Crying Eagle Brewing Company, Lake Charles

4.7
#13 of 17 in Breweries & Distilleries in Louisiana
An Idea is Hatched

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!

The Incubation

Researching breweries is no joking matter! It takes dedication, fortitude, focus, and…who are we kidding?? That was the beginning of the fun! Countless days were spent at more breweries, brewpubs, and taprooms than we can count of all shapes and sizes from coast to coast to see the full spectrum and decide where we wanted to fit in. To be the best, we had to see the best.

The Nest

Our state-of-the-art facility was constructed from the ground up to produce great craft beer and be a place to enjoy it. The 7500 square foot main brewery features a custom 30 barrel brewhouse for our large distributed brews while the “Brewer’s Playground” pilot system is for taproom-exclusive brews.

Our 4000 square foot taproom features plenty of comfortable indoor seating made for sampling our rotating line of beers you won’t be able to get anywhere else. Step outside to the beer garden to relax and enjoy Louisiana’s beautiful outdoors while playing a game of washers or cornhole. Before the day is done, make sure you fill a growler to go!

The Convocation

Ducks have flocks; eagles fly in “convocations.” The next step in our journey was to put together a team to help make this dream a reality. If you look at our logo with all of the different colors swirling together, that is how our team came together. Crying Eagle has been and continues to be a convergence of guys and gals from every walk of life and every corner of this great land. {Link to bios}

Why “Crying Eagle?”

From tales of pirates, privateers, and buried treasure to the area at one point being a lawless “No Man’s Land,” Southwest Louisiana is home to many unique pieces of history.

Calcasieu, the name of the parish (or county for y’all not from around here) that we call home, comes from the Atakapan word, "quelqueshue", meaning "crying eagle". It is said to have been the name of an Atakapa chief.

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  • I highly recommend the crying eagle if you enjoy cold crisp beer, good tacos and music! Be sure to check their schedule online for fun events!  more »
  • Visiting the area casinos and decided to check out CEBC. I Ordered the Crying Eagle HopBlooded IPA ABV 6.5%. Nice hoppy beer. New place with food options. Recommended if you are in the Lake Charles...  more »
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  • Fantastic brewery. New building. Very cool inside. Samples 5 beers and all were good. Food was delicious and people very welcoming!!
  • We loved this place. Very good beer and our food was delicious. We had the Butcher block pizza made in a wooden fire pit and the grilled oysters. We took home 3 slices of pizza as we were full. The inside is large with you ordering at the bar and then at the cafe window. There is a large outside patio and a room upstairs available for private parties. There is a table with card and board games available, a gift store and of course large windows to view their brew equipment.

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