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Sawbriar Brewery Coming to Lafayette

Apr 04, 2018 02:27PM ● By Savannah Ludwig

A new microbrewery is being constructed at 124 South Buchanan Street in downtown Lafayette.

Owner John Paul says he wants to “make a better beer than average,” reflected in their motto of “brewing better beer.” He hopes Sawbriar will be open for business by October of 2018.

Paul wants Sawbriar to have an “old world pub” feel while serving as a cozy community space. The taproom and the brewery will be one in the same at Sawbriar. The venue will be 2000 square feet with a small section for live music and hosting events.

The beers will be made using local ingredients to create unique flavors. Paul hopes to have at least eight microbrews on tap at a time, which will only be available at Sawbriar and not sold at retailers. In addition to Sawbriar’s microbrews, there may be other Louisiana beers on tap. Sawbriar will not serve food, but local food trucks are invited to feed the patrons of Sawbriar.

 Reporting by Erin Trahan.