Chafunkta Brewing Company is a Mandeville, LA based Nanobrewery formed by Josh & Jamie Erickson in June of 2011.
Josh is currently a Software Development Manager at Bentley Systems, Inc., an engineering software company. Josh is also an avid home brewer, who brewed his first batch in a good old fashioned “Mr. Beer” in 1998. Since then, raising his 4 boys has taken priority over home brewing. In 2009 once his sons became older and could be mini-brewers themselves, Josh jumped back into the home brewing scene and became focused on creating the best and most consistent craft beers possible.
Jamie’s a stay-at-home Mom whose life in recent years has been focused on raising her 4 sons. As Josh’s assistant brewer, she began to share his passion for home brewing and decided to brew her first batch of beer in May of 2010. Since then she and Josh have been brewing together side by side.
Chafunkta Brewing Company was born from their shared interest and passion for brewing great craft beer. They started CBC with the hopes of doing something for a living that they both truly loved and enjoyed with great passion. They also firmly believe in increasing craft beer market awareness in Louisiana by creating and delivering great tasting beers.
What's with that crazy name you ask? Well, the word 'Chafunkta', aka 'Tchefuncte', was an early Indian settlement located in what is now the city of Mandeville, LA. There is also a river named the Tchefuncte that is located in the Mandeville area.
As a family run, Mandeville, LA based brewery, we believe that passion and personal attention is the key to providing you with a fresh, complex, full of flavor taste that you deserve as a craft beer consumer. By focusing on small batch brewing, we’re able to put our love and attention into each and every batch, giving you the quality and consistency that we demand and expect from EVERY CBC brew. Louisiana owned, Louisiana brewed, Louisiana loved, YOUR Chafunkta Brewing Company is raising the bar, one brew at a time.