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Giving Back

At Abita we believe in giving back. Starting on the day we produced our very first keg of Abita Beer, we have understood our responsibility to be a good corporate citizen.

This year we will donate more beer and root beer to various charities and fundraising events than we brewed in our first year of business. In addition to our in-kind support, we have also launched several highly successful fundraising events.

About Abita

Son Of A Saint Collab

Abita Brewery is proud to announce our collaboration with the New Orleans based nonprofit, Son Of A Saint. Son Of A Saint exists to inspire mentorship and transform the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of positive, lasting relationships. Son of a Saint equips boys with the tools they need to become productive men and to give them hope, vision and opportunity. To learn more about Son Of A Saint, click here.

This Series will be year-round, rotate with various styles in our tap room, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Son Of A Saint. We know change happens here, in our community, and we are honored to partner with such a meaningful organization.

Abita Restoration Ale

Immediately following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita we created Abita Restoration Pale Ale®. Our brewery was miraculously spared any catastrophic damage and we made the decision to help others by doing what we do best…making beer. One dollar from every six-pack of Restoration Pale Ale® was donated to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation. Abita Restoration Pale Ale® contributed $550,000 to the recovery effort.

Abita SOS – Save Our Shore

Content: Less than 60 days after the April 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the first bottles of Abita SOS® (Save Our Shore) – A Charitable Pilsner rolled off the production line at the brewery. We donated 75 cents from every bottle sold to a charitable fund established by Abita that assisted with the rescue and restoration of the environment, industry and individuals fighting to survive the disastrous oil spill.

Over $500,000 was raised for the cause. Donations from the fund fed fishermen and their families, restored critical wetland habitats along the coast and made Christmas a little brighter for struggling families. 100% of the net proceeds from related retail merchandise also went to the SOS Fund.

Abita Restoration Pale Ale® Funds Park Revitalization

Abita Brewing Company presented a check for $115,000 for a major expansion to the historic Abita Springs Tourist Park in the heart of town. This donation created the Abita Brewing Company Restoration Plaza, an outdoor performance amphitheater and underwrote the cost of a new playground in the park. “This wonderful donation from Abita Beer will help us move forward with our plans to create a multi-use park and trailhead at the center of town,” said Mayor Fitzmorris. “Earlier this year our signature pavilion was moved to a new location within the park and the historic Longbranch Building was relocated to this site as a museum,” continued Fitzmorris. “Townspeople and visitors have gathered in this spot since the 1880s. First for our famous spring water and more recently to enjoy the Tammany Trace,” said the Mayor. 

Abita Abbey Ale

Abita Abbey Ale honored the ancient traditions of monks who perfected the art of brewing beer to support the monastery. Abita offered up their support and thanks to the brothers at nearby St. Joseph’s Abbey and Seminary College in Covington, Louisiana with a 25-cent donation with every bottle sold of this heavenly brew. The program raised thousands of dollars for the local monastery, which has provided educational, cultural and spiritual support to those in need for over 100 years.

Resilience IPA

In 2019, Abita Brewery teamed up with Sierra Nevada to brew their recipe of the Resilience IPA. This IPA was created as a means to help raise funds to help the victims of one of California’s deadliest wildfires, affecting employees of the Sierra Nevada Chico brewery. 100% of the proceeds from this brew went directly to the Camp Fire Relief Fund to aid those impacted by the Camp Fire.

Double IPA

In 2018, Abita Brewing Company along with the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild teamed up to create the first installment of its Ensemble Series – a Double IPA. This recipe was concocted by a team from 33 different Louisiana brewery. Abita was the host brewery for their inaugural year. Abita donated $7 from every case sold to the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild to help further fund their mission to increase awareness of the benefits Louisiana craft beer has to offer.

20th Anniversary Pilsner

In 2006, the Abita Brewing Company celebrated 20 years of making Louisiana’s favorite beer by throwing the biggest birthday party the Crescent City had ever witnessed. Thousands of our friends and fans turned out for the party and helped us raise $20,000 for the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Employee Relief Fund. The fund was established to help displaced food service workers come home and return to their jobs. It was the best birthday present we’ve ever received.

Donation Request

Abita is committed to being an important part of the community. We are pleased to donate products and merchandise to non-profit groups to aid in their fundraising efforts whenever possible and we have been doing it since we first started brewing in 1986.

Charitable Donation Request Form

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