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Abita Brewing Co. begins bottling beer.

Abita Brewing Co. begins bottling beer

The Abita Brewing Co., a microbrewery in Abita Springs, LA, has expanded and is now marketing bottled beer in the Baton Rouge, LA area.

When the brewery was launched three years ago by Rush Cummings and Jim Patton, all of their product was sold in kegs, mostly to New Orleans bars. But all that has changed since the founders bought a German bottling machine 15 months ago, and are currently bottling half the beer.

"We'll end up with one-third kegs and two-thirds bottles," Patton said. "Considering five percent of the beer sold in the state is draft, that's pretty good."

Patton added that the majority of the people who drink the brewery's two major beers complained that it could not be purchased in stores. These comments, plus the fact that there is more profit in bottled beer, led to the change, Cummings said.
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Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Nov 27, 1989
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