Brieux Carre founder and brewer Robert Bostick signed a lease on a property at 2115 Decatur St. in late January and hopes to open a nanobrewery in time for Mardi Gras 2017. Brieux Carre will have a five-barrel brewhouse capacity.
Bostick envisions the 1,100-square-foot property having space for customers inside and in a courtyard. He is the only employee, but he hopes to hire help when the brewery opens.
Bostick expects to add new, "all experimental" beers every few days, so customers will always have something new to try.
“I tend to aim to hit in between (recognized) styles,” he says.
Bostick is currently interested in rum porters, noting that he brewed a vanilla rum porter for the 2015 NOLA On Tap beer festival. He also served a lemon grass wit beer in addition to a more traditional ESB and double IPA.
“I’m gonna have a lot of weird beer,” Bostick says, such as jalapeno-cilantro pale ale. He hopes his experimental beers will be well received.
“I’ve got a shoestring budget and a lot of hurdles to overcome to open by Mardi Gras next year,” he says. “But I believe it’s a realistic time frame.”