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New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
BA SCORE
95
world-class

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 1,065
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3001 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70115-1039
United States
phone: (504) 613-7727

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @nolabrewing

Notes:
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(Place added by: papat444 on 12-17-2008)
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Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

AlexM, Wednesday at 08:18 PM
Photo of Hurricane_Harry
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Fantastic tour! Every Friday from 2-3 a free tour with unlimited free beer takes place. The owner is often present and also gives tours. Big advocates of home brewing and very friendly people. They produce some awesome beer at some awesome prices and the best of it you can have right there. They also have a bar at the brewery that operates normal hours where you can try new beers they are experimenting with. Definitely worth a visit!

Hurricane_Harry, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of CraigTravor
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

CraigTravor, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of AlexBassBerger
3.75/5  rDev -14%

This brewery has a laid-back feel that is similar to a backyard barbecue. They allow you to sample add much beer as you care to in the hour-long open - house style tour they have, and after the time expires, they welcome you to sample more at your expense. Good selection of beer with creative temporary offerings (like the Girlscout Cookie), but I wish the tour were more understandable and comprehensive.

AlexBassBerger, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Pinball_Guy, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Dicers, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Ncpogs, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Daniellobo, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of brewskifan55
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

The NOLA taproom is a great place to spend an hour on a Saturday afternoon in New Orleans. I think the best way to try all their regular offerings or specialty beers is a flight of 4 for $8. The menu is constantly changing, so you can sample some pretty cool things. Of course you can get a 10 or 16 ounce size at very reasonable prices.
Our bartender was a pretty cool lady with blue hair who knew her lineup and hyped it well. Despite the ever growing crowd, she managed to give us some backstory on the beers.
The taproom is a nice size. I'm looking forward to seeing the new two story taproom in 2015.
I agree with others about the Friday tours. Get there early and expect huge, busy crowds. Free beer brings lots of folks.
I think the NOLA taproom is the best way to experience all the great beers this brewery has to offer.

brewskifan55, Jul 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

lealintern, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jbord4479, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

tetu, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

animal69, Jul 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Robyn, Jul 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

wesley777, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Nate_M, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

kylehay2004, Jun 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

j_spizzy, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Badger72
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%

I have been to the NOLA Brewery and taproom a handfull of times for their tour, getting a growler filled, or just having a beer. Their tap selection is pretty good with all of their year rounds on tap, along with 5-6 "experimental" taps. The experimental beers range from the Irish Channel Stout aged in 1792 barrels, Girl Stout Cookie, 7th Street Wheat with rasberries, and Hopitoulas with pineabble and peppers. Price is very reasonable with most 10oz pours costing $3-4 and 16oz costing $5-6. The atmosphere is nice, and I think they are trying to make it into more of a sports bar with the three large TV's all having some sort of sport on. They usually have only one bartender so if there is a surge of people, the service will suffer; however, the bartenders are all really nice and friendly.

All in all a great taproom with a good selection of NOLA beer, good/friendly service, and quality brew.

Tip: Have been there for a tour, in which they give away free beer during the tour, and I would suggest either avoiding during this time or go in knowing it is going to be crazy busy. The tour was informative, but it was so crowded and loud it was very difficult to hear the tour guide.

Editted review: I originally marked lower for service and selection. The service here is very friendly and they always are there to recomend a new beer or give you a free taste of something new. The selection is also great with around a 15-20 beers on tap, with rotating specialty beers that seem to rotate every 2-3 weeks. Also, the atmosphere is great with it being one of the few smoke free places to go in New Orleans.

Badger72, May 19, 2014
Photo of rc_brew06
3.42/5  rDev -21.6%

When we got there the place was swarming with people and the atmosphere was very crowded. We got there about 15 minutes before the tour and by the time the tour started the place was packed. The tour itself was very fun and informative. You can tell that the brewers really enjoy what they are doing and have a passion for what they do.

Then we went to the taproom which was overcrowded and very crazy. People were just cutting in line for the bar and it was just mass confusion. Then when we finally got up to get our drinks, the servers seemed like they couldn't care less about what they were doing or what we were getting.

All in all, the beer was great and the tour was fun, but the taproom was a bad experience.

rc_brew06, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

sd123, Mar 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Qdiver, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

CDCNAM, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Jlog7910, Oct 13, 2013
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New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) in New Orleans, LA
95 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.