Local Craft Brewers and Distillers
Places To Visit:
- Crying Eagle Brewing Co
- Louisiana Spirits Distillery
- Yellowfin Vodka Distillery
- Acadian Coffee Roasters
- Rikenjaks Brewing Company
Why You'll Want to Visit:
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.
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.
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.
When you think of brewing there are two camps most of the time, those that think of beer and those that think of coffee. Both are important and for those that need that extra pick me up in the morning, you are welcome to give Acadian Coffee Roasters a try. Offering strictly 100% Organic, Rain Forest Alliance and Fair Trade Arabica beans, this micro-roaster takes pride in offering top-grade beans from around the world to make your coffee experience one that keeps you coming back.
Rikenjaks Brewing Company has made its comeback in Lake Charles, which first made its debut in the 1990s. Rikenjaks is now open from 11 a.m. – til seven days a week as a new venue for drinking, eating and music. This place offers a laid-back vibe and will allow you to try different brews from all across the state of Louisiana including our local Southwest Louisiana products!
Learn more about all the brews, spirits and distillery tours in our area at www.visitlakecharles.org/brewery-distillery.