Abita Brewing Co. To Launch New Beer For LA, Only

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Abita Brewing Co.'s has a new brew but it's only going to be available in Louisiana.

         The latest creation, called The Boot, will go on sale Oct. 3.

         On Monday, the Abita Springs-based brewery announced the new beer was crafted to show the company's appreciation for people in its home state.

         President and Chief Executive David Blossman says they wanted to create something special for Louisiana residents — "the folks who have been with us from the start."

         The Boot is brewed with white wheat, oats and barley, hopped with Hallertau Blanc and fermented with German Kolsch yeast. Abita brewmaster Mark Wilson describes the new beer as "easy drinking, crisp and smooth, with an interesting flavor that will please any type of drinker and will be your perfect go-to beer."

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