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Recently bought some Texas Pete Southwestern Dip with sausage at Small Mart Grocery - not bad.
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(10-13-2021 04:39 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 04:28 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 10:51 AM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 05:05 AM)MOTIAW Wrote:  Best craft brewery and beer in your state? That’s my vote for next…

That’s a long list for us.


It really isn’t for Louisiana though. We don’t have that many craft breweries and most that we do have are slightly above average. Parish and Urban South would be the only two who I’d say make great beers that could compete with the heavyweights out West and on the East Coast. New Orleans is the only place in the state with an actual craft beer scene where I’ve seen new breweries pop up and older breweries working to make better beers due to increased competition in the area. As a frame of reference western North Carolina has like 4 times as many breweries as the entire state of Louisiana. Comparing craft breweries with some of our conference mates may be a losing effort as we would likely only beat out Arkansas and maybe South Carolina in that arena, we would be fighting neck and neck with Alabama, and would get whipped handily by Texas, NC, and Georgia.

Parish
Bayou Teche
Gnarled Barley
Urban South
Tin Roof
Abita

All offer some really good beers.


Letter grade as follows for each you mentioned:

A+
C+
B
A
B-
C+

As I mentioned previously, Parish and Urban South are really the only two standouts. Your list omitted NOLA and Great Raft which I would give both a B letter grade. The quantity of breweries is low on a per capita basis when compared to many other states and the quality is lacking as well. I travel very often and visit breweries during my travels, for example in the last month I’ve been to 14 different breweries outside of Louisiana so I have a pretty good grasp on this topic. Also speaking in terms of truly local breweries, Lafayette proper has nothing. That’s absurd for a city of its size. Our saving grace is we essentially have the best brewery in the state down the road in Broussard.
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(10-12-2021 02:15 PM)pjc1979 Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 02:11 PM)AstroCajun Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 01:58 PM)pjc1979 Wrote:  Agreed, Duke's mayonnaise and no substitutes! I do like the Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce though. I don't want a sauce that's hot just for the sake of being hot like BurlingtonApp said. I go more for flavor with a touch of heat.

Nah, New Orleans' own Blue Plate mayo for any self respecting cajun.

Blue Pate isn't available around here, but I'd like to try it!

Yes it is, it's labeled as JFG mayo outside the Deep South. It's a good 2nd place to the King (Duke's).
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(10-12-2021 01:40 PM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 12:35 PM)High Country Student Wrote:  Texas Pete > Tobasco...... IYKYK

Texas Pete sucks, it has no spice, and is watered down. It is geared towards southern white women who think mayo is spicy.

anyone who says something like this also thinks Vlasic "pickles" are better than Mt Olive...
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(10-12-2021 03:21 PM)CAJUNNATION Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 02:44 PM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  Is Slap Ya Momma liked in Louisiana? I have become pretty fond of that seasoning while cooking

I would say it is a Top-5 seasoning in LA. They make a White Pepper blend for those folks, like me, who have a little trouble with the Black Pepper.

We use it often.
It's the black pepper and less salt that got me off Tony's and to slap yo momma.

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Here's one for you hot sauce aficionadoa. Made by the monks in Subiaco Academy in Arkansas.

https://www.countrymonks.biz/habanero-hot-sauce/
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(10-13-2021 04:39 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 04:28 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 10:51 AM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 05:05 AM)MOTIAW Wrote:  Best craft brewery and beer in your state? That’s my vote for next…

That’s a long list for us.


It really isn’t for Louisiana though. We don’t have that many craft breweries and most that we do have are slightly above average. Parish and Urban South would be the only two who I’d say make great beers that could compete with the heavyweights out West and on the East Coast. New Orleans is the only place in the state with an actual craft beer scene where I’ve seen new breweries pop up and older breweries working to make better beers due to increased competition in the area. As a frame of reference western North Carolina has like 4 times as many breweries as the entire state of Louisiana. Comparing craft breweries with some of our conference mates may be a losing effort as we would likely only beat out Arkansas and maybe South Carolina in that arena, we would be fighting neck and neck with Alabama, and would get whipped handily by Texas, NC, and Georgia.

