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1880s Brewing Capital of the South

New Orleans is known as the “1880s Brewing Capital of the South,” with about fifty breweries listed in the city directory.

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1869 Canal Brewery

The first refrigeration equipment is installed in the Old 1869 Canal Brewery at Toulouse and Villere Streets. Visit Brewing History to learn more about Canal Brewery and beer history 

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1869 Eagle Brewery Opens

1869 Eagle Brewery opens at  Tchoupitoulas (currently an electrical station).  To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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1840s Lemp Brewing Co.

The 1840s Lemp Brewing Co. of St. Louis, Missouri, begins shipping lager to New Orleans. Due to river transit, quite a large amount of beer is lost due to both freezing barrels in the winter and exploding barrels in the summer.  To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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1726 Brasserie Brewery Opens

The first New Orleans brewery, 1726 The Brasserie, opens in what is now the Bywater section of New Orleans. Owned by Pierre Dreux and his brother Mathurin, it was essentially a plantation that made its money by supplying beer to Nouvelle Orleans. To learn more about New Orleans brewing history, visit our brewery history webpage.

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