Tom Conklin’s Chappapeela Farms Brewery (57542 Hillcrest School Road, Amite, 225-281-9474) has opened, and his farmhouse ales will be distributed in New Orleans starting next week. This is Louisiana’s 16th production brewery and 21st brewery/brewpub overall.
Conklin plans to release his two flagships - a porter and a saison, both brewed with Brettanomyces yeast - at The Avenue Pub at 2 p.m. Dec. 31. The beers are only available in bottles. Avenue Pub will offer glass pours of both bottles. Stein’s Market and Deli should also have the 750-milliliter bottles with cork and cage packaging next week as well.
Chappapeela Farms beer will be distributed primarily by Southern Eagle Sales and Service in restaurants such as August starting the week of Jan. 4, 2016.