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Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 78 Drink: Abita Select Double IPA

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Charlotte hosted a brewery night this evening as part of day two of Charlotte Craft Beer Week. The featured brewers included, Brooklyn, Flying Dog, Heavy Seas, Oskar Blues, Victory, Terrapin and Abita.

We had a Pints for Prostates table set up and got the chance to talk to a bunch of folks about the importance of early detection in the fight against prostate cancer. Special thanks goes out to Erik and the Saucer team, along with Sandy, Brhea and Jake for staffing the table.

Among the special beers on tap was Abita Select Double IPA. This 9.5 percent alcohol by volume beer was a reddish copper color and offered up a strong citrus nose. Plenty of grapefruit in the flavor with just a hint of pine needles in the finish. You will only want one or two of this hop monster of a brew, but don't miss it if you get the chance.

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