Abita Now in Cans!
Abita Brewing Company has started the roll out of three of its flagship brews in cans: Amber, Purple Haze® and Jockamo I.P.A.®. The Abita cans are now in stores, restaurants and bars in the New Orleans area with wider distribution across the region and the nation soon to follow.
David Blossman, Abita Brewing Company President . “We’ve made it even easier to bring Abita to the party, wherever it’s happening.”
“For many years people associated craft beer with glass bottles only, but the perception and the technology of the aluminum beverage can has really changed. We feel confident that today’s cans are a quality solution that will preserve and protect the flavor of Abita,” said Blossman.
The new Abita cans will be coated with a special water-based lining to protect and preserve the great taste of the beer. This lining insulates the beer from the can’s interior surface. Canning also limits exposure to UV light and oxygen, two elements that can damage the taste of beer.
For Abita drinkers that must have the bottles, no worries, Abita will continue packaging in glass just as they have since they began brewing in 1986.