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Abita Brewing Company

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Address: 21084 Highway 36, Abita Springs, LA
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Founded in 1986, Abita was the first craft brewery to open in the...

Founded in 1986, Abita was the first craft brewery to open in the Southeast. Today, we produce 160,000 barrels of beer annually in a range of great tasting, unpretentious styles including Abita Amber, Purple Haze, and Wrought Iron IPA. Located just north of New Orleans, we recently completed a three-year, $30 million state-of-the-art expansion of the brewery that will increase our capacity to 400,000 barrels while introducing groundbreaking environmental advancements to the brewing process.

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The tour is cool to do will also give you 4 tasting coins to use for tasting. They also have a tap room. The Boot (Louisiana exclusive) is good light beer, Wrought Iron IPA... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is cool to do will also give you 4 tasting coins to use for tasting. They also have a tap room. The Boot (Louisiana exclusive) is good light beer, Wrought Iron IPA stronger than the Big Easy IPA (has a better taste), Mardi Gras is real good, Peach great smell and taste, Orange is good also, 30th Anniversary... More 

Thank Tim T
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up to visit Abita Brewing whole we were visiting New Orleans for NYE 2016-17. The drive up took about 50 minutes and allowed us to drive across the Pontchartrain Causeway, which is the longest bridge over a continuous body of water in the world. The brewery offers tours of the facilities, although they were not available the day... More 

Thank raoulduke1977
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove up here from the French Quarter as a day trip. Well worth the trip and a great change of pace from the crowds in downtown New Orleans

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place..not only was the beer tastings awesome the employees are wonderful. Even had some pilot beer!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here several times over the past few years and it never gets old. They develop new beers on a yearly basis and have the old standbys too. For $5 you get the tour and 4 tokens to taste four different beers in 4 oz glass. They have craft soda too so bring the kids. The King Cake Soda... More 

Thank grammyK2763
New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a fantastic tour I can not believe it was free. We had a fabulous time on the tour and an even better time at the tasting. The guides were super knowledgeable and knew just how to keep everyone interested. I really liked how they helped you create your own mixes at the tasting. Abita beer is so good I... More 

Thank AleahsMom
Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

They have a lot of selection today 28 today friendly people tours are fun and informative. And beer. Are great. IPA are my favorite

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We took our extended family to this tour while everyone was in town for Thanksgiving. We all had a great time. Dennis, our tour leader, explained everything in the brewery and gave an excellent tour. My entire family had a great time...even the non-beer drinkers. It costs $5 an adult and with that you get 4 tokens to get a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Good beer selection and fun environment for a group or a couple. If you like local activities, this is for you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We went to the Abita Brewing Company for the tour. You can get 4 tastings with your tour fee of $5.00. We also decided to taste some of the experimental beers and review them. There is a bar area with games and tables to enjoy hanging out after the tour. Abita is a pretty little town.

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