Parish Brewing Company
Andrew Godley is not just a man who wants to make beer; he wants to make great beer. He started the Parish Brewing Company out of his garage and now cannot keep up with demand.
During the past few years, the Broussard-based facilities have grown for Parish, and new markets have been tapped due to the increase in equipment and hands. The brewery now has multiple employees, making Godley glad he is not back in the early days when he was alone with empty kegs and some sanitizer. Each employee is dedicated to the preservation of Parish’s quality and reputation. The company’s flagship brew is Canebrake, a refreshing wheat ale brewed with Steen’s Cane Syrup from nearby Abbeville. The cane syrup adds an interesting sweetness with just a hint of unique bitterness, giving Canebrake a character that is ideal for the craft beer novice and veteran.
While Canebrake was Parish's first success, Godley has made sure to work in some more beers that really get him and his fan base excited. In 2013, Parish released a double IPA called Ghost in the Machine. Today, Ghost is a widely renowned beer that has gained praise from enthusiasts around the world, even earning a Best of 2019 award from Craft Beer & Brewing magazine.
Parish also does monthly brewery-only releases of specialty beers at its taproom, drawing crowds of beer lovers who are dedicated to both the brewery and having a great time. Parish currently has six year-round beers: Canebrake, Envie, Pilsner, South Coast, Ghost in the Machine and Reve Coffee Stout, all distributed throughout the Gulf Coast.
Brewery tours are available on site in Broussard, on Saturdays at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Merchandise is available online at parishbeer.com and in the taproom during open hours. Stop by sometime to order beers to go, pours and flights.