Outside the brewery entrance to Crying Eagle Brewing Company in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Outside the brewery entrance to Crying Eagle Brewing Company in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Crying Eagle Brewing Company

Opened in 2016 in Lake Charles, Crying Eagle Brewing has launched several popular craft beers, five of which — Don’t Blush, Ready to Mingle, Louisiana Lager, Pistol Bridge Porter, and Hop Blooded IPA — are available in select locations in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Alexandria, Ruston, Monroe, Houma, Thibodaux, as well as Beaumont Texas.

Crying Eagle Brewing Company has set the standard for craft brewing in Southwest Louisiana, and its Lake Charles taproom offers limited-release beers, local events, a Bistro, and tours.

We’re best known for four of our most popular brews: Pistol Bridge, Louisiana Lager, Ready to Mingle, and Hop Blooded IPA.

These aren’t your typical craft beers. Lovingly prepared in “the heel of the boot,” what makes ’em different is simple: Louisiana. It’s personality and drinkability. Our brews are unexpected — just like us.

History

As so many great things do, Crying Eagle Brewing started with a conversation at the family supper table. From that evening on, the Avery family and a few brave, beer-obsessed souls set out on a journey that would become much more than just another business or job; this one would be a passion project!

Crying Eagle is a rough translation of the Atakapa Indian word Quelqueshue, the name of a legendary chief with a unique battle cry. Later, it was the name given to the mighty river that feeds our parish (or county to the rest of y’all). Today, it’s spelled Calcasieu (KAL-ka-shoo), and it’s our home… So basically, we’re named for a parish, named for a river, named for a chief, named for a battle cry. Ca-CAWWWW!

The Taproom

We’ve spread our wings all over this great country to visit, taste, and research America’s best breweries. Then, we flocked back here and built the brewery of our wildest dreams: 1,500 square feet of custom beer-brewing engineering. Plus a beer garden.

The best part of this operation is the people you’ll meet here. We come from all over the country, united by our love of really good beer. Like that old saying, birds of a feather flock to beer. Or something like that.

We’re passionate about what we do (seriously, never start a conversation with Bill about yeast) because we understand the power of the potions we’re perfecting — their power to bring people together and their ability to start a conversation between total strangers.

We’re social birds who like to wet our beaks with friends.

For more info visit cryingeagle.com.

Crying Eagle Brewing Company is an independent craft brewer.

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Outside on the patio area of Crying Eagle Brewing Company in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Outside on the patio area of Crying Eagle Brewing Company in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Inside the taproom at Crying Eagle Brewing Company in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Inside the taproom at Crying Eagle Brewing Company in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Crying Eagle Brewing Company

  • 1165 E McNeese St
  • Lake Charles, LA 70607-4753
  • United States
  • (337) 990-4871

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News

Crying Eagle Brewing Company in the News

Crying Eagle Brewing Converts Business to Microbrewery

Crying Eagle Brewing Company has converted to a microbrewery allowing them to offer a wider range of beverages but give up distribution of their beers in the state. Read More

Crying Eagle Brewing Re-releases “Strawberry Rye”

Crying Eagle Brewing Company will be re-releasing their fan-favorite Strawberry Rye in the taproom on Friday, January 31st at Noon in 6 packs and on draft. Read More

Crying Eagle Brewing Releases Things Unsettled Hazy IPA

After months of research and development, Crying Eagle is excited to announce the release of their newest brew, Things Unsettled Hazy IPA. Read More