Day Three: NOLA Brewing Company
New Orleans was once the brewing capital of the South, and in 2008 former brewmaster for Dixie Beer Peter Caddo, along with Kirk Coco, decided to help restore the city to its former brewing glory. NOLA Brewing started with a Blonde Ale and a Brown Ale – simple yet brewed to perfection. Since then, the brewery has added Hopitoulas (named after Tchoupitoulas Street where NOLA is located), Hurricane Saison, 7th Street Wheat, Flambeau Red, Smoky Mary and Irish Channel Stout.
Despite all the flavors available from this brewer, it’s their Brown Ale that we look forward to each winter. Light enough in body to drink even before temperatures drop, this nutty ale delivers on color and malt. Available in six-packs of cans, NOLA Brown Ale is easy to pop open as the first hints of fall begin to descend on South Louisiana and goes great with gumbo.
Tasting Notes for NOLA Brown
Color: Dark chocolate brown
First Sip: Surprisingly light despite its dark color with notes of coffee and chocolate
Pairing Suggestions: Chicken and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, oysters
How to Visit & Sip for Yourself
NOLA’s taproom, which opened earlier this month, pours Mondays and Wednesday through Friday from 2 p.m.-11 p.m. and weekends from 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Brewery tours are offered on Fridays from 2-3:30 p.m. for $5.
Where to Buy
NOLA’s brews are available throughout South Louisiana and parts of Mississippi and Alabama. Click here to find it in your area.