Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Abita Brewing's Big Beer Series

This January our very own Abita Brewing Company located in Abita Springs, Louisiana will be releasing their Big Beer Series. The first two in the series will be the infamous Andygator and the much praised Abbey Ale. Previously both beers were only available on draught with Andygator making a bottle appearance in the early to mid-nineties only to disappear back into the Louisiana swamps.

This is a great step forward for Abita in the eyes of beer nerds. With the release of these beers and the great changes made to their website it appears like someone in the company is thinking outside the box and not just bottling the same ol', same ol'. Don't get me wrong I love Abita and do my best to support my local brewery but sometimes I want something big and different. Abita has always had their Select series which is great but it is exclusively available on draught. What is a married man with a two year old to do? I never really get the opportunity to hang out at local bars to sample all these beers. The big beer series is hopefully the first step in what appears to be an exciting future for Abita and an exciting future for those drinkers that can't always hang out at bars! Below is some pics of the new Big Beer bottles and some info from

Abita Andygator
ABV: 8%
IBU: 25
Color: 8
Style: Helles Dopplebock

Abita Abbey Ale
ABV: 8.0%
IBU: 32
Color: 25
Style: Dubbel

[pics and info courtesy]


The Beerbuddha


Butch said...

Great news. I love both of those when I've been lucky enough to get them at the brewpub. Any idea what the others will be?

The Beerbuddha said...


No I've not heard any plans on the next beers in the series.

ben said...

I saw that Abita had a little explosion today due to an over pressurized tank and blew a hole in the roof. Hopefully this doesn't cause any long term problems for them.

The Beerbuddha said...


We were told that no one was hurt and that production would not be interrupted. Hopefully all will be fixed soon.


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