Last year Abita sponsored a homebrewing contest with the prize winning beer to be brewed as part of the Select Series. The winner was Kerry Yoes of Baton Rouge, LA with Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout. He first received a homebrew kit from his wife for Christmas three years ago and the rest is history. Kerry’s beer was made with pale, roasted, caramel, and chocolate malts with oats added for sweetness. Freshly shucked Louisiana oysters were then added to the boil in the last 15 minutes of the process.
The first winner of this annual homebrew competition hosted by Abita was over 20 years ago and the winning beer was what we all know now as Andygator.