Louisiana Breweries History: Acadian Brewing Company
The Acadian Brewing Company rolled out its first batch of Acadian
Pilsener in January 1996 and debuted the Vienna in September 1996.
Acadian produced about 2,000 barrels in its first year.
Acadian was located in the former Chabuad Marine Boat Shop several blocks
off Canal Street in New Orleans. The Acadian brewery had ceilings high
enough for sailboats and a loftlike second floor that hung, sort of like a
balcony, over the main floor. The brewery was on the second floor; the lagering
tanks, kegging equipment, bottling line and cold room on the first.