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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dixie Beer

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Dixie Beer
Dixie Brewing Company
2401 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA USA
Est. 1907

Brain Damage Quotient = 4.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Clear light golden color.
Two finger crisp white head that leaves slight lacing.
Sweet, malty and slight grainy smell.
Fresh lager taste with nice hops finish found in European pilseners.
Good amount of carbonation.
Light bodied; refreshing.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
A fine and surprising lager from New Orleans.  This company survived Hurricane Katrina after the century old brewery was nearly completely destroyed.

This brewery dates back to 1907.  The only other New Orleans brewery, Falstaff, has since closed, leaving Dixie with the distinction of being the only brewery located inside the city of New Orleans.  Dixie has been under contract during the rebuilding process, post hurricane.

I found this to be an unassuming bottle; the label is fairly plain, save for the flourishes around the logo. I didn't really give it much thought when perusing the nearby beer vault in search of things not sampled.  Oening, pouring and looking at the beer still didn't offer any hints of what lay in wait.  What I found upon the first sip was a very clean and refreshing beer that is certainly worthy of standing up to any other of the macro beer's flagship brands.

Give it a try.  Let's help rebuild New Orleans one bottle at a time!

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