Urban South Brewery officially opened on St. Patrick's Day. It became Louisiana's 22nd and New Orleans' fifth brewery.
Urban South's first beers are Holy Roller IPA and Charming Wit, which are available on draft and will be available in cans in the next month. The brewery expects to release its first seasonal, Delta Momma, a Citra-hopped Vienna lager, in May.
The tasting room at 1645 Tchoupitoulas St. will open to the public for tours and beer sampling in mid- to late April.
On Wednesday, March 23, the LA SPCA benefits from a soft opening fundraiser at the brewery, starting at 5 p.m. For $15, patrons get two pints of beer, a tour with the founders, a commemorative pint glass and a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to September's NOLA on Tap. Information and tickets are available at www.la-spca.org/urbansouth.
Urban South is partnering with Cochon Butcher for a brunch and beer pairing April 3.