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Joshua Coman
Junior Member
Username: Crazyjae

Post Number: 86
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 07:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey all, found this link and thought I'd share it with you. It's a report on the condition of all the craft breweries along the Gulf Coast.

http://www.ratebeer.com/Forums/Topic-37140.htm
 

Dave Bossie
Member
Username: Boss_brew

Post Number: 119
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 205.179.133.98
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 09:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We've been wondering what's happening at Crescent City Brewhouse on Decatur. Their brewer Tom is real nice and makes some excellent beers. We wish every one there the best of luck...
Dave
 

Greg Beron
Intermediate Member
Username: Gberon

Post Number: 446
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 71.106.19.240
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 04:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Both the news reports and satellite photos show minimal water in the streets of the French Quarter, so Crescent City Brewhouse should be fine, except for the extended lack of power. Here's a satellite photo from last week, showing the French Quarter with no water in the streets. You can find Crescent City Brewhouse by locating Jackson Square, then looking just to the left:
http://ngs.woc.noaa.gov/storms/katrina/24428425.jpg

It's harder to spot landmarks in the area around Zea's but I believe you can see the edge of the shopping center where it's located in the lower left of this photo. You can't see the actual building but the parking lot looks dry as of last Thursday:
http://ngs.woc.noaa.gov/storms/katrina/24426478.jpg
Greg Beron
Culver City Home Brewing Supply
www.brewsupply.com
 

Paul Hayslett
Advanced Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 843
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 64.252.42.235
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 07:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...assuming, of course, that neither have been looted.
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 3433
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.229.8
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 07:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Greg, have you heard anything about the fate of Mike "Elvis" Karnowski and Brew Ha Ha, New Orleans' only homebrew shop? I can read the NOAA maps, but I confess I would have trouble identifying the specific block on Magazine St. where the shop is located. It is relatively near the Mississippi rather than Lake Ponchartrain and from what I have heard the river levees were not breached.
 

Beertracker
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Username: Beertracker

Post Number: 856
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 72.16.21.151
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 09:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here's some more news from BeerAdvocate (BA). One guy had pictures of Dixie Brewing Company.

18 Craft Brewers in Hurricane's Path
Official Brewery Update - Aftermath of Katrina

(Message edited by beertracker on September 06, 2005)
CHEERS! Beertracker

"From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world." ~ Saint Arnold of Metz (580-640) - Patron Saint of Brewers

 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 3436
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.229.8
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 01:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd call the Dixie brewery positively "ancient," something like an old fortress and not much better maintained. It probably could withstand worse than Katrina, perhaps even the attack by the British in 1815 (it's not really that old), although the flood waters would wreak havoc on the brewing equipment.

(Message edited by BillPierce on September 07, 2005)
 

Greg Beron
Intermediate Member
Username: Gberon

Post Number: 447
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 71.106.19.240
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 01:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill, I've been wondering about Mike Karnowski too. I haven't heard from Mike Biggs, who's an old friend and former president of the N.O. homebrew club either. If I can get in touch with Biggs, I'll ask him about Mike. And in the unlikely event I get to use my plane ticket this weekend, and the even more unlikely event I can get into Uptown, I'll check on the store.

I didn't see any water in the streets around that part of Magazine St. when I checked on Tipitina's, which is a few blocks away. They're both in the photo below, even though the orientation is off: Napoleon Ave. is the only street in New Orleans which runs due North/South. On this photo, it's the large divided street running left and right just below the center of the photo. Brew Ha Ha is about a block off Napoleon on Magazine St., which is about 1/3 of the way from the left margin:
http://ngs.woc.noaa.gov/storms/katrina/24442089.jpg
Greg Beron
Culver City Home Brewing Supply
www.brewsupply.com
 

Marlon Lang
Advanced Member
Username: Marlonlang

Post Number: 525
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 68.155.100.100
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 02:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dudes,
Elvis (Mike Karnoiski) is fine. mike karnowski <djpotpie@yahoo.com>
Unfortunately, many of the MKOB brewers have not been heard from.
Bill: Dixie was built in 1906. But other than wind damage, it may be OK. I'm more worried about Kevin. OTOH, Abita has never had to weather a storm, so it may be gone.
 

Dave Bossie
Member
Username: Boss_brew

Post Number: 123
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 63.249.105.64
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 06:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Abita has apparently weathered the storm - http://www.abita.com/party/katrina.html We also heard that Crescent City Brewhouse is fixable also...The people there are so nice, and the food and beer are top notch.
Dave
 

Beerboy AKA The Jolly Brewer
Advanced Member
Username: Matfink

Post Number: 751
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 81.135.208.147
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I ate and drank in the Crescent City Brewhouse on Decatur when I was in New Orleans a couple of months ago. Outstanding food and drink. I had the best meal I had the whole time I was in the states there, and the Amarillo Pale ale was outstanding. I hope it survives, it would be a real shame if it didn't.
 

Greg Beron
Intermediate Member
Username: Gberon

Post Number: 451
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 66.81.27.117
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 05:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As far as I can tell, the biggest threat right now to French Quarter businesses is loss of income. Looting was not nearly as extensive as what you've seen on TV, and limited to places with food, cheap liquor, cheap consumer goods and, sometimes, guns. In my opinion, the safest place to be would have been a Royal St. antique store. A brewpub would have been next.
Greg Beron
Culver City Home Brewing Supply
www.brewsupply.com
 

Brad Petit
Junior Member
Username: Voodoobrew

Post Number: 29
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 70.240.69.202
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 10:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When I visited Defalco's HBS in Houston last week the owner told me Elvis had been through earlier before the storm hit. So, anyone else who's in H-town either permanently or temporarily, I hope to see you at the Foam Rangers meeting this month.