NEW ORLEANS: ONCE HARD, NOW EASIER

August 28, 2015
By: Nora D. McGunnigle, All About Beer

There are many theories for why a city as thoroughly marinated in booze as New Orleans has been slow to embrace the modern beer movement: Kafkaesque local zoning obstacles, inconsistent state regulations or just a hot-weather palate that appreciates a lighter style of beer.

This party town loves a good time with its frozen daiquiris sold at drive-thru windows (which always hit the spot on a hot and humid summer night), the rum-based Hurricane and the neon-green Hand Grenades found on Bourbon Street. Drinking in the street between bars and parties is no problem as long as it’s not in a glass container—have go-cup, will travel.

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