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Abita Celebrates Louisiana Becoming 18th State

The next edition in Abita’s Select Series is shipping.  The beer is Bière de Garde, named in honor of Louisiana becoming the 18th state 200 years ago.

 In 1812 the eighteenth star was added to the flag of the United States of America to represent the brand new state of Louisiana. The 18th Star Bière de Garde is a tribute to our French heritage.

Bière de Garde is a French style farmhouse ale, brewed with pilsner and wheat malts, oats and German perle hops.  Lemon peel is added to impart a “slightly citric flavor and aroma.”  The beer is then aged for 3 months.

Style: Biere De Garde
Availability: Draft only. One time brew

7% ABV, 25 IBUs 

An 18th Star Release Party is planning for May 31, 2012 

2336 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508