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:

5.0%

Abita Brewing Company - Turbo Dog

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 30
  • Serving Temperature: 40-45° F
Sort of an unusual name for a beer, but its workin for us! We think that Turbodog most likely gets its name as this big dog packs a bit more of a punch than the rest of the brewerys lineup at 6% ABV. This puppy is brewed with Chinook and Willamette hops, and a combination of British Pale, Caramel, and Chocolate malts, a combination that gives this full-bodied pooch a rich body and dark color. Look for a sweet malty (and wet) nose followed by a sweet chocolate-toffee like flavor. Youll not find many hops while lapping this tasty nectar, but you find heaps of flavor! Overall, a full flavored malty hound that would match up perfectly with your favorite beef or lamb dish.
The Abita Brewing Company is the oldest craft brewery in the southeast. It was established in 1986 and is located about 60 miles north of New Orleans in Abita Springs, LA. The word abita” means spring” in the Choctaw language. So, one might argue that the brewery is actually located in Spring Springs, LA. A bit redundant and repetitive, dont you think?

The Abita Brewing Company is one of the more popular gathering places for this small town of about 2,000. They offer a full-service restaurant, which is housed in the renovated building where they used to brew and bottle their beers up until 1994. It features handcrafted cypress window frames, a bar made from cypress and slate, and beaded wainscoting. From either of the two dining rooms, one of which can be reserved for private parties, visitors have a view of the Tammany Trace Hiking Trail. From the main dining room, there is also a view of the 15-barrel brewhouse.

Within this wonderfully designed brewpub, they also manage to brew some tasty beverages, including root beer. Some of the styles of beer they brew are bock, wheat, amber, golden, red ale, fall fest (Oktoberfest), purple haze (Raspberry Wheat), Christmas Ale, the TurboDog, and a German Style beer called AndyGator. Not only do they bottle their beers for sale, they also have some specialty beers that only available at the brewpub.

For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (985) 892-5837 or check out their web site at www.abita.com.
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