abita brewery tour

Free beer! Really! Yes, if you visit the Abita brewery, the tour is free.

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The tour of the brewery is free, and both starts and ends with beer tastings.
The free tour starts with "here, have some free beer".
They offer free tours of the brewery every Saturday at 1:00pm and 2:30pm and Sundays at 1:00pm after which you get dumped into the "tasting room." There you encounter four free flowing taps of beer and as many plastic Abita to-go cups you can hold in two hand for as long as you can handle, or til you get kicked out (this is Louisiana, after all.) My friends and I hung out here for at least two hours, drinking as much as possible in that amount of time.
So it's been established: the Abita Brewery tour basically consists of free beer and that's it.
The tour itself is better than other ones I have been to, since you get to relax in the visitors center for awhile, see two short videos about Abita, then have a short-ish walkthrough of the brewery, before returning for more free beer.
Watch a few videos about the company and the tour itself is interesting to see where it's made but nothing special and lasts about 10 minutes- but for the free beer and the experience, it is a great afternoon weekend trip to the Northshore.
The tour of the brewery is short and sweet because the main attraction is the free hour of beer at the Tasting Room.
I don't mean to be a total downer with the "that's it," but being that they give you free beer before you even start the tour, the "tour" itself is pretty anticlimactic.
FREE ABITA BEER! The tour is free, and the waiting area (Tasting Room as they call it) has self-serve beer on tap and plenty of seating: at the bar, a few tables and chairs and a couch.
I've toured several other breweries and they actually bring you around to see how the beer is made (at the Budweiser brewery you get to see the Clydesdales!) The "tour" here is like a 3 minute video, then they herd you into 2 different rooms and yell unintelligibly into microphones for about 5 minutes.
Definitely come here if you beer, especially Abita! Super friendly staff here, all you can drink beer, and a lovely tour that's not too short, not too long.
Honestly who doesn't love going to a brewery? Who doesn't love free beer? Who doesn't love free beer especially when it happens to be Abita? Well not that many people will tell you no.
Abita uses only the finest ingredients– British and North American malted barley, German and American yeast strains, Pacific Northwest hops and the pure artesian water of Abita Springs.
Drawn from deep wells, the pure artesian water of Abita Springs which is the heart of Abita Beer is not altered in any way.
The result is a fine, fresh-tasting beer enjoyed by thousands of loyal customers and great chefs of the south who use Abita Beer in their recipes.
Inside the French doors you can take a seat at the 24-foot, polished mahogany bar and enjoy samples of almost every Abita Beer.
Abita brews over 151,000 barrels of beer and 9,100 barrels of root beer in its state-of-the-art brewing facility.
  Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods of Abita Springs, 30 miles north of New Orleans.
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Learn more about Abita Beer by visiting or for more information, call 985-893-3143 ext.
Abita Beer has no preservatives, additives or stabilizers and is cold filtered.
View Abita-inspired art and shop for Abita Beer merchandise.
The Tasting Room is where all tours of the Abita Brewery begin and end.
The Brew Pub is actually located in the old Abita Brewery, where the beer was made before they moved to newer facilities.
The Brew Pub is a restaurant that happens to serve Abita beer, and the Brewery is a brewery that happens to brew Abita beer.
Atmosphere – The Abita Brewery and the Abita Brew Pub are actually in two different locations, but are both close to each other in rural Abita Springs, LA.
Needless to say, there is a rural southern atmosphere in Abita Springs, but it’s not as if you’ll need to drive far out into the country to get to the Brewery or the Brew Pub.
Went here right after we got done drinking some free beer and taking the pretty boring and somewhat uninformative tour over at the brewery just down the road as part of a bachelor party trip my buddy put together for me.
Selection – The draft selection at the Brew Pub comes in at around a dozen brews on tap, mostly Abita brews with one or two guest beers (Rogue Dead Guy Ale was on tap when we last visited) that change from time to time.
The quality of the beer at the tasting stations on the tour in the brewery is also good, but you’d really hope that it would be.
You can sample most of the current Abita options at the Brewery on the tour, but everything is served in plastic cups even if the style calls for something else.
As we entered, we were greeted by a friendly staff who directed us to our "pour our own beer" bar! Definitely a unique experience! After a round, we took about a 5-10 minute tour of the brewery.
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The project is expected to double the capacity of Abita’s brew house, as well as allow the company to introduce new products, Abita Beer President David Blossman said recently.
shows what a $12 million expansion to the brew house, cellar space and visitor’s center will look like upon completion.Abita Brewing Co.
Abita is using the German Krones Group for this expansion, a company it has been doing business with since the brewery’s last expansion in 2001.
An additional 17,500 square feet will be added at the site of the current brewery on Louisiana 36 in between Abita and Covington, Blossman said.
In 1994, Abita moved its brewery from its original site in the middle of Abita Springs along the Tammany Trace and into the larger facility on Louisiana 36 a few miles away.
Abita is distributed across the country, and Blossman said the company recently started exporting to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Honduras and Italy.
The new brew house will increase Abita’s energy efficiency by 30 percent, Blossman said.
Look who’s in town! Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher visited Abita Brewery Friday afternoon.
According to E! News, they ate at Tacos & Beer and stopped by the Slidell Soda Shop.