Abita Announces Its Strawberry Lager Now Available Year Round
Abita Brewing Company announced big news yesterday -- its seasonal favorite, Abita Strawberry Lager, will now be available all year long.
Since its inception, the highly anticipated seasonal offering was only available for about three months out of the year.
“We created Strawberry Lager 15 years ago for a local strawberry festival and it took off immediately, becoming one of our most sought-after season brews. It was the first strawberry beer produced in the state. Fans have made it clear that they want it year-round, and we now have the capacity to make it year-round,” said David Blossman, president and CEO of Abita Brewing Co.
Abita says their Strawberry Lager is the only beer brewed with Louisiana strawberries. It's made with Pilsner and Wheat malts and Vanguard hops, resulting in a light gold lager with a subtle strawberry flavor and smell.
“We harvest the strawberries at the end of the crop year at the point when they are the sweetest, which enables the beer to have such a distinct flavor. We will use about 120,000 pounds of strawberries to be able to deliver Strawberry year-round,” said Brewmaster Mark Wilson.
You can get this lager in glass bottles, as well as 12 oz and 19.2 oz cans, and quarter and half draft kegs. Abita is sold across the country in bars, grocery stores, liquor stores, restaurants, and convenience stores.