Last Wednesday was the Galatoire’s Abita Beer Dinner. The dinner was held in Galatoire’s upstairs private dinning room, probably a good move considering the copious amounts of Abita that was freely flowing. While the various hors d’oeuvres made the rounds, guests were treated to their choice of the maximum strength Andygator or the Barney (1/2 Andygator, 1/2 Purple Haze). Because we’re not likely to make our own Barney, that was the obvious choice for both cupcake and me. She enjoyed it, while I quickly downed it for a full Andygator.
When I journey into the realms of fine dining, I often shy away from beer and instead reach for a wine or hard alcohol. I simply don’t think of beer in those situations, perhaps it is because of the unwritten social rule that beer is somehow “lower class” than wine or scotch, gin, etc.
Well the fine folks at Abita aim to change that perception. Showing that not only can you partake of beer during a fine meal, you can use the beer to compliment and enhance the experience. Enter Abita’s Dinner Series at Galatoire’s.
So it is finally here, the Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager. Don’t believe me, maybe a huge image from Abita’s website will convince you:
By now you’ve had to have seen the huge mountains of Abita Strawberry sixers unceremoniously dumped in the middle of just about every large South Louisiana grocery store. If you haven’t already picked some up, I recommend you do so. Immediately. You can read the rest when you get back.