Parish
Bayou Teche
Gnarled Barley
Urban South
Tin Roof
Abita

All offer some really good beers.

Parish is one of my go-to's available here in South MS. The DDH version of Ghost in the Machine they do once in a while is outstanding. I'm a big fan of Dr. Juice as well. Hopefully we get into the SBC so I have a really good reason to go to Broussard to visit Parish.
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(10-13-2021 08:43 PM)TheOriginalBigApp Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 01:40 PM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 12:35 PM)High Country Student Wrote:  Texas Pete > Tobasco...... IYKYK

Texas Pete sucks, it has no spice, and is watered down. It is geared towards southern white women who think mayo is spicy.

anyone who says something like this also thinks Vlasic "pickles" are better than Mt Olive...

Please don't get me start about Mt Olive. I love their pickles, they are my favorite. But the University that shares the town name missed out by calling themselves the Trojans, and not the "Fighting Pickles".
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(10-13-2021 08:43 PM)TheOriginalBigApp Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 01:40 PM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  
(10-12-2021 12:35 PM)High Country Student Wrote:  Texas Pete > Tobasco...... IYKYK

Texas Pete sucks, it has no spice, and is watered down. It is geared towards southern white women who think mayo is spicy.

anyone who says something like this also thinks Vlasic "pickles" are better than Mt Olive...

Claussen pickles are infinitely better than both and aren't neon green
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(10-13-2021 06:07 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 04:39 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 04:28 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 10:51 AM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 05:05 AM)MOTIAW Wrote:  Best craft brewery and beer in your state? That’s my vote for next…

That’s a long list for us.


It really isn’t for Louisiana though. We don’t have that many craft breweries and most that we do have are slightly above average. Parish and Urban South would be the only two who I’d say make great beers that could compete with the heavyweights out West and on the East Coast. New Orleans is the only place in the state with an actual craft beer scene where I’ve seen new breweries pop up and older breweries working to make better beers due to increased competition in the area. As a frame of reference western North Carolina has like 4 times as many breweries as the entire state of Louisiana. Comparing craft breweries with some of our conference mates may be a losing effort as we would likely only beat out Arkansas and maybe South Carolina in that arena, we would be fighting neck and neck with Alabama, and would get whipped handily by Texas, NC, and Georgia.

Parish
Bayou Teche
Gnarled Barley
Urban South
Tin Roof
Abita

All offer some really good beers.


Letter grade as follows for each you mentioned:

A+
C+
B
A
B-
C+

As I mentioned previously, Parish and Urban South are really the only two standouts. Your list omitted NOLA and Great Raft which I would give both a B letter grade. The quantity of breweries is low on a per capita basis when compared to many other states and the quality is lacking as well. I travel very often and visit breweries during my travels, for example in the last month I’ve been to 14 different breweries outside of Louisiana so I have a pretty good grasp on this topic. Also speaking in terms of truly local breweries, Lafayette proper has nothing. That’s absurd for a city of its size. Our saving grace is we essentially have the best brewery in the state down the road in Broussard.

Broussard IS Lafayette, baw.
The answer is anything Parish brews is the best. Ghost, Envie, Canebrake, Reve Stout, etc I'm not a fan of fruit beers or sours but I hear Parish's offerings are great.
Cajun Brewing operated off of Bertrand for a while and made really good beers. They could not get their distribution right, I guess, and they faded out.
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A good all around but whoopin. Hats off Cajuns. Hodor was soundly outcoached by Billy.
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My Seasoning Cabinet:
Crystal - My fav
Sriracha - Wife Fav
Tabasco
Slap - ( Walker brothers and their parents are friends so I will always support them)
Chupacabra - Yall need to try their original if you haven't already. Legit stuff
TexJoy - Beaumont boy so I'm raised on it, but pretty salty
Uncle Chris Steak
And a new one in my arsenal that another family friend is selling Geaux Joe's

Note: I think Texas Pete's is a fraud I'm pretty sure it's not even made in the state. Also Trappey's use to make a green that was lights out good then it got to where I can't find it anymore. Must have discontinued.
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(10-14-2021 10:55 AM)Cajuncat Wrote:  Note: I think Texas Pete's is a fraud I'm pretty sure it's not even made in the state. Also Trappey's use to make a green that was lights out good then it got to where I can't find it anymore. Must have discontinued.

