The Abita Brewing Co. just announced that its popular Andygator will soon be available in six-packs for the first time and a new Grapefruit Harvest IPA will be joining the popular Abita Harvest line of brews.
“This announcement is going to make people very happy,” said David Blossman, president of Abita Beer. “Andygator has a huge following and consumers have been clamoring for it in six-packs for a very long time. Although it has been available as a draft brew since the beginning and in 22-oz bottles for some time, our old packaging line didn’t have the capacity to handle production of Andygator six-packs. With our new line and planned improvements to the brewhouse, we’re ready to start rolling out Andygator in this format in October.”
Abita Andygator is a high-gravity brew made with pale malt, German lager yeast and German Perle hops. Unlike other high-gravity brews, Andygator is fermented to a dry finish with a slightly sweet flavor and subtle fruit aroma. Reaching an alcohol strength of 8 percent by volume, it is a Helles Doppelbock. The brew will also continue to be sold in 22-oz bottles and as a draft brew. Abita Grapefruit IPA looks to join the Abita Harvest brews in December.
“Grapefruit and hops pair well together,” said David Blossman. “In fact, many hops have grapefruit characteristics. That’s what makes Abita Grapefruit Harvest I.P.A. a natural choice.”
The new brew will make its debut as a part of the Abita Harvest line of brews in December. All Abita Harvest brews are made with ingredients grown in Louisiana and harvested at the height of the season to capture the most flavor for these unique brews. Abita Harvest brews are available for a limited time and in limited quantities. Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA is a brilliant golden brew with a subtle zest of grapefruit flavor and aroma that enhances the strong hop character. The bright, snappy brew is made with real Louisiana Ruby Red grapefruit, pale, pilsner, wheat and caramel malts and cascade hops.