Justin Boswell, formerly of Black Raven Brewing Company in Seattle, is opening Wayward Owl Brewing in the former Gem Theater at 3940 Thalia Street in New Orleans Central City neighborhood.

Exterior Of The Historic Gem Theater

Exterior Of The Historic Gem Theater

The 9,000 sf facility will include a 15 barrel brewhouse as well as a tasting room for beer-starved New Orleanians. New Orleans is the 50th largest city in the US and we currently have two breweries to slake the thirst of the populace: NOLA and Courtyard.

Wayward Owl Brewing On Thalia Street

Wayward Owl Brewing On Thalia Street

Two.

A Brewery Is Coming To Central City

A Brewery Is Coming To Central City

By way of contrast, Asheville, North Carolina is not in the top 200 US cities by population and has 18 breweries.

This Is The View As You Enter Wayward Owl Brewing

This Is The View As You Enter Wayward Owl Brewing

We’ve got some catching up to do.

The Stage Of The Former Gem Theater

The Stage Of The Former Gem Theater

It’s been reported that Boswell will be opening his brewery in 6-7 months. We hope he has a hell of a crew doing the build-out as the facility is massive. We did a walk through and shot a gallery of photos to  document the progress of the project:

Standing On The Stage Of Gem Theater And Looking Toward Front Door Of Wayward Owl

Standing On The Stage Of Gem Theater And Looking Toward Front Door Of Wayward Owl

The Ceiling Of The Gem Theater

The Ceiling Of The Gem Theater

Sideroom Of Wayward Owl Brewing

Sideroom Of Wayward Owl Brewing

Exterior Of Wayward Owl Brewing

Exterior Of Wayward Owl Brewing

Stairwell Of Gem Theater

Stairwell Of Gem Theater

Old Steel Doors Of Gem Theater

Old Steel Doors Of Gem Theater

Now Playing Sign At Gem Theater

Coming Attractions Sign At Gem Theater

Exterior Photo Of 3940 Thalia Street New Orleans

Exterior Photo Of 3940 Thalia Street New Orleans

Thirsty for beer and can’t wait for Wayward Owl Brewing to open?

NOLA Brewing is also open 7 days a week
3001 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

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