Construction is finally underway on anticipated brewery and taproom, Port Orleans Brewing Company. According to Gambit, the new beer company situated at 4124 Tchoupitoulas St. is slated to open in the first half of this year with a lineup of easy drinking, low-alcohol ales and lagers.
The 30-barrel brewhouse will feature eight 60-barrel fermenters and six 60-barrel lagering tanks, as well as a grain mill and a canning line for distribution. Head brewer Brian Allen (formerly of Mother’s Brewing Company in Missouri) will be developing the recipes.
The copper-topped bar will feature 16 taps serving both standard and experimental brews. Port Orleans will also be subletting kitchen space to an as-of-yet-unnamed local chef.
Port Orleans isn’t the only beer hub on the horizon. Brieux Carre, Parleaux Beer Lab, and Royal Brewing Company are all slated to debut over the next several months. In the meantime, consider satiating your beer cravings at one of New Orleans’ many excellent craft beer destinations.
• Port Orleans Brewery Under Construction [Gambit]