Old Rail Brewing
Old Rail is the brainchild of Nick and Andrea Powers, the owners of another popular draft house on the Mandeville lakefront, The Barley Oak. When Powers and his team poured the brewery’s first pints in 2013, they were tapping into a statewide craft beer scene that was at the early stages of a bona fide renaissance.
Visitors to Old Rail will find beers that you won’t see anywhere else. The Zest Fest Blood Orange Black IPA is just one example. It is made with blood oranges grown at Little River Citrus Company, a grower located on the outskirts of New Orleans. The crew adds them to a dark IPA, creating a beer that the brewmaster describes as “a little roasty, a little fruity.”
Show up at Old Rail Brewing Company and see how the Zest Fest and other craft beers are made. Be sure to ask about the rare Russian Imperial Stout and the Anniversary Barleywine — both are aged in Jack Daniels whiskey barrels.