Inside Dixie Brewing Company Headquarters in New Orleans East

It had been 20 months since we created our ‘Comprehensive List Of All The Breweries In Louisiana’. A lot has changed since then, and now we can lay claim to hosting 38 breweries in our great state.

Statewide we have Great Raft up in Shreveport in our number one spot on our power rankings while we adjudge Wayward Owl to be putting out the finest brew in New Orleans proper.

The list

Old Style Lager by Heileman’s

Clarise Kramer Cadarette Grzenkowicz is the Guinness-certified world’s longest serving barkeep. She’s been pouring drinks at the Maplewood Tavern near Alpena, Michigan for 78 years. I know a man in Austin, Texas that’s been pouring at the same establishment since 1971 but that’s a far cry from Ms. Grzenkowicz’s record. Miss Clarice is 99 years old. more I don’t know her but I love her. Continue Reading

Goetz Brewing of San Antonio Texas

Deep Ellum Brewing, formerly of Dallas, is now owned by Massachusetts’ Canarchy. more

There is a special circle in hell for breweries that sell their taproom pints for $7. That is one thing I miss about drinking in Austin: there are 62 breweries in the metro and my favorites sell their beers for $4-$5. The New York Times visits Stone Cow Brewery where they’re pulling in nearly $900 for one barrel of their IPA. more

“Harlem is high-end and upscale…” It’s so weird to think that gritty old Harlem has changed so drastically over the last few years. I remember getting lost there when I was a teenage roadie driving a van filled with music gear. And Harlem now has its first 100% black-owned craft beer bar. more

Meet the man behind Surly Brewing’s trenchant social media streams. more

De Bierkoning is the finest bottle shop in Amsterdam

We’re heading to Sint-Sixtusabdij Westvleteren, Belgium to take in a few pints of beer from the highest-ranked Trappist brewery on earth. If you’re curious about taking a similar journey please visit Christopher Barnes’ website for all the nitty gritty details about traveling in West Flanders. We’re looking forward to hoisting a few cold beers with the hard-working monks making what many say is the finest beer on earth. Continue Reading

ABGB in Austin Texas

We’re planning another trip to northern Europe and will be harvesting a big wish list of beers to sample from the I Think About Beer website. Writer Christopher Barnes has given his life to Belgian beers (much like our crew have given their lives to Iron Maiden) We’re really looking forward to finding a bottle of Oud Beersel Bzart Kriekenlambiek once we’re on the ground. Continue Reading

This Week In Craft Beer News

How do you make money selling beer in St Louis if you’re not under the Anheuser Busch umbrella? GQ Magazine takes a look at the short history of craft beer in Missouri’s biggest city.

Brilliant work from Martyn Cornell on the history of India Pale Ale. Everything you thought you knew was wrong. Class is in session.

Do you enjoy geeking out over beer statistics? Visual Capitalist breaks down the top 10 beer cities in USA. Austin ranks number seven, and New Orleans is not on the list. But you already knew that.

Two men raised in trailer parks have founded the hottest beer company in Atlanta. Scofflaw Brewing Company’s Matt Shirah and Travis Herman sat down with Good Beer Hunting for a nice long look at their company and their penchant for pissing off their fans and adversaries. It’s worth a read.

We’re missing the best beer party Texas throws all year long. Texas Craft Brewers Fest is this weekend and we are disconsolate. Going? Eric Puga of the Austin Chronicle hypes the event.