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2005 Dixie Brewery Closing

In 2005 Dixie Brewery closes due to Hurricane Katrina. To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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1991 Crescent City Brew House

In 1991 Crescent City Brew House opens.  To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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1986 Abita Brewing Company

Abita Brewing Company is founded on the North Shore as the first craft brewer in Louisiana. To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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1974 Jax Goes out of Business

After having been sold to a different operator, in 1974 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.  To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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1956 Jackson Brewery

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. To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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1920-1933

Prohibition

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1907 Dixie Brewery

1907 Dixie Brewery opens and becomes one of the well-known breweries in the South.  Its motto: “One Brewery, 45 Brands.” To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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1890 Jackson Brewery

In 1890 Jackson Brewery opened on Decatur St.  In addition to Jackson beer, it produced Fabacher, Bohemian Hof-Brau, Tex, 4-X and Sabena beer.  To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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1890 New Orleans Brewing Association

The 1890 New Orleans Brewing Association was founded, which forms in order to combat the practice of English brewing syndicates looking to buy American breweries to expand their market shares. The alliance of all the breweries in the city makes them too large to be purchased. To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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1885 Louisiana Brewing Company

J.J. Weckerling opens a second branch of his Louisiana Brewing Company on Jackson Avenue at Tchoupitoulas. The main building is still standing and is now part of a marine repair works. The bottling plant (on the uptown corner of Tchoupitoulas and Jackson) was demolished; that lot remains empty to this day. To learn more about [...]

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