New Orleans Brewery Tours

New Orleans Brewery Tour

Brew Bus Public Tours

Thursday 6:00 to 9:30, $70/person

Saturday 2:30 to 6:00, $70/person

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NOLA Brew Bus offers a one-stop resource for guided tours, exploring New Orleans craft beer paired with our festive history. Expand your beer palate the Big Easy way!

New Orleans, home to only one brewery in 2014, now boasts 10 breweries! To learn more, check out our Ultimate NOLA Beer Guide


 What’s included in the cost of the New Orleans Brewery Tour Ticket? 

  • 3.5-hour tour, round-trip transportation in our comfortable 12-passenger Brew Bus to three select breweries
  • 6 beers total, each beer between 8 and 12 ounces depending on the brewery (see below)
  • 20% gratuity to bartenders
  • 2-ounce tastings of beer
  • One Brewery Tour provided by the Brewmaster expert *brewery tour is on the schedule for every tour but not 100% guaranteed due to events, vacations, etc.
  • Discover New Orleans History paired with our Brew Culture with your official NOLA Tour Guide
  • Pick-up & drop-off at The Avenue Pub, 1732 St. Charles Ave.)

Do you go to Abita Brewery?

Yes, we do; however, Abita is located 1-hour north of New Orleans, and that tour is on Friday’s only. You can book online or get more information here: Abita Experience & NOLA History Tour

What breweries do we visit?

Every tour visits 3 of the 7 breweries listed below. Each tour rotates breweries monthly.

All Brew Bus tours start at The Avenue Pub, 1732 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA. The Avenue Pub is located in the historic Lower Garden District of New Orleans – a short streetcar ride from the Central Business District and the French Quarter. Consistently ranked a top craft beer bar destination in America, this place is a must visit off your New Orleans bucket list.

For more information, check out our FAQs.


 The Ultimate New Orleans Beer Guide

nola-brewing new orleans breweries

The oldest of the New Orleans breweries, NOLA Brewing has been open since 2008. If you have ever tasted a Sour beer at Cascade Brewing in Portland, OR or Crooked Stave in Denver, CO, then NOLA’s funk series is a must try, as they brew elite sour beers.  If you are hungry, McClure’s BBQ serves excellent food during all hours of operation.  With 24 rotating taps changing weekly, you will be certain to find a beer you will love. See the full taplist here.

If you are hungry, McClure’s BBQ serves excellent food during all hours of operation.  With 24 rotating taps changing weekly, you will be certain to find a beer you will love.

What do you receive on a tour? (2) 12-ounce pours at NOLA, one specialty and one flagship.


urban-south new orleans breweries

One of the newest of the New Orleans breweries to enter the market in March of 2016, Urban South Brewery combines the heritage of European beer making with the brashness of new American styles. That mixture of cultural legacy and bold innovation is why Urban South opened in New Orleans.

For the hop heads, Urban South has been pumping out some really solid IPAs lately: Grapefruit IPA, Citralicious IPA, and the Double Dry Hopped Modillion IPA are all delicious.  Look for big things out of Urban South for years to come.

What do you receive on a tour? (2) 8-ounce pours, any two beers of your choice.


second-line-brewing-logo new orleans breweries

New Orleans’ first brewery in Mid-City, where you will predominately find locals only with really good beer. Second Line is derived from the uniquely New Orleans tradition of second line parades.

These parades can trace their origins to jazz funeral customs that began over 100 years ago. The second line parade tradition has grown over the years – now they are held to bring joy to almost any occasion. Regardless of the event, second line parades remain an unbridled expression of fun and celebration that is uniquely New Orleans.

Our favorite beer is the Route 47 Red IPA, named after the famous Canal St. Streetcar.  Check out their full website here.

What do you receive on a tour? (2) 8-ounce pours, pick any two beers!


courtyard-brewery

Rivaling The Avenue Pub as one of the best tap list in the city, Courtyard Brewery is unique among New Orleans breweries, as they are a brewpub and can serve other beers as well as their own.  They have an incredible selection of 25 taps with approximately half taps being brewed by Courtyard—they specialize in IPAs, try one, they are all good. Our favorite is the Sonic Youth in 1983 or Preach!. Food Trucks are also there almost nightly. Good people; better beer.  Full taplist can be seen here.

What do you receive on a tour? (2) 8-ounce pours, pick any two beers!


wayward-owl-brewing

Wayward Owl Brewing officially opened their doors in December 2016.  Justin Boswell, a previous Brewmaster at Black Raven Brewery in Seattle, which earned very high ratings on the well respected Beer Advocate, restored the old historic GEM Theatre in Central City. The new Brewery looks fantastic; the entire team did an amazing job.

What do you receive on a tour? (2) 10-ounce pours, any two beers of your choice.


parleaux-beer-lab

 

Parleaux Beer Lab is a taphouse and microbrewery located in the friendly Bywater neighborhood in New Orleans. The Bywater’s first brewery is committed to crafted high quality, small batch locally produced beers in a welcoming space for all walks of NOLA life. Their 8,000 square foot patio space is a great addition to the city.

What do you receive on a tour? (2) 10-ounce pours, pick any two beers!


brieux-carre

 

Brieux Carre Brewing Company is made up of a couple of guys with a passion for all things beer. With a laissez faire approach to brewing, they like to embody the New Orleans spirit.  They want their brews to be as weird and interesting as the city we live in.

While they will always have a variety of brews on tap to suit every type of craft beer drinker, it’s Brieux Carre’s goal to challenge themselves and bring new recipes to the taproom every week. Located just a half-block away from the famous Frenchmen St., you will likely end up near this destination before your vacation ends anyway.

What do you receive on a tour? (2) 10-ounce pours, pick any two beers!


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