Frequently Asked Questions


What are your tasting room hours?

Please check out our visit page for current tasting room hours. You can also check for updates or closings on our social media (facebook, twitter, instagram)

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What are your gift shop hours?

Our gift shop hours are also listed on our visit page. We open our gift shop during the weekday for merchandise and purchases of beers to-go. Feel free to stop by the bar and an available staff member will assist you with your purchase.

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Do you offer brewery tours?

We offer free brewery tours Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm, no need to register. We suggest you check our social media and event calendar for tour updates or cancellations.

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Can I schedule a private tour?

For more information on scheduling a private tour, you can reach out to us at info@gnarlybeer.com or give us a call at
985-318-0723.

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Is there parking available?

We do have a limited number of off-street parking spots.

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Do you ship your merchandise outside of the United States?

At this time we are unable to ship outside of the United States. For more information about our beer see Where can I find your beer? and How can I get your beer in my area?

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Do you offer gift cards?

We offer gift cards for purchase at our tasting room gift shop and our online store.

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Can I return or exchange my purchase?

For returns or exchanges on your items please contact us at info@gnarlybeer.com or give us a call at 985-318-0723.

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Are dogs allowed at the brewery?

We do allow dogs! For everyone’s safety, please only sociable dogs with up to date vaccinations. Dogs must be on leash at all times. We have water available for the dogs and a grassy spot in the back for them to do their business. Please be considerate and pick up after your dog. The brewery is not a good environment for dogs that are stressed from loud noises, crowded spaces, overheat easily or are wary of children, strangers or other dogs.

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Does the brewery allow children?

Yes, we are kid friendly. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times at the brewery. Some special events do have age limits.

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Is food available at the brewery?

We often have food vendors on site during our tasting room hours, as well as for special events. We also allow food deliveries to the brewery. Check our social media for upcoming information on food vendors.

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Do you have vegetarian or vegan food options on site?

Our food vendors along with their menus regularly change. Please check our social media for updates for available on site food.

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Are you hiring?

Currently, we post our open positions on our social media. You can reach out to info@gnarlybeer.com for more information on our open positions.

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Can I rent out the brewery for a private events?

Please email info@gnarlybeer.com or give us a call at 985-318-0723 for inquiries and information on private events at the brewery.

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Do you host live entertainment?

We often have events with live entertainment. Please check our event calendar and facebook events page for updates.

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How can I request a donation for my charitable cause?

Please check out our online donation form to review our requirements for a donation request.

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Can I order your beer and have it shipped to me?

Sorry, we are unable to ship beer due to state and federal laws. Please visit us in Louisiana, there is always something fun to do!

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Where can I find your beer?

Our beer is distributed in Southeast Louisiana. Check out our Enjoy Here page for a list of areas our beer is distributed in. You can also see where others are drinking our beer by visiting untappd.com or beermenus.com.

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How can I get your beer in my area?

Our beer is distributed in Southeast Louisiana. We are taking the growth of our brewery slowly, and remain focused on quality, but strive to get our beers into the hands of our fans. We suggest reaching out to local bars, restaurants, package stores, bottle shops, grocery stores and gas stations to inquire about our beer’s availability. We thank you, we love you!

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Do you sell or rent kegs?

Unfortunately we do not sell kegs for retail use nor do we have equipment for rent. Please contact your local specialty shop or grocery/supermarket.

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Why do you no longer list IBUs for your beers?

Our innovative process of hop additions contributes many flavors and aromas that are not measured with a traditional IBU (international bitterness units) scale. Initially the IBU scale was an indicator of perceived bitterness in beer. It was thought that dry hopping did not affect the measurement but it wasn’t until recently that some breweries started using hops in a non-traditional method & quantity. We feel that an IBU measurement can be misleading because it does not describe the beer as a whole, possibly leading consumers to draw the wrong conclusion.

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I found some sediment in my beer, is it still safe to drink?

It it not uncommon to find sediment in Gnarly Barley beers because we do not filter, nor do we pasteurize our brews. Historically, most all traditional beer included natural sediment. The sediment is natural ingredients and collects due to time and gravity. Yeast and protein particles fall out of suspension and create a layer on the bottom of the container. The older the beer, the more sediment it will have. Pouring beer into a glass agitates the sediment and can begin to break free from the bottom. Yeast is full of B vitamins so it will not harm you. In addition, our hop forward beers such as Jucifer, Radical Rye, and Brightside IPA also contain hop particles due to the dry-hopping process in which we add many pounds of dried hops directly into the beer. For our IPA’s this is the last step before packaging, therefore, it is common to have a mixture of yeast sediment, proteins and hop particles collect at the bottom of the container. It is best to slowly pour a beer into a glass which is held at an 45 degree angle and avoid inverting the can completely. This process is also common with German Hefeweizens and bottle conditioned Belgian ales. In summary, sediment is a collection of all the extra goodness that we put in to richen the flavor. As always, it is best to store beer cold and drink fresh.

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What is the shelf life of your beer and how can I find the date it was packaged on?

Gnarly Barley Brewing lists a date code on all of our products, kegs, cans, and bottles. The date which is listed in MM/DD/YY format is the day that that brew was packaged (aka “packaged on” date) With proper cold storage, including transport, the shelf-life for our products are as listed below:

  • Jucifer IPA: shelf-life 90 days from packaged on date
  • Radical Rye P.A.: shelf-life 90 days from packaged on date
  • Brightside IPA: shelf-life 90 days from packaged on date
  • Gnarvana Double IPA: shelf-life 90 days from packaged on date
  • Catahoula Common: shelf-life 120 days from packaged on date
  • Korova Milk Porter: shelf-life 120 days from packaged on date
  • Peanut Butter Korova: shelf-life 120 days from packaged on date
  • Imperial Korova: shelf-life 365 days from packaged on date
  • Porter Rican: shelf-life 90 days from packaged on date

You can check out a list of current packaged beers by viewing our tasting room menu.

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What are crowlers?

A 32oz Can that can be filled with almost any brew on tap and can be purchased to-go at our tasting room. We provide the can, fill it with beer and then seal the can. Looks like a ‘tall-boy’.

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Can I bring in my growler or purchase a growler to be filled?

Yes, 64oz growlers can be filled with almost any brew on tap. You can bring in your own growler if you would like, but please make sure to properly clean and sanitize your growler. We also have glass growlers for sale at the Tasting Room Gift Shop. Check out our tasting room menu for current brews available.

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