A new brewery is headed to a former bus station and industrial warehouse this winter. Brewer Alex Peyroux and partner Janice Montoya are bringing Miel Brewery & Taproom to 2847 Livaudais St. in the Irish Channel neighborhood, the Uptown Messenger first-reports.
The word “miel” translates to honey in French and Spanish, and the couple plan to incorporate that ingredient into their brews. The plans also call for a “brewer’s garden,” which Montoya tells Eater will be located in Amite, Louisiana, with beehives supplying honey. The business is designed for on-site sales only. The design features a 100-seat courtyard biergarten with 75 seats in the ground floor taproom and a 30-seat private events space with a balcony overlooking the biergarten. “The courtyard at the Miel location in New Orleans will have some trellises with greeneries such as hops, muscadine grape vines and honeysuckle,” Montoya writes in an email.
While an initial project application submitted to the City Planning Commission describe the brewery as “landmarked by a bold, neon sign on Sixth St.,” Montoya tells Eater that that aspect of the plans has been abandoned. The project will, however, feature an entrance with “glass garage doors.” The design also envisions “honey colored” windows and “jars of honey, hops, and other dry ingredients” lining the taproom walls.
The taproom would be just one of a number of breweries slated to debut in New Orleans soon including Royal Brewery, Parleaux Beer Lab, and Port Orleans Brewing Co.
Correction: This article has been updated with more information and clarifications from Janice Montoya. The brewer’s garden was previously described as being on the property but is actually located in Amite, Louisiana. The plans also no longer call for a neon sign.
• Miel Brewery & Taproom Website [Official]
• Miel Brewery to Join Tchoupitoulas “Brewery Corridor” in Irish Channel [Uptown Messenger]