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Hot Po-Boys & Cold Beers



The traditions at French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron don’t stop with the stages or the centuries old setting. For many, the most important rituals involve the food and drink. Two popular parts of this local lagniappe are Abita beer and the debris po-boy from the Omni Royal Orleans Rib Room.


Brew-Ha-Ha: Abita Gets a Makeover


Abita is turning 30 and the ubiquitous local brews will look a little different in honor of the birthday. On Monday (2.15), the company announced that their entire product line is set for some new packaging.


Abita Root Beer Gets Hard


Are you a little burned out on Abita Amber? Well, Louisiana’s biggest brewer is rolling out something new. (And, no, the Strawberry Harvest lager is still seasonal). Abita’s popular root beer is now available in an alcoholic variation.


Lineup Reveal: Boudin, Bourbon, & Beer


That sweat rolling down your back makes it hard to forget that summer is raging right now. However, winter fall is coming. Star chef Emeril Lagasse is rolling out the lineup for his autumn  crowdpleaser, Boudin, Bourbon, & Beer. Tickets for the November 13 event go on sale this Saturday (8.01).


Cannery Go: Abita Root Beer Goes Aluminum


Carnival time often goes hand in hand with alcohol. However, even the most seasoned of livers needs a break sometimes. Abita is rolling out root beer in cans just in time for thirsty parade goers to drink along the route.


Fins Win

Scales & Ales Features Fish, Beer, Music, & Invasive Species



Aquatic spectators looking to release their inner child without children around have an opportunity this weekend. On Friday September 13th, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas hosts its fifth annual event Scale & Ales, benefitting their education and conservation efforts.  With music, 35 restaurants, a long list of Abita beer to taste, as well as wine and specialty cocktails set up throughout the Aquarium and outside on the lawn of Woldenberg Park.


Abita's Wrought Iron IPA Debuts in Fall


Abita is already hopped up for fall. On the heels of the success of the summer's Seersucker Pils, the Northshore brewery is introducing a new fall offering that seems destined to have taste buds dropping like leaves.


Summer in the Springs

Abita Rolling Out 5 New Beers



Abita Brewing is releasing a new seasonal beer, Seersucker Summer Pils, this week, but is also planning to release several specialty beers in 22 ounce bottles in coming months to appeal to the palates of craft beer drinkers.  These beers will include Strawgator, Imperial Stout, Baltic Porter, and Imperator. 


New Orleans on Tap

LASPCA Benefit Brings 200 Brews to City Park



Pups and pubs are coming together in City Park once again.


Beer and Far

Local Brewers Tap in for Louisiana's 1st Craft Beer Week



This year, the state with the highest tolerance and lowest morals finally comes out from the shadow of American Craft Beer Week. Always content to do things a little different from the rest of the country, Louisiana is celebrating our own hops highlights from Sept. 22-28.


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