Bossier’s first brewery to open May 1

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Bossier City’s first brewery, Flying Heart Brewing, will hold its grand opening on Friday, May 1, at 3 p.m. at 700 Barksdale Boulevard in Bossier City.

“We’re excited our labor of love has come to fruition and that we can offer distinct, quality craft beers to our community,” says Ben Hart, co-founder of Flying Heart Brewing.

Flying Heart Brewing will feature its flagship brews at the opening:

  • Black Heart, an American Black Ale that is big and complex for malt lovers, yet smooth and easy to drink
  • 6 of Hearts, a Pale Belgo-style ale with a light body and mild citrusy finish
  • Firehouse Blonde, a light-bodied, crisp Kolsch perfect for hot summer days

Glazer’s will distribute the three flagship brews to local restaurants starting this week. Three brews will also be available for tasting during the opening:

  • Louisiana Amber, a lightly malty and toasty beer with a medium-body
  • Milk Maid Stout, featuring hints of chocolate and caramel followed by the sweetness imparted by the addition of lactose
  • Barrel 52, a robust porter infused with oak and whiskey during fermentation, truly making it the beer with a bite

Flying Heart Brewing is located in the restored historic Bossier City Fire Station 6. The newly renovated interior includes an antique cooler from a local florist which showcases the brewery’s taps and also dispenses beer. Upgrades to the outside of the building have preserved the original charm. New glass garage doors open out to a fenced courtyard with reclaimed fire hydrant tables, and the fire station’s drying tower features a painting of a Flying Heart beer bottle. The tasting room and patio can accommodate up to 200 people.

“We are proud that our opening is leading the way in the revival of old Bossier City,” says Jason LeBleu, co-founder of Flying Heart Brewing. “Hopefully, this will be the first of many new openings and plenty of new entertainment options in a part of Bossier City that we love.”

All brewing takes place on site. “We are incredibly lucky to have such high-quality water from Bossier City,” says Ben Pattillo, co-founder of Flying Heart Brewing. “It helps to provide consistency in the brewing process to deliver delicious, high-quality brews.”

Bergeron’s Boudin and Cajun Meats will be onsite offering its finest cajun dishes for the opening. Entry is free to the tasting room, where patrons can purchase sample flights, pints or 64 oz. growlers of the available brews. All patrons must be 21 years of age or older.