As so many great things do, Crying Eagle Brewing started with a conversation at the family supper table. From that evening on, the Avery family and a few brave, beer-obsessed souls set out on a journey that would become much more than just another business or job; this one would be a passion project!
Crying Eagle is a rough translation of the Atakapa Indian word Quelqueshue, the name of a legendary chief with a unique battle cry. Later, it was the name given to the mighty river that feeds our parish (or county to the rest of y’all). Today, it’s spelled Calcasieu (KAL-ka-shoo), and it’s our home.
… So basically, we’re named for a parish, named for a river, named for a chief, named for a battle cry. Ca-CAWWWW!
We’re best known for three of our most popular brews: Calcasieu Common, The Chuck, and Ready to Mingle.
These aren’t your typical craft beers. Lovingly prepared in “the heel of the boot,” what makes ’em different is simple: Louisiana. It’s personality and drinkability. Our brews are unexpected—just like us.
We’ve spread our wings all over this great country to visit, taste, and research America’s best breweries. Then, we flocked back here and built the brewery of our wildest dreams: 1,500 square feet of custom beer-brewing engineering. Plus a beer garden.
The best part of this operation is the people you’ll meet here. We come from all over the country, united by our love of really good beer. Like that old saying, birds of a feather flock to beer. Or something like that.
We’re passionate about what we do (seriously, never start a conversation with Bill about yeast) because we understand the power of the potions we’re perfecting—their power to bring people together and their ability to start a conversation between total strangers.
We’re social birds who like to wet our beaks with friends.
Director of beverage and events
Marketing & Taproom manager