The newest buzz in Louisiana travel is the recently-launched Louisiana Brewery Trail.
One would expect a state as passionate about cuisine as Louisiana to be equally passionate about how to wash it down! And like its world-acclaimed food Louisiana is ready to share its home-grown beverage of choice, craft beer, with the world. In its short existence, the Louisiana Brewery Trail has grown from seven to 11 breweries statewide.
The highest concentration of brewers are in the area north of Lake Pontchartrain, what we call the Northshore, about half-hour north of New Orleans. But craft brewers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Hammond, Arabi and the small towns of Arnaudville and Broussard in Cajun Country are also on board. Other Louisiana Brewery Trail stops include Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, Chafunkta Brewing Company in Mandeville, Gnarly Barley in Hammond, Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport, NOLA Brewing Company in New Orleans, Parish Brewing Company in Broussard, Red River Brewing in Shreveport and Tin Roof Brewing Company in Baton Rouge.
Travellers flock to Louisiana to eat the cuisine, dance to the music and have the time of their lives. So what was the catalyst for the Louisiana Brewery Trail? Maybe it was Louisiana's way of filling in the missing pieve in "eat, drink and be merry"......for locals and visitors alike!