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t00f
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These three Colorado-inspired breweries are leading a craft-beer renaissance in New Orlean
Nice article from the Denver Post

NEW ORLEANS — Disembarking from a nonstop flight from Denver, the altimeter on my watch showed the elevation in New Orleans at -300 feet.

A quick calibration put the actual mark at 4 feet. But the humidity and the torrential rainstorm that flooded the local roads sure made it feel like being underwater.

The weather forced a recalibration of my travel plans, too. The pilgrimage to Louisiana Cajun country to visit the renowned Bayou Teche Brewing, a two-hour drive west of the city, now appeared washed out. So in a cab to the French Quarter, I plotted a new journey — to find craft beer in a cocktail town.

The idea seemed quixotic, to say the least. New Orleans is a place where alcohol seems to flow like water, but here, bitter is part of a Sazerac, not an India pale ale, and drinks are poured in glowing green Hand Grenades rather than a pint glass.

What I discovered, however, was a rebirth of beer in a city once known in the pre-Prohibition days as the brewing capital of the South. And the renaissance is being led by three newer breweries, all with roots or inspiration from Colorado.

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Tigertown in ATL
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re: These three Colorado-inspired breweries are leading a craft-beer renaissance in New Orlean
Renaissance?

Did the beer renaissance start years ago?


t00f
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re: These three Colorado-inspired breweries are leading a craft-beer renaissance in New Orlean
In New Orleans? Hasn't been that long since local options were limited to NOLA. 2014 maybe?


Lakeboy7
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re: These three Colorado-inspired breweries are leading a craft-beer renaissance in New Orlean
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Hasn't been that long since local options were limited to NOLA. 2014 maybe?




Bout right. To get fresh stuff I remember having to go to Crescent City Brewhouse on Decatur.


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mylsuhat
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re: These three Colorado-inspired breweries are leading a craft-beer renaissance in New Orlean
Pretty good article even though the author seemingly thought he was a little too good/snoody for New Orleans
This post was edited on 2/9 at 10:48 am


Saskwatch
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re: These three Colorado-inspired breweries are leading a craft-beer renaissance in New Orlean
I think it was a bit of a stretch to make the Colorado influences a thing in the story but more publicity for beer in NOLA is always a good thing. I also wish vistitors (especially visiting columnists) would quit using hand grenade and New Orleans cocktails in the same breath.


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CoachChappy
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re: These three Colorado-inspired breweries are leading a craft-beer renaissance in New Orlean
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The idea seemed quixotic, to say the least



I wonder how long he has been waiting to use that word.


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BigPerm30
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re: These three Colorado-inspired breweries are leading a craft-beer renaissance in New Orlean
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renowned Bayou Teche Brewing


They lost me here.


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ProjectP2294
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re: These three Colorado-inspired breweries are leading a craft-beer renaissance in New Orlean
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The weather forced a recalibration of my travel plans, too. The pilgrimage to Louisiana Cajun country to visit the renowned Bayou Teche Brewing, a two-hour drive west of the city, now appeared washed out.


Man, talk about good luck.


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Tigertown in ATL
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re: These three Colorado-inspired breweries are leading a craft-beer renaissance in New Orlean
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In New Orleans? Hasn't been that long since local options were limited to NOLA. 2014 maybe?


I understand, and sort of get the point.

But my point is that any sort of "renaissance" is driven by demand. These folks just capitalized. Good for them, but they have not done anything special.


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