Texas Pete is proudly made in Winston-Salem, NC.
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(10-14-2021 09:04 AM)ragin4u Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 06:07 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 04:39 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 04:28 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 10:51 AM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  That’s a long list for us.


It really isn’t for Louisiana though. We don’t have that many craft breweries and most that we do have are slightly above average. Parish and Urban South would be the only two who I’d say make great beers that could compete with the heavyweights out West and on the East Coast. New Orleans is the only place in the state with an actual craft beer scene where I’ve seen new breweries pop up and older breweries working to make better beers due to increased competition in the area. As a frame of reference western North Carolina has like 4 times as many breweries as the entire state of Louisiana. Comparing craft breweries with some of our conference mates may be a losing effort as we would likely only beat out Arkansas and maybe South Carolina in that arena, we would be fighting neck and neck with Alabama, and would get whipped handily by Texas, NC, and Georgia.

Parish
Bayou Teche
Gnarled Barley
Urban South
Tin Roof
Abita

All offer some really good beers.


Letter grade as follows for each you mentioned:

A+
C+
B
A
B-
C+

As I mentioned previously, Parish and Urban South are really the only two standouts. Your list omitted NOLA and Great Raft which I would give both a B letter grade. The quantity of breweries is low on a per capita basis when compared to many other states and the quality is lacking as well. I travel very often and visit breweries during my travels, for example in the last month I’ve been to 14 different breweries outside of Louisiana so I have a pretty good grasp on this topic. Also speaking in terms of truly local breweries, Lafayette proper has nothing. That’s absurd for a city of its size. Our saving grace is we essentially have the best brewery in the state down the road in Broussard.

Broussard IS Lafayette, baw.
The answer is anything Parish brews is the best. Ghost, Envie, Canebrake, Reve Stout, etc I'm not a fan of fruit beers or sours but I hear Parish's offerings are great.
Cajun Brewing operated off of Bertrand for a while and made really good beers. They could not get their distribution right, I guess, and they faded out.

Broussard is Broussard, Lafayette is Lafayette. I live in Mid-City, on the best day I can get to Parish in 20 minutes, that isn’t in Lafayette. Cajun Brewing was 2 minutes from my house. Their beers were very average and they went too big too fast and found themselves with a buttload of beers on shelves that weren’t selling. My good friend who works at Parish foresaw their demise about 6 months before it was announced because he heard the rumors through their contacts at Schilling about how poorly Cajun brewing was selling. Still, that was the only brewery in the city of Lafayette, and I stand by my comment that it is absolutely absurd that a city of our size has no brewery within the city. I know of some of the reasons why things are that way, and it is largely due to city government making things cost prohibitive to that type of business operating within the city.
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(10-14-2021 03:41 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  Broussard is Broussard, Lafayette is Lafayette. I live in Mid-City, on the best day I can get to Parish in 20 minutes, that isn’t in Lafayette. Cajun Brewing was 2 minutes from my house. Their beers were very average and they went too big too fast and found themselves with a buttload of beers on shelves that weren’t selling. My good friend who works at Parish foresaw their demise about 6 months before it was announced because he heard the rumors through their contacts at Schilling about how poorly Cajun brewing was selling. Still, that was the only brewery in the city of Lafayette, and I stand by my comment that it is absolutely absurd that a city of our size has no brewery within the city. I know of some of the reasons why things are that way, and it is largely due to city government making things cost prohibitive to that type of business operating within the city.

