According to Cajun Fire Brewing Company's
Founder and Brewmaster Jon Renthrope, it's highly debatable which one of the "Krewe" members
ultimately came up with the company name.
No matter if it was Jon himself or one of the other members - Adam Dawson, Jomarque Renthrope, Paul Taylor, or Courtney Wilson – who decided on the Cajun Fire
moniker, we're certainly glad somebody
did or else we wouldn't even be talking to this fine team of New Orleanians, who also happen to own and operate the only African American craft brewery in the US. Yes, the only
one in the whole country and they're right here in New Orleans!
The story starts out like this: In 2008, Jon wanted to put his gumbo pots and culinary skills to good use. Already a home brewer, Jon wanted to create something bigger…unique, culturally significant styles of beer for New Orleans. So in 2010, Jon reached out to his college roommate, Adam Dawson, presented him with the idea, and Cajun Fire Brewing Company
became official in October 2011.