One more thought
Also, in researching the great state of Louisiana's alcohol laws, I noticed that in order to qualify for a brewer's permit, I'd need to have 2 years of state residence under my belt even before submitting an application.
This got me thinking of two things:
1. Would LA law/policymakers be flexible in this provision?
2. Would local residents see an incoming brewer as an outsider, even with 2 years residence?
My plan for launching this brewery would take some time as it is, maybe a year to two years, so that's not as big a deal. If I get somewhat of a negative reaction to the above two questions - or to having a brewery in general, I have also taken into consideration crossing the TX state line to brew and working with LA's distributors to get the beer to Shreveport anyways (TX allows for self-distribution).