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Report - Dixie Beer Factory, New Orleans, USA, July 2010

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by satchel, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. satchel

    satchel 28DL Member
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    The Dixie Beer Factory was built in the brewery district of New Orleans in 1907. The beautiful brick building was typical for breweries of the 1890s-1910s, most of which were built by German and German-American beer makers. Similar examples of this architecture exist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Columbus, Ohio.

    During Prohibition, Dixie Brewing survived by manufacturing soft drinks, but when Prohibition was repealed at the end of 1933, they went back into the beer business.

    The factory was badly damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The owners vowed to reopen, but never did. The building has been mostly stripped by thieves. Dixie Beer continues to be brewed at other locations.

    Factory gates, as seen from inside

    Bar and salesroom

    As production grew, more buildings were added on to the original. This is the second floor of the bottling plant.

    The back of the brewery as seen from the bottling plant, including the classic Dixie Beer dome.

    One of the few metal objects not hauled off for scrap metal, this container was used to weigh hops.

    This is the interior of the brewery. The red engine was used to grind the hops. You can see from the curve of the walkway how huge the vessel must've been. The stairs to the right were corroded, no doubt from the constant torrent of water rushing down them, due to a broken water sprinkler.

    View from the roof of the brewery, looking down on the walkway connecting the bottling plant to the shipping warehouse.

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