The New Orleans craft beer scene continues to boom, with plenty of great spots to sample both local and hard-to-find craft brews. It's been a while since the last update, so there are lots of newcomers on the board: Wayward Owl, Freret Beer Room, 40 Arpent Brewing, Vessel, Black Penny, Lager's International Ale House, and Cochon Butcher (the final 2 have stepped up their game in recent months and have thusly earned their spots on the list.) (And Black Penny should have been on this list all along, so that's our bad.)
Keep an eye out for new breweries opening over the next several months including: Brieux Carre, Parleaux Beer Lab, Royal Brewing Company, and Port Orleans Brewing. Carl Schaubhut and Jean-Pierre Guidry plan to open DTB Social House this spring on Oak Street with an equal emphasis on beer as on wine.
In addition, there are more ways to get around to local breweries and beer bars, by outsourcing the driving and thinking to one of three brewery bus tours that have popped up in the past year: New Orleans Original Brewery Tour, NOLA Brew Bus, and New Orleans Brews Cruise.
Note: businesses are listed in order of neighborhood.Read More