Urban South Brewery opens, and on the very same day, New Orleans’ Original Brewery Tour runs its first tour!
Courtyard Brewery opens.
NOLA Brewing Company opens.
Dixie Brewery closes due to Hurricane Katrina.
Crescent City Brew House opens.
Abita Brewing Company is founded on the North Shore as the first craft brewer in Louisiana.
After having been sold to a different operator, Jax goes out of business, selling the Jax name to the Pearl Brewing Company of San Antonio, Texas. Pearl continues to produce Jax until 1985, when it is purchased by Pabst Brewing Company.
Jackson Brewery acquires the copyright to the “Jax” name from the Jax Brewing Company of Jacksonville, FL, after it goes out of business. Within a decade, the renamed Jax Brewery grows to become the tenth-highest-producing brewery in the United States.
Dixie Brewery opens and becomes one of the well-known breweries in the South. Its motto: “One Brewery, 45 Brands.”