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Zea Rotisserie and Brewery
(No longer brewing)
4450 Veterans Boulevard
Clearview Shopping Center
Metairie LA 70006
Telephone: +1 504-780-9090
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm.
Brewer: Patrick O'Neill


Visited: May 7, 2003

Opened: 2000

Contributors: Aaron Rader, Diane Crawford

They've got some great barbecued meals to go along with their fine beers; don't miss the Duck Empanadas! Their beers are unfortunately served at 34°F, but if you have the patience to let them warm up, they're worth the wait. Reservations are advised.

Zea decided to give up brewing after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Heiner Brau in Covington is brewing beer for all the Zea restaurants now; the beers were on tap as of March 7, 2006.

Updated: April 27, 2009

Beer List

    • Date: May 7, 2003 (#4858)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      BLACK. Big brown head. Chocolatey, mildly roasty aroma. Medium-big body. Smooth, roasty, and chocolatey, with a bit of diacetyl. Nice balance, except for the butter. 14.5°P, 30 IBU, 40+ SRM, brewed with 22 pounds of Belgian chocolate in ten barrels.

    • Date: May 7, 2003 (#4859)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep golden, some haze, good head. Tart aroma. Medium-big body. Lots and lots of alcoholic sensation, without a lot of the alcoholic flavor. Sweetish. Maltyish. There's a tartness and a hoppiness and some acetaldehyde that sneak in behind the rest. He wanted a cross between Duvel and a Saison, and I think he's come pretty close.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: May 7, 2003 (#4854)
      Package: bottled
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep golden. Moderate head. Mild caramel malt aroma. Medium body. Big spicy tasty hop flavor. Reasonably bitter. Reasonably creamy. 13.5°P, 38 IBU (all from Cascade hops), 16 SRM.

  • German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch
    • Date: May 7, 2003 (#4852)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden. Moderate head. Green hop aroma, some DMS. Light body, fizzy. Lots of clean grainy malt flavor. 11°P, 22 IBU, 4 SRM.

  • Herb and Spice Beer

  • Lager
    Vienna-Style Lager

  • Ponchartrain Porter
    Robust Porter

  • Z.P.A. India Pale Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale