the Bellevue/Eastside, but have not yet found the right location.
The new Geaux Brewing includes a full kitchen. Just as it does for the rest of the brewery, New Orleans provides the inspiration for the food. Expect to enjoy classic Cajun cuisine, some of it sourced from Louisiana.