Someone should open up Vermilion Brewing as a nanobrewery. Offer Vermilion Bière Blonde, Evangeline Bière Blanche as flagship drinks and offer a cool place to be. Ask Karlos Knott for some collaboration/guidance (dude knows how to run a brewery and make it an attraction), and serve Bayou Teche beer there alongside the two flagship offerings. If the business grows, expand offerings.
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(10-12-2021 01:40 PM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  Texas Pete sucks, it has no spice, and is watered down. It is geared towards southern white women who think mayo is spicy.

Try the black label, "hotter hot," Texas Pete. Game changer. Respect it. Seriously... it'll burn you if you go too hard. Same flavor as regular pete.

(Dropped phone while hitting send and had extra characters.)
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(10-14-2021 03:41 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-14-2021 09:04 AM)ragin4u Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 06:07 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 04:39 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 04:28 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  It really isn’t for Louisiana though. We don’t have that many craft breweries and most that we do have are slightly above average. Parish and Urban South would be the only two who I’d say make great beers that could compete with the heavyweights out West and on the East Coast. New Orleans is the only place in the state with an actual craft beer scene where I’ve seen new breweries pop up and older breweries working to make better beers due to increased competition in the area. As a frame of reference western North Carolina has like 4 times as many breweries as the entire state of Louisiana. Comparing craft breweries with some of our conference mates may be a losing effort as we would likely only beat out Arkansas and maybe South Carolina in that arena, we would be fighting neck and neck with Alabama, and would get whipped handily by Texas, NC, and Georgia.

Parish
Bayou Teche
Gnarled Barley
Urban South
Tin Roof
Abita

All offer some really good beers.


Letter grade as follows for each you mentioned:

A+
C+
B
A
B-
C+

As I mentioned previously, Parish and Urban South are really the only two standouts. Your list omitted NOLA and Great Raft which I would give both a B letter grade. The quantity of breweries is low on a per capita basis when compared to many other states and the quality is lacking as well. I travel very often and visit breweries during my travels, for example in the last month I’ve been to 14 different breweries outside of Louisiana so I have a pretty good grasp on this topic. Also speaking in terms of truly local breweries, Lafayette proper has nothing. That’s absurd for a city of its size. Our saving grace is we essentially have the best brewery in the state down the road in Broussard.

Broussard IS Lafayette, baw.
The answer is anything Parish brews is the best. Ghost, Envie, Canebrake, Reve Stout, etc I'm not a fan of fruit beers or sours but I hear Parish's offerings are great.
Cajun Brewing operated off of Bertrand for a while and made really good beers. They could not get their distribution right, I guess, and they faded out.

Broussard is Broussard, Lafayette is Lafayette. I live in Mid-City, on the best day I can get to Parish in 20 minutes, that isn’t in Lafayette. Cajun Brewing was 2 minutes from my house. Their beers were very average and they went too big too fast and found themselves with a buttload of beers on shelves that weren’t selling. My good friend who works at Parish foresaw their demise about 6 months before it was announced because he heard the rumors through their contacts at Schilling about how poorly Cajun brewing was selling. Still, that was the only brewery in the city of Lafayette, and I stand by my comment that it is absolutely absurd that a city of our size has no brewery within the city. I know of some of the reasons why things are that way, and it is largely due to city government making things cost prohibitive to that type of business operating within the city.

Lighten up, Francis. If drive time is the measuring stick half of Lafayette is not Lafayette either!
I enjoyed the beers from Cajun very much. Its a shame they did not sell better. I agree that we 'should' have more breweries but lots of people around here stick with NAtty light, etc over what my BIL calls 'city beer'.
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(10-15-2021 06:21 AM)ragin4u Wrote:  
(10-14-2021 03:41 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-14-2021 09:04 AM)ragin4u Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 06:07 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 04:39 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  Parish
Bayou Teche
Gnarled Barley
Urban South
Tin Roof
Abita

All offer some really good beers.


