Where can I get a decent beer in New Orleans?

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mrkristofo

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topic says it all. Last year when I was here, I went to crescent city brewing co. Big mistake. I've never had such a buttery märzen or overly-estery amber.

I dig what Abita is doing, but I think that's a bit far away to walk. I'm staying in the French Quarter, and I can't handle another slurricane....soooooo, gentlemen (and women), where can I get a good, tasty, and preferrably local brew around here? Somebody must utilize temp control, right?


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I think the word in New Orleans is

Around Here, It's Dixie Beer

LOL. I heard the brewery was in serious trouble after the Hurricane. I hope they get it back in action.
 

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who the hell drins beer in NO?

Its hookers and blow. Oh and Hand grenades and hurricanes
 

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You can keep an eye out for NOLA Brewing Brown and Blond ales. They just started selling to the public a few months ago and are starting to show up all over the city. The web site has a list of locations.

NOLA Brewing - New Orleans Lager & Ale - Craft brewing New Orleans beer

There is also the Zea grill on St. Charles and a few other locations in the metro area. They have their own branded brews and the food is great. The beer is contract brewed by Heiner Brau and northshore micro. Keep an eye out for their Kolsch and Maerzen. Thier website also has a locator.

http://www.heinerbrau.com/
 

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I don't know about local other than Abita, but dba on Frenchmen St. has a pretty huge selection of quality beers from all over. Plus, there's about 6 or 7 bars within a couple of blocks that usually have some good music going. Much more fun than Bourbon St. if you're not a college kid looking to get obliterated on hurricanes.
 
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I guess technically I'm 11 days past being a college kid looking to get obliterated on hurricanes. DBA had a $10 cover, and even coming from Utah that's a bit steep. I did run into a few homebrewers tonight, crazy enough, that took me around and pointed me in the right direction. They'd never heard of HBT before so I passed it on.

To whoever it was that I met up with in Jimbeaux's on Frenchman tonight, :mug: to you!
 

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If you are looking for good beer (not necessarily brewed there), I would recommend the BullDog. There is one on Magazine and on Canal in Mid-City. The one in Mid-City is quite nice, nice outside patio sitting.

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Cooter Brown's Tavern
& Oyster Bar
509 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA
phone: 504-866-9104
fax:504-865-7579


Great Sports bar (not much on right now though).

From their web site
Located in the historic Riverbend section of Uptown New Orleans, Cooter Brown's proudly serves over 400 brands of domestic and imported bottled beers, as well as 45 different beers on tap.
Cooter Brown's Tavern, Grill & Oyster Bar - A New Orleans Classic!

Beer List
Africa
Mamba
Zambezi
Austria

Edelweiss
Dunkel
Hefetrub
Kristallklar

Gösser
Belgium

Affligem Triple
Bel Pils
Belle-Vue Frambois
Belle-Vue Gueze
Belle-Vue Kreik
Blanche de Bruges
Chimay (12oz)
Chimay (21oz)
Chimay Grand Reserve (21oz)
Chimay Cinq Cents
Corsendonk
Pale Ale (11oz)
Pale Ale (25oz)
Pale Ale (3L)
Brown Ale (11oz)
Brown Ale (25oz)

Dentergem's Wit
De Troch Exotic
De Troch Framboise
De Troch Fraise
De Troch Mirabelle
De Troch Tropical
Double Grimbergen
Duvel
Duvel 3L
Ename Dubbel
Ename Triple
Foret Organic
Framboise Lambic
Gouden Carolus
Double Grimbergen
Gueze Lambic
Hoegaarden
Kreik Lambic
Lefes Blonde
Liefmans Frambozenbier
Liefmans Goudenband
Liefmans Kriekbier
Maes Pils
Moinette
Orval Ale
Peche Lambic
Rodenbach
Roman Dobbelen
Scaldis
Sterken's Crock Ale
Sterken's St. Paul Double
Sterken's St. Paul Triple
Sterken's Pooter
Sterken's St. Sebastiaan
Sterken's St. Sebastiaan Dark
St. Sixtus Abbey Ale
Triple Grimbergen
Saison
Witkap
Brazil

