Brewsday Tuesday: News from Parleaux Beer Lab, Port Orleans Brewing and more


Eric Jensen opens Parleaux Beer Lab's tap room April 14. - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
  • Nora McGunnigle
  • Eric Jensen opens Parleaux Beer Lab's tap room April 14.

Parleaux Beer Lab (634 Lesseps St.) begins a soft opening for its tap room Friday, April 14. Its hours of operation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through April 23. Beginning April 27, it will be open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays.

Co-founder and head brewer Eric Jensen says Parleaux will serve an IPA, farmhouse ale, German altbier with rooibos and lemon grass Kolsch. He plans to add a tart cherry farmhouse ale and an ESB (extra special bitter) this week.

The official grand opening celebration will be Saturday, June 3.

Brieux Carre (2115 Decatur St., 504-304-4242) in the Marigny held its grand opening April 1. It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

 Local hop hunters may be excited about the Hop Festival at Courtyard Brewery April 20, but there are several new beers in New Orleans to sample before then. Gnarly Barley’s Brightside IPA was introduced at the brewery April 1 and four-packs and six-packs of cans will be available in  stores April 6.

Urban South Brewery’s new small-batch double IPA, Finial, is available in New Orleans in four-packs of cans. Finial is brewed and dry-hopped with Galaxy, Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic hops.

Tin Roof Brewing Company’s reinvented Juke Joint IPA will be available in bars and stores in early April. The brewery’s reimagined Voodoo American Pale Ale will be available at the end of April. It is made with Citra, Simcoe and Waimea hops, and there are oats in the grain bill.

 Port Orleans Brewing Company (4124 Tchoupitoulas St.) received its temporary occupancy permit from Louisiana’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC). This allows it to begin brewing beer, making it the 34th brewery in Louisiana and 10th in New Orleans (including brewpubs).

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