Brewed and Distilled in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Port Orleans Brewing Company 

port orleans brewing company

  •  Port Orleans Brewing Company has a large taproom and outdoor seating. Flights aren’t offered, but some drafts are available in 4 oz pours. The small menu offers suggested beer pairings.

NOLA Brewing

NOLA brewing Company

  • New Orleans Lager and Ale (NOLA) Brewery has a large taproom with upstairs seating, an outdoor patio, rooftop bar, board games, and a large menu from McClure’s Barbecue featuring barbecue every Wednesday from 5:00pm – close. Tours are available every Friday and Saturday 2:00pm – 3:00pm. We recommend Mocha Coffee Irish Channel, an American stout, with an order of chicken & sausage gumbo.

Urban South Brewery

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urban south new orleans

  • This was our favorite draft list of the breweries we visited. Urban South Brewery has a wide variety of flavors combining European styles and American flavors. Dogs are welcome in the large taproom. We recommend Ya Basic, a peppermint mocha coffee stout, and Son of a Nutcracker, a peanut butter chocolate stout.

Crescent City Brewhouse 

crescent city brewhouse

  • Crescent City Brewhouse, located in the French Quarter across from the Shops at Jax Brewery, has a 2 story dining area complete with a courtyard. The menu consists of appetizers, small plates, sandwiches, and a selection of entrées. Order a flight of 6 to try them all. We recommend Black Forest, a Munich style hopped dark beer.

Traveling Gingerbread Note: Local draft and bottled beers cost about $4 – $6 at bars and restaurants.

Nola Distillery

Nola Distillery New Orleans

  • Nola Distillery offers several packages including a 20 minute tour, spirit samples, and merchandise starting at $15. Spirit and daiquiri flights are available. We recommend a bloody mary made with trinity pepper infused vodka.

Seven Three Distilling Company

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  • Newer to the distilling scene, Seven Three Distilling Co., has a large tasting room and gift shop. The 45 minute tour includes an in depth view of the distilling process, 6 spirit samples, and some New Orleans history. The name Seven Three Distilling originated from the 73 districts in New Orleans, and each spirit is named after one of them: St. Roch Vodka, Treme Irish Channel Whisky, Gentilly Gin, Black Pearl Rum, and Marigny Moonshine. Bywater Bourbon coming fall of 2020! Discounted tours are available on Groupon

Cajun Spirits Distillery

Cajun Spirits Distillery

  • Off the beaten path, we recommend calling before or scheduling a tour. Cajun Spirits Distillery is owned by 2 brothers and currently produces rum, vodka, and gin. All spirits are made from local Louisiana sugarcane. Sample core spirits in addition to current experimentals after the tour. Check out Groupon for discounted tours and tastings.


January 2020

Author: The Traveling Gingerbread

The Traveling Gingerbread is a place for us to share budget travel tips for people with full time jobs, fun facts, itineraries, and where to find the best craft beer. We have been traveling together since 2013. Living and working full-time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we travel as much as our vacation days and finances allow. We cram each adventure with activities, tours, experiences, and local breweries. We can't walk by an Irish pub without stopping in for a pint of Guinness. In 2019, we brewed our first beer and were hooked, although, we have no intentions of brewing more than small batches. We'll continue our self appointed roles of professional testers and creating craft beer trails.

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