Xinqu
Bulgaria

Astika
Canada

Elephant Red
Labatt's
Labatt's 50
Labatt's Blue Light
Labatt's Ice
McAuslan's Grifin Brown Ale
McAuslan's Oatmeal Stout
McAuslan's St. Ambroise Pale Ale
Molson
Molson Ale
Molson Ice
Molson Light
Moosehead
Moosehead Ice
Niagra Apple Ale
Niagra Eisbock
Niagra Maple Wheat
Niagra Old Jack Ale
Nordic Wolf Light
Thunder Bay
Unibroue Blanche de Chambly
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
Unibroue La Gaillarde
Unibroue Maudite
Unibroue Raftman
Warthog Ale
China

Tsing Tao
Croatia

Karlsbeer
Czech Republic

Crystal Budweis
Crystal Budweis Dark
Gambrinus
Pilsner Urquell
Radegast
Denmark

Carlsberg Elephant
Carlsberg Lager
Carlsberg Light
England

Adnam Broadside Ale
Adnam Nut Brown
Adnam Suffolk Ale
Bass Pale Ale
Batemans
Bateman's Victory Ale
Bishop's Finger
Boddington's Pub Ale
Bombardier Ale
Double Diamond
Dragoon Pale Ale
Dry Blackthorn Cider
Fuller's London Pride
Fullers ESB
Hard Country Bitter
Henley Ale
John Courage
Makeson Stout
Master Brew
Newcastle Brown Ale
Old Peculiar
Samuel Smith's
Pale Ale
Nut Brown Ale
Taddy Porter
Imperial Stout
Oatmeal Stout
Pure Brewed Lager
Winter Welcome

Royal Oak Ale
Thomas Hardy's Ale
Watney's Red Barrel
Watney's Stout
Whitbread Ale
Young's Oatmeal Stout
Young's Old Nick Barleywine
Young's Ram Rod
Young's Special Ale
France

Adelscott Malt Liquor
Brasseurs
Fischer Amber
Fischer La Belle
Wild Country Cider
Germany
Altenmunster
Ayinger Brau-Weisse
Ayinger Fest-Marzen
Ayinger Maibock
Ayinger Ur-Weisse
Ayinger Jahrhundert-Bier
Beck's
Beck's Dark
Beck's Light
Beck's Octoberfest
Bitburger
Bitburger 5L Keg
Broyhan
Celebrator Dopple Bock
Dinkel Acker
Dinkel Acker Dark
Dinkel Acker Octoberfest
Dinkel Acker Weizen
Dinkel Acker 5L Keg
Dortmunder Union Original
Dortmunder Union Dark
EKU Fest
EKU Pils
EKU Rubin
EKU Hell Weizen
EKU Klar Weizen
EKU 28 Malt Liquor
Fiedler Bock Im Stein
Franziskaner Heffe-Weisse
Franziskaner Heffe-Weisse Dark
Hacker Pschorr Dunkel Weiss
Hacker Pschorr Munich Edelhell
Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest
Hacker Pschorr Weiss
Henniger Pils
Hofbrau Light Reserve
Hofbrau Dark
Hofbrau Oktoberfest
Jubel
Kuchlbauer Dunkel
Kuchlbauer Weisse
Oberdorfer
Paulaner Pils
Paulaner Salvator
Paulaner Octoberfest
Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
Pinkus Munster Ale
Pinkus UR Pils
Pinkus Weizen
Rauchbier
Rauchenfels Dark
Spaten
Spaten Club-Weisse
Spaten Optimator
Spaten Pils
Spaten Premimum Boch
St. Pauli Girl
St. Pauli Girl Dark
Tucher Dunkels Hefe Weizen
Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen
Tucher Kriltall Weizen
Warsteiner Fresh (Non-Alcoholic)
Warsteiner Light
Warsteiner
Greece

