1,219,072 Ratings
Score: 3.48
Abita Brewing Company Claim
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166 Barbee Rd
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 893-3143
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The Abita Brewery was founded in 1986 in the piney woods of Abita Springs north of New Orleans. Our lagers and ales are hand-crafted with the pure artesian water that has flowed beneath Abita Springs for generations. We invite you to come and visit us at the brewery. Get tour details and directions at our website.

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Purple Haze
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.2%
IBUs: 13
# Ratings: 169,177
Score: 3.41
Experience the magic of Purple Haze.® Clouds of real raspberries swirl in this tart and tantalizing lager inspired by the good spirits and dark mysteries of New Orleans. Brewed with pilsner and wheat malts along with Vanguard hops, let the scent of berries in the hazy purple brew put a spell on you.
Style: Brown Ale - English
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 85,203
Score: 3.52
Inside every dog, there’s a Turbodog® ready to break free. This brown ale has a rich, dark color and body with a sweet chocolate, toffee-like flavor. Turbodog® is powered by pale, caramel and chocolate malts and Willamette hops for runaway good times.
Christmas Ale
Style: Winter Ale
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 34
# Ratings: 28,357
Score: 3.20
Our Christmas Ale is a brown ale that is brewed with ten types of malted barley and fermented with American Ale yeast. It is brewed with pale malt as well as a combination of caramel, Munich, chocolate, and roasted malts. It is hopped and dry hopped with Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, and Amarillo and has a nice piney and citrus hop flavor and aroma. The result is a flavorful brown ale that is sweet and malty with a pleasant hop aroma.
Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 10.0%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 23,593
Score: 3.95
Bourbon Street Stout is an Imperial Stout that is aged in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels. Our Imperial Stout is brewed with a combination of pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Oats are also added to give the beer a fuller and sweeter taste. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. After fermentation the beer is cold aged for 6 weeks. This is necessary for all of the flavors of the malt and hops to balance and produce a very smooth flavor. After the cold aging the beer is transferred into the bourbon barrels. It is then aged for another 8 weeks to absorb all of the flavors from the barrels. The result is a strong stout that brings out the roasted flavors from the malt and the warming toasted, vanilla, and bourbon flavors from the barrels.
Style: Pale Ale - New England
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 45
# Ratings: 14,687
Score: 3.68
Abita Hop-On is a full-bodied “juicy pale,” packed with Cascade, Citra and Ekuanot hops to deliver refreshing tropical and citrus notes. It pours a vibrant light gold while the unique brewing process produces a distinctive haze. It’s also super food-friendly, great with seafood ceviche, fresh fruit or a nice aged cheddar. Give Hop-On a try and enjoy our brewmaster’s latest journey.
The Boot
Style: Other
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 14
# Ratings: 10,746
Score: 3.54
Over 30 years ago, we planted our flag in the Boot to brew for the way we love to live. The Boot is a crisp, refreshing brew made proudly and sold only within our home state. Brewed with white wheat, oats, and barley, hopped with Hallertau Blanc and fermented with German Kolsch yeast as a thanks to the folks who have been with us from the start.
Bourbon Street Chocolate Porter (Cask) (Aged In Pappy Van Winkle Barrels)
Style: Porter - Imperial / Double
ABV: 10.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 5.00
Style: Lager - American Amber / Red
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 17
# Ratings: 87,723
Score: 3.40
As easy to love as New Orleans itself, Amber is Abita’s original beer and a New Orleans favorite. Brewed with pale and caramel malts and German Perle hops, it has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor. It is Abita’s most versatile beer for food pairing and a star ingredient for many great Louisiana chefs.
