Its short for Gorilla...

Gilla Brewing Company is a brand new nanobrewery Gonzales, La. Gilla Brewing is comprised of 3 homebrewers and a passion for beer. Gilla was the nickname of one of our owners fathers who passed away a few years ago. He was a huge influence in the community where we are opening the brewrey. Gilla also means "over the top" or short for "gorilla". We are excited to bring craft beer and the first brewrey to Ascension parish. We will focus on multiple small batch beers with the plans to expand to a bigger system and facility.

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Headquartered in the birthplace of Jazz...

Cajun Fire Brewing Company is a family owned and operated craft beer manufacturing company based out of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Established in 2011, Cajun Fire has garnered a cult following in the birthplace of jazz by producing premium beers with exceptional flavor profiles that pay homage to rich cultural ties of Cajun, Creole, Houma Indian, and the African Diaspora.  Since inception, the company has been nationally recognized as a catalytic business for the New Orleans East Community and has created equitable solutions within the craft beverage industry.

 

The historical significance of Cajun Fire is that the company is recognized as the first Black-owned brewing company in Louisiana and the South, and also the fifth in United States history.  To date, the company has raised more than $700,000 for local philanthropies and non-profit organizations in the Greater Orleans Parish Metro Community through its continued commitment to using its craft beer platform and influence for advocacy.

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We are proud to present you with a variety of Louisiana Craft Beer

We are the only craft beer festival in Louisiana to showcase strictly Louisiana products.  Our state has a ton to offer when it comes to the craft beer world and we want to share the best of it with you! 

tickets are required for entrance

must be 21 or older to enter

Your id will be scanned at entry - no exceptions

At the Tap Trailer we will have Budweiser, Michelob Ultra and two craft beer selections available for purchase!  We will be hosting our second annual Home Brew Peoples Choice Competition & a panel judged competition with local & elite judges.

THE BEER YOU'LL FIND HERE

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We don't have counties down here...

Parish Brewing Company has been at battle against boring tasteless beer.

Located in the heart of Cajun Country in Broussard, Louisiana, our simple goal is to make awesome craft brewed beer. But, our story begins around 2003 when our founder Andrew moved from Louisiana to Pittsburgh and discovered a thriving craft beer scene. Returning home a few years later, he recognized a lack of breweries in Louisiana and set out to create part of what is now a thriving brewing industry. Our first beer ever sold was Canebrake, and it was a huge hit from the start. Our distributors couldn’t keep it in stock, and it didn’t help that Andrew was only brewing in the "nano brewery," a tiny 50 gallon brewery that only made about 20 kegs every week. Nevertheless, Parish was being distributed all over the Lafayette, La. region, and Canebrake was becoming more and more popular with a full range of beer drinkers—from folks that usually drink light beers all the way up to 10th level beer nerds. 

In 2012, we completed construction on our new brewery on Jared Dr. and began producing a whopping 2,000 gallons of Canebrake every week. At that point we began expanding distribution market-by-market in Louisiana. Fast forward to today and we are the 2nd largest brewery in the state and distribute our beer throughout Louisiana. Our products have evolved with the market as well. We also began producing our Envie Pale Ale around this time, and in 2014 introduced Ghost in the Machine. Today, we are known in Louisiana mostly for Canebrake, but the rest of the world knows us for Ghost and our juice bomb IPAs and Pale Ales. When we have time and capacity, we brew other beers too, like Rêve coffee stout or barrel aged strong ales. Our philosophy is to be a strong, profitable business, which centers around brewing products that are of incredibly high quality—no matter the style. We also only believe in brewing products that people want to drink (crazy concept, we know). 

Today, Parish is made up of 20 of the brightest, most innovative, and hardest-working employees in the brewing world. We come to work every day driven to make beers that get people excited and that our community are proud to call their own. Our team is made up mostly of people who have never worked in other breweries before, and we are proud of that. We do things our own way, and we innovate as a result. We don’t brew beer the way some book written in 1992 tells us to, and we don’t believe in boundaries and limitations on techniques or ingredients. If you’ve purchased one of our beers before, we’d like to say thank you for allowing us to make a living brewing the best product on earth.

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What’s in a name? We believe that the answer is everything. 

