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Old 01-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #11
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I wish I had seen this earlier but if it still helps you out the Avenue Pub is our local place to get a damn good beer. In my opinion they have the BEST beers in the city.

http://theavenuepub.com/

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Old 01-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #12
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I'll second the Avenue Pub trip for anyone who ventures this way in the future.

As for local brews, NOLA Brewing is the only brewery actually in New Orleans. They make quality beer and they're great people.

Abita is decent stuff, I usually like their Select beers more than the year-rounds.

From Baton Rouge, we have Tin Roof and their 2 brews are tastey.

In Bayou Teche, we have Bayou Teche (LA 31) and I'm iffy on their stuff, but they're great people too.

There are a few more in the area getting started, with one (40 Arpent in Chalmette) getting ramped up for March of 2012. (Their signature brew will be a Red Bean Ale made with red beans. I'm pretty excited about this one.)

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:46 PM   #13
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I really like Bayou Teche LA31 and yes they are great people. I do however have a problem with the poor quality control on the bottling at Lazy Magnolia though. They must not clean their bottles well after they fill and cap them because they always taste like iron for the first few drinks. I have made it a practice to always wipe the rim of the bottle off with a wet napkin to avoid it.

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Old 02-01-2012, 01:49 AM   #14
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I picked up a bottle of Abita Vanilla Doubledog. Can't wait to crack into it.

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Old 02-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #15
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Heads up on the 25th Doubledog... Drink it at cellar temps! you'll be a lot happier if you do! Drinking it cold results in a thin tasteless beer that'll disappoint you, but once the beer reaches around 55F the Vanilla comes forward and the malty-ness of the beer really give a good mouth feel and smoothness.

Ave. Pub is the place to go for beer to sit and drink in New Orleans. As for best selection to pick up bottles go to Steins Deli on Magazine! Cantillon.... that's all that needs to be said! LOL

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