Most of the new breweries that have opened in the U.S. over the past three decades have been small breweries and brewpubs, which are often termed “craft breweries” to differentiate them from the larger and older breweries. It used to be that American craft brewers took cues from Belgium, Britain, and Germany. Now the industry has come full circle, and breweries worldwide are looking to the U.S. beer scene for inspiration. More recent craft styles include American Pale Ale, American IPA, India Pale Lager, Black IPA, and the American “Double” or “Imperial” IPA. Forget Budweiser, Miller and Coors, beer in America is in the vanguard of the craft beer revolution. There’s never been a better time to be a beer drinker in America.
4 Hands Cast Iron Brown is an American Brown Ale brewed with hefty malts. At first, the beer explodes in the mouth with carbonation; the chocolate and slightly burnt toast flavors emerge and last. Oats smooth the sip, creating a creamy, round body, while roasted bitterness grows in the back, leaving milk chocolate in its wake.
4 Hands Divided Sky IPA pours straw in color with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. The aroma is fairly light but quite pleasant. It combines a citrusy hop aroma with that of a tropical sweetness of pineapple and mango. The rye provides a slightly spicy flavor and a full mouth-feel. Drink fresh!
Abita Amber is a Munich style lager brewed with crystal malt and Perle hops. It has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor and a rich amber color. Abita Amber was the first beer offered by the brewery and continues to be their leading seller.
Abita Amber is used frequently in recipes of great Louisiana chefs. Because of its smooth, malty flavor, try it with smoked sausages, Louisiana boudin, or even with caviar. It’s great with crawfish and Cajun food.
6-pack 12oz. Bottles
Abita Brewery Pecan Harvest Beer is made with real Louisiana pecans that have been toasted to perfection. That makes it something really special, because most beers with a nutty flavor or aroma aren’t made with real nuts. The natural oils from the Louisiana pecans give the ale a light pecan finish and aroma. 6pack. 12oz.
Abita Brewery Turbo Dog Ale is a dark brown ale brewed with pale, caramel, and chocolate malts and Willamette hops. Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. Turbo Dog Ale began as a specialty ale, but has gained a huge, loyal following and has become one of Abita Brewery flagship brews. 6-pack 12oz. Bottles.
Anchor Brewing Company Steam Ale derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” seems to have been a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. The brewing methods of those days are a mystery and, although there are many theories, no one can say with certainty why the word “steam” came to be associated with beer. For many decades Anchor alone has used this quaint name for its unique beer. In modern times, “Steam” has become a trademark of Anchor Brewing. 6-pack 12oz. Bottles.
Arcadia Brewing Company London Porter has subtle accent of peat-like Bamberg smoked malt, which is apparent in both the aroma and flavor. It is brewed with seven varieties of premium European malted barley, resulting in note of bittersweet chocolate and coffee that are counter-balanced by a long-sustaining finish of Goldings hops. 6 pack. 12oz.
Arcadia Brewing Company Scotch Ale, tribute to the Scottish Highlands, is a garnet color joined by the aroma of ripe plums and freshly-baked biscuits. The full-bodied texture reveals notes of roasted chestnuts and caramel in a smooth single-malt style of brew, balanced with just the right amount of hop character. 6-pack 12oz. Bottles.
Avery Brewing Company Ellie’s Brown Ale is a beautiful, deep russet brew with the sweet and somewhat nutty character of Adam Avery’s late (1992-2002) Chocolate Lab, for which it is named. Crystal and chocolate malts give this beer a brown sugar maltiness with hints of vanilla and nuts, while subtle hopping gives it an overall drinkability that’s second to none, just like Ellie! 6-pack 12oz. Bottles.
Avery Brewing Company Hog Heaven Barleywine is a barleywine by name weighing in at 9.2 percent ABV but packing 104 IBUs. It's that last number that catches your eye, a number that many very bitter IPAs don't even approach. Hog Heaven pours a reddish amber with a big dirty brown head. It smells like a fragrant, citrus-y IPA. The hops really balance the sweetness of the style. 22oz.
The acidity and hop bitterness of Avery Brewing Company IPA will cut through creamy flavors and textures, providing balance to the pairing. A nice golden yellow with good clarity. The sweet malts are a little more noticeable. A little bitterness, but not annoying. Bitterness mellows out within a short period of time. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. 6-pack 12oz. Bottles.
Avery Brewing Company Out of Bounds Stout is a big, roasty stout and takes flavor to the extreme. Avery Brewing isn’t afraid to use plenty of rich roasted barley and a mountain of hops to give this full-bodied stout that little extra something you’ve been looking for in a beer. This stout goes great with hamburgers, steaks, shepherd’s pie and other hearty endeavors. 6-pack 12oz. Bottles.
Avery Brewing Company Samaels Oaked Ale is a super-caramelly, oak aged English-style strong ale. Perhaps the least hoppy beer they’ve brewed, to accentuate the malt. The oak is very apparent in this rich and high gravity ale, adding additional depth and complexity with a woody and cask-like nose and a pronounced vanilla flavor on the palate. 12oz.
Avery Brewing Company White Rascal Beer is a truly authentic Belgian style wheat or “white” ale, this Rascal is unfiltered (yup, that’s yeast on the bottom) and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel producing a refreshingly fruity thirst quencher. 6-pack 12oz. Bottles.
Avery The Beast Grand Cru Ale is a seducer – accommodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. With a deep burgundy color and aromas of honey, nutmeg, mandarin orange and pineapple, this massive and challenging brew has flavors akin to a beautiful Carribean rum. Dates, plums, raisins and molasses are dominant in a rich vinous texture. 12oz.