We don’t have "Southern" in our name simply because it is where we brew our beer. Southern represents who we are, what we believe in and most importantly where our ingredients are harvested. With brews containing ingredients ranging from Louisiana honey to Carolina malt, we raise a glass to the true Southerner’s beer.

Just like anything in the South, the initial inception of our brewery comes with a slew of tales passed around and around. So we invite you to sit back, kick up your feet and enjoy our version of the story. 

Southern Craft Brewing Co. started as a hobby for Wes Hedges and Joe Picou, two friends who were engineers by day and homebrewers by night.  As their skill set grew, so did their admiration for crafting unique flavors highlighting southern ingredients. With experimentation coming second nature to the two, they believed it was necessary to take advantage of locally grown ingredients that were readily available.  

 

In 2011, Wes & Joe entered their first National Homebrew Competition in San Diego where there with their original brew, named for their Baton Rouge home base, earned second place among 7,000 entries.  You could say that the Red Stick Rye was the brew that began it all.

Their success in other multiple homebrew competitions helped them realize something - they really enjoyed making beer and people really enjoyed drinking it. With this new found motivation, their Double IPA, Pompous Pelican was born. 

Their dream of building a microbrewery from the ground up with Southern-infused craft brews has become a reality. 

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Handcrafted Louisiana Lifestyle

Bayou Teche Brewing was founded on this simple dream – to craft beers that complement the cuisine and lifestyle of Cajuns and Creoles.  With that mission, the Knott brothers decided on St. Patrick’s Day in 2009 to convert a discarded rail road car into a farmhouse brewery.

Returning to America after a six year deployment in West Germany, Karlos Knott dreamed of creating beers that would pair with the Cajun cuisine he grew up eating.  Living in Europe, he had learned to appreciate the regional foods and beers of many countries, and how they had evolved to complement each other.  Taking up brewing beer at home, he taught himself to make several styles of these beers, fine-tuning recipes until he was satisfied that they complemented Cajun and Creole food.  After returning to Arnaudville, Louisiana he collaborated with his brothers Byron and Dorsey Knott and brewed commemorative batches of beer for their family’s holiday meals.

Bayou Teche Brewing was founded on this simple dream – to craft beers that complement the cuisine and lifestyle of Cajuns and Creoles.  With that mission, the Knott brothers decided on St. Patrick’s Day in 2009 to convert a discarded rail road car on their family farm into a farmhouse brewery in Arnaudville.

Today at Bayou Teche Brewing’s Brewery and on site Tap Room and Beer Garden near the banks of the Bayou Teche, innovative ales and lagers are being crafted true to the brewers’ original intent – beers that complement the unique foods and lifestyles of South Louisiana.

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Founded in 1986...

The Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. In its first year, the brewery produced 1,500 barrels of beer. We had no idea what we started. Customers loved our beer! By 1994, we outgrew the original site (now our 100-seat brew pub) and moved up the road to a larger facility to keep up with demand.

We brew more than 151,000 barrels of beer and 9,100 barrels of root beer in our state-of-the-art brewing facility. Our lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality. This pride, along with our brewing process, is what creates our great brews.

We are privately owned and operated by local shareholders, many who have been with us since day one.

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Helping re-establish New Orleans as the Beer Capital

The seed for Urban South was planted during a year I spent in Europe.

Tasting Belgian and English ales and German lagers right from the source, I understood for the first time how big the chasm was between the beer my ancestors drank and the mass-market stuff I grew up with at home in South Louisiana. Naturally, as a good Cajun and Southerner, I knew I had to share the gospel of good beer.

With Urban South Brewery, we’re combining the heritage of European beer making with the brashness of new American styles. That mixture of cultural legacy and bold innovation is why New Orleans is the perfect place to launch our brewery.

While local breweries have been missing from the landscape for far too long, we’re excited to join with other local brewing pioneers to re-establish New Orleans as the beer capital of the South. The future is bright for local beer lovers!

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From water to wort to WOW!

NOLA Brewing is here today because our founder, Kirk Coco, read something on a beer bottle that pissed him off. It was in the days after Hurricane Katrina, a time when people were feeling fiercely loyal to the battered city of New Orleans. Kirk was drinking a lot of Dixie beer in those days. It was the only beer brewed in New Orleans. Or so he thought.

