Natchez Brewing Company has officially signed a distribution contract with Metairie’s Southern Eagle Distributing Company. What does this mean for NOLA? Due to this new partnership, the New Orleans market will begin to see Natchez Brewing Company’s beers being launched in our own community, starting sometime in August (an exact date has not been released yet).
How did this come about? Earlier this year, Natchez Brewing Company moved their location from Franklin Street to 207 High St. in historic downtown Natchez, Mississippi. This move allowed the brewery to expand their brewing system. They now have 15 barrels to accommodate both New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The expansion also allows them to capitalize on the new law allowing breweries to sell a modest percentage of their beer directly to the consumer, skipping the middle man.
Below are the beers—both on draft and in bottles—offered by Natchez Brewery, with some of their details:
Bluff City Blonde, American Blonde Ale
Straw-colored, refreshing session ale with a light body and hint of hops. An easy-drinking brew and a great introduction to craft beer for those who have yet to cross over.
Alt-ered State, German-Style Amber
Well-balanced, bitter yet malty, smooth, amber-colored German ale. The all-German malt base gives it a rich, sweet, malty flavor with a light body. The addition of noble German hops makes for a mildly bitter and pleasant aroma.
Old Capital, India Pale Ale (the newest Natchez beer, released March 2017)
Cloudy, rich, apricot-colored IPA that screams tropical fruit. The combination of West Coast and Southern Hemisphere hops adds hints of pineapple and mango.
Southern Grace, Berliner Weisse (spring seasonal)
Light-colored, German-style sour ale that has hints of lemon, passionfruit, and pear, with a distinct and refreshing tartness.
Uncle Neville the Devil, Red India Pale Ale (summer seasonal)