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2016

Urban South Brewery opens, and on the very same day, New Orleans’ Original Brewery Tour runs its first tour!

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2014

Courtyard Brewery opens.

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2008

NOLA Brewing Company opens.

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2005

Dixie Brewery closes due to Hurricane Katrina.

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1991

Crescent City Brew House opens.

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1986

Abita Brewing Company is founded on the North Shore as the first craft brewer in Louisiana.

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1974

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.

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1956

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.

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1920-1933

Prohibition

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1907

Dixie Brewery opens and becomes one of the well-known breweries in the South.  Its motto: “One Brewery, 45 Brands.”

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