Royal Brewery

Calling all beer-loving entomologists: Royal Brewery is perhaps the only brewery in the nation that was inspired by insects.

Located on Lake Pontchartrain in the neighborhood of New Orleans East, Royal Brewery has insect portraits displayed throughout the taproom. The beers on tap include the flagship Culicidae Ale — a medium-bodied American pale ale christened with the scientific name for mosquitos — and other craft brews named for termites and giant grasshoppers that are called “devil’s horses” in Cajun Country.