Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Abita S.O.S. (Save Our Shore) - Beer Review



Do you like to think of yourself as a good person? Do you like to drink beer? Now you can be a good person and drink beer by purchasing Abita S.O.S. (Save our Shore). This "Charitable Pilsner" helps raise money for disaster relief from the Gulf Oil Spill. 75 cents from each bottle sold are donated. It's for a good cause, but is it good? Tune in and find out!

Partial Transcript: "On tap - Abita SOS

Hi. My name is James Knott and today we are drinking Abita SOS, also known as Save Our Shore - A Charitable Pilsner. It's brewed by the Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, LA - which was founded in 1986 and is 30 miles north of New Orleans.

SOS is a special release that helps raise money to help with the damage from Oil Spill in the Gulf. 75 cents from each bottle sold will be donated to the SOS charitable fund.

SOS has 7% ABV and 35 IBUs. The company describes it as an "unfiltered Weizen Pils". It used Pilner and wheat malts and is hopped and dry-hopped with Sterling and Perle hops. The brewery says to look for a "sweet malt flavor, and a pleasant bitterness."

Fun fact: The original pilsner beers come from the city of Pilsen in the Czech Republic and were first brewed in the 1840s

Q&A - Is helping charity a good reason to drink beer? Most Americans think of pilsner as an American adjunct lager like Budweiser. How is this different? Can you taste the wheat malts?

Abita SOS scores a (???) on the BBA scale. Buy it and help a good cause - if you're into that kind of thing? Tell us about your favorite pilsner - or charity - in the comment section."

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