A Brewery Which Survived Katrina is Giving Back

The Abita Brewing Co., located just 30 miles north of New Orleans, survived the devastation of hurricanes Katrina and Rita virtually unscathed (the brewery did go without power for a week, rising fermentation temperatures, and Abita had to dump about 1,000 barrels of spoiled beer. But total damages amounted to less than $25,000). Now the brewery is giving back to its less fortunate neighbors to the south.

Abita has been donating $1 from the sale of each six-pack of their Fleur-de-Lis brand to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit group founded in the aftermath of the two hurricanes. When the fundraising effort ends at the end of September, the brewery will have raised more than $500,000 for charity.

Although Abita markets its beers in 34 states, Wilson says, the company relies on its home state for 75 to 80 percent of its sales: “Our slogan is, ‘We’re Louisiana true.’ ” – The Washington Post

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