There was a time when New Orleans was the brewing capitol of the south, when dozens of breweries operated in the city, among them nationally known brands like Dixie, Falstaff, Regal and Jax. Dixie was the last one standing, until Hurricane Katrina shut down its Mid-City brewery, prompting its owners to license production to an out-of-state brewery. Beer was no longer being brewed in New Orleans.

It was that realization, sparked by the words “Brewed in Wisconsin” on the side of his Dixie bottle, which pushed Coco to open NOLA Brewing. He brought in longtime Dixie brewer Peter Caddoo, and two years later they were selling NOLA Blonde and NOLA Brown to a populace thirsty for a local product.

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Friendship & Fine Beer

Tin Roof Brewing Company was started by two childhood friends with a passion for beer and a desire to create their own southern, handcrafted brand.

 

The dream was born when Charles Caldwell ventured out west in the early 2000s to work on a ranch in Colorado. During his stint as a ranch hand, Charles experienced an abundance of microbrewed beer and immediately fell in love. Upon returning, he was disappointed to find the deep south lagging behind in the craft beer world. The dream of building his own brewery was born, but it would take years before it came to fruition.

 

Charles became a banker in his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi. He began making trips down to Baton Rouge to visit his childhood buddy, William McGehee, who was finishing up his law degree from Louisiana State University. William had also developed a palate for the finer beers during a law school summer abroad program in Europe. During one weekend trip and after indulging in a few beers, the topic of creating a brewery came up. The two decided it was now or never, and what better career change for a banker and a lawyer than to start brewing beer. After several years of hard work, their dream became a reality with their first batches of beer being produced for commercial consumption in November 2010.

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An Idea Is Hatched

As so many great things do, Crying Eagle Brewing started with a conversation at the family supper table. From that evening on, the Avery family and a few brave, beer-obsessed souls set out on a journey that would become much more than just another business or job; this one would be a passion project!

Why Crying Eagle? And Why’s It Crying?

Crying Eagle is a rough translation of the Atakapa Indian word Quelqueshue, the name of a legendary chief with a unique battle cry. Later, it was the name given to the mighty river that feeds our parish (or county to the rest of y’all). Today, it’s spelled Calcasieu (KAL-ka-shoo), and it’s our home... So basically, we’re named for a parish, named for a river, named for a chief, named for a battle cry. Ca-CAWWWW!

Things Are Different ’Round Here

We’re best known for four of our most popular brews: Pistol Bridge, Louisiana Lager,  Ready to Mingle, and Hop Blooded IPA. These aren’t your typical craft beers. Lovingly prepared in “the heel of the boot,” what makes ’em different is simple: Louisiana. It’s personality and drinkability. Our brews are unexpected—just like us.

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Livin' La Vida LOCAL

Port Orleans Brewing Co. is the collaboration of business-minded New Orleanians who love nothing more than a great-tasting beer. We live in a city that doesn’t stop at one or two pints, and our fondness for a great session of beers is rivaled only by an appreciation for the rich and inspiring history of the Port of New Orleans. Our vision is to be the brewery of choice for other locals and visitors that love great-tasting, local craft beer. We plan to get there by creating the finest selection of craft beers with consistent taste and the highest standard of quality in the marketplace.

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Gnarly Man

Originating from the home of Zac and Cari Caramonta, Gnarly Barley Brewing got its start in a crowded garage, amongst the presence of two fat cats and a halfpipe. After being exposed to great craft beer, Zac began homebrewing initially as an investigation into the brewing process. Soon after, he sought to create brews as exceptional as those that had originally inspired him. Gnarly Barley’s homebrewed beer debuted at the New Orleans on Tap Beer Festival in 2011 with the Korova Milk Porter and the Hoppopotamus IPA. Gaining positive feedback through local beer festivals and finding many comrades in the local brewing community, Zac and Cari aimed to open a microbrewery.

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 1,220bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar, located within the facility allows guests to view the brewery’s inner workings. With the growth of Gnarly Barley, a passionate and dedicated staff have been added to the team.

Gnarly Barley was the recipient of a 2017 Louisiana Lantern Award for demonstrating excellence in manufacturing and outstanding service to their community. The Brewers Association named Gnarly Barley among the top 50 fastest growing breweries for 2017 and 2018. Current distribution in Southeast Louisiana includes the Northshore, Greater New Orleans area, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Houma.

