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Abita Bourbon Street Baltic Porter Joins Bourbon Street Series

Abita Bourbon Street Baltic Porter

Abita Bourbon Street Baltic Porter is the latest release in the brewery’s Bourbon Street Series. The baltic porter is 100% aged in bourbon barrels. This beer, or a rendition of it, was once a part of the Abita “Select” Series.

This Baltic Porter is brewed with pale, caramel and roasted malts. It is fermented at cooler temperatures to accentuate the malt flavors, which gives the beer its dark color and smooth, sweet roasted flavor. After fermentation the beer is cold aged for months before bourbon barrel aging begins.

Abita Bourbon Street Baltic Porter is available for a limited time in 22oz bottles. This release follows Abita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout, and Abita Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout. Coming soon: Abita Bourbon Street Maple Pecan.

Style: Porter (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: Late April, 2015

9.25% ABV, 20 IBUs

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Abita Bourbon Street Maple Pecan to Join Bourbon Street Series

Abita Maple Pecan

Abita Brewing has launched a new big bottle seres with Bourbon Street Imperial Stout. Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout just hit shelves. Up next, Bourbon Street Maple Pecan.

Abita Bourbon Street Maple Pecan features the mix of bourbon barrels, with flavors of maple syrup and pecan.

Maple Pecan will be available in 22oz bottles. Details available closer to launch.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Maple Syrup, Pecans. Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Release: TBA

8.5% ABV

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Abita Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout Hits Shelves

Abita Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout

Abita Brewing’s newest big bottle format offering is Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout. The beer unites two Louisiana brands as the year gets going.

The base beer is a 6% stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar) making the finish smooth and creamy. Abita partnered with PJ’s Coffee to add espresso flavor to Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout.

The Abita Macchiato gained its inspiration from the Macchiato coffee drink, capturing the perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. The Abita Macchiato is made with pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Oats and lactose are added to give the beer a more robust and sweeter taste. The sweetness of the lactose helps balance the bitterness of the brew. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. Willamette hops are added to balance out the sweetness of the malts. Finally, PJ’s espresso dolce beans are added to the aging tank. This gives the beer a strong coffee flavor and aroma that compliments the existing flavors of the malt.

Abita Macchiato Espresso Stout is available nationwide in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time. Macchiato follows recent bourbon barreled offering, Bourbon Street Imperial Stout.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Coffee)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Limited Release
Distribution: National

Release: Late December, Early January, 2015

6% ABV

PJ's Coffee

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Abita Strawberry Harvest Now Available in Cans

Anita Brewing’s Strawberry Harvest is now officially available in cans. The lager is brewed with copious amounts of Louisiana strawberries. With cans growing exponentially among craft breweries, and Abita already canning, 2015 is time

Strawberry Harvest Lager is a wheat beer made with real Louisiana strawberries, picked late in the season when they’re at their swee This brew has earned quite a reputation in a short time, causing the brewery to up their production year after year. When this brew is found, emails and phone calls fly to friends informing them of the store’s location. Strawberry Harvest is a crisp, light lager with just a hint of strawberry sweetness. It is wonderful with desserts or lighter fares such as salads and pastas. Fresh cheeses such as Burrata, chevre, Creszenza, mozzarella or Teleme pair well with Strawberry Harvest.

Abita Strawberry Harvest is available in 12oz bottles, draft, and now 12oz cans.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Strawberries.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft, Cans. Seasonal release.

4.2% ABV 13 IBUs

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