Letter grade as follows for each you mentioned:

A+
C+
B
A
B-
C+

As I mentioned previously, Parish and Urban South are really the only two standouts. Your list omitted NOLA and Great Raft which I would give both a B letter grade. The quantity of breweries is low on a per capita basis when compared to many other states and the quality is lacking as well. I travel very often and visit breweries during my travels, for example in the last month I’ve been to 14 different breweries outside of Louisiana so I have a pretty good grasp on this topic. Also speaking in terms of truly local breweries, Lafayette proper has nothing. That’s absurd for a city of its size. Our saving grace is we essentially have the best brewery in the state down the road in Broussard.

Broussard IS Lafayette, baw.
The answer is anything Parish brews is the best. Ghost, Envie, Canebrake, Reve Stout, etc I'm not a fan of fruit beers or sours but I hear Parish's offerings are great.
Cajun Brewing operated off of Bertrand for a while and made really good beers. They could not get their distribution right, I guess, and they faded out.

Broussard is Broussard, Lafayette is Lafayette. I live in Mid-City, on the best day I can get to Parish in 20 minutes, that isn’t in Lafayette. Cajun Brewing was 2 minutes from my house. Their beers were very average and they went too big too fast and found themselves with a buttload of beers on shelves that weren’t selling. My good friend who works at Parish foresaw their demise about 6 months before it was announced because he heard the rumors through their contacts at Schilling about how poorly Cajun brewing was selling. Still, that was the only brewery in the city of Lafayette, and I stand by my comment that it is absolutely absurd that a city of our size has no brewery within the city. I know of some of the reasons why things are that way, and it is largely due to city government making things cost prohibitive to that type of business operating within the city.

Lighten up, Francis. If drive time is the measuring stick half of Lafayette is not Lafayette either!
I enjoyed the beers from Cajun very much. Its a shame they did not sell better. I agree that we 'should' have more breweries but lots of people around here stick with NAtty light, etc over what my BIL calls 'city beer'.

GULF BREW IS TOMORROW! Gotta drink 'em all!
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(10-15-2021 06:21 AM)ragin4u Wrote:  
(10-14-2021 03:41 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-14-2021 09:04 AM)ragin4u Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 06:07 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 04:39 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  Parish
Bayou Teche
Gnarled Barley
Urban South
Tin Roof
Abita

All offer some really good beers.


Letter grade as follows for each you mentioned:

A+
C+
B
A
B-
C+

As I mentioned previously, Parish and Urban South are really the only two standouts. Your list omitted NOLA and Great Raft which I would give both a B letter grade. The quantity of breweries is low on a per capita basis when compared to many other states and the quality is lacking as well. I travel very often and visit breweries during my travels, for example in the last month I’ve been to 14 different breweries outside of Louisiana so I have a pretty good grasp on this topic. Also speaking in terms of truly local breweries, Lafayette proper has nothing. That’s absurd for a city of its size. Our saving grace is we essentially have the best brewery in the state down the road in Broussard.

Broussard IS Lafayette, baw.
The answer is anything Parish brews is the best. Ghost, Envie, Canebrake, Reve Stout, etc I'm not a fan of fruit beers or sours but I hear Parish's offerings are great.
Cajun Brewing operated off of Bertrand for a while and made really good beers. They could not get their distribution right, I guess, and they faded out.

Broussard is Broussard, Lafayette is Lafayette. I live in Mid-City, on the best day I can get to Parish in 20 minutes, that isn’t in Lafayette. Cajun Brewing was 2 minutes from my house. Their beers were very average and they went too big too fast and found themselves with a buttload of beers on shelves that weren’t selling. My good friend who works at Parish foresaw their demise about 6 months before it was announced because he heard the rumors through their contacts at Schilling about how poorly Cajun brewing was selling. Still, that was the only brewery in the city of Lafayette, and I stand by my comment that it is absolutely absurd that a city of our size has no brewery within the city. I know of some of the reasons why things are that way, and it is largely due to city government making things cost prohibitive to that type of business operating within the city.

