New Orleans, the land of the go cup, is slowly but surely becoming America’s next craft beer destination city. It seems like every time you turn around a new brewery or brew pub is opening its doors. Here are two favorites that never disappoint. Drop by for a brew this October and taste the craft beer difference.
The award-winning beers at Crescent City Brewhouse, the only microbrewerey in the French Quarter, are brewed following the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. They use just four ingredients – water, malt, hops and yeast – and no stabilizers or chemicals. And all brewing is done in-house.
Founded by German brewmaster Wolfram Koehler, this 17-barrel state-of-the-art brewery offers five hand-crafted beers on tap. The Black Forest is a traditional Munich style beer. You’ll find it dark, full-bodied and malty. The Weiss Beer is an unfiltered wheat beer with hints of banana and clove. The medium-bodied Red Stallion is a Vienna style brew with a mix of malt and hops. And they make a light, crisp Pilsner for people who like a classic old-world beer. They also offer a special beer every month. This month, it's Oktoberfest – an unfiltered rye ale light brown in color with hints of biscuit. It's medium hopped with hersbrucker for bittering and williamette for aroma. Crescent City Brewhouse is also offerng a German-inspired three-course menu during Oktoberfest (dinner service only). The menu includes a Roasted Beet Salad starter, your choice of Trout Schnitzel, Vienna Schnitzel or Schweinebraten entrees, and an Apple Hand Pie for dessert. They will also be offering nightly music by the New Orleans Streetbeer (no cover charge).
Find out why Where Y'at magazine readers have voted Crescent City Brewhouse "Best Place to Drink Beer" in New Orleans.
View the regular Crescent City Brewhouse menu here.
Gordon Biersch follows the German Purity Law as well. They use only Weyermann Malt from Bamberg, Germany, authentic Bavarian Hersbrucker hops, and pure, filtered water. Located across the street from Harrah’s Casino, GB beer is brewed on-site. The results: a fresh, award-winning brew recognized at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival.
GB offerings include the Hefeweizen (a light, refreshing lager), the Schwarzbier (a dark lager with hints of roasted coffee), the Märzen (a Bavarian lager with a sweet Munich malt finish), and the Czech Pilsner (a medium bodied beer with a bold, bitter and spicy taste).
Where Y'at magazine readers have voted GB ”Best Bar Patio" and the #2 "Best Place to Drink Beer" in New Orleans. Find out why this month.
View the Gordon Biersch menu here.
Celebrate harvest time at the Tap Room with 32 NOLA brews on tap daily with names as fun as drinking beer. Choose from Hopitoulas, Irish Channel Stout, Louisiana Rain, NOLA brown and more. This is "Beer from Here" and you'll love it! Are you the designated driver? You'll love it here, too. Sip some Jazz Juice, a non-alcoholic Kombucha Tea with Pineapple and Elderflower. Foodwise, get your fill of McClure's Barbecue – ribs, pulled pork, brisket, sausage, chicken, sides and more. Learn more here.
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