Style: Bock - Maibock / Heller (Helles) / Lentebock
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 76,873
Score: 3.54
Andygator® is a fearsome beast. Don’t let his toothy grin, slightly sweet flavor and subtle fruit aroma fool you: this cold-blooded creature is a Helles Doppelbock that can sneak up on you. This unique, high-gravity brew is made with pale malt, German lager yeast and German Perle hops. Sip, don’t gulp, and taste the wild of Abita Andygator.®
Wrought Iron IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.9%
IBUs: 80
# Ratings: 69,619
Score: 3.56
Abita Wrought Iron® IPA embodies the resilient, indestructible nature of New Orleans. This india pale ale is forged with the intensity of Apollo, Equinox and Mosaic Hops. Brewed with pale ale malt for a golden color as bright as iron from a fiery forge.
Strawberry Harvest Lager
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.2%
IBUs: 13
# Ratings: 67,861
Score: 3.38
The juice of red, ripe Louisiana strawberries, harvested at the peak of the season, gives this crisp lager its strawberry flavor, aroma and haze. Made with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops, all our Harvest Series brews are made with the finest Louisiana-grown ingredients.
Big Easy IPA
Style: IPA - Session / India Session Ale
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 43,922
Score: 3.52
The hop flavor's big, but like life in New Orleans, we're taking it easy. Big Easy IPA is brewed with lemon peels and dry hopped with Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe for a hoppy aroma of citrus, fruit and pine. Easy to drink and just right for long hot days, steamy nights, parades, or a day on the river with friends.
Mardi Gras Bock
Style: Bock - Maibock / Heller (Helles) / Lentebock
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 33,156
Score: 3.42
Mardi Gras Bock (January – March) is the first of our seasonal brews. Abita Bock is brewed with pale, pilsner and caramel malts and German Perle hops. Our bock is similar to German maibocks with its rich malt flavor and full body. A perfect choice during Carnival season in New Orleans. Gruyére, Emmental and Swiss are nice cheese choices with Bock. Great with roasted beef or pork. Try it with Mexican food, too.
Grapefruit Harvest IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 30,583
Score: 3.44
Abita Grapefruit Harvest is a brilliant golden IPA with a subtle zest of grapefruit flavor and aroma that enhances the strong hop character. This bright, snappy brew is made with real Louisiana Ruby-Red grapefruits, pale, pilsner and caramel malts and cascade hops. The strong hop profile and subtle zest of grapefruit make it a good choice with grilled chicken. This brew would also pair well with ceviche or raw Louisiana oysters.
Restoration Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 20,917
Score: 3.42
Restoration Pale Ale® is brewed with pale, caramel and carapils malts. It is liberally hopped and dry hopped with Cascade hops. This golden ale has a rich body, mild bitterness, and a snappy citrus hop flavor and aroma. With your help Restoration raised over $550,000 for hurricane relief. This beer can be paired with many different dishes according to your taste. The citrus flavor and aroma make it an excellent choice with most fish, especially ones that are prepared to match the flavor of the beer. American, Muenster, Havarti and Monterey Jack cheeses pair well with Restoration.
Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout
Style: Stout - Milk / Sweet
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 22
# Ratings: 19,187
Score: 3.81
Abita Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout combines the rich flavor of roasted coffee with a full-bodied stout. Pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts create a dark color and intense flavor. Willamette hops balance the malt flavors, while natural milk sugar and oats add sweetness. During the cold brewing process, espresso dolce beans from PJ's Coffee are added for a natural coffee flavor.
Style: Lager - Euro
ABV: 5.4%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 16,700
Score: 3.39
Celebrate the world’s most famous beer festival with this hearty and smooth German-style lager brewed with pale, Munich and caramel malts. This full-bodied malty lager has a copper color and is hopped and dry hopped with authentic German Hallertau hops for a pleasing, spicy hop aroma.
Seersucker Summer Pils
Style: Pilsner - Other
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 14,978
Score: 3.31
Abita Seersucker Summer Pils is crisp and cool like its namesake. This traditional pilsner has a full-bodied malt flavor and hop bitterness with a light golden color. It is made with pilsner and carapils malts and German Tradition and Spalt hops.
