When Todd Price hinted that a new brewery would be coming to New Orleans, it got me a little more than excited. We’ve had an explosion of micro-breweries across the region that have been putting some great beers on the market. That being said, there is a little bit of civic pride when the great micro-brew is from your own backyard. So far NOLA Brewing alone has been that source of pride when it hit the ground running just a few years ago. Now it appears a new New Orleans brewery may be on the horizon.
While I’m not sure if this is the soon-to-be brewery Todd was hinting at [UPDATE: Todd has confirmed it is not the brewery hinted at, so the hunt continues], it appears Cajun Fire Brewing Company is poised to enter the local marketplace. From their website, they appear ready to hit the ground running with at least four brews and possibly a fifth:
Amber Ale: A refined spin of a traditional classic.
October’s Own Pumpkin Ale: The winter companion.
East NOLA IPA: A 60 minute Indian Pale Ale of East New Orleans origin.
Praline Ale: A love letter to the region which boosts the best cuisine this side of the hemisphere.
Veterans Root BEER: Not for the faint of heart. This ain’t your mama’s root beer.
Here’s to hoping that Brew Master Jon Renthrope and crew a quick path to obtaining their necessary licenses and enjoy great success in the years to come.