Ground broken for new brewery in Lake Charles
LAKE CHARLES, La. - An official groundbreaking ceremony has been held for Crying Eagle Brewing Company, which is building in Lake Charles on more than 10 acres of land.
The company will produce hand-crafted beers and is expected to open its doors next spring.
Crying Eagle President Eric Avery said Friday they've spent the past two years planning the project and can't wait to make their "unique vision a reality that everyone can share."
Crying Eagle's 15,000 square-foot production facility will include a two-story tap room, tasting room, bar, indoor and outdoor stages, private event facilities, and an outdoor beer garden.
Crying Eagle also will offer tours, beer dinners featuring local chefs, live music performances, and a "brewers' playground" for experimentation and customer feedback on new brew flavors.