The history of beer brewing in Louisiana dates back to the region’s occupation as a French colony, with the opening of the La Brasserie New Orleans brewery in 1723. Throughout the next two centuries, notable historic breweries thrived throughout the state, including the New Orleans Brewing Company, which was formed in 1890 as the merger of six high-profile regional breweries. Following the implementation of Prohibition, the state’s beer industry declined, but since the opening of Abita Brewing Company in 1986, it has experienced a revitalization. Today, the state is home to more than three dozen breweries and brewpubs, ranking it 36th in the nation for craft breweries per capita.
1.Royal Brewery New Orleans
2.Abita Brewing Company
3.Great Raft Brewing
4.Parleaux Beer Lab
6.Crying Eagle Brewing Company
7.Flying Heart Brewing
8.Flying Tiger Brewery
9.Gnarly Barley Brewing
10.Brieux Carre Brewing Co.
11.New Orleans Lager & Ale (NOLA) Brewing
12.Ouachita Brewing Company
13.Parish Brewing Co.
14.Port Orleans Brewing Co.
15.Red River Brewing Company
16.Second Line Brewing
17.Tin Roof Brewing Co LLC
18.Urban South Brewery
19.Wayward Owl Brewing Company
20.Bayou Teche Brewing
21.The Courtyard Brewery
22.Southern Craft Brewing Co.
23 Best Louisiana Breweries
- Royal Brewery New Orleans, Photo: Royal Brewery New Orleans
- Abita Brewing Company, Photo: Abita Brewing Company
- Great Raft Brewing, Photo: Great Raft Brewing
- Parleaux Beer Lab, Photo: Parleaux Beer Lab
- Covington Brewhouse, Photo: Covington Brewhouse
- Crying Eagle Brewing Company, Photo: Crying Eagle Brewing Company
- Flying Heart Brewing, Photo: Flying Heart Brewing
- Flying Tiger Brewery, Photo: Flying Tiger Brewery
- Gnarly Barley Brewing, Photo: Gnarly Barley Brewing
- Brieux Carre Brewing Co., Photo: Brieux Carre Brewing Co.
- New Orleans Lager & Ale (NOLA) Brewing, Photo: New Orleans Lager & Ale (NOLA) Brewing
- Ouachita Brewing Company, Photo: Ouachita Brewing Company
- Parish Brewing Co., Photo: Parish Brewing Co.
- Port Orleans Brewing Co., Photo: Port Orleans Brewing Co.
- Red River Brewing Company, Photo: Red River Brewing Company
- Second Line Brewing, Photo: Second Line Brewing
- Tin Roof Brewing Co LLC, Photo: Tin Roof Brewing Co LLC
- Urban South Brewery, Photo: Urban South Brewery
- Wayward Owl Brewing Company, Photo: Courtesy of F8studio - Fotolia.com
- Bayou Teche Brewing, Photo: Bayou Teche Brewing
- The Courtyard Brewery, Photo: Courtesy of sonyakamoz - Fotolia.com
- Southern Craft Brewing Co., Photo: Southern Craft Brewing Co.
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of krisana - Fotolia.com