Craft Brews and Spirits Trail

Places To Visit:

  • 1165 E. McNeese Street
  • (337) 990-4871

Opened in July 2016, Crying Eagle Brewing Company is a craft brewery with a unique vision, located in Calcasieu Parish. The 4,000 square foot taproom features plenty of comfortable indoor seating made for sampling our rotating line of beers you won’t be able to get anywhere else…

  • 20909 South I-10 Frontage Road
  • (337) 588-5800

TASTE THE FLAVOR OF LOUISIANA Bayou® Rum is craft distilled from locally grown fresh Louisiana sugarcane. Our signature recipe uses 100% single estate molasses produced by the oldest family-owned and operated sugar mill in the United States. We then distill every batch by hand…

  • 1716 East Burton Street
  • (337) 660-8373

Yellowfin Vodka is crafted with one thing in mind - quality. Our product is made exclusively from premium Louisiana cane sugar and is proudly fermented, distilled, filtered and bottled in-house at the Yellowfin Distillery in Sulphur, LA. The Brand We knew that we needed a brand…

  • 2908 Hodges St.
  • (318) 677-9050

For the love of coffee, Acadian Coffee Roasters was born. We are considered a Micro Roaster who offers strictly 100% Organic, Rain Forest Alliance and Fair Trade Arabica beans. We take pride in offering top grade beans from around the world to make your coffee experience one that…

Why You'll Want to Visit:

1. Crying Eagle Brewing Co. in Lake Charles features a 15,000-square-foot facility to produce craft beer. With indoor and outdoor stages, a private events space and a landscaped outdoor beer garden, you'll definitely want to visit. Crying Eagle serves seasonal hand-crafted beers and features a two-story tap room. The brewery also offers tours and has live band performances. 

2.  With no shortage of quality sugar cane in Louisiana, craft spirits; specifically rum, has had a renaissance of its own. The Louisiana rum tradition is brought to life by the Louisiana Spirits Distillery. See first-hand how the company’s popular Bayou Rum is produced during free tours offered Tuesday-Saturday throughout the day.

3. Every drop of Yellowfin Vodka is carefully crafted from locally sourced crystallized sugar can and is fermented, distilled, filtered and bottled at a single location in Sulphur, LA. 

4. As native Louisianians, we were raised with the introduction of coffee at an early age - we call it "coffee milk." It’s a part of our culture and everyday life. It’s not just a beverage, people come together over coffee. Acadian Coffee Roasters was created for the love of coffee. They brew 100% organic and fair trade beans. You'll their coffee and collaborations throughout the Lake Area. For example, they have teamed up with Crying Eagle to create "Pistol Bridge Porter" beer. Taste it at the breweries taproom. 

Tasting is Believing 

The best way to experience our local libations is to taste them for yourself.

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Boudin Trail

A Cajun staple food, boudin is made from Louisiana long-grain rice, pork and each chef’s secret…