Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two New Northshore Breweries On The Way!

It's always exciting to see new breweries popping up around Louisiana, and the Northshore of Lake Ponchartrain, already home to Abita and Heiner Brau / Covington is looking to add a couple more... 

The one with more info out there is the Pelican Brewing Company, which is aiming to start out small and release in kegs initially to a local market.  I can't say I blame them there, it's the traditional and respected approach to a start-up brewery taken by most of the other local guys like NOLA and Tin Roof and Parish!  There isn't a whole lot on their website yet, but check out their Facebook page for more updates, and hopefully we'll see their beer on tap handles soon.  (And while you're at it, why don't you like my facebook page already huh?) Word on the street (er, interwebs) is that they are aiming for the first quarter of 2012, so here's hoping!  And I hope they don't mind, but I stole their profile picture for this post...

Also coming soon, but with a little less information available, is the Old Rail Brewing Company, which according to what I've read aims to be a brewpub upon opening.  Drawings for the building can be found at the architect's website here, and it certainly looks like it's going to be nice!  No official website is out there, but their graphic designer has two possible logos up at her site.  One of them even says it's coming in 2011?  Well, that's fantastic if you ask me.  Word on the street is that this brewpub is coming from the same proprietors as the Barley Oak, so it sounds like just another reason why I need to plan a good Northshore drinking day in a few months!  Here's the logo... 


So there you go... two potential new Northshore breweries to add to the growing list of Louisiana breweries.  It really is starting to be an exciting time to be a craft beer fan in the Pelican state.