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Updated list of Louisiana breweries

Updated list of Louisiana breweries

(Many thanks to the newly opened Cypress Coast Brewing Co for allowing me to use their lovely photo of a beer flight in the brewery’s taproom)

This is the down and dirty, if you just need a verified list of brewery names in Louisiana, list.

Please comment or drop me a note if you have any new info – my ear is not as close to the ground to all the openings and closings as it used to be, so I’m happy to have help.

Last Updated: 10/30/2020, to add Le Chien Brewing Company and change photo

    1. Abita Abita Springs, opened in 1986
    2. Crescent City Brewhouse (brewpub) New Orleans, opened in 1991
    3. Gordon Biersch (brewpub) (chain) New Orleans, opened in 2004
    4. NOLA Brewing New Orleans, opened in 2009
    5. Bayou Teche Arnaudville, opened in March 2010
    6. Parish Brewing Broussard, opened in July 2010
    7. Tin Roof Baton Rouge, opened in November 2010
    8. Chafunkta Mandeville, opened in March 2013
    9. Old Rail Brewing Company (brewpub) Mandeville, opened July 2013
    10. Red River Shreveport, opened September 2013
    11. Great Raft Shreveport, opened October 2013
    12. Gnarly Barley Hammond, opened May 2014
    13. Courtyard Brewery New Orleans, opened October 2014
    14. Mudbug Thibodaux, opened December 2014
    15. Broken Wheel, Marksville (Central LA), opened January 2015
    16. Flying Heart Bossier, opened April 2015
    17. Second Line New Orleans, opened August 2015
    18. Ouachita Brewing Company, West Monroe, opened December 2015
    19. Urban South Brewing, New Orleans, opened March 2016
    20. Southern Craft Brewing Co., Baton Rouge, opened April 2016
    21. Crying Eagle Brewing Co., Lake Charles, opened May 2016
    22. Flying Tiger Brewery, Monroe, opened October 2016
    23. Spigots Brewpub, Houma, opened February 2017
    24. Brieux Carre, New Orleans, opened March 2017
    25. Low Road Brewing, Hammond, opened March 2017
    26. Parleaux Beer Lab, New Orleans, opened March 2017
    27. Royal Brewery, New Orleans, opened March 2017
    28. Port Orleans Brewing Co., New Orleans, opened March 2017
    29. Broad Street Cider & Ale, New Orleans, opened July 2017 (not technically a brewery, it’s a cidery, but I’ll allow it on the list.)
    30. Utility Brewing, Ruston, opened November 2017
    31. Twenty 8 West Brewing, Alexandria, opened February 2018
    32. Huckleberry Brewing Company, Alexandria, opened June 2018
    33. Miel Brewery and Taproom, New Orleans, opened October 2018
    34. Cane River BrewingNatchitoches, opened November 2018
    35. Zony Mash Beer Project, New Orleans, opened September 2019
    36. Gilla Brewing Company, Gonzales, opened October 2019
    37. Dixie Beer, New Orleans, (re-)opened November 2019
    38. Rally Cap Brewing Co., Baton Rouge, opened in December 2019
    39. Oak St. Brewery, New Orleans, opened in August 2020
    40. Cypress Coast Brewing, Baton Rouge, opened in September 2020
    41. Istrouma Brewing, Saint Gabriel, opened in October 2020
    42. Le Chien Brewing Company, Denham Springs, opened in October 2020

Closed breweries:

  1. CottonPort Brewing, Sterlington (NE LA) opened February 2016 (closed May 2016)
  2. 40 Arpent Arabi, opened March 2014 (closed September 2017)
  3. Chappapeela Farms Brewery, Amite, opened December 2015 (sort of faded away in 2016 not too long after opening, really)
  4. Cajun Brewing Lafayette, opened September 2015 (Closed August 2018)
  5. Wayward Owl Brewing, New Orleans, opened October 2016 (Closed November 2018.)
  6. Covington Brewhouse Covington, opened in 2005 (as Heiner Brau) (Closed December 2018)
  7. Cajunboyz Brewery, Reserve, opened August 2018 (Closed March 2019)
  8. Louisiana Purchase Brewing Company, Pontchatoula, opened April 2017 (Closed September 2019)
  9. Pidgin Town Brewing at Ale on Oak, New Orleans, opened January 2019 (Closed December 2019)
  10. All Relation Beer, New Orleans, opened November 2019 (closed in July 2020 due to Covid but may reopen)

  1. […] haven’t been to all of the breweries in Louisiana (or New Orleans for that matter), but so far this is one of my favorites! Urban […]

  2. […] Louisiana Beer Maven and Utmost Knower-Abouter Nora McGunnigle reports the demise of Cajunboyz Brewery taproom in Reserve.  The location proved too much of a challenge, but the brewers say they’ll keep home-brewing and having fun. So look for them at local festivals.  Here’s a link to the Louisiana Craft Beer Magazine, edited by Nora.  There you will find more links to Louisiana craft beer news. […]

  3. In 2014, according to the Brewers Association, Louisiana ranked h (out of 51 including the Washington, D.C. ) in the number of craft breweries per capita with 15.

  4. Nate

    21 September

    Looks like Louisiana purchase has closed

  5. Mark Janes

    18 December

    I love Louisiana and especially SE LA. As a long time resident of NOLA I have seen the opening and cultivation of craft breweries during the growth years. Many have remained, some due to proximity of tourist traffic, regardless the possible mediocrity of the liquids served.
    Times have changed.
    The Year of the Struggle is coming in 2020. (I stop short is declaring a year of heavy fallout, although I do believe we’ll see much of that).
    The craft beer market is flat for the second year…after many prior years of 8-15% annual growth. Even the biggest of the craft breweries have struggled with market changes, so especially those who are just now booting up (or are in the midst of expansion) are in the most precarious position.
    I don’t want to be the naysayer and wish all who try the best success, but if asked by any brewer friend for my thoughts about opening a craft brewery in the near future, I would give strongly suggest against.
    For those newly opened or in the midst…Id say focus on developing a consistent neighborhood/social patronage. Make great beer. Don’t try to package and distribute. Keep expenses low and money coming in. This is not the time for grandiose ideas.
    For those breweries already well into the business but even now mid-tier…brace yourself. This is the time when things will shake out because consumers are much more astute when it comes to beer quality and there are just too many options.

  6. Nathan

    18 December

    Biere Bar in Marrero has over 150 different beers available.

  7. Лев

    29 September

    Interested in visiting craft breweries outside of New Orleans? Here s the full list of breweries in Louisiana courtesy of Nora McGunnigle s craft beer blog about New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast.

  8. Bars Near Me

    12 October

    Good job writing them in this blog article
    Best regards,
    Lunding Hessellund

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