Drinking: Local Brews

Being an ex-smoker, I don’t drink a lot of beer. Some people prefer coffee with their cigarettes; I always preferred beer. And the cheaper the beer usually the more I crave a cigarette. It’s truly the only time I crave one. So I rarely drink.

Yet, I do enjoy a good beer every now and then without a cigarette. Now, I’m no expert on craft beers. I have no problem with PBR and Miller High Life. Yet, if I’m going to spend the money on beer I prefer to shop locally. That’s why I’m happy we live in an area with so many good local beers.

NOLA Blonde is my favorite second blonde after my wife. Abita Amber is like an old friend that will never let you down. Purple Haze is the definition of a refreshing beer. Pontchartrain Pilsner from Covington Brewhouse and a dozen raw oysters sounds like a perfect meal to me. So does a piece of king cake with Strawberry Ale, also from Covington Brewhouse. If I’m cooking, my favorite beer is Hopitoulas.

Hopitoulas from NOLA Brewing

Hopitoulas from NOLA Brewing

Don’t worry designated drivers out there. Abita Root Beer is a good as a root beer can be.  In fact, I drink way more of that than any of the above beers.

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