Since moving to the South I have developed a new love: Abita beer. We could find their regular brews at a few bars around St. Louis, but down here you can find it everywhere, even the supermarket.
Their regular brews like Turbo Dog or Purple haze can be found lots of places, but the real fun in Abita is their seasonal harvest brews. All fall we had a pack of their Pecan Ale in the fridge. And yes, it tastes like pecans. In the summer, they have a Satsuma wit that is like biting into a ripe orange.
For spring, though, we ran across a pack of their Strawberry harvest lager. Light and fresh, with just a hint of strawberry, it (like the other harvest brews) is still a beer, but the strawberry is still present.
The Renaissance Man and I are planning on drinking this with crawfish boil #5 today. It would pair well with salads and lighter meals. I think it will offset the crawfish spiciness well.
If you want to learn more about the Abita Brewery in Louisiana, visit their website. It is well designed and has information on all of their brews. I’d love to increase interest in this local brewery so we can hopefully see it offered in bars across the US.