Athenian
Keo
Holland

Amstel Light
Christoffel Blonde 11.2oz
Christoffel Blonde 2L
Christoffel Robertus 11.2oz
Christoffel Robertus 2L
Grolsch
Grolsch 16oz
Grolsch Amber 16oz
Heineken
Heineken Dark
Heineken Tarwebock
La Trappe Enkel
La Trappe Dubbel
La Trappe Tripel
La Trappe Quadrupel
Oranjeboom
Peters
Rembrandt Master
Honduras

Port Royal
Salva Vida
India

Golden Eagle
Kingfisher
Taj Mahal
Ireland

Guiness
Guiness Pub Draft
Harp
Kaliber (Non-Alcoholic)
Murphy's Pub Draft
Italy

Messina
Moretti
Moretti Larossa
Peroni
Jamaica

Dragon Stout
Red Stripe
Japan

Asahi
Ichiban
Kirin
Kirin Light
Sapporo Draft
Sapporo 22oz Can
Sapporo 2L
Korea

Almaza
Mexico

Bohemia
Carta Blanca
Chihuahua
Corona
Corona Light
Dos Equis
Dos Equis Lager
Modelo Especial
Negra Modelo
Pacifico
Tecate Bottles
Tecate Light
New Zealand

Steinlager
Nigeria

Gulder
Star
Poland

Krakus
Okocim
Okocim Porter
Scotland
Belhaven
Belhaven St. Andrews Ave
Golden Promise (Organic)
McAndrews Ale
McEwans Export Ale
McEwans Scotch Ale
Traquir Ale
Youngers Tartan
Slovakia

Golden Pheasant
Switzerland

Samichlaus
Hexen Brau (Witches Brew)
Lowenbrau Zurich
Lowenbrau Zurich Dark
Thailand

Singha
Turkey

Effes
U.S.A.

Abita Amber
Abita Golden
Abita Specialty
Abita Turbodog
Alimony Ale
Anchor Porter
Anchor Steam
Black Dog Ale
Breckenridge Avalanche
Breckenridge Ball Park Brown
Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout
Breckenridge India Pale Ale
Breckenridge Wheat
Budweiser
Cider Jack
Coors Light
Dixie
Dixie Blackened Voodoo
Dixie Crimson Voodoo
Dixie White Moose
Earthquake Pale Ale
Earthquake Porter
Frugattis' Big Red Ale
Frugattis' Voluptuous Blonde
George Killian's Red
Grants Apple Honey Ale
Hornsby's Cider
Hornsby's Dark and Dry
Liberty Ale
Little King 7oz
Lone Star
Michelob
Mickey's Malt
Miller Lite
Naked Aspen Honey Wheat
Naked Aspen Raspberry Wheat
Otto Bros. Moose Juice Stout
Otto Bros. Old Faithful Ale
Otto Bros. Teton Ale
Pelican Amber
Pete's Wicked Ale
Pete's Wicked Honey Wheat
Pete's Wicked Lager
Pete's Wicked Red
Pike's Place
Plantantion Brown
Pumpkin Ale
Rikenjacks American Ale
Rikenjacks ESB
Rikenjacks Muscandine Lambic
Rikenjacks Scotch Ale
Riverside 7th Street Stout
Riverside Pullman Pale Ale
Riverside Raincross Cream Ale
Riverside Victoria Ave. Amber
Rogues Mexacali Ale
Rogues Mocha Porter
Rogues Shakespeare Stout
Rolling Rock
Rouge Ale
Rouge Dead Guy Ale
Rouge Mogul Ale
Rouge Old Crustacean (Barleywine)
Rouge Rouge-N-Berry
Rouge St. Rouge Red
Rouge Wolf Eel Ale
Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams Boston Ale
Samuel Adams Honey Porter
Samuel Adams Seasonal
Samuel Adams Scotch Ale
Samuel Adams Triple Bock
Sharps
Shiner Bock
Slo Brewing Co. Cole Porter
Slo Brewing Co. Extra Pale Ale
Star's Elfin Ale
Star's India Pale
Star's Nut Brown Ale
Vermillion Red
Woodchuck Amber Cider
Woodchuck Dark & Dry Cider
Vietnam

