Abita Root Beer is made with a hot mix process using spring water, herbs, vanilla and yucca (which creates foam). Unlike most soft drink manufacturers, Abita sweetens its root beer with pure Louisiana cane sugar. The resulting taste is reminiscent of soft drinks made in the 1940s and 1950s, before bottlers turned to corn sugar and fructose. Some soft drink makers add caffeine to their product, but Abita is naturally caffeine-free.
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an old-fashioned root beer float. Abita Root Beer can also be used in cooking to create delicious glazes and sauces as well as cakes and other desserts, or you can keep it simple just pour it into a frosty mug and slurp loudly through a straw.
Features of Abita Root Beer:
- Brewed near New Orleans, Louisiana
- A touch of vanilla for creaminess and a pinch of yucca to produce a lacy collar of foam
- Sweetened with only Louisiana cane sugar
- Naturally caffeine-free
- 12 ounce glass bottles
About Abita Brewing Company
On March 9, 1995 Abita Root Beer joined the list of products brewed and bottled by the Abita Brewing Company. It is the first soft drink offered by the company which specializes in micro brewed lagers and ales.
An adaptation of the original Abita Beer logo is used on the bottle labels. The design by New Orleans artist Sally Koch features a navy blue background with a stylized sheaf of green sugar cane.
Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. They brew over 151,000 barrels of beer and 9,100 barrels of root beer in their state-of-the-art brewing facility. Abita Root Beer is brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality. This pride, along with our brewing process, is what creates our great brews. In Abita Springs, the Abita Brewing Company is blessed with the purest of water. Drawn from deep wells, their pristine water is not altered in any way.