Beer of the Week

Abita Mardi Gras Bock

Week of February 16, 2012

Our Bock is similar to a German Maibock in its high malt content, full body and slightly higher alcohol content. Abita Bock is a very popular brew, especially during our Mardi Gras season. Gruyere, Emmental and Swiss are nice cheese choices with Bock.

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What the Brewery Says:

 

Bock (January - March) is the first of our seasonal brews. It is brewed with Perle hops and pale and caramel malts. Our Bock is similar to a German Maibock in its high malt content, full body and slightly higher alcohol content. Abita Bock is a very popular brew, especially during our Mardi Gras season. Gruyere, Emmental and Swiss are nice cheese choices with Bock. Great with roasted beef or pork. Try it with Mexican food too.

 

ABV: 6.5 pecent

IBU: 25

Color: 13

 

More About the Brewery:

 

Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans.

 

In its first year, the brewery produced 1,500 barrels of beer. We had no idea what we started. Customers loved our beer! By 1994, we outgrew the original site (now our 100 seat brew pub) and moved up the road to a larger facility to keep up with demand.

 

We brew over 90,000 barrels of beer and 5,000 barrels of root beer in our state of the art brewing facility. Our lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality. This pride, along with our brewing process, is what creates our great brews.

 

We are privately owned and operated by local shareholders, many who have been with us since day one.

 

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.

 

In Abita, we are blessed with the purest of water. Drawn from our deep wells, our pristine water is not altered in any way.

 

Abita Beer has no preservatives, additives or stabilizers and is cold filtered. The result is beer that is the finest and freshest tasting as proven by our loyal customers and great chefs of the south who use Abita Beer in their recipes.

We're proud of our brewery and the beers we make. Try Abita Beer today and taste a bit of the South!

 



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2 Comments · Abita Mardi Gras Bock

  • While Abita Beers are very good and VERY EASY TO DRINK. It almost seems that they focus too much on the water aspect of the beer. Every single one of their beers finishes almost suddenly and abruptly.

    This is worth a try though.

  • I had this beer about a week ago and was pleasantly surprised by its flavor and ease of drinkability. My previous experience with bock beers have been from Wisconsin and the upper midwest, I was surprised that a beer form Louisiana could interpret this style so well! Give it a try!!

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