The Abita Experience & NOLA History Tour

The Abita Experience & NOLA History Tour

Every Friday, 10:30am to 2:30, $70/person

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NOLA Brew Bus and Abita Brewery have partnered together to develop a craft beer tour like no other in New Orleans! The 4-hour journey to Abita Springs starts in the French Quarter and takes us across New Orleans to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. During our drive, you will learn about the people and winding waterways that shaped our unique metropolis.

You will hear about New Orleans long-standing love affair with alcohol: from its seedy beginnings to the birth of the cocktail all the way through Prohibition and the craft beer boom of today.

Old Rail Brewing in Mandeville, LA

Delicious bites & beer @ Old Rail

As we exit the Causeway bridge, the longest bridge over water in the world, we will first stop at Old Rail Brewing for a flight of beer and some munchies (beer flight is included in ticket price, delicious food can be ordered à la carte).

This Mandeville, LA gastropub distinguishes itself from the pack with gourmet takes on classic bar bites (think sweet chile wings and truffle Parmesan french fries) and a roster of beers brewed on-site.

The handsome space features rich hues and dark wood, while a picturesque patio provides patrons with an outdoor dining option. After a flight and a food base, we head to Abita.

Abita Brewing in Abita Springs, LA

The largest brewery in Louisiana and top 25 in the nation

Once we arrive at Abita Brewery, you will be provided a guided tour of Abita, one of the largest producing craft beer breweries in America, by your local Abita expert. Upon arrival, you will be given 4 tokens which will allow you (4) four-ounce tastings of your choice.

Abita also offers tastings along with the ability to purchase pints, growlers, snacks, and souvenirs. While there, enjoy Abita’s outdoor courtyard, taproom, Instagram printing, and

After spending two hours of fun at two local breweries, we head back to the Big Easy to learn more about our rich history, traveling over swamps and bayous that pirates, traders, and smugglers have used as a back entrance into the city.

This is one tour you do not want to miss as we combine the beauty of NOLA history along with the craft beer boom south Louisiana is currently enjoying.

**Requires a minimum of eight people to run. If your tour does not have enough people, you will be contacted and refunded.**

What is included in the price of the ticket?

  • Pick-up and Drop-off in the French Quarter from Black Penny, located at 700 N. Rampart St.
  • Flight of beer at Old Rail Brewing (food available for purchase)
  • Flight of beer at Abita Brewery (no food available)
  • Round-trip transportation in our Brew Bus from New Orleans to both Northshore breweries
  • NOLA History Tour from an official New Orleans Tour Guide

Check out our YouTube video highlighting the experience!