On my way back to Texas in December I was looking for a place to stop overnight … I was scanning the map (should have been scanning the “Beer Mapping” tool), but I was just using good ole’ Google. I was trying to make my way through New Orleans so I could stop at Cooter Brown’s. Since I had my Mountain Bikes on my car and all my luggage, I didn’t want to stop downtown New Orleans so I was looking for a place up around the I-12/I-10 interchange and realized Abita Springs was up there!! Yes. What did that mean? Well, Abita brewing obviously! After a little more searching I found out they have a brew pub in their Original Brewery.
I pulled into this place and was pleasantly surprised. It was not crowded at all, the people were friendly, and they had a full selection of their beers on tap. I spent a couple of pleasant hours in this place — best of all, they had a cask-conditioned version of Abita’s Restoration Ale. Wow! It was very good.
If you are passing through and would like a refreshing, local brew and some pretty good food I recommend a stop. It was a nice diversion on my drive to Texas!
I understand that the brew pub is not owned by Abita but it was nice anyway. Once I was finished I drove by the Brewery just to say I’d been there — I think they were having their Christmas Party that night! haha.