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Abita Tasting at Live Oaks

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Apr 28th, 2015

Abita Brewery was on hand at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom to tap a special cask of Bourbon Barrel Aged Macchiato Stout.  The beer was produced in the brewhouse and fermented in the same manner as their regular Macchiato Stout. During aging espresso dolce coffee beans were added to the aging, tank to add a strong coffee flavor and aroma to the beer. Afterwards, it was aged in American Oak and Bourbon barrels, imparting different flavors and aroma to the beer. After aging for 8-12 weeks the barrels were blended together and cask conditioned. The result was a sweet stout with flavors of coffee, honey, toffee, vanilla and bourbon.  After the tasting, guests were treated to a great show of live music featuring The TonTons and The Suffers.