Talking Baton Rouge Craft Beer
Looking for something to do in Louisiana, before noon, on a weekday? How about drinking down a few pints of Baton Rouge craft beer. That’s just what we did when we met Joe from Southern Craft Brewing Company.
When he’s not a project manager for large oil and gas clients, he’s brewing beer, just through the back door of his uniquely located tasting room. We pulled off the highway, and wound our way to the back of an industrial park, and there’s where we found the Southern Craft Brewing Company. We talked with Joe about his transition from home brewer to official brew master. And, he’s off and running with award winning beers with names like Pompous Pelican, Red Stick Ryle, and Swamp Sting.
We also got a quick little history lesson on Baton Rouge, and the famous red stick and what it means to follow your passion.
And, when I said you should head over to the tasting room in the middle of the day, might want to check their hours first. In this case, Joe left his day job to open up the tasting room, and talk with us about the Baton Rouge craft beer scene. And, of course, there’s some country music playing in the background.
Check out Southern Craft Breweing Company in Baton Rouge!
Mentions on This Week’s Culinary Podcast
Where to Find the Best Gulf Coast Eats! – Our guide on what to eat in Baton Rouge, and the rest of the region, including several of our restaurant recommendations where you can find Southern Craft Brewing Company beer.
Tiger Deaux-Nuts in Baton Rouge – Tasty donuts that we actually paired with our Baton Rouge craft beer at Southern Craft Brewing Company.
Red Stick Spice – Where we first learned what the deal is with those red sticks.
Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar – Serving up Baton Rouge craft beer and oysters.
Parish Brewing Company – Craft beer over near Lafayette, Louisiana.
Tin Roof Beer – Baton Rouge’s big craft beer company.
Bayou Teche – Lafayette craft beer company where we met Carlos, a local historian in addition to brew master.
Kelley Ridge Farms – Where Joe’s hops come from.
Cafeciteaux Coffee Roasters – Where Joe gets his coffee beans from for his wintery stout.
Finding Your Passion – My view on following your passion.
What is Boudin – If you don’t know, you must click.
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Amber Hoffman, food and travel writer behind With Husband In Tow, is a recovering attorney and professional eater, with a passion for finding new Food and Drink Destinations. She lives with her husband, Eric, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Together over the last 20 years, they have traveled to over 70 countries. Amber is the author of the Food Traveler’s Guide to Emilia Romagna.