Chafunkta Brewing Company turns seven! To celebrate this special ocassion, they're hosting a free party with live music, food trucks and family-friendly fun, and will be debuting new beers and merchandise, including a limited number of souvenir anniversary glass.
Chafunkta Brewing Company is a Mandeville, LA based nanobrewery formed by Josh & Jamie Erickson in June of 2011. Tours are offered Friday nights, 5-9pm, and Saturdays11am-9pm. Hear the story of the company's founding and enjoy Chafunkta brews in 5oz, 10oz, 16oz and flights, keep the glass or take it TO GEAUX. Cash/Credit accepted.
The 'Chafunkta' name (pronounced Che-funk'-tuh) is derived from "Tchefuncte,", which is itself derived from the Choctaw word "Hachofakti, " meaning a type of shrub oak tree that produced a small edible nut called "chinquapin, " which is similar to a chestnut. During the early Indian days, these trees lined the banks of the Tchefuncte River, which forms part of the border between St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes.