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Gulf Brew 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Celebrating the craft of beer at the best time of year!

This Fall Gulf Brew returns to Downtown Lafayette as a street festival along Jefferson & Vermilion Streets.

Acadiana Center for the Arts presents Gulf Brew, Louisiana’s oldest craft beer festival, an outdoor street festival along Jefferson Street Downtown Lafayette on October 22, 2022. 

Ticket holders will enjoy sampling more than 200 beers from craft breweries across the county while strolling along four pedestrian-only blocks of Jefferson Street in Downtown Lafayette between Juliet Hotel and La Carreta Restaurant. The event is one of the few occasions where all of Louisiana’s craft breweries and brewpubs showcase their newest beers in one place. Tickets are available online or at walk-up.

Gulf Brew features beer tap trucks, music stages, and crafts booths scattered along the route, with the main stage located in front of the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Gulf Brew is a fundraiser for the Acadiana Center for the Arts, which presents performances and art exhibitions year-round in Downtown Lafayette as well as serving as the arts council for the eight-parish region. AcA brings art education to more than 77 public schools across Acadiana.


King and Queen of the Brew is a fundraising competition among 6 community leaders – each participant engages in a fun and friendly fundraising competition in support of AcA’s Arts in Education mission.

The participants who raise the most funds will be crowned King and Queen during the opening ceremonies of Gulf Brew, to be held October 22 on the main stage in front of AcA.

Who will be crowned this year? You decide here!

Mary Morrison, SLCC & LPSS School Board

Ms. Morrison works as the Director of South Louisiana Community College Acadian Campus and feels blessed to be a part of her students’ academic journey and takes pride in watching each student flourish and enjoys building partnerships and relationships with stakeholders. She was honored to receive the 2020 SLCC Everyday Excellence Award. As a school board member of Lafayette Parish, Mary supports Acadiana Center of the Arts partnership with LPSS schools. She has been invited to many of ACA speaking engagements and events, and takes pride in providing support of the partnership for the betterment of our students.

Jerry Prejean, First Horizon Bank

Jerry is President of the Acadiana Market for First Horizon. He has over 25 years in the banking industry with a concentration on Private Client / Wealth segment. Jerry received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from ULL. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, golf and listening to live music. He is a native of Lafayette and currently resides there with his wife, Kay. They have two adult children and three grandsons.

Marie Centanni, Centanni Communications & Dish Ran Away With the Spoon

Marie DesOrmeaux Centanni is the founder of Centanni Communications, an issue advocacy and strategic communications consulting firm headquartered in Downtown Lafayette. Her clients range from candidates to causes, nonprofits to corporations and anyone needing targeted strategy to inform, engage and influence specific audiences. She also facilitates several leadership programs, including CABL's Leadership Louisiana program. She is a proud Ragin' Cajun and former UL Homecoming Queen, and currently serves on the UL Alumni Executive Board, as well as the boards of directors for One Acadiana and the Lafayette Downtown Development Authority. She is married to Lafayette Parish School Board Member Justin Centanni, they have three children and a wiley mutt named President Calvin Droolidge.

Will Labar, CGI

Will LaBar, Vice President of CGI, President of Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, married to Carlee Alm-LaBar, and proud father to their rescue dog Jozy spent the last two years mastering the art of making bread. And now, this is his inevitable evolution. After all, what is beer if not drinkable bread?

Madonna Broussard, Laura's 2
Lyle Girouard, Immediate Past President of AcA's Board of Directors

A 1977 graduate of USL (now ULL), Lyle is currently retired after a long career as an accounting, financial & corporate management professional primarily employed in the oilfield services industry. In his 11th year as a Board Member, he is now the Immediate Past President of the AcA after serving 2 years as President of that organization & over the years has served on other non-profit civic & industry boards.

2022 Map

2022 Brew Book

Find all the beer types and locations in the Brew Book: 

Music Lineup

Reminder to bring your driver’s license – we are scanning every single ID

  • Type: Featured,Special Event
  • Time: October 22, 2022 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Venue:Acadiana Center for the Arts & Jefferson & Vermilion Streets
  • Duration:4 hours