Here is some news coming out of Louisiana’s largest craft brewery, Abita.
First off, their new summer seasonal, Seersucker Summer Pils will be hitting shelves and taps late this month and into early June. Abita describes it as “a traditional pilsner with a full bodied malt flavor, hop bitterness and a light golden color. It is made with pilsner and carapils malts, hopped with German Tradition and Spalt hops. This Pils pairs well with seasonal summer favorites like grilled chicken, salmon or garden salads. It also is a refreshing choice with spicier dishes, Mexican food and most Asian cuisines. Try it with a mild white Vermont cheddar, Havarti or Monterey Jack cheese.”
Secondly, Abita will be introducing two new members of their big beer series, bottled in 22 ounce bombers later this year. Strawgator and Imperator will be making appearances in August and October, respectively.
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.
Imperator is the current beer in the Select series, and will be getting the bomber treatment this fall. Check out the great bottle artwork below!
In ancient times, The Imperator was the supreme commander who led his troops to victory, just as today’s Mardi Gras lieutenants kick off the carnival parades. Abita Imperator is a robust, black IPA brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate and black malts. It commands your attention with an intense hop flavor and aroma provided by Apollo, Cascade, Centennial, Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops. With a mighty malt flavor and intense black color, the Abita Imperator reigns supreme.
It’s good to see Abita making strides to appeal to both the casual beer drinker as well as the craft beer fans who are becoming more and more educated, and who are looking for more flavorful beers. I’ve been told more exciting things are on the horizon from Abita as well.