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To Friends & Fans, At Abita, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, visitors, and community. Following Governor Edwards guidelines & CDC recommendations, we’ve decided that the Visitor Center and Tap Room will be closed to visitors beginning Tuesday, March 17th.  We know that many of you care deeply about our Abita family. We want to assure you that our team will be taken care of and that none of our co-workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 at this time. We want to apologize for the inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding. ⁠We’ll be sure to keep you updated through our social media and website. Production is not stopping! We will continue to make great beer for everyone in a safe environment for our business-critical staff. We also want to encourage our fans to take this opportunity to support their communities. With modern technology there are so many ways to check in with family, friends and neighbors. If you have the means, please consider buying gift certificates from your favorite bars and restaurants as they adapt to the changes around us. We know this takes a community and we look forward to having a beer with you...
To Abita Brewery fans & friends, At Abita Brewing Co. our top priority is the safety & health of our coworkers, fans, & community around us. The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments are at the forefront of our minds and this is why we wanted to share with you the measures we are taking here at the Tap Room. We have increased cleaning of all surfaces, keeping spaces sanitized, implemented guidelines to our tour guides and beer leads on hand-washing and ensuring that any staff member that feels sick does not come into work. We are only using disposable plastic cups and are encouraging everyone to bus their own area. We will continue to closely monitor the situation with the guidance of the CDC and local government officials for any additional recommendations. We will remain open during normal business hours and tours are still scheduled to run but we will keep everyone updated with any changes involving events and tours. We know this requires a community effort and we thank you for doing your part as well. Cheers, Abita Brewing Company
Fried Fish Tacos with Chipotle Slaw   Makes 8 Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 cup cornstarch 1 tablespoon Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Shrimp Seasoning, plus more to taste 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste ⅛ teaspoon baking powder ⅛ teaspoon baking soda 1 (12-ounce) bottle cold Abita Amber beer or other light beer 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water 1 quart vegetable oil 1 pound speckled trout fillets, scaled, skinned if desired, and cut into finger-size strips Ground black pepper, to taste 8 (5-inch) corn tortillas Chipotle Slaw (recipe follows) Lime wedges, to serve Garnish: diced avocado, diced tomato, sliced green onion, chopped cilantro leaves Chipotle Slaw 1 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, finely chopped 1 tablespoon adobo sauce 1 teaspoon Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Shrimp Seasoning Pinch kosher salt Ground black pepper, to taste 2 cups shredded green cabbage ½ cup finely sliced red bell pepper ½ cup chopped green onion ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro Instructions Fill a large container with ice; set aside. In a metal bowl, combine 1 cup flour, cornstarch, seasoning blend, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir in beer, and add 3...
Just half an hour north of New Orleans, Abita Springs (population: 2,300) overlooks Lake Pontchartrain, seemingly a world away. Once a Chocktaw tribe village, it’s become a bucket list destination for beer lovers thanks to Abita Brewing Company, where brews like raspberry-tinged Purple Haze and the Big Easy IPA are made from British barley and water from their onsite wells. Fans of folk art come from around the world to visit the Abita Mystery House, hidden behind an old gas station. Inside, there are more than 1,000 found objects and homemade inventions including an Airstream that has been hit by a UFO and a dog/alligator sculpture that can’t adequately be described in words. The no-frills Abita Springs Café may not like much, but the food is killer: we love the breakfast burrito, shrimp po’boys and fried onion rings. Work off your meal with a bike ride on the Tammany Trace, a 31-mile trail along a former railroad corridor.
With so many breweries, it can be difficult to determine the best spots to get the most bang for your buck. A recent analysis by lifestyle website House Method examined the most popular brewery in each state, using social media metrics including the number of Facebook and Instagram followers, Yelp score, and the number of Yelp reviews. The study considered data from more than 2,200 breweries around the US before determining the 50 most popular breweries in each state.
Roasty And Resonant (Abita Springs, LA) – Abita Brewing is returning a favorite limited release that’s crafted using the pristine artesian water of Abita Springs, Louisiana. Brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts that deliver the beer’s intensely dark color and flavor, Abita Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout is a 6% ABV seasonal that combines the rich flavor of roasted coffee and natural milk sugar with a full-bodied stout.
Tops of the Town Our Readers' Picks 12/31/2019 Photos by Sam Hanna Top Craft Brewery  1. Abita Brewing Company 2. Port Orleans Brewing Co. 3. Urban South Brewery Click here to see the whole list!
Article by Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living  Southern Living's List of the Best Breweries in the South 2018 Alabama: Good People Brewing Company Arkansas: Lost Forty Brewing Florida: Cigar City Brewing Georgia: SweetWater Brewing Company Kentucky: Against the Grain Brewery Louisiana: Abita Brewing Company Maryland: Flying Dog Brewery Mississippi: Lazy Magnolia Missouri: Boulevard Brewing Company North Carolina: Highland Brewing Company Oklahoma: Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing South Carolina: Holy City Brewing Tennessee: Yazoo Brewing Company Texas: Saint Arnold Brewing Company Virginia: Blue Mountain Brewery
Article by Barin von Foregger, Grillax.com When creating unique dishes in Grillax Nation, it’s all about a really good marinade … and we think you’ll love our dark beer marinade. With seafood, you want to go light. With beef, you want to go heavy. With chicken … the sky’s the limit! [Abita Turbodog] Abita Turbodog is perfect for a dark beer marinade. You will generally see the usual suspects when putting together your own marinade — salt, pepper, vinegar, etc. If you are looking to add a unique twist to your next marinade, pour in your favorite ale. But save some for the glass, too. We suggest you give Abita Turbodog a try. It’s a dark brown ale brewed with pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. This combination gives Turbodog a rich body, deep color and a sweet chocolate, toffee-like flavor. The Beer Marinade 1/2 cup dark beer (We like Abita Turbodog) 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1 Tbsp light olive oil 1 Tbsp Kosher salt 1 Tbsp white pepper 1 Tbsp garlic powder 1 tsp chili powder 1 red onion, diced Combine all ingredients and use as a marinade or grilling sauce. Photo courtesy Frankenmuth Brewery
Story by Nora McGunnigle for GoNOLA.com The Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s eighth annual Boudin, Bourbon & Beer is happening on November 9 in Champion Square, and founding sponsor Abita Beer will be providing the third “B” in BB&B as always, reminding us that a Louisiana-made beer is the best to pair with this unique, Louisiana food. There are almost as many beer styles at the event as there will be dishes (more than 70, which is the event’s largest number of chefs yet) and each dish has a perfect beer to complement it. Multiple bars and beer trailers will be dispensing Amber, Hop-On IPA, The Boot, Turbodog®, Andygator®, Purple Haze®, Wrought Iron IPA, 30° 90° Citra-dry hopped lager, Christmas Ale Seasonal, Grapefruit Honey Lager Harvest Seasonal, and Office Party spiced stout. There also will be the opportunity to have your beer AND your bourbon cocktail in one glass because two of the beers in Bourbon Street Series collection will be poured this year: Old Fashioned Pale Ale and Rye Pale Ale. Since the event also profiles bourbon, the bourbon-barrel aged beers are a nice tip of the hat to the overall theme of BB&B. To get into the spirit of pairing the beers with boudin,...
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