Lighten up, Francis. If drive time is the measuring stick half of Lafayette is not Lafayette either!
I enjoyed the beers from Cajun very much. Its a shame they did not sell better. I agree that we 'should' have more breweries but lots of people around here stick with NAtty light, etc over what my BIL calls 'city beer'.

Well nearly every corner of the city is accessible to someone like me within a 10 minute drive or 20 minute bike ride, so going into Broussard is just not the same; that's the reason I take exception to someone saying it is basically all the same.

My beef is places like Teche or Parish could do three times the taproom business they currently do if they were located within a polygon that could be drawn from 90, down Kaliste Saloom, to Camellia/Guilbeau, and then straight north from the Guilbeau/Congress intersection back to 90. Cajun was in that footprint, but were located in a spot that no one would ever associated with visiting to have a drink. They made some decent beers, but also didn't make a decent IPA, which is basically a must for any modern brewery to survive.
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(10-15-2021 10:01 AM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-15-2021 06:21 AM)ragin4u Wrote:  
(10-14-2021 03:41 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  
(10-14-2021 09:04 AM)ragin4u Wrote:  
(10-13-2021 06:07 PM)CajunFan3406 Wrote:  Letter grade as follows for each you mentioned:

A+
C+
B
A
B-
C+

As I mentioned previously, Parish and Urban South are really the only two standouts. Your list omitted NOLA and Great Raft which I would give both a B letter grade. The quantity of breweries is low on a per capita basis when compared to many other states and the quality is lacking as well. I travel very often and visit breweries during my travels, for example in the last month I’ve been to 14 different breweries outside of Louisiana so I have a pretty good grasp on this topic. Also speaking in terms of truly local breweries, Lafayette proper has nothing. That’s absurd for a city of its size. Our saving grace is we essentially have the best brewery in the state down the road in Broussard.

Broussard IS Lafayette, baw.
The answer is anything Parish brews is the best. Ghost, Envie, Canebrake, Reve Stout, etc I'm not a fan of fruit beers or sours but I hear Parish's offerings are great.
Cajun Brewing operated off of Bertrand for a while and made really good beers. They could not get their distribution right, I guess, and they faded out.

Broussard is Broussard, Lafayette is Lafayette. I live in Mid-City, on the best day I can get to Parish in 20 minutes, that isn’t in Lafayette. Cajun Brewing was 2 minutes from my house. Their beers were very average and they went too big too fast and found themselves with a buttload of beers on shelves that weren’t selling. My good friend who works at Parish foresaw their demise about 6 months before it was announced because he heard the rumors through their contacts at Schilling about how poorly Cajun brewing was selling. Still, that was the only brewery in the city of Lafayette, and I stand by my comment that it is absolutely absurd that a city of our size has no brewery within the city. I know of some of the reasons why things are that way, and it is largely due to city government making things cost prohibitive to that type of business operating within the city.

Lighten up, Francis. If drive time is the measuring stick half of Lafayette is not Lafayette either!
I enjoyed the beers from Cajun very much. Its a shame they did not sell better. I agree that we 'should' have more breweries but lots of people around here stick with NAtty light, etc over what my BIL calls 'city beer'.

Well nearly every corner of the city is accessible to someone like me within a 10 minute drive or 20 minute bike ride, so going into Broussard is just not the same; that's the reason I take exception to someone saying it is basically all the same.

My beef is places like Teche or Parish could do three times the taproom business they currently do if they were located within a polygon that could be drawn from 90, down Kaliste Saloom, to Camellia/Guilbeau, and then straight north from the Guilbeau/Congress intersection back to 90. Cajun was in that footprint, but were located in a spot that no one would ever associated with visiting to have a drink. They made some decent beers, but also didn't make a decent IPA, which is basically a must for any modern brewery to survive.

I find IPAs wildly overrated. I still haven't found a single one that I actually enjoy and that includes Ghost in the Machine. I need a few beers in me before I find it tasty.
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