Beer buzz: Nuit Belge returns Feb. 3

Nuit Belge, an event combining Belgian and Belgian-style beers with food from local restaurants, is Feb. 3 at Generations Hall. Nuit Belge includes 14 restaurants plus St. James Cheese Company and Alabama's Murder Point Oysters.

Beer buzz: news for Wayward Owl, Second Line, Urban South and Bayou Teche

Newly opened Wayward Owl Brewing Company (3940 Thalia St,, 504-827-1646; began the new year by distributing its Family Tree kristallweizen and Clean Slate IPA in cans that will debut at Rouses and other retailers soon. They're among several new beer options being introduced by local breweries early this year.

Beer buzz: NOLA Brewing turns 8

NOLA Brewing Company (3001 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-896-9996;, which celebrates its eighth anniversary in March, is expanding its beer selection and improving quality.   NOLA Brewing collaborated with other breweries on several beers in 2016.

Beer buzz: New Orleans beer news in 2016

Its time to raise a beer to celebrate the new year and look at New Orleans' beer scene in 2016 and 2017.   In 2016, two breweries opened in New Orleans: Urban South Brewery (1645 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-267-4852; opened in March and Wayward Owl Brewing Company (3940 Thalia St., 504-827-1646; followed in November.

Beer buzz: Gnarly Barley expands, Second Line releases saison

Gnarly Barley Brewing Company (1709 Corbin Road, Hammond, 985-318-0723; is expanding, say founders Cari and Zac Caramonta. The brewery will double its current capacity, adding a chiller, three 60-barrel fermentation tanks and one five-barrel tank to use for experimental beers.

Beer buzz: Bayou Tech Brewing expands, brews new beer

Bayou Teche Brewing (1106 Bushville Highway, Arnaudville, 337-754-5122; has much to celebrate this holiday season, including a new collaboration with Grammy-nominated Cajun band Lost Bayou Ramblers, an expansion in production and a new IPA.   Bayou Teche has collaborated with the Lost Bayou Ramblers since the brewery supplied the band with beer during recording sessions for Mammoth Waltz in 2010.

Beer buzz: Wayward Owl opens, Nuit Belge returns

New Orleans' newest brewery, Wayward Owl Brewing Company (3940 Thalia St,, 504-827-1646;, has opened a tasting room to sell test batches of beer before its official grand opening event Dec. 17. Located in the renovated Gem Theater in Broadmoor, the brewery's tasting room is open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Beer buzz: what’s new for holiday brews, events and beer news

As the holidays approach, there are many reasons to toast in celebration with a beer. This year, New Orleanians can raise a glass of one of several new Louisiana beers and enjoy these upcoming events.

Beer buzz: Wayward Owl and Freret Beer Room to open

Wayward Owl (3940 Thalia St., 504-827-1646; officially is the city's fourth production brewery and is close to opening to the public. Construction on the brewery's taproom is in the final stages and the business is licensed to brew.

Beer buzz: local breweries expanding

The Courtyard Brewery (1020 Erato St.; celebrated its second anniversary on Oct. 22. Owner and brewer Scott Wood estimates that between 2,500 and 3,000 people attended based on beer sold — roughly 60 slim kegs filled with 25 unique Courtyard beers.

Beer buzz: Louisiana beer events in November 2016

Oktoberfest is over, but there are plenty of local beer events in November. • Remoulade (309 Bourbon St., 504-523-0377;, the casual eatery run by Arnaud's Restaurant, hosts a "Crushable Craft B(Roux)" tasting dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.

Beer buzz: Brooklyn Brewery’s MASH events

Brooklyn Brewery's MASH tour returns to New Orleans Nov. 18-20 with events including a concert, a beer festival and a bar crawl.   "Folks that love good beer tend to be the same people who are a vibrant part of their city's culture," says chef Andrew Gerson, head of Brooklyn's culinary programming.


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