Covington Brewhouse Introduces New Brewmaster

The Covington Brewhouse, originally Heiner Brau, opened in 2005, right before Katrina. While they still produce some holdover Heiner Brau product, the name changed to its current moniker in 2010. James “Earl” Cancienne is on his sixth year at the Brewhouse, and Covington Weekly attended the Amp'd Up Amber cask tapping in September, where James was announced as new Brewmaster. CW sat down with James and co-worker Nick Smith for some Ba'an Thai Buffet to get the beer scoop. Covington Brewhouse's Fall feature is Amp'd Up Amber, a twist on the classic amber beer, adding notes of molasses and chocolate. At 7% ABV and 19 IBUs, Amp'd Up Amber is a little stronger than your standard domestic beer, so be sure to enjoy the benefits of craft brewing responsibly. James started out with a very basic knowledge, working up from production to head brewer, and now brewmaster. He enjoys “fun mistakes” like the recent Scorched Ale (which this writer personally recommends), and he has an affinity for stouts, so we'll be looking for that in the future. When asked the most important aspect of brewing beer that he learned over the years, James replied, “Quality.” Cheers! Join Covington Brewhouse to give thanks and enjoy fall pies paired with our handcrafted brews at the First Annual Covington Brewhouse Pies & Pints Thanksgiving Celebration. Tickets are $25 and include three single serving pies with beer pairing. Space is limited so get your ticket today by using the EventBrite link listed here on the Pies & Pints event page or at the brewery in The Tasting Room. Featuring live music by Timothy Gates. Tickets available now! 226 E. Lockwood Street, Covington, Louisiana 985-893-2884 www.covingtonbrewhouse.com