Entries tagged ‘New Orleans’

  • 01.15.15Abita Purple Haze: Was In My Brain

    I’ve been drinking a fair amount of Abita beer over the last month or two. I’m trying to identify a house signature while at the same time becoming familiar with the entire Abita family of beers. It’s not that I find Abita particularly fascinating — I don’t, mostly because their beers tend towards lighter bodied brews than I usually prefer, but I enjoy the tasting challenges anyway. My latest foray into the Abita product line is Purple Haze.

  • 21.3.15Abita Amber: Light and Uninspiring

    While sharing his wisdom on life with Bart one day, Homer Simpson told his son to never be afraid of weasling out of things. “It’s what separates men from animals…except for weasels.” he said. I couldn’t agree more, and while I’ve been weasling out of finishing up with my tasting notes on the Abita product line, I’m finally figuring that maybe I should be un-weasel like today and pop open a cool Abita Amber and see how it stacks up against the rest of the Abita stable of brews.

  • 22.24.09Good Times Currently Rolling at Mardi Gras

    Party-goers woke up early this morning to begin Fat Tuesday celebrations in New Orleans. Hundreds of floats hit the French Quarter streets as the Bacchanalian blowout continued just hours after the end of Monday night’s Mardi Gras parade on Bourbon Street.

  • 1011.3.08Abita Turbo Dog: Man’s Best Friend

    Picture yourself in the Big Easy. It’s a steaming, sultry, freggin’ hot July night, and college kids stagger out of Bourbon Street dives with Irish names to chuck up their happy hour hurricanes. But that’s not what brought you to N’Awlins.