Just steps off Frenchmen Street, Brieux Carre (2115 Decatur St., 504-304-4242; www.brieuxcarre.com) received its Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) permit to brew and serve beer, making it the city's eighth brewery and the state's 30th. The brewery plans to celebrate its grand opening April 1.
"April Fool's Day is only ap- propriate for us," says founder Robert Bostick.
Brieux Carre's beers will be available only in its taproom space, which includes a small bar area and an outdoor beer garden. Head brewer Taylor Pellerin will work with a seven-barrel brewhouse, and the brewery will have 12 taps to serve its beers. Pellerin and Bostick say they want to offer a combination of easy drinking beers and experimental styles. The first beers in the tanks will be Falcon Warrior IIPA, Three Threads Baltic Porter, Weisses and Virtues Weizenbock and Frenchman Biere de Garde, Bostick says.
The permit approval is the culmination of Bostick's two years of planning and one year of building.