Abita Brewing Company - Turbo Dog

Abita Brewing Company - Turbo Dog

Beer Club featured in U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club

Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

5.50%

Abita Brewing Company - Turbo Dog

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.50%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 30
  • Serving Temperature: 43-50° F
  • Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass, Mug or Stein
  • Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate
  • Hops: Willamette
This canine-themed brew is no mutt. It was originally crafted as a specialty beer (a purebred if you will) to celebrate the company's fourth birthday back in 1990. It met with such enthusiasm that it quickly entered Abita's series of five flagship brews. In August of 2005 it was ranked by Stuff magazine as the #1 beer made in the USA. Look for a sweet malty nose followed by chocolate and toffee flavors. Don't expect a ton of hop aroma and flavor, but do look for hops to provide a firm bitterness as they balance the big malty backbone. Overall, a full-flavored, medium-bodied malt-focused beer that will play best friend to braised lamb, marinated first for a couple hours in this beer. Never cooked with beer? You should—beer and food not only pair well together from plate to glass, they work nicely in the kitchen too.
Established in 1986, Abita Brewing Company is the oldest craft brewery in the southeast. Located about 30 miles north of New Orleans in Abita Springs, LA, they still brew in small batches using water from their protected wells, which deliver water so pure that it goes right into their brewkettle (many breweries have to first chemically prepare their water to eliminate chlorine or other impurities before it's fit for brewing.) For those of us not near New Orleans, it may seem that the recovery effort must be over by now, more than three years after the storms. Sadly, this is not the case. There remains much to do; many people still have not returned to the area, and many of those who have continue to struggle. Abita B.C. has contributed well over half a million bucks to the recovery efforts thru their line of Fleur-de-lis t-shirts, hats, ribbon pins and car magnets, and their "Restoration Ale." Good beer, for a good cause. For more information about the brewery, brewpub and/or scheduled tours, call (985) 893-3143 or check out their web site at www.abita.com. For additional details about the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, visit www.LouisianaHelp.org and consider supporting the LDRF by ordering some of Abita's Fleur-de-lis merch.
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