Brewery in planning Urban South Brewery seemed pretty definitive about opening up in the first quarter of 2016, so apparently all is going well with construction of its brewery on 1645 Tchoupitoulas Street in the LGD. (Earlier plans to open along the Lafitte Greenway were scrapped due to zoning issues)
The management team has chosen a distributor - Southern Eagle Sales & Service - and announced in a press release the first three beers they'll brew:
Urban South Brewery will launch in the first quarter of 2016 with Charming WitTM a Belgian-style wheat beer, and Holy RollerTM a West Coast-style IPA brewed with Cascade, Centennial, Mosaic and Citra Hops. The brewery will round out its flagship lineup with Coop'd UpTM, a rustic urban farmhouse ale.
The brewery has previously announced that the management team will include, in addition to founder and president Jacob Landry, that the vice president of sales and marketing is Kyle Huling (previously employed by Southern Eagle) and the brewmaster is Wes Osier.
NOLA's newest brewery, Mid-City's Second Line Brewing has undergone a staffing change and founder Mark Logan says its flagship IPA and Pale Ale have also undergone tremendous changes as a result. Keep a look out for bomber bottles of the brewery's Double IPA and a barrel-aged Russian imperial stout at the end of the year and around Mardi Gras, both of which have been very popular with patrons of the brewery's beer garden.