Abita Purple Haze
Abita Purple Haze is a lager brewed with real raspberries which are added after filtration. It is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. The berries add a fruity aroma, tartly sweet taste and a subtle purple color and haze, in which you might even see fruit pulp in the beer.
Glass to Use:
Fruit Beers are best served in a Tulip, which is a stemmed glass shaped like a tulip.
About the Brewery
The Abita Brewing Company was founded in the Abita Springs, LA, which is 30 miles north of New Orleans. In year one, the brewery produced 1,500 barrels of beer and by 1994, they outgrew the original site (now their 100-seat brew pub) and moved up the road to a larger facility to keep up with demand. The brewery now brews more than 151,000 barrels of beer and 9,100 barrels of root beer. Their lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality, and has been recognized nationally as one of the top craft breweries in the United States.
Tobin’s Review 4 out of 5
Abita Purple Haze has a nice purplish hue. The beer pops with a super fruity raspberry aroma and it’s followed by a nice fruit taste. While it is a fruit beer, it’s not overly sweet or overpowering- as the beer has a nice subtle hint of fruit. It is a great refreshing beer and even Jimi Hendrix would be singing this tune!
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