HAD 72: Abita Brewing Company

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Bonjour. Attends, que s'est-il passé? Pourquoi est-ce que je parle en français? We aren’t talking about anything French? Ah, Abita located in Louisiana, that makes sense now. It’s time to dive into this brewery and talk about what they make, and how they make it. So, Laissez le bon temps rouler and have a drink.


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  • Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Pecan Ale

  • Brewery: Abita Brewing

  • Style: Nut Brown Ale

  • ABV: 8.5%

  • IBUs: 18

  • Beer Advocate Score: 3.71/5.0

  • Brewery’s description: Bourbon Street Maple Pecan is a nut brown ale that is aged in Bourbon barrels. Our Maple Pecan is brewed with a combination of pale, munich, biscuit, and caramel malts. Roasted pecans are also added to the brew for a nutty flavor and aroma. We add maple syrup in the brewhouse as well to give the beer a sweet flavor and full body. After fermentation and aging the beer is transferred into the bourbon barrels. It is then aged for another 8 weeks to absorb all of the flavors from the barrels. The result is brown ale that blends the light flavors of nuts, maple syrup, and baking bread from the beer with the warming flavors of wood and vanilla from the bourbon barrels.


  • Beer: Purple Haze

  • Brewery: Abita

  • Style: Raspberry Lager

  • ABV:  4.2%

  • IBUs: 13

  • Beer Advocate Score:3.28 / 5

  • Brewery’s description: Purple Haze® is a lager brewed with real raspberries added after filtration. It is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. The berries add a fruity aroma, tartly sweet taste and a subtle purple color and haze...you may see fruit pulp in the beer. This beer is best served with salads or light fruit desserts, such as soufflés or chiffon cakes. Many people enjoy it with chocolate desserts. Purple Haze® pairs well with certain cheeses, such as ripened Brie or any dessert made with mascarpone. It’s also great paired with entrees prepared with fruit, especially citrus. Consider enjoying Purple Haze® alone at the end of your meal as dessert.



  • Beer: Turbodog

  • Brewery: Abita

  • Style: Amber Ale

  • ABV:  5.6%

  • IBUs: 28

  • Beer Advocate Score: 3.66/5


Turbodog Homebrew Recipe: 6 Gallons

1.055 Starting Gravity - IBU 29 - 70% Estimated Efficiency

Standard two-row a blend of British or American:  5.36 kg

Crystal 90: 360g

British Chocolate Malt: 240g

Mashed at 152F 60 Mins


90 Min Boil

Hops:     12g Apollo 16%AA - 60

    5g Willamette 5%AA - 30

    3g Willamette 5%AA - 10


Yeast: German Ale Yeast

Soft Water

Finish at 1.010

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