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.Southern Craft Brewing Co.
3.The Courtyard Brewery
4.Brieux Carre Brewing Co.
6.Crying Eagle Brewing Company
7.Flying Heart Brewing
8.Flying Tiger Brewery
9.Gnarly Barley Brewing
10.Great Raft Brewing
11.New Orleans Lager & Ale (NOLA) Brewing
12.Ouachita Brewing Company
13.Parish Brewing Co.
14.Parleaux Beer Lab
15.Port Orleans Brewing Co.
16.Red River Brewing Company
17.Second Line Brewing
18.Tin Roof Brewing Co LLC
19.Urban South Brewery
20.Wayward Owl Brewing Company
21.Abita Brewing Company
22.Bayou Teche Brewing
25 Best Louisiana Breweries
- Royal Brewery New Orleans, Photo: Royal Brewery New Orleans
- Southern Craft Brewing Co., Photo: Southern Craft Brewing Co.
- The Courtyard Brewery, Photo: Courtesy of sonyakamoz - Fotolia.com
- Brieux Carre Brewing Co., Photo: Brieux Carre Brewing Co.
- 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
- Great Raft Brewing, Photo: Great Raft Brewing
- 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.
- Parleaux Beer Lab, Photo: Parleaux Beer Lab
- 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
- Abita Brewing Company, Photo: Abita Brewing Company
- Bayou Teche Brewing, Photo: Bayou Teche Brewing
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of krisana - Fotolia.com