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The Newest Additions to New Orleans’s Thriving Brewery and Distillery Scene

All Relation Beer, the Zony Mash Beer Project, and Happy Raptor Distilling join New Orleans’s craft beer and spirits scene

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This weekend, a new brewery and taproom called All Relation Beer joins New Orleans’s thriving craft beer and spirits scene, as first reported by NOLA.com. It’s arrival in Central City comes on the heels of two other recent additions, the Zony Mash Beer Project off S. Broad Street and Happy Raptor Distilling, also in Central City.

All Relation officially debuts tomorrow, November 23 at 1401 Baronne Street with eight beers on tap and three eye-catching, edgily-designed cans (and a few food pop-ups). The taproom itself has a distinctly different atmosphere from most local breweries, more speakeasy than warehouse. It’s from Quinby Chunn, who founded Mississippi’s Southern Prohibition Brewing and Bobby Bendily, who was most recently with Other Half Brewing in New York.

Last month saw the Zony Mash Beer Project revive the former Gem movie theater on S. Broad Street, most recently home to the now-closed Wayward Owl Brewing Co. Founders Adam Ritter and Mitch Grittman’s business plan is two-fold, with Ritter saying their goal is to “return this building to the purpose it was designed for, entertainment,” with music, comedy, screenings, and events.

Also brand new to the scene is the family and friend-run Happy Raptor Distilling, now in operation just over a quarter of a mile from All Relation off St. Charles Avenue. Founders Mark Taliancich, Meagen Moreland-Taliancich and Peter Rivera are focusing on infused rums, debuting their hibiscus and bananas foster to start. It will be available in the tasting room to begin, with eventual plans to distribute to local retail stores.

The arrivals of All Relation, Zony Mash, and Happy Raptor bring New Orleans’s current number of breweries to 20, and craft distilleries to eight. All Relation is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 to 10 p.m., Friday until 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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