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Old 12-05-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default New Orleans Breweries?

I'll be headed to the Big Easy for New Year's and I am not familiar with any craft breweries in that area. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 12-05-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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Basically, you'll be swimming in Abita everywhere you go. I'm a fan, but not everyone is. NOLA Brewing is the only other one that I'm aware of. They started up a few years ago.

On Decatur, there is a Crescent City Brewpub (I believe that's the name). Decent brews.

Please keep in mind that New Orleans focuses on quantity rather than quality with beers. The food, however, is amazing.

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Old 12-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #3
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Abita is everywhere! I'm not big on it as well but ladies love it. Check out Coop's Place on Decatur Street. I like the dive and food is pretty nice! Rabbit Jambalaya!

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I haven't been to Crescent City in about twenty years, but I remember them being average. There is a Gordon Biersch if you are into that and NOLA beers are becoming available in more places. They have a decent IPA and Blonde that I have tried. Not sure about the rest of their brews. Abita is everywhere and don't forget to swill a "Big Ass Beer" on Bourban St...

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Old 12-22-2011, 01:08 PM   #5
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Abita is everywhere! I'm not big on it as well but ladies love it. Check out Coop's Place on Decatur Street. I like the dive and food is pretty nice! Rabbit Jambalaya!
Oh man. The rabbit jambalaya at Coops is one of the reasons I go down so frequently. Go down to NOLA, that is...
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I used to live in NOLA. I don't recall many breweries other then Abita. Thats on the north side of the lake anyways. I did love Abita though. There are tons of bars in the big easy, but mostly drinks that involve rum. Check out Abita.

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You can even get a Big Ass Beer of abita!

But yeah, as other have mentioned, Abita is big, although the brewery isn't actually in new orleans, its in abita springe, which is on the other side of lake ponchartrain from new orleans. I like a lot of what they do, particularly turbodog, and even better, their 25th anniversary vanilla double dog.
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Ooof that 25th anniversary sounds delicious. Local only?

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Ooof that 25th anniversary sounds delicious. Local only?
According to their android beer locator app, its available in connecticut...which is, i assume, what you're curious about.
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According to their android beer locator app, its available in connecticut...which is, i assume, what you're curious about.
Awesome thanks! I'll have my distributor be on the lookout. Is it like an imperial turbodog? If so, I'm already drooling.
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