Baton Rouge, along with much of South Louisiana, has seen a flurry of openings of craft breweries and micro-distilleries, pairing its longstanding food culture with locally made beverages. Enjoying beer, wine and spirits has always been part of the regional gastronomic experience, but never have there ever been so many homegrown options. These breweries and distilleries are committed to detail, noted in the local ingredients they use to impart flavor notes. We invite you to come taste for yourself – with two distilleries and four craft breweries, you’ll get to know Louisiana’s Capital City in a way you never thought possible!
Laissez Versez Distillery’s business plan is simple – provide distilled spirits for customers to enjoy. Laissez Versez offers a selection of flavorful spirits that combines traditional with extraordinary. For a classic, the Louisiana whiskey is calling your name. This spirit has won international acclaim, earning two medals at the TAG Global Spirits Awards in Las Vegas. For those looking for a little adventure, indulge in one of the uniquely flavored liqueurs, such as Wedding Cake or Apple Pie. Each liquor and liqueur are made from locally sourced ingredients, and you can take a free tour and taste the freshness at the tasting room, open Thursday through Saturday.
Formerly known as Three Roll Estate, every drop of Oxbow Rum Distillery’s sugarcane rum is farmed, milled and distilled right here in Louisiana. Using sugarcane raised on the banks of the Mississippi River, Oxbow transforms each harvest into a smooth, fine sipping rum. Take a tour of the distillery to see the process in action and use the barrel thief for a taste of the rum straight from the barrel. Once you finish the tour, head out to the patio to enjoy craft cocktails and cozy up to the fire pit.
Agile Brewing is a microbrewery focused on satisfying the agile craft beer market. Agile Brewing’s recipes range from light and dark beers to sours and hoppies and are beers you won’t find anywhere else. Having recently opened on Airline Highway, this brewery offers brewery bites from its bistro menu, as well as trivia nights, live music and game day specials.
Baton Rouge’s eclectic Mid City neighborhood is no stranger to the craft beverage scene, due in part to Cypress Coast Brewing Co. What started as a homegrown hobby for owners, Justin Meyers and Caleb Schlamp, grew into serving the entire community their crafted brews. Come have a taste for yourself, while also sampling the good eats provided by a rotation of local food trucks.
Rally Cap Brewing knows that nothing goes better than beer and sports, and this brewery has married the two in a flavorful union. Offering a selection of beers ranging from pale ales, IPAs, fruited sours, stouts and lagers, this taproom has rotating tap of 16 beers, as well as a variety of canned beer. For a chance to see how the magic happens, schedule a tour held on Wednesdays through Sundays or hang out in the taproom to catch a game one of the nine televisions.
Tin Roof Brewery is Baton Rouge’s largest craft brewery, offering a wide selection of beers ranging from lagers, blondes, IPAs and stouts. Conveniently situated between Louisiana State University and downtown Baton Rouge, brewery tours are available by appointment for those looking to check out the process. For those more interested in sipping, you still might catch some of the brewing action through the taproom windows!