I’ve learned from locals that springtime here can only be paired with one beverage and that is the Strawberry flavored lager from the local Louisiana brewery, Abita.
Trying to obtain a Strawberry Abita has given me pretty good insight into what it must have been like during prohibition. Local stores get shipments about once a week and they are usually sold out in a few hours.
So when I accidentally stumbled upon a store after it had just received their weekly allotment, I felt compelled to stock up for the season as if the apocalypse was nearing.
It’s good, it’s light, it has an interesting strawberry aftertaste without being sweet, but when I tasted it, I was kind of expecting something out-of-this-world-amazing because of all the hype.
When I mentioned this to a few people, they looked at me in disbelief. We agreed this might be one of those things that only locals “get.” Kind of like Yuengling in the Northeast.