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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Brewsday Tuesday: Courtyard Brewery to host Louisiana Hop Festival

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Courtyard Brewery - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
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  • Courtyard Brewery

Courtyard Brewery (1020 Erato St.) will host the inaugural Louisiana Hop Festival Thursday, April 20. Brewer-owner Scott Wood says the event is meant to fill the void left by the WYES International Beer Tasting, which ceased operations after its 2014 event. Courtyard’s state retail permit allows Wood to donate proceeds to the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild, which has not been able to get permission from the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) to hold its own fundraising events.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Brewsday Tuesday: Louisiana Purchase Brewing Co. to open this spring

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Royal Brewery has a 30-barrel brewhouse system. - ROYAL BREWERY
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  • Royal Brewery has a 30-barrel brewhouse system.

Royal Brewery (7366 Townsend Place, 504-415-8444) in New Orleans East is the third brewery this month to receive its license to brew beer in the city. It's the 10th brewery (including brewpubs) in the city and the 33rd in Louisiana.

Owners Raymond and Mandy Pumilia and head brewer Michael Ogden have started brewing Culicidae Ale, a pale ale fermented with British yeast.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Louisiana has two more breweries

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:43 PM

The bar at Parleaux Beer Lab in the Bywater - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
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  • The bar at Parleaux Beer Lab in the Bywater

Parleaux Beer Lab (634 Lesseps St.) has received necessary city and state permits and began brewing March 16 in anticipation of a soft opening by May 1.

Co-founder and brewer Eric Jensen and assistant brewer Chuck Smock are brewing a mixed-fermentation farmhouse saison made with standard farmhouse yeast and Brettanomyces. It is dryhopped with Wakatu and Motueka hops. After that, they'll make an easy drinking German Alt brewed with rooibos tea, followed by a Kolsch with Lemondrop hops and a hazy, juicy IPA, brewed and dryhopped with El Dorado and Azaca hops.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Brewsday Tuesday: Broad Street Cider & Ale

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Broad Street Cider & Ale will open at 2723 S. Broad Ave.
  • Broad Street Cider & Ale will open at 2723 S. Broad Ave.

New Orleans’ brewery and distillery scene is on the rise with four breweries set to open this spring and four distilleries opened since the start of the year. Now, another type of  alcoholic beverage business is joining the mix: fermented cider.

Broad Street Cider & Ale will open at 2723 S. Broad St. as early as this summer. Jon Moore and Diana Powell have spent the past year researching cider-making processes and techniques.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Brieux Carre is the 30th brewery in Louisiana

Posted By on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 10:58 AM

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Just steps off Frenchmen Street, Brieux Carre (2115 Decatur St., 504-304-4242) received its Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) permit to brew and serve beer, making it the city’s eighth brewery and the state’s 30th. The brewery plans to celebrate its grand opening April 1.

“April Fool’s Day is only appropriate for us,” says founder Robert Bostick.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Brewsday Tuesday: Spigots Brew Pub is now open in Houma

Posted By on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Spigots Brew Pub
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Louisiana’s 29th brewery, Spigots Brew Pub (622 Barrow St., Houma, 985-333-3103), opened in downtown Houma in mid-February. Co-founders Jacob Aucoin and Richard Gonsoulin began construction of their 10,000-square-foot brewpub last year and sponsored the 2016 Bayou Beer Festival in November. Spigots' grand opening celebration is March 7.

As the brewpub name indicates, Spigots has a food menu, and according to state law, at least 51 percent of sales must come from food. Head brewer Knickolas Turner is producing a wide variety of beers, including an oatmeal porter, helles bock and pale ale.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Brewsday Tuesday: Royal Brewery New Orleans to begin brewing soon

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Urban South Brewery celebrates its first anniversary in  March. - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
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  • Urban South Brewery celebrates its first anniversary in March.

Raymond and Mandy Pumilia, the founders of Royal Brewery New Orleans (7366 Townsend Place, 504-723-4151) in New Orleans East, will begin brewing as soon as they receive permits. Their 30-barrel brewhouse is installed and they await final approval from the city fire marshal and Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

Head brewer Michael Ogden, who has been a friend of the Pumilias for 25 years, has brewed beer at Covington Brewhouse and Abita Brewing Company and returned to New Orleans from Austin, Texas to work at Royal Brewery.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Brewsday Tuesday: Parleaux Beer Lab and Brieux Carre are close to opening

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Parleaux Beer Lab will open in Bywater. - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
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  • Parleaux Beer Lab will open in Bywater.

Just off Frenchmen Street, the compact brewery and taproom Brieux Carre (2115 Decatur St., 504-304-4242) features a cozy bar area with 12 taps and there is a beer garden in back.

Owner Robert Bostick, head brewer Taylor Pellerin, investors and friends built the brewery, from hand-mixing concrete and digging drainage trenches to creating the bar top from a tree they found near Bogue Falaya. Local brewhouse fabricator Craft Kettle made the brewing equipment.

“Literally everything in here has a story behind it,” Bostick says.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New Orleans beer events during Mardi Gras parade season

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:51 PM

The Avenue Pub offers a good vantage point to watch parades on St. Charles Avenue. - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
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  • The Avenue Pub offers a good vantage point to watch parades on St. Charles Avenue.


New Orleans' official Carnival parade season begins Friday, and here are some beer events to keep in mind as the revelry starts.

Thursday, Feb. 16
• Chef Nathanial Zimet and the team behind Boucherie and Bourree are teaming up with area breweries for “Brewed Here, Cooked Here,” a food and beer pairing dinner at the restaurant’s private event space, Jeannette (8115 Jeannette St.). The dinner starts at 7 p.m. and costs $75.

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Miel Brewery announces plans to open in 2017

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Miel Brewery founders Janice Montoya and Alex Peyroux in front of the Irish Channel warehouse that will be converted into a brewery and taproom. - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
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  • Miel Brewery founders Janice Montoya and Alex Peyroux in front of the Irish Channel warehouse that will be converted into a brewery and taproom.

Alex Peyroux and Janice Montoya will open Miel Brewery near the intersection of Tchoupitoulas and Sixth streets in the Irish Channel.

Peyroux's ancestors came to New Orleans from France in 1740. The family of his business partner, Janice Montoya, came to New Orleans from Spain. “Miel” means honey in French and Spanish, and the name draws on their heritage and ties to the city’s history. The honey also refers to Peyroux’s family of beekeepers on the Northshore. Miel will use honey as a brewing ingredient at the microbrewery and taproom.

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