Abita Family of Brands
Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans.
In its first year, the brewery produced 1,500 barrels of beer. By 1994, they had outgrown the original site (now their 100-seat brew pub) and moved up the road to a larger facility to keep up with demand.
Abita brews have won a variety of honors. In the "People's Choice" category Abita won bronze in the Specialty Beer category for Purple Haze, bronze in the Amber Lager/Ale category for Amber and a gold medal for Turbodog in the Brown Ale category. Abita Amber also won a bronze medal in the Destin Beer Festival held in Destin, Florida in 2010.
Recently, the readers of Langiappe Magazine in Mobile, Alabama voted Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager their Favorite Craft Beer (You Can Buy Legally in Alabama) in the 2012 Nappie Awards Issue published on July 24, 2012.
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