Great Raft Brewing

Great Raft BrewingGreat Raft Brewing
Great Raft BrewingGreat Raft Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1251 Dalzell St
Shreveport, Louisiana, 71103-3705
United States

(318) 734-9881 | map
greatraftbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.02
Beers:
48
Ratings:
1,278
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.39
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
36
pDev:
9.34%
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Ratings by Mneme1984:
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Rated by Mneme1984 from California

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Jun 26, 2015
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Rehabbed industrial building in a seemingly abandoned industrial area on the southeast side of town. Large open tasting room with big square bar in the middle. 16 beers on tap, I enjoyed their 8th Anniversary Ale very much.
Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.55 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Mar 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.39/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
A typical former warehouse set up, with a large taproom carved out of one side of the building. Overflow tables and a stage were set up in the loading dock area of the brewery for a festival the day we were there (or maybe they are there all the time). The taproom is a little loft-like and bare (knock together a little IKEA furniture already!), although a couple of booths have been installed at one end. Bartenders are friendly but professional and efficient.

There are over 15 Great Raft beers on tap, with excellent variety. Cans and bottles are available for takeaway.

Food trucks are often there, and you can also bring your own grub.

The brewery is located in an apparently sketchy area of Shreveport, but it is actually more abandoned post-apocalyptic than actively problematic, so even street parking when the on-site parking is full is probably not a problem.
Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jul 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by Johan69 from Louisiana

Oct 21, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by BrandonM7227 from Louisiana

Sep 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.47 by Ajack001 from Louisiana

Jun 15, 2016
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Rated by Buffbraz from Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Went for Oceans release. And had a great time. All the staff was friendly, and service excellent.
May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by Junichi from Texas

Apr 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by Mhfunk from Louisiana

Apr 09, 2016
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Reviewed by levon15 from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75
I finally made it by the brewery after having a number of their beers while in Louisiana for work. The staff was very polite, helpful, and very welcoming. Couple of TV's running a music application that people could request songs on changed to the Thursday night football game when it came on. The space was big, with space available in the brewery for seating and a set of bags for people to play if they would like to. A food truck was serving tacos the night I was there.

The beer selection as others have said is three flagships with a few rotating options. Last night those options were a double dry-hopped variant of Commotion, Born in a Barn IV, and an Oktoberfest that was part of their Provisions series. It sounds like they are working towards expanding from their current focus on lagers. Andrew sounds like he has a great plan to introduce the region to some styles that are simply not available.

I'll be sure to visit again if I have the chance.
Oct 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Beer-Revelry from Texas

4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
My first trip to Great Raft was for a friends 50th birthday party, so I got to experience the reserved party room as well as the main tasting room, was way too hot to go on the tour though. Vibe was a 4, decently lively crowd, no music going at the time, would've helped out. Quality was a 4.75, the place was quite clean and professional in appearance. Ample amount of seating, very nice looking bar, two growler styles to choose from and the party room was simple but nice with multiple couches and a small but effective personal mini bar which held three taps. Service was a 4. Staff was attentive and helpful and friendly when asked. Not too socially friendly outright to patrons, but were when approached. Selection was a 3.5, my score on this is a bit biased on this perhaps but there weren't that many options when I went, there was a double IPA, a saison, pale ale and a black ale. Would have liked to see a standard IPA and some kind of stout. All in all, Great Raft is a pretty cool place, it is definitely worth stopping by and seeing if you are in the area, but I wouldn't make a long trip specifically just to visit and tour it alone.
Aug 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.77 by Spenjo315 from Louisiana

Jun 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by Ctkrazy from Louisiana

Jun 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.8 by tduecen from Louisiana

May 22, 2015
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Reviewed by JamesStreet from Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Spacious taproom with an oaked, c-shaped bar. Three flagships were available as well as 3-4 other GR brews, including a couple variants on regulars. Overall, really cool vibe going on. Only a couple tvs that were muted, so beer is the main conversation. A must stop if ever in the Shreveport area.
May 01, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by AlexHensley from Louisiana

Mar 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.71 by Westmalle318 from Louisiana

Feb 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.36 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by GregJ from Louisiana

Nov 03, 2014
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Reviewed by NOLA_ from Louisiana

5/5  rDev +13.9%
Very young brewery but IMO will be the best the best in the state. and
parish being a couple years ahead is slightly better at the moment. At the end of the day though, 4 of the top 10 beers I've had in Louisiana have come from Great Raft:
-at arm's length saison
-grit & grace DIPA
-all my tomorrows IPL
-make believer session IPA
Oct 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by melstein from Georgia

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by GlassCornbread from Louisiana

Oct 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Csmith058

Oct 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.16 by Chase51014

Oct 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by ShimmyK from Louisiana

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by sactownjimmy from California

Aug 02, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by ColleenTheDream from Louisiana

Jul 28, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by LSURoss from Louisiana

Jul 14, 2014
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Reviewed by cynicgiraffe from District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5
Andy and Lindsay are friends from way back, so take this review with a bit of a grain of salt. I really like the GRB taproom. It's stylish, aesthetically pleasing, but not too frou frou. It's a comfortable place with long, rough-cut tables, a long bar, plenty of light, and lots of room. There are food trucks outside where you can get a bite to eat. On draft are always the flagships (obviously), but look out because Andy and Harvey also often have something new and cool rotating on. An awesome place to spend an afternoon, get your growler filled, and chat with other like-minded beer fans.
Jul 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Jul 07, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Msed519 from Louisiana

Jul 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by JDice20 from Louisiana

Jul 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by SteveyTI from Louisiana

Jun 26, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by AndrewNations from Louisiana

Jun 24, 2014
Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport, LA
Brewery rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1278 ratings