July 1st
New Abita Beer Aids Oil Spill Victims::The Beer Festival Calendar
Louisiana-based Abita Brewing has established a charitable fund that will help Gulf Coast residents and the environment recover from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The centerpiece of Abita’s fund-raising effort is a new beer called SOS (for “Save Our Shore”).

Abita’s website describes the new beer as an “unfiltered Weizen Pils is made with Pilsner and Wheat malts. It is hopped and dry hopped with Sterling and German Perle hops. It has a brilliant gold color, a sweet malt flavor, and a pleasant bitterness and aroma.” SOS will generate 75 cents for every bottle sold. The website goes on to describe SOS as “a message in a bottle…a distress signal for the troubled waters of our Gulf Coast.”

Even if the beer isn’t available where you live, you can still help out by buying SOS T-shirts, baseball caps, and lapel pins, or donating to the SOS fund.

See article on-line here