The Great N.O. Road Trip

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Business/Location: Abita Brewing Company
Address: 166 Barbee Rd
City: Abita Springs
State: LA
Zip Code: 70420
Phone: 985-893-3143

Posted by:  Kyle Petrozza
Photo:  Kyle Petrozza
   Abita Brewing Company
As the weather warms and we humid beings begin to emerge from our drafty homes a faint call can be heard coming across the lake. It sounds a bit like: Beer! Fill your car with whoever is thirsty, aim for the causeway and behold the New Orleans road trip. Abita beer is ubiquitous in the city and can be found across the state, in better bottle shops around the country, and in the clutched hand of many a passed out reveler. The brewery tour goes something like this: Arrive at the tasting room where a dozen taps with a dozen different concoctions of spring water, hops, and barley await your bottomless glass. Taste as many or as few of the brews as you'd like, free of charge, for an hour or more. Once the crowd is thoroughly in the clutches of Andy Gator's jaws the kind staff don booties on your feet and shuffle you into The Cellar, to watch the magic happen. Or so you might think. If it's a bottling day (does today end in the letter 'y'?) your lubricated self won't notice nor care that all you got to see were stainless steel vats of fermenting beer. Back to the tasting room you go with fond memories of shiny metal and earthy aromas to pick up your Abita branded merch (the pint glasses are a steal) and head back out into that hot hot sun. Be sure to check the website for tour dates and times.

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