Louisiana now has 31 breweries. Parleaux Beer Lab (634 Lesseps St.; www.parleauxbeerlab.com) received necessary permits and began brewing beer March 16 in anticipation of a soft opening by May 1.
Co-founder and brewer Eric Jensen and assistant brewer Chuck Smock are brewing a mixed-fermentation farmhouse saison made with standard farmhouse yeast and Brettanomyces. It's dryhopped with Wakatu and Motueka hops. After that, they'll make an easy-drinking German Alt bier brewed with rooibos tea, a Kolsch and a hazy, juicy IPA. The taproom has 12 taps.
In Hammond, Joe Ribando's Low Road Brewing (1110 C. M. Fagan Drive, Hammond; www.facebook.com/lowroadbrewing) was licensed to brew and serve beer earlier this month. Low Road beers will offer its brews on 10 taps, and another 20 taps will feature mostly Louisiana beers. Ribando plans to open at the end of March or early April.