Abita Beer's “Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale”
We began crafting this new beer from the moment we saw our brewery had been miraculously spared any major damage from Hurricane Katrina. We are proud to be a Louisiana company and feel blessed that we are still able to produce our product and keep our employees working.Why the name Fleur-de-lis?
The Fleur-de-lis name and symbol were chosen for this very special beer with a dual purpose in mind. It’s a well recognized symbol of New Orleans, but it is also a symbol of light and life. The Fleur-de-lis was adopted long ago by ancient warriors who safely found their way through treacherous waters by following the water lilies. This golden ale’s label is decorated with purple and green combining colors historically representing justice, hope and generosity.
When is it available? How much goes to charity?
This golden ale brew should hit store shelves the week of October 3rd. For every six pack sold Abita Beer will donate $1 to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation
Can you describe the brew?
Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale is made with English Pale, Lager, Crystal and Cara Pils malted barley. We liberally hopped and dry hopped our Ale with American Cascade and Centennial hops and fermented it with California Ale yeast. The result is a brilliant gold ale with a rich body, mild bitterness and a snappy fresh citrus hop flavor and aroma.
I'm just hoping the Abita folks aren't using the area water in their brewing process. I haven't seen the beer, but if you get a six and notice an oily substance floating on the top, well, just remember you've helped out and then take your bottle to the nearest hazmat facility. (I kid: I'm sure it's fine! Really.)