If you are a beer connoisseur, Beer Can Appreciation Day is your day to celebrate. Held on January 24, this is a day to observe the companies that began selling canned beer dating back to 1935. Activities to help celebrate this day include enjoying your favorite can of beer, visiting your local breweries, or inviting a friend to enjoy a beer out on the town. However you choose to honor Beer Can Appreciation Day, make sure you do it with a bang by visiting these local breweries.
Urban South Brewery
Urban South Brewery is a neat and clean industrial-style after-hours spot that is worth the stop. With good music, friendly staff, and awesome beer, it is difficult not to have a great time. Jacob Landry, the founder of this exquisite brewery, describes his beer taste as a mixture of European and Cajun flavors. If this fits your palate, glide in Urban South Brewery and try a can—or a six-pack—of Paradise Park American Lager or Snoball Juice IPA. 1645 Tchoupitoulas St., (504)-266-4852, urbansouthbrewery.com
With more than 20 beers on tap at this two-story brewery, the possibilities of having a grand time are endless. NOLA Brewing came to the scene in 2008, with the expectation to deliver the finest beer in the city. This brewery's authenticity is what draws most of its customers. So, if you just happen to be in this area and you value raw authentic style beer, stop in and pick up a can of Irish Channel Stout or Hopitoulas IPA. 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504)-896-9996, nolabrewing.com
Brieux Carre is unstoppable when it comes to their beer. One beer in particular, named Pomeranian Fight Club, drives the locals crazy with its distinct pomegranate flavor. The beer is smooth, juicy, and never bitter. The style of this brewery will make any hipster foodie drool. Located in the heart of the city just off Frenchmen Street, this booming beer business features a selection of beer on tap, as well as canned beers that you will really appreciate. 2115 Decatur St., (504) 304-4242, brieuxcarre.com
Always exceeding customers' expectations, Dixie Brewery is definitely a place to gather with your best pals. Dixie Brewery was established in 1907 on Tulane Avenue. After Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact on the facility, they are back in stride and stronger than ever in their current location, and is officially changing their name to Faubourg Brewing Company. Pick up some cans of their Black I Beautiful beer or Fleur de Lime. With its unique and dynamic flavor profile, Dixie Brewery is one for the books. 3502 Jourdan Rd., (504) 867-4000, dixiebrewery.com
Second Line Brewing
Founded by a
group of friends in 2014, Second Line Brewing is a
place to enjoy craft beer with your closest buds. This brewery offers indoor
and outdoor seating, as well as a beer garden that makes for the perfect hangout
spot. If you have a furry friend, do not hesitate to bring them— Second Line
Brewing is a pet-friendly establishment. Hungry? Say no more. This
brewery also offers food from frequent food vendors and food trucks. So, stop
by and enjoy a crisp can of beer with some of you favorite Mexican-style tacos.
433 N. Bernadotte St., (504) 248-8979, secondlinebrewing.com