Hue
Saigon
Wales

Welsh Ale
Welsh Bitter

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Draught Beers

draught beers available by the glass, Imp. pint (19.8oz.), or pitcher

Abita Golden (Louisiana)
Abita Amber (Louisiana)
Abita Purple Haze (Louisiana)
Abita Specialty (Louisiana)
Abita TurboDog (Louisiana)
Anchor Porter (California)
Anchor Steam (California)
Bass Ale (England)
Black & Tan (Guiness & Bass)
Breckenridge Avalanche (Colorado)
Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout (Colorado)
Budweiser
Icehouse
Carlsberg (Denmark)
Coors Light
Dinkel Aker (Germany)
Dos Equis Lager (Mexico)
Fosters (Australia)
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse (Germany)
Fuller's ESB (England)
George Killian's
Guiness Stout (Ireland)
Half & Half (Guiness & Harp)
Harp (Ireland)
Heineken (Holland)
McEwan Export Ale (Scotland)
Miller Lite
Moosehead (Canada)
Newcastle Brown Ale (England)
Old Foghorn (California)
Pete's Wicked Ale
Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic)
Rickenjak ESB (Louisiana)
Rickenjack Scoth Ale (Louisiana)
Sam Adams (Massachusettes)
Sam Adams Specialty (Massachusettes)
Shiner Bock (Texas)
Smoothie (Cider & Guiness)
Snakebite (Cider & Lager)
Spaten Optimator (Germany)
Warsteiner (Germany)
Whitbread (England)
Woodchuck Dark & Dry Cider (Vermont)
 

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Check out the Avenue Pub on St. Charles... get off the streetcar on the Polymnia stop. I was there last weekend and had my fill of Racer 5 on draft, and they had a great selection of other styles as well. The bartenders are friendly, and explained that each draft travels less than a foot to the tap and lines are cleaned weekly. They really seem to take pride in the product they serve there. Highly recommended!!!
 

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Check out the Avenue Pub on St. Charles... get off the streetcar on the Polymnia stop. I was there last weekend and had my fill of Racer 5 on draft, and they had a great selection of other styles as well. The bartenders are friendly, and explained that each draft travels less than a foot to the tap and lines are cleaned weekly. They really seem to take pride in the product they serve there. Highly recommended!!!
Oh yeah, the Avenue Pub, that is a great place. Spend quite a bit of time and drank quite a bit of beer there. Had my first Blue Moon there, first craft beer other than Abita. I wonder if they still have those mini-tacos, those are good.
 

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Cooter Brown's Tavern
& Oyster Bar
509 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA
phone: 504-866-9104
fax:504-865-7579


Great Sports bar (not much on right now though).
Yeah, I was just there on Saturday and they had some good stuff. Everything in the fridge is organized by where it's made and the prices weren't too bad from what I recall.
 

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IME, Abita is served at most places in the Quarter. Many have it on draft, especially the Amber. (Which is mighty tasty for a malty beer.)

I'll be sure to stop at these other places when I go there next month. I had trouble finding non-local good beer.
 

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I think the word in New Orleans is

Around Here, It's Dixie Beer

LOL. I heard the brewery was in serious trouble after the Hurricane. I hope they get it back in action.
Please....stay away from Dixie Beer. That swill just needs to die alone in a dark, dank warehouse. The only time I thought it was even palatable was during a crawfish boil a few years ago after I we already polished off a half case of a local weizen and helped put a rather large dent in a bottle of Jamison. Those Mobilians know how to party!
 
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