Zac and Cari were both born and raised in Southeast Louisiana and take great pride in helping the local beer industry grow.

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Tchefunkta

Josh is currently a Software Development Manager at Bentley Systems, Inc., an engineering software company. Josh is also an avid home brewer, who brewed his first batch in a good old fashioned “Mr. Beer” in 1998. Since then, raising his 4 boys has taken priority over home brewing. In 2009 once his sons became older and could be mini-brewers themselves, Josh jumped back into the home brewing scene and became focused on creating the best and most consistent craft beers possible.
Jamie’s a stay-at-home Mom whose life in recent years has been focused on raising her 4 sons. As Josh’s assistant brewer, she began to share his passion for home brewing and decided to brew her first batch of beer in May of 2010. Since then she and Josh have been brewing together side by side.


Chafunkta Brewing Company was born from their shared interest and passion for brewing great craft beer. They started CBC with the hopes of doing something for a living that they both truly loved and enjoyed with great passion. They also firmly believe in increasing craft beer market awareness in Louisiana by creating and delivering great tasting beers.

What's with that crazy name you ask? Well, the word 'Chafunkta', aka 'Tchefuncte', was an early Indian settlement located in what is now the city of Mandeville, LA. There is also a river named the Tchefuncte that is located in the Mandeville area.

As a family run, Mandeville, LA based brewery, we believe that passion and personal attention is the key to providing you with a fresh, complex, full of flavor taste that you deserve as a craft beer consumer. By focusing on small batch brewing, we’re able to put our love and attention into each and every batch, giving you the quality and consistency that we demand and expect from EVERY CBC brew. Louisiana owned, Louisiana brewed, Louisiana loved, YOUR Chafunkta Brewing Company is raising the bar, one brew at a time.

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I'm your Huckleberry, that's just my game.

After the storm, all my New Orleans friends dispersed across the country. From New York to California, from Southern Florida to Northern Ohio, we all spread out good.

One of my best friends, and fellow Alexandrian, Ben Rougeau, found his way to the craft beer capital of the world, Portland, Oregon. I was already a homebrewer, but after a few beers one night in early 2007, I went to the casino and put some money on number 27. I told myself if the roulette ball landed on my number, I would move to Portland and learn to brew from the pros.

When that ball stopped, I started packing. I’m your huckleberry, that’s just my game.

Back in 2007, there weren’t many breweries around, so, I loaded my car and took the long drive, expecting to return in a year or so. Ten years came and went. I learned a lot out there about a lot of things, but I learned everything I know about brewing. I started in a production brewery as summer help, and eventually, got my own brewery.

I learned even more and enjoyed every bit of it. The Portland brewing scene is competitive, but also cooperative. I met some of the best brewers and the best people I have ever known. while even attracting some attention from the local media. As great as it was, the plan was always to return home, and bring some of that awesome northwest beer culture back with me. Before I returned, though, we had quite a party.

So, with my wife, our daughter, our dog, Huckleberry, 10 years commercial brewing experience, over 1,000 solo brews, 110 commercially sold recipes, 10 top 5 brewfest entries, 5 top 3, and 1 brewfest victory, I was prepared to put Cenla on the craft beer map.

So, as Mark Twain once said, “the secret to getting ahead is getting started,” and that’s exactly what I intend to do. The Huckleberry Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in the heart of Louisiana. Founded by an 8th generation Alexandrian, the HBC is as local as it gets.

I hope y’all will come, hang out a lil’, and try some of our brews, as we aim at pouring an adventure into every pint. We are the Rapides Original :

— Jacob Willson

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Huckleberry will be on tap at the Tap Trailer!

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Drink Real BeerTM. You deserve it.

Great Raft Brewing is a Shreveport, Louisiana based craft brewery dedicated to making creative, authentic beer and helping to build a great beer culture within communities it serves.

