Dogwood Micro Of The Month Mix Up: Abita



Each month, Dogwood Tavern offers a different craft beer on special during their Happy Hour (Monday-Friday, 3pm-7pm). They call the beer their "Micro of the Month" and during happy hour it runs for $3 a glass. 


The bar was all scheduled to receive Abita's Mardi Gras Bock in time for Mardi Gras, but instead a mix up with the distributor switched up their plans. Instead they ended up with the Abita Spring IPA.

However, just in time for Mardi Gras, the right beer was delivered, and is now on tap and ready to go all month long. Laissez les bons temps rouler!



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Abita Mardi Gras Bock


Brewery: Abita Brewing Company
Location: Abita Springs, LA
Distance From FC: 1,100 Miles
Style: Maibock
Other That Style: Rogue Dead Guy Ale
ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 25
Beer Advocate Score: 78
Beer Advocate Pro Score: 88
Rate Beer Score: 35
Rate Beer Style Score: 32
Legend's Score: N/A
Brewer's Description: Mardi Gras Bock (January – March) is the first of our seasonal brews. Abita Bock is brewed with pale, pilsner and caramel malts and German Perle hops. Our bock is similar to German maibocks with its rich malt flavor and full body. A perfect choice during Carnival season in New Orleans. Gruy√©re, Emmental and Swiss are nice cheese choices with Bock. Great with roasted beef or pork. Try it with Mexican food, too. (via Abita)

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Before the right beer came in, Dogwood had the Abita Spring IPA on tap. The Spring IPA is far superior to the Mardi Gras. I wish they would switch back when they kill the Mardi Gras keg. Heres the details on the Abita Spring IPA.




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Abita Spring IPA


Brewery: Abita Brewing Company
Location: Abita Springs, LA
Distance From FC: 1,100 Miles
Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.2%
IBU: 65
Beer Advocate Score: 84
Beer Advocate Pro Score: N/A
Rate Beer Score: 79
Rate Beer Style Score: 49
Legend's Score: 4/5
Brewer's Description: Spring IPA (March-May) is a West Coast-style IPA with an up-front intense hop flavor and aroma. Amarillo and Centennial hops give the brew a rich and resinous flavor of citrus and spice. This bright pale ale has a malt sweetness that will give way to a pleasant bitterness. It pairs well with Mexican or spicy Szechwan Chinese food. Spring IPA is a nice accompaniment for cheeses with strong flavors, like sharp cheddar or goat cheese. (via Abita)

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