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Urban South founders (l-r) Wes Osier, Jacob Landry and Kyle Huling

Urban South Brewery has attained all necessary permits and licenses and becomes Louisiana’s 22nd and New Orleans’ fifth brewery today.

The brewery debuts its beer at the International Beer Festival in Champions Square Saturday, March 19. Its first two beers are Holy Roller IPA and Charming Wit, which are available on draft and will be available in cans in the next month. The brewery expects to release its first seasonal, Delta Momma, a Citra­hopped Vienna lager, in May.

On Monday, March 21, the brewery team will participate in a citywide pub crawl starting at 5 p.m. at Fat Harry's and proceeding to The Avenue Pub at 7 p.m. and The Bulldog in Mid-City at 9 p.m.

[jump] The tasting room at 1645 Tchoupitoulas St. will be open to the public for tours and beer sampling in mid- to late April.

On Wednesday, March 23, the LA SPCA benefits from a soft opening fundraiser at the brewery, starting at 5:30 p.m. For $15, patrons get two pints of beer, a tour with the founders, a commemorative pint glass and a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to September's NOLA on Tap. Information and tickets are available here

Urban South is partnering with Cochon Butcher for a brunch and beer pairing on April 3.