Exhaustive list of beer brewed in Nola with love

Micro brews, flagship beers, food pop ups, concerts and events. Breweries just as funky as New Orleans.

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Broad Street Cider
Broadmoor

Broad Street Cider

In this book, Broad Street Cider is included as a brewery even though they're brewing up something a little different. As the premier spot for Cider & Mead in the gulf coast, be sure to check out this Broad St. microbrewery on your next trip to Mid City. A PhD on the British Empire lead founder Jon to fall in love with cider and bring this treat to the big easy. And for those asking, yes, this is alcoholic cider typically made from a process of fermenting apples and via wikipedia the UK consumes the most cider per capita.

Bywater Brew Pub
Bywater

Bywater Brew Pub

The Bywater Brew Pub is a fullscale brewery and restaurant located in, you guessed it, the Bywater. The food menu is viet-cajun inspired with the likes of a Phorrito, BBQ Shrimp, Veitnamese Crawfish Etouffee and a Tofu Burger. With 5 brewing tanks they are constantly experimenting with new beers as the head brewer is formally of Urban South but are open to other flavors from the town with guest taps that diners can also enjoy. A family run business, expect to see this brewpub around for years to come as they integrate into the community by featuring local artists and students work from art studios they share the building with.

Cajun Fire Brewing Company
Brewery

Cajun Fire Brewing Company

Cajun Fire Brewing company in New Orleans East has been around since 2011 and the winner of the 2014 “Big Idea Challenge" from the idea village garnering a check for $50,000 and an opportunity to grow the spirit of being a catalyst to tackle inequality in the community. Since inception, the brewery has donated over half a million dollars to charitable causes and is the first black owned brewery in Louisiana. Not only a force for good in its community, this brewery also serves up award winning beer like Cajun Fire Honey Ale, Big Chief Creme Stout and Blacktoberfest.

Oak St Brewery
Uptown ● Oak St. ● Carrollton

Oak St Brewery

Oak St. Brewery is one of the newest additions to the Nola craft beer scene located far uptown on the lively Oak St. tucked into the uptown Riverbend/Carrolton neighborhood. Ride the St. Charles streetcar and hop off right after the turn onto Carrollton to find this spot. As a bring your own food friendly brewery, you can taste your way down Oak St. before stopping here for a pint. Fill up a crowler to go or drink a pint in the tap room of Triton Blonde Ale, Goofy Henry's English IPA or OMG Red Ale.

Faubourg Brewing Co.
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Faubourg Brewing Co.

Faubourg Brewery may sound like a new name to the New Orleans brewery scene but is actually the original New Orleans brewery representing a rebrand from iconic Dixie Brewery. With roots dating back to 1907 this brewery has gone through a few different iterations before 2019 rebrand to Faubourg. Located in New Orleans east, the brewery's new grounds offer a meeting place for locals to share classic brews like Faubourg Lager (Dixie…) and new tastes like Mid-city kolch & St. Roch raspberry. Constantly hosting community events, concerts and home to a beer museum, this is a flagship stop for any beer tour of Nola.

Zony Mash Beer Project
BreweryBroadmoor

Zony Mash Beer Project

Zony Mash quickly has made a name for itself in the New Orleans craft beer scene by focusing on creative flavors in the beer. Founder Mitch Grittman made a name for himself in food science by developing flavor profiles for Smoothie King before translating his world famous palate to beers. The tap list always changes but there is an emphasis on saison and sour beers like the Mango Freeze, Side Eye (prickly pear sour) and a line of seltzers. Located in the historic Gem Theater, the space is inviting and has plenty of room for events so check out their calendar for what's going on this week.

Royal Brewery New Orleans

Royal Brewery New Orleans

Royal Brewery has only officially been around since 2017 but founder Raymond Pumilia has been home brewing beer around Nola since the 90's. Located by the Lakefront airport, it's worth a trip to try seasonal beers like Barataria Bae, a habiscus lime summer ale. Check their facebook or instagram for food pop ups and seasonal beers Raymond is always experimenting with.

Parleaux Beer Lab
Beer Garden ● BreweryBywater

Parleaux Beer Lab

Parleaux Beer Lab is tucked into the farthest corner of the Bywater but if you find yourself out there, its the perfect place to stop in for beer nerds. As the name suggests, they specialize in small batch beers that constantly change, no flagship beers here. Funky, imaginative and unexpected rifs on iconic beer styles is the jam here and the taproom is just as offbeat and “industrial chic” as the beers. For New Orleans in a can, come check out Parleaux Beer Lab.

