Second Self Brewery

1317 Logan Cir., Atlanta, GA On a recent trip to the ATL we decided to check out a new brewery and went with Second Self.  The tap room has a small bar, long tables with benches, a corner with couches and cool artwork on the walls.  They also have numerous board and card games available…

Port Orleans Brewing Co.

4124 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA The taproom is the front third of a large warehouse with large windows looking into the brewery.  Lots of seating: half inside (air conditioned) and half outside overlooking Tchoupitoulas.  Indoors is very spacious with tall ceilings, light and airy.  Booths along the walls and sit-down tables inside and out….

Southern Craft Brewery

14141 Airline Hwy #4J, Baton Rouge, LA Located in an office park behind a shopping center.  It has a small indoor tasting room with bar seating and outdoor picnic tables.  90’s music played in the background, but it was not intrusive.  The outdoor area the night we went had a vendor selling BBQ, but we…

Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

1709 Corbin Rd, Hammond, LA Gnarly Barley Brewing, in Hammond, LA is one of our favorite breweries.  We visited for the second time this weekend so we could write a review. The taproom and brewery is located in a large, un-air conditioned warehouse.  They keep many large doors open throughout and have two large box…

Orpheus Brewery

1440 Dutch Valley Pl, Atlanta, GA Orpheus Brewery is located in a multi-use building that is just off Piedmont Park.  The tap room was spacious with high ceilings, art adorned white walls and a glass wall that let you look into the brewery.  There was not much seating: benches along the walls and standing tables….

Ranking New Orleans Breweries

Large Marge ranked her breweries based on location/ease of access, taproom, brews, and the tour.  Here are her rankings: NOLA Brewery Second Line Wayward Owl 40 Arpent Urban South Courtyard Father Jack’s rankings: NOLA Wayward Owl Second Line 40 Arpent Courtyard Urban South

Wayward Owl Brewery

3940 Thalia St, New Orleans, LA Located in the former Gem Theater which retains it’s fascade.  The interior is one big room with varnished picnic tables, leather couches, movie theater seats complete with cupholders and bar seating.  Air conditioned and more open than either NOLA or 40 Arpent; Urban South is also open, but not…

40 Arpent Brewery

6809 N Peters St, Arabi, Louisiana A warm Saturday afternon we visited their brand spanking new tap room: small, but plenty of seating and a small stage area for live music on Fridays.  The brewery is right on the levee and if you venture across the street and up the wall it affords a lovely view…

NOLA Brewery

3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA Our second visit, but the first since the opening of their new tap room/restaurant.  Tap room is on two levels with a full bar on the ground floor and a smaller bar on the second level offering around a half-a-dozen beers.  Decor is reminiscent of a Applebee’s: looks like…

Urban South Brewery

1645 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA Post-apocalyptic surroundings: abandoned warehouses, rubbish everywhere, very little signs of life: we would not want to walk around there at night. Very large but un-airconditioned taproom.  Read hot as balls for most of the year.  A lot of picnic tables.  Distributed beers on tap plus three extra as well…

Courtyard Brewery

1020 Erato St, New Orleans, LA We made our second trip to the Courtyard Brewery on a Saturday.  Both visits have been rainy days which meant that lots of people were crammed into the tiny tasting room.  Seating is limited, but the bartender was nice enough to find chairs for all the latecomers.  There is…

Second Line Brewing

433 N Bernadotte St., New Orleans, LA We went to Second Line Brewing on a Saturday and each had the Pale Ale and the West Coast Style IPA. The Pale Ale was very good – malty, refreshing, a great example of a pale ale.  The IPA was also great – it definitely was West Coast…