It’s easy to miss out on seasonal beers that drop in and out of your favorite breweries, but we’ve got you covered. To help our friends (that’s you!), we gathered the yummiest upcoming seasonal brews from in and around NOLA to indulge your appetite for fall and winter flavors.
Check out our list below for an idea of what our local breweries are crafting this upcoming holiday season!
Sweet Reverence // Second Line Brewing
This imperial stout is packed with Louisiana-made Acalli Cacao and is balanced with just the right amount of coconut and toasted vanilla bean. YUM! This cozy brew is just in time for cooler temperatures.
Brieux Carré Brewing Company
Falcon Warrior // Brieux Carré Brewing Company
Brieux Carré Brewing Company reintroduced this West-Coast-style brew as a blast from the past. They announced that their double IPA on tap is packed with “loads of piny resinous bitterness all the way back from 2010.” Sounds good and sticky to us!
Darkest Before Dawn // NOLA Brewing Company
This rich and malty dark lager has hints of sweet chocolate and caramel that are perfect for the fall season. NOLA Brewing Company created this seasonal Dunkel to honor the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall, and the subsequent influx of helping hands, to remind NOLA that it is always darkest before the dawn.
Open Container // Courtyard Brewing
Courtyard Brewing announced this India pale ale as an “ode to our city,” and it’s full of tropical, berry and classic flavors. Their IPA is not too sweet and uses wheat, oats and continental pilsner malt to bring together a fluffy and hoppy brew that goes down smooth.
Side Eye // Zony Mash Project
Zony Mash is the newest addition to New Orleans’ taproom scene, and they’re impressing us already. They recently introduced Side Eye, a prickly pear and passionfruit sour. Sounds delicious, but they rotate often, so get your pint soon!
Irish Coffee Stout // Parish Brewing Company
Parish Brewing Company released this stout at the beginning of October with a revamped recipe! The Irish Coffee Stout is aged in Jameson Irish whiskey barrels and has tasting notes of whiskey-soaked toffee and chocolate-covered espresso beans.
Pecan Ale // Abita Brewery
This nutty American ale is made with Louisiana roasted pecans and is brewed with pale, Munich, Willamette hops and biscuit and caramel malts. We’re in love with its beautiful amber color!
Old Mad Joy // Great Raft Brewing
Old Mad Joy is a winter seasonal baltic porter that we go nuts for. This malty lager is layered with notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted barley, and Great Raft says it “shines with a boozy but restrained sweetness and builds a slight fruitiness as it warms.”
Peanut Butter Korova Milk Porter // Gnarly Barley Brewing
You can pair peanut butter with basically anything and it will taste delicious, right? This baltic oat porter mixes peanut butter with sweet coffee and chocolate flavors. Who needs dessert when we have this sweet treat?
We looked for the best beers at our #NOLABreweries, but we know we missed a few. Tag us on social media at #FrayLife #NOLAFray with your favorite local, seasonal beers!
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