|Charles Brooks Hamaker courtesy NOLA.com|
Just read on NOLA.com that former Abita brewmaster, Charles Brooks Hamaker died on November 1st. If you don't happen to know who he is I am sure you have had the pleasure of enjoying some of the beers that he created: Abita Amber, Andygator, Purple Haze and one of my old school favorites Turbodog. I have crushed so many of these beers over the years! Hell, Abita Amber for me is practically synonymous with eating crawfish.
It's a sad day for the Louisiana beer scene. RIP Mr, Hamaker. I think I might go out and see if I can find some Abita Amber here in Florida to knock back a few in his honor.
The Beer Buddha