Craft, Boutique, & Specialty Division


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 outgrew their original site (now a 100-seat brew pub) and moved up the road to a larger facility to keep up with the demand.

Today, they brew over 151,000 barrels of beer and 9,100 barrels of root beer annually. Their lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality.

Abita uses only the finest ingredients – British and North American malted barley, German and American yeast strains, Pacific Northwest hops and the pure artesian water of Abita Springs. Abita Beer has no preservatives, additives or stabilizers and is cold filtered. The result is fine, fresh tasting beer.

Learn more about Abita here.

Abita Pecan® Harvest Ale 2014
Current Harvest Series Brew

Abita Pecan® Harvest Ale is brewed with pale, Munich, biscuit and caramel malts and Willamette hops. Real Louisiana roasted pecans are added in the brewhouse and give the ale a subtle nutty flavor and aroma. Crack one open for yourself.

This ale is excellent served with both red meat, seafood and, no surprise here, it’s also great with nuts! Try Pecan® Harvest Ale with Gouda cheese.

Abita Wrought Iron IPA
Coming Very Soon to Abita’s Year Round Line Up

Abita Wrought Iron IPA embodies the resilient, indestructible nature of New Orleans. This india pale ale is forged with the intensity of Apollo, Equinox and Mosaic Hops. Brewed with pale ale malt for a golden color as bright as iron form a fiery forge.

Abita Christmas Ale 2014
Current Seasonal Brew

Our Christmas Ale is a brown ale that is brewed with seven types of malted barley and fermented with a German Ale yeast. It is brewed with pale malt as well as a combination of specialty malts including caramel, biscuit, chocolate, roasted, and rye. It is hopped with Willamette and Columbus hops and has a good hop flavor and aroma. It is 38 Lovibond, 43 BU, and 5.6% ABV.