Low Road Brewing

Tangipahoa Parish is vying to be the hub of Louisiana’s brew scene, with no fewer than four breweries operating in and around Hammond. Low Road Brewing, opened in 2017 and purchased in 2020 by the husband-and-wife team of Tim and Lynette Shoaf, is one of the reasons that this rural part of south Louisiana has become a mecca for craft beer lovers.

Like other microbrewery owners, the Shoafs are responsible for every aspect of the business. Owners, brewers, marketers, bartenders ... when you visit Low Road for a visit, a brewery tour or to pick up a crowler, there's a 100 percent chance you'll meet them.

It's a small but impressive brewery, with a three-barrel system that the Shoafs learned about while volunteering for Low Road's former owner, Joe Ribando. The in-house bar, with 30 taps, is hooked up to a combination of Low Road beers and those of other craft breweries. In addition to Low Road's staple brews like the Lemon-Blueberry ale, Smooth Operator Peanut Butter Porter, Unscrupulous NEIPA, and Rebellious Redhead Irish Red, the brewery offers special release brews like its Watermelon Gose and Lynette's popular Irish Coffee Stout. Low Road beer can only be purchased at the brewery, but you can purchase a 32 oz crowler to take some home with you.

Low Road does not offer scheduled tours, but just ask and the team will be happy to show visitors around the brew system and explain the brewing process during normal taproom hours. The brewery is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 4 to 9ish p.m., Saturdays from noon to 9ish p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5ish p.m. Low Road's hours end in "ish" because if people want to stay later than that, or if there is a special event or a game playing on the big screen, the brewery will stay open later.