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Update: Dixie Beer Returns to the Bay Area

By William Brand
Friday, December 14th, 2007 at 6:51 am in Uncategorized.

DixieIt took nearly two months, but Dixie Beer** and Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager*** and Dixie Jazz Amber Light** are back in stock in Bay Area stores.

Just got a note from Beverages & More that Blackened Voodoo Lager and the other two are now in stock at their stores. Blackened Lager is a very drinkable, Vienna-Marzen-Oktoberfest style lager; fairly malty, hint of hops.

Background: Hurricane Katrina and the looting that followed dealt Dixie Beer, a century-old New Orleans brewery, an almost fatal blow. No beer’s been brewed there since Katrina. However, the owners are struggling to build a smaller brewery on the site as part of an office or condo development. Nothing’s been done, but they’re hoping.

In the meantime, they’ve contract brewed their first beers since Katrina at a brewry in Monroe, WI. This is the beer that’s reaching the Bay Area now.

My suggerstion and what I’m going to do: Buy a sixer, toast New Orleans tonight.

Find out more about Dixie Beer and Katrina here.

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