Great Raft Brewing creates craft beer that complements the lifestyles and cultures of Louisiana. Our beer is complex, inspired, bold and plentiful, providing our customers a beer experience unlike any other. Southern people enjoy spicy, flavorful food and Great Raft beer not only stands up to the bold flavors in our cooking, but complements it as well. Great Raft beers are produced with the finest hops and grains, providing our customers with consistently great beer in every batch. Great Raft Brewing was founded on the principle of brewing what we call “Real Beer.” Real Beer is brewed with creativity, passion, and authenticity. Our beer is brewed with creativity that pushes the boundaries of style, a passion for greatness, and authentic, quality ingredients.

 

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The Vision

Parleaux Beer Lab is a destination neighborhood taproom and micro-brewery located in the Bywater community in New Orleans.

 

We are committed to crafting high quality, small batch, locally produced beers inspired by imaginative and unexpected interpretations of iconic beer styles.

 

In every aspect of the brewery, we channel the funky spirit of creativity, innovation, and playfulness of New Orleans by creating a flavorful, unique, craft beer experience in a welcoming, family-friendly neighborhood setting for all walks of NOLA life.

Cheers y'all. 

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Drink Heroic Beer

Flying Tiger Brewery sets out to pay tribute, honor, and respect to veterans and actives all over. Flying Tiger Brewery admires bravery and dedication; inspired to be as courageous as they are to develop an exceptional variety of unique, hand crafted beer styles. Flying Tiger Brewery seeks out to honor the legendary fighter squadron, the Flying Tigers and the craft beer movement by being independent, innovative, and bold! Flying Tiger Brewery is beyond craft beer; it is truly is our identity now, rich in history, respect and tradition.

Drink Heroic Beer.

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Welcome to our Home Field

Just when things might be looking down for the home team, it’s time to throw on the Rally Cap! A superstition? Well maybe…but more than that, it’s a sign of unity and teamwork, a symbol that everyone is working together towards the same goal. Whether you’re playing or you’re just a fan, there is always a strong desire to be part of something bigger. Rally Cap Brewing Company was born out of this desire to create its own “something bigger” - a community of beer drinkers and fans…

Established in 2017, Rally Cap opened its doors to the public on December 14, 2019.

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About Second Lines...

Our name is derived from the uniquely New Orleans tradition of second line parades.  These parades can trace their origins to jazz funeral customs that began over 100 years ago.

 

The second line parade tradition has grown over the years - now they are held to bring joy to almost any occasion.  Regardless of the event, second line parades remain an unbridled expression of fun and celebration that is uniquely New Orleans. 

 

For us a starting a brewery was about more than just making beer., it was also about celebrating people and traditions of south Louisiana. Along the way we look forward to having a great deal of fun, making new friends and helping to grow craft beer in our community. 

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Beerlogical Point of Interest

More info coming soon!

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All Relation

 More information coming soon!

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Ouachita (wash-i-taw)

Our story is pretty simple.  I became a lover of beer during my time traveling and wanted to bring some of my experiences back home to Louisiana.  I met a guy who shared the same passion as I did, and we set out to develop some of the best beer around.

 

Not long after, Ouachita Brewing Company was born.  We started serving at special events and even started a homebrew club.  We enjoyed participating and learning about the craft.

 

We hope to share our love of beer with the community as well as the surrounding areas.  We would like to help boost our local economy, create jobs, and expand the culture in our area.  We hope to give back to the community.

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Ain't nothin' more New Orleans than Dixie!

In the year 1907, New Orleanians learn that the largest and most innovative brewery in the South, Dixie Brewery, will soon make New Orleans its home. Dixie finds its home on a vacant lot on Tulane Avenue, presently in the neighborhood known as Mid-City. With a capital stock of $160,000, and a plant capacity of 75,000 barrels of beer a year, the brewery will start business under very promising circumstances, with its entire output of kegs fully contracted even before a plant site is secured.

By late 2019, Dixie will restore all brewing production to the city of New Orleans in an 85,000 square foot facility in New Orleans East. It will house a 100-barrel brewhouse as well as a 15-barrel craft system for the creation of new beers. By early 2020, Dixie will be open to the public to tour the facility, the production process, learn more about its history and sample its many tasty brews. Guests will be able to enjoy their favorite brands and food on site in its taproom and expansive outdoor beer garden. 

Dixie Beer has been an integral part of New Orleans history since 1907. It’s our honor to represent this iconic New Orleans brand and lead it into the next century. Stay tuned… there is much more to come! 

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