Second Line Brewing
Beer Garden ● BreweryMid-City

Second Line Brewing

Second Line Brewing has been around since 2014 and is a favorite community hangout in Mid City. As they say, the brewery is about more than just great beer but also supporting the local community with weekly events to support local food pop ups, arts and crafts and performers. Be sure to check their website or instagram for whats going on this week. The beer garden can comfortably fit 200 people and seasonal taps right now are Peached Whale and Salternative Universe to name a few, so this is the perfect spot to try and interesting beer and rub shoulders with the local crowd.

Brieux Carré Brewing Co.
BreweryMarigny

Brieux Carré Brewing Co.

Brieux Carré tries to embody the spirit of New Orleans with, “brews as weird and interesting as the city we live in”. With a goal to, “challenge ourselves and bring new recipes to the taproom each week” you're sure to find a beer to pique your interest here. On Decatur in the Marigny, this brewery is the perfect stop for anyone downtown looking for a local taste of the cities beer scene.

The Courtyard Brewery
BreweryLGD

The Courtyard Brewery

The Courtyard Brewery is the type of place that makes you feel like you're drinking hand crafted ales in your friends backyard. A quirky jaunt in the LGD, the tap list is often written by hand with beers scratched off as the kegs run dry. Focusing on saisons and IPA's, you'll be sure to try something unique for how quickly the brewmasters try new recipes and offer inventive tastes for fiercely loyal patrons. Recently, Raum Haus ice cream has taken up permanent residence in the courtyard for equally inventive ice cream to eat with your beer. Check the website for rotating food options as well.

Port Orleans Brewing Co.
BreweryUptown ● Irish Channel

Port Orleans Brewing Co.

Port Orleans Brewery, ‘brewed below sea level’, has only been around since 2017 but has a committed crew behind it that quickly vaulted it to the top of the craft beer scene in Nola. Most notably, Zach Streif, Saints offensive tackle is part of the team behind the brewery. Originally focuses on easy drink ales, the beers were perfect to beat the New Orleans heat and have since branched out to more creative beers like the seasonal Moxie Tart sparkling ale, Black Tie Affair Plum Black Berliner and Bucktown Brown Ale. Avo Taco is the food option here with a creative menu of tacos and rotating events/food trucks to keep an eye on. The space is modern and inviting with a great covered/uncovered patio and garage doors that open to make the tab room breezy and inviting.

Miel Brewery & Taproom
BreweryUptown ● Irish Channel

Miel Brewery & Taproom

Miel Brewery is newer to the New Orleans craft beer scene having opened in 2018 but has carved out it's niche quickly with 3 guiding principles, 1. fresh beer with local ingredients, 2. environmentally friendly operations & 3. treat others how you want to be treated. This has created a quiet but lively space tucked uptown to taste good beer, and hangout in the courtyard with friends. There isn't a permanent food vendor but rather opts to invite pop ups with a weekly schedule posted to instagram. Check them out and visit for locals favorites like Fishhawk, Get Ur Dim Sum or Hatch and Harvest.

Urban South Brewery
Brewery

Urban South Brewery

Urban South was founded in New Orleans in 2016 combining the heritage of European beer & American brashness. Colorful labels make these beers easy to spot and have some of the most popular brews in the city like Paradise Park, Holy Roller, “Who Dat” golden ale & Cucumber Lime Gose. With a laundry list of accolades & awards for the beers, this is the perfect place to stop by for a drink. The warehouse is filled with arcade & board games as well as family style picnic tables so stop by for a good time.

NOLA Brewing
BreweryUptown ● Irish Channel

NOLA Brewing

Nola Brewery is a trailblazer of the craft beer scene in New Orleans. Located uptown on Tchoupitoulas the brewery is a favorite hang out for New Orleans beer lovers. With a tap room, upstairs patio and outdoor dining area there is plenty of room to hang out and rotating events to keep you busy like concerts, brewery tours and food trucks. Newly opened Nola Pizza Co is the main stay dining option at the brewery serving up NYC style pizza to the level of attention of purifying the water they use for the dough before adding back the right elements to get the pH level of NYC tap water. On the tail end of summer seasonal beers, be sure to stop by to try the Tangerine Squeeze, a wheat ale.

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