We’ve been running by Wayward Owl Brewing regularly since we first shot a photo gallery of the project back in June of 2015.
But we always managed to just miss out on finding the construction crew.
Two days ago we were in the neighborhood so we dropped in and found a host of burly construction workers preparing to take the project to the next level.
Apparently there was a 14 week delay on the build-out due to permitting issues with the city of New Orleans. As new breweries begin considering opening in New Orleans we predict that Jefferson Parish will do land office business as their business climate is favorable towards startups.
We asked the foreman how long the pile-driving of the poles project would take and he informed us that they would be finished by today (Friday)
These are exciting times in the New Orleans craft beer world. It reminds us of Austin in the late 90s when the industry was just starting to come to life in a significant way. Give New Orleans 15 years and we’ll have one of the best beer scenes in the Deep South.