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Abita Brewing Company

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Address: 21084 Highway 36, Abita Springs, LA
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11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Founded in 1986, Abita was the first craft brewery to open in the...

Founded in 1986, Abita was the first craft brewery to open in the Southeast. Today, we produce 160,000 barrels of beer annually in a range of great tasting, unpretentious styles including Abita Amber, Purple Haze, and Wrought Iron IPA. Located just north of New Orleans, we recently completed a three-year, $30 million state-of-the-art expansion of the brewery that will increase our capacity to 400,000 barrels while introducing groundbreaking environmental advancements to the brewing process.

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Free soda samples and games. Tour free for kids and five dollars for adults includes 5 drink samples of beer and/or sodas. Friendly patriotic staff. Met two WWII veterans who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brusly, Louisiana
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Brusly, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Free soda samples and games. Tour free for kids and five dollars for adults includes 5 drink samples of beer and/or sodas. Friendly patriotic staff. Met two WWII veterans who visit periodically.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome tour. Daryl & Rick did a great tour. At $5 for a guided tour, it's a good value and you get 4 tokens for 4 oz beers. An added plus is the samples they will give you.

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Brenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have made the Abita Brewery a stop on two different trips and it keeps on getting better. This is a growing Brew and they are working for perfection. The Technological changes made in the ten year visit gap were amazing. Try it, if beer is part of your bucket list, make this journey!

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Hammond, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$5 for the tour. You get 4 doubloons which gets you four 4oz tastes from the tasting bar. Cool place to hang with friends at the tap room. I like that they had flights so we could taste a bunch of different beers.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have drank Abita beer for years & finally got the opportunity to visit the brewery. It was a wonderful time! They have a beautiful facility & tap room. After the tour we sat at the bar for a few hours & tried samples of several beers including some you can only taste there. The staff was very friendly &... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit! Everyone was amazingly nice, chatty, helpful..... brewery is incredible. Highly recommended if you are a beer lover and in the area!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour of the Abita Brewery. Dennis was knowledgeable and did an awesome job with answering questions. They have a nice gift shop as well. With the tour you get four 4 oz tastes of their beers and or sodas. The tap room will also be kind enough to let you taste what's new on tap.

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Marksville, LA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very sparse inside with few products but really nice building and nice tshirts. We did not take the tour due to time but impressive for such a small town!

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LaGrange, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have enjoyed Abita for sometime. Visited the tasting room with family and a 9 month old. They were more than welcoming and the beer was good. I was there several years ago and the brewery has grown quite a bit. The people are friendly and the beer is good. If you enjoy beer and friendly people this would be... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

In town on business and stopped by for a visit after work. Missed the daily tours but the kind bar keep offered a video tour for free. She was awesome and went beyond the call of duty. Also got to sample a bunch of the beers. My favorite has always been the Amber but the Macchiato Milk Stout is incredible.... More 

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