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Abita Brewing Company

21084 Highway 36, Covington, LA
800/737-2311 or 504/893-3143
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Covington
Type: Breweries
Description: Although this brewery didn't sell its first drink until 1986, its beers have quickly become popular throughout the South.
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Ft. Collins
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

So we weren't just thrilled over this beer, but for a light, refreshing brew it wasn't bad. Citrus notes, finishes clean. But then, we're spoiled living in Colorado where you can get any type of microbrew imaginable haha

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colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Went here to taste the Abita beer, had a few and all were average for a micro brewery, other problem was beer had very little carbonation and almost tasted flat, food was good but pricey, the bartender seem to simply ignore me for the first 3-4 minutes I was at the bar in front of her and really was not... More

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Newark, DE
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Got a chance to visit the Abita Brewery and their Brew Pub while in New Orleans for a few days and I was overwhelmed by the employees and staff there. From my server in the restaurant to the tour staff, tasting room and gift shop staff, their main concern was making me feel welcome and being sure that I got... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

...then this is the tour for you. There is no charge for the tour, which begins with brief intro about the company and the beers. Then the bar opens. For half an hour you are welcome to pour yourself samples of any of the beers (or root beer) that are on tap. Then the actual tour begins. It lasts about... More

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Naperville, Illinois, USA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tour last about an hour, but most of the time is spent in the bar area sampling beers and watching a video. The tour itself is only about 5-10 minutes

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

OK food. Nice grounds. Hard to find. We went with a big group. Wish there was some more special beers that i couldn't get anywhere else.

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Covington, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Abita Beer is becoming a favorite locally and all over the world. Special tours of the brewery and beer tastings are given free. They are very informative. Food card recipes with beer descriptions on the reverse side(kinda neat and useful). Do check for times and go early for a ticket to get in the next tour!! The brewery is located... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice little brewery. It is amazing to see how suck a small brewery is getting their tasty beverage so far out there. I am a fan.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The brewer offers free 1 hour tours and tasting. There is no skimping on the tasting but you have limited time - about an hour. The folks that run the tours are great. There is a gift shop and some specialties you can purchase. They brew root beer and though I'm not much of a soft drink person, the root... More

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Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stopped by for a cold brew and added an order of fried artichoke hearts - wow! These were perfect with the seasonal dark beer we enjoyed. Definitely will be returning - maybe by bicycle since this place is adjacent to a "Rails to Trails" bike path conversion. Highly recommended.

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