Jackson Brewery - Located in the French Quarter, Jax Beer has become a trademark of historic New Orleans. Although it is no longer a functioning brewery, Jackson brewery features shops, and restaurants. The brewery opened in 1890, when local brews were very popular in the city. Jax was one of about thirty different locally owned and run breweries. In the late 1800s, Jackson brewery was the largest independent brewery in the south and the tenth largest in the nation.