Beer buzz: Parleaux Beer Lab in Bywater

Eric and Leah Jensen created the name Parleaux Beer Lab (4224 Royal St.; because it reflects the forthcoming brewery's surrounding neighborhood as well as Eric's previous work as an educator. "Parleaux" joins the French words for "by" and "water," and Eric says "lab" evokes the kind of brewing he plans to do when the brewery opens later this year.

Beer buzz: food trucks at New Orleans breweries

Many breweries want to offer food to visitors at their taprooms, but opening a kitchen is a big leap. Inviting food trucks to the brewery is one popular solution.

Beer buzz: Monroe’s craft brewing scene

The craft brewing scene is growing in northeast Louisiana. Here are updates on three breweries in the Monroe area.

Beer buzz: five restaurants with interesting beer programs

New Orleans-area restaurants including Boucherie, Cochon Butcher and Pizza Delicious were ahead of the curve in curating their drinks menus to include craft beers. Here are some newer restaurants with notable beer programs.

Beer buzz: Wayward Owl Brewing Company

Justin Boswell, the founder and head brewer of Wayward Owl Brewing Company (3940 Thalia St.;, ponders the title master brewer.   "I don't tout myself as the master of anything, but I really love to make beer," Boswell says.

Beer buzz: NOLA Motorsports Park throws a beer fest

NOLA Motorsports Park (11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale, 504-302-4875; will host a beer festival from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16.

Beer buzz: new brews from Abita, Covington and more

As the weather turns from warm to hot, local brewers — and breweries from out of state — are releasing new beers to stores and bars around Louisiana, crafted to refresh beer lovers on the hottest days of summer.   Abita Brewing Company on the Northshore is rolling out a new Harvest lineup.

Beer buzz: Crying Eagle opens as Louisiana’s 25th brewery

Crying Eagle Brewing Company (1165 E. McNeese St., Lake Charles; received its state license to brew beer, making it Louisiana's 25th brewery.   Brewmaster Bill Mungai is brewing Crying Eagle's initial offerings at the 30-barrel brewhouse: Calcasieu Common, a steam beer; The Chuck, an American cream ale; and Ready to Mingle, a Belgian-style single beer.

Beer Buzz: Urban South Brewery’s Summerfest and more beer news

Urban South Brewery kicks off its Summerfest celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28.

Beer Buzz: news from NOLA Brewing and Bayou Teche

NOLA Brewing Company won a silver medal in the "Brett Beer" category at the World Beer Cup. Results were announced May 6.

New Orleans celebrates American Craft Beer Week

Five events for beer fans, and nine food pairings to wash it down
New Orleans' beer scene has changed tremendously in the last six years. During American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) in 2010, there were five production breweries in Louisiana — Abita Brewing Company, Heiner Brau/Covington Brewhouse, NOLA Brewing Company, Bayou Teche Brewing and Parish Brewing Company.

Five American Craft Beer Week events in New Orleans

Gnarly Barley’s second anniversary partynoon-7 p.m. Saturday, May 14Technically, Gnarly Barley's second anniversary party preceeds ACBW, but the event at the Hammond brewery features the first tapping of its double IPA, Big DIPA.


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