Mardi Gras is such a celebrated institution in the Mobile Bay area that it is no surprise when someone tries to sneak in a little lagniappe midway through the year. Fairhope Brewing Company is taking on that task with Mardi Gras in July.

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This two-day event will begin on Friday night with a masquerade ball. Formal attire is not required, but masks are encouraged. Those without a mask will receive one at the door. Grammy-nominated Lost Bayou Ramblers will provide the evening’s entertainment with a hybrid of rock and zydeco has made them a local favorite and a regular visitor.

Saturday has been declared “Fat Brewsday.” The Bay City Brass Band will open with their impressive versions of traditional Mardi Gras tunes. Grayson Capps & the Lost Cause Minstrels will headline Fat Brewsday with their grimy swamp rock. In honor of the event and Capps’ performance, Fairhope Brewing will also feature firkins of Lil’ Poison Ale.


Mardi Gras in July
Date: July 11-12
Venue: Fairhope Brewing Company, 914 Nichols Ave., www.fairhopebrewing.com
Tickets: $15 at the door (includes commemorative glass)