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166 Barbee Rd
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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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BEER LIST
Purple Haze
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.2%
IBUs: 13
# Ratings: 178,808
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.
Amber
Style: Lager - American Amber / Red
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 17
# Ratings: 93,395
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.
Andygator
Style: Bock - Maibock / Heller (Helles) / Lentebock
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 81,982
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.®
Strawberry Lager
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.2%
IBUs: 13
# Ratings: 72,699
Score: 3.39
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: 47,288
Score: 3.51
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.
Hop-On
Style: Pale Ale - New England
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 45
# Ratings: 19,785
Score: 3.67
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.
Pecan Ale
Style: Brown Ale - American
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 8,720
Score: 3.41
Pecan Ale is made with real Louisiana roasted pecans for a subtle, nutty flavor and aroma. It’s brewed with pale, Munich, biscuit and caramel malts, and Willamette hops. The roasted pecans are added in the brewhouse. Crack one open and geaux nuts!
Jockamo's Revenge
Style: Sour - Farmhouse IPA
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 65
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.25
Watch out! Jockamo is back, with a vengeance. This sour IPA has clean, tart notes of citrus, but it stomps and shouts with Centennial and Amarillo hops. Brewed with pale and caramel malts, and American ale yeast, Jockamo's Revenge has a flavor as bold as the Mardi Gras Indians who march through New Orleans in feathers and beads.
Light
Style: Lager - American Light
ABV: 4.0%
IBUs: 10
# Ratings: 1
Score: 2.00
Abita Light is an all-malt lager brewed with pilsner and carapils malts and Vanguard hops. It is the smoothest and most flavorful light beer you’ll ever taste. Crisp and refreshing with a mild hop aroma, it has only 118 calories and 8 carbs. Great with almost anything, it’s an excellent choice for lighter foods and salads too. Try Abita Light with a sharp Cheddar.
Andygator (2019)
Style: Bock - Maibock / Heller (Helles) / Lentebock
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.50
Stratosbeer
Style: IPA - Brut
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 1
Score: 0.00
Characterized by its chamoagne-like body and an unbelievable finish, Stratosbeer is delicately balanced with little bitterness, yet distinguished by fruity hop aromas amd flavors. American ale yeast, pale malts, apollo, idaho 7, and Simcoe Hops used.
Turbodog
Style: Brown Ale - English
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 88,349
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.
Wrought Iron IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.9%
IBUs: 80
# Ratings: 72,083
Score: 3.55
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.
Mardi Gras Bock
Style: Bock - Maibock / Heller (Helles) / Lentebock
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 37,119
Score: 3.43
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: 30,771
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.
Christmas Ale
Style: Winter Ale
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 34
# Ratings: 29,742
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: 24,569
Score: 3.94
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.
Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout
Style: Stout - Milk / Sweet
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 22
# Ratings: 19,237
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.
Blueberry Wheat
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4.4%
IBUs: 16
# Ratings: 15,307
Score: 3.47
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.
Strawgator
Style: Bock - Maibock / Heller (Helles) / Lentebock
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 27
# Ratings: 14,341
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.
The Boot
Style: Other
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 14
# Ratings: 12,398
Score: 3.53
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.
To-Gose
Style: Sour - Gose
ABV: 4.1%
IBUs: 13
# Ratings: 10,854
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: 8,515
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.
Bourbon Street Baltic Porter
Style: Porter - Baltic
ABV: 9.25%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 7,992
Score: 3.82
Baltic Porter aged in Bourbon barrels
Triple Haze
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 22
# Ratings: 7,836
Score: 3.66
Triple Haze is a strong golden lager made with malted barley and wheat. It is hopped with German Perle hops to give the beer a delicate hop flavor. After the beer is filtered, a generous amount of fresh raspberry puree is added. This gives the beer a tartly sweet taste and aroma as well as a bright purple color and haze.
30° 90°
Style: Lager - Pale
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 7,420
Score: 3.43
New Orleans is located at latitude 30° north, longitude 90° west. This is the most geographically accurate location of the finest food, music and round-the-clock good times on earth. Abita created 30° 90° to celebrate the way we love to live in New Orleans. This is a crisp gold lager that is brewed with pilsner malt and hopped and dry hopped with Cascade hops. It has a light body and color with a nice citrus hop aroma and flavor.
Bourbon Street Rye Pale Ale
Style: Rye Beer
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: 22
# Ratings: 6,967
Score: 3.82
Bourbon Street Rye Pale Ale is brewed with pale and Munich malts as well as rye. The malts impart a sweet flavor and an aroma of bread and nuts. Centennial hops give the beer a pleasant citrus flavor and aroma. After fermentation, the beer is cold aged before bourbon barrel aging begins. During barrel aging, the brew absorbs the flavors of the barrel such a vanilla, oak, and bourbon. These barrel flavors pair well with the sweet flavors of the malted barley and bread flavors of the rye.
Shotgun Double IPA
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 90
# Ratings: 6,836
Score: 3.80
The shotgun house is a New Orleans classic. Fire a shotgun through the front door and it will pass out the back and never touch a wall...or so the story goes. Shotgun Double IPA is wall-to-wall hops with plenty of pale malt. Hopped in the brewhouse with multiple varieties including Amarillo and Centennial, then dry hopped with Simcoe, Citra and Cascade. A blast of intense flavors and aromas of pine, citrus and tropical fruit.
Root Beer
Style: Root Beer
# Ratings: 6,700
Score: 4.07
Abita Root Beer is made with a hot mix process using spring water, herbs, vanilla and yucca (which creates foam). Unlike most soft drink manufacturers, Abita sweetens its root beer with pure Louisiana cane sugar. The resulting taste is reminiscent of soft drinks made in the 1940s and 1950s, before bottlers turned to corn sugar and fructose. Some soft drink makers add caffeine to their product, but Abita is naturally caffeine-free. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an old-fashioned root beer float. Abita Root Beer can also be used in cooking to create delicious glazes and sauces as well as cakes and other desserts, or you can keep it simple – just pour it into a frosty mug and slurp loudly through a straw.