Our choice for Fat Tuesday is one of the Mardi Gras beers, Abita Mardi Gras Bock. The spring seasonal is actually one of the first of the brewery’s seasonal releases.
The maibock, or “spring bock” is brewed with German Perle hops, and pale, pilsner and caramel malt. Honestly, a great beer for a long night of drinking, or pairing with a long night of eating.
In our case, we ate an entire King Cake looking for the little baby. What we didn’t know is the baby wasn’t put in the cake, because it is a choking hazard. It was taped to the box. They don’t call it Fat Tuesday for nothing.
Abita Mardi Gras Bock is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft from January through March.
Malts: Pale, Pilsner, Caramel
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Jan-Mar
PIC: Beer Street Journal