Blueberry Wheat
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.4%
IBUs: 16
# Ratings: 14,324
Score: 3.48
This crisp wheat beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh Louisiana blueberries. It’s brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and hopped with German Perle hops, then the juice from local blueberries is added to complement the toasty malt flavor. All our Harvest Series brews are made with the finest Louisiana-grown ingredients.
Style: Bock - Maibock / Heller (Helles) / Lentebock
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 27
# Ratings: 13,819
Score: 3.72
Abita Strawgator™ is the fusion of Strawberry Harvest Lager sweetness with the bite of Andygator. This golden lager is made with malted barley and wheat. It is hopped with German Perle hops for a delicate hop flavor. After filtration, generous amounts of fresh Louisiana strawberry juice are added, giving the beer a pleasant sweet taste and aroma, as well as a rich golden color and slight cloudiness.
Bourbon Street Maple Pecan
Style: Brown Ale - American
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 18
# Ratings: 12,216
Score: 3.67
Bourbon Street Maple Pecan is a nut brown ale that is aged in Bourbon barrels. Our Maple Pecan is brewed with a combination of pale, munich, biscuit, and caramel malts. Roasted pecans are also added to the brew for a nutty flavor and aroma. We add maple syrup in the brewhouse as well to give the beer a sweet flavor and full body. After fermentation and aging the beer is transferred into the bourbon barrels. It is then aged for another 8 weeks to absorb all of the flavors from the barrels. The result is brown ale that blends the light flavors of nuts, maple syrup, and baking bread from the beer with the warming flavors of wood and vanilla from the bourbon barrels.
Peach Lager
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 15
# Ratings: 11,161
Score: 3.50
Fresh Louisiana peaches are handpicked for this smooth lager. Pale malt gives the beer a sweet, crisp taste, with abundant amounts of ripe, juicy peaches added in the brewhouse to capture the flavors and aromas of real, fresh fruit. with the finest Louisiana-grown ingredients.
Style: Sour - Gose
ABV: 4.1%
IBUs: 13
# Ratings: 10,511
Score: 3.35
In New Orleans, to-go cups mean the fun (and the beer) doesn’t always have to stay inside the bar. To-Gose is Abita’s refreshing take on a traditional Gose beer – a slightly salty and sour beer style. Brewed with malted wheat and barley and German Perle Hops, fresh key limes are added during aging to create this sour ale with hints of lime, coriander and sea salt.
Bayou Bootlegger
Style: Root Beer
ABV: 5.9%
# Ratings: 8,362
Score: 3.61
Inspired by the original bayou bootlegger, Jean Lafitte, this hard root beer is a decidedly adult take on the old-fashioned soda. It's brash, bold, and handcrafted with aromas of wintergreen, vanilla, and sassafras. Made with Louisiana cane sugar and brewed with the swagger and rebellious spirit of our most famous pirate.
Louisiana Spiced Ale
Style: Spiced / Herbed Beer
ABV: 5.1%
IBUs: 22
# Ratings: 8,223
Score: 3.33
In Louisiana, we like spice in our food, our lives and our beer too. With hints of celery, paprika, lemon peel, bay leaves, and a pinch of cayenne, this ale has the savory quality of a crawfish boil. Hopped with Cascades for a citrus flavor. Refreshing, crisp, and slightly sweet with enough kick to keep the party going!
S.O.S. (Save Our Shore)
Style: Pilsner - German
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 7,644
Score: 3.49
Abita S.O.S.® (Save Our Shore) — a charitable pilsner is a message in a bottle...a distress signal for the troubled waters of our Gulf Coast. For every bottle sold Abita donates 75¢ to the rescue and restoration of the environment, industry and individuals fighting to survive the disastrous gulf oil spill. This unfiltered Weizen Pils is made with pilsner and wheat malts. It is hopped and dry hopped with Sterling and German Perle hops. It has a brilliant gold color, a sweet malt flavor, and a pleasant bitterness and aroma. In addition, related retail merchandise (hats, t-shirts, lapel pins, decals and car magnets) are sold and 100% of the net proceeds go to the SOS Fund.