New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

3001 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70115-1039
United States

(504) 613-7727 | map

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jbehlar from Mississippi

3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Oct 29, 2019
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BeerMe8 from Florida

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Apr 06, 2020
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slander from New York

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The sun came up, we’re in Louisiana. Yes, Mississippi & Alabama were, like, sooooo yesterday and I was very good about not leaving anyone behind although it was terribly tempting and we’re only in day 2. Setting out now and a beer(s) before a bite, but we’ll be getting that on, too, as they do Q here. Some good intel from the Lyft driver on things New Orleans (I always ask the unpleasant questions, i.e. homelessness, crime, et al). And then the NOLA standalone out near I don’t know what…

It’s a sprawling brick red multi-building show. Enter through a slight out front gated area on the end and into this seemingly single room space. White painted walls with framed prints over wood plank lowers, red painted concrete floors, and a black ceiling with foam mush, blended ductwork, and fan & spinny top lamp combos. A pair of poles in the center of the room just off both ends of the bar pasted with brewery stickers and the like.

‘C’ shaped bar to the rear; pressed copper topped, dinged & stained, dark vertical wood plank base, & a piping foot rail. Seating for 6 on high chairs on the front side only. A phat piping piece with 18 logo handles runs the length of the copper barback panel, below a center NOLA logo piece and flight pricing & staff picks to each side. Vertical wood shelving units on both ends of the bar holding glassware, one of them holding GABF, World Cup, & other medals atop. 3 flatscreens above the barback; the one on center serving as a TV proper, and the ones to both sides listing tap selections (beer, style, ABV, & pricing). Sampler boards & cupboardiness below the bar. Drop cone lanterns tracing the bar overhead.

3 barrel spool tables forward the bar, 5 booths along the front logo’d windows, and a few tables shoehorned in corners. Can & bottle cooler, framed swag zone on the end, and McClure’s BBQ in the far corner (with their extensive collection of sauces) as their kitchen tenant, I guess. 4 boards on the wall along their set up listing all the deliciousness (plates, sandwiches, hamburgers, sides, & snacks), but stupid Davo, um, I mean, uh, Mr. LeBoud, wants to move on, so we are denied food at this juncture. I’m going to regret not having cued on the Q (and I did).

17 beers up, it’s a real nice mix of some of everything malt, hop, sour, fruit, spice, adjunct, and everything in between (Blonde Ale, 5%; Boil Advisory, Blonde Ale with crab boil spices, 5%; War & Peach, Pale Wheat with jalapeno & serrano peppers, 4.5%; Lemon Ginger Wheat, Pale Wheat Ale, 4.5%; 7th Street Wheat, Pale Wheat Ale, 4.5%; Pomegranate Blueberry Wheat, American Pale Wheat, 4.5%; Dry Hopped Lowerline, Sour Ale, 3.9%; Tart of Steel, Berliner, 3.5%; Muses, Belgian Pale Ale, 4.5%; Hopitoulas, American IPA, 6.5%; Guavatoulas, Guava IPA, 6.5%; Orange Mango Hopitoulas, 6.5%; Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, American IPA, 7.1%; Hoppyright Infringement, Imperial IPA, 7.6%; Irish Channel Stout, American Stout, 6.8%; Prytania Imperial Porter, 8%; Sucre Chocolate Macaron Stout, Imperial Stout with Macaron shells, cocoa nibs, vanilla, almond, & lactose, 10%). Sure, War & Peach brought the heat, but Hoppyright Infringement was best of show. And Guavatoulas & Resilience Butte County Proud IPA were also very good.

There is a large back room with a bar, racked barrels, table shuffleboard, and a mock Super Mario Brothers video game. Projection TV screen to the rear and, hey, cool strung lighting across the room. And then upstairs; a bright colorful room with some skylight action. ‘U’ shaped slab concrete topped bar with seating for a baker’s dozen. Drop bulb lighting tracing the bar on ornate pulley winch pieces and spots above. 4 spool tables to the rear overlooking the rear rear room below. Porch access on both ends of the bar. A few shy of a dozen tables and some bar counter space on a piece that opens on the barback.

A deceptively larger than it appears joint. Comfortable, good crowd that just grew & grew (as we got in shortly after opening). The beers were very good (joy) in both range and quality but I was denied Q (sadness). I did dig this place, definitely could do some time here.

Apr 02, 2020
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paulish from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Mar 19, 2020
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RiceOwls27 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Feb 06, 2020
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southsidejoe8089 from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Feb 05, 2020
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Oct 20, 2019
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thomasarose from Tennessee

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sep 28, 2019
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timmy2b from New York

3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Feb 26, 2019
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meanmutt from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Feb 12, 2019
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Jan 31, 2019
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viking77 from Louisiana

4.38/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

They offer two of my current favorites, Revivalists and Hoppywrite Infringement. Friendly servers and fun Trivia Night!

On site barbecue is excellent too.

Nov 25, 2018
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porters4life from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Nov 12, 2018
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Visited the tap room on a Sunday afternoon during a Saints game. Vibe was just okay, as were the beers. Food (from an outside source?!?) looked and smelled awesome. Not a place I would run back to, but decent.

Oct 30, 2018
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

First stop while in NOLA was of course NOLA Brewing Co. We stopped in and had a couple flights of stuff. The beers were decent but nothing too exciting unfortunately. The vibe was nice, it's a smaller place then I expected. The food looked incredible and I actually regret not getting something there... live ya learn. If I found myself back in NOLA I might consider going back just for the food first and the beers second.

Sep 30, 2018
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smela3 from Texas

4.21/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Aug 16, 2018
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Dec 10, 2017
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Was in New Orleans on business and wanted to stop here before I had to fly out the following morning. I planned on going for a flight or two, then leaving. I pretty much ended up spending a good three hours or more enjoying alot of good beer and enjoying great conversation with locals and fellow business travelers.

The tap room is quite small but what I loved was how intimate it is, great BBQ with local food styles available in-house, and the lack of too many TV's around the room. It was refreshing for a change. Most importantly, the beer is quality here. I did two flights, reviews are available to read.

Far off the beaten path but worth the trek.

Dec 09, 2017
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

There are 22 taps available when I visited on November 1, 2017. They ranged from blonde to stout with many unusual beers in between like Berliner Weisse and sours. IPAs dominated the list. I like their flight policy -- choose any four on the list.

For food, there's a BBQ place attached which seems to be very popular with everyone here.

The place is large but very mellow. For a Wednesday afternoon, it is quite busy. Overall, I'm impressed with the general quality of the beer and its popularity with the locals.

Nov 01, 2017
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Brian29 from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Oct 26, 2017
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Glennp64 from Rhode Island

3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Oct 07, 2017
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godawgs from Louisiana

4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Oct 04, 2017
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Boto from Connecticut

3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Right along the river, just south of the French Quarter. Lots of beers on tap, all their own. Had a couple of then, and they were both very good. They have a local BBQ outfit running the food concession. A pretty decent selection, and the sausage I had was excellent. I’d definitely go back!

May 09, 2017
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VABA from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The brewery is located a good distance from the French Quarter, so had to talk my significant other to come out. The vibe was average but the Uber ride back was a breeze as there was no traffic.

Apr 13, 2017
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IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Apr 02, 2017
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