St. Tammany Taste Quick Bites: Abita Brew Pub

The story of Abita Beer, Louisiana’s first craft brewery, all began in the sleepy little town of Abita Springs. In 1986, the Blossman family ventured into the business at a downtown Abita Springs location — a 100-seat brew pub, which they completely outgrew by 1994. Today, Abita Brew Pub is owned and operated by the second generation of the Essaied family who continue to serve delicious American fare in a comfortable, casual atmosphere right on the Abita Springs Trailhead.

Every November, the world comes straight to the pub’s door when they host the annual Abita Fall Fest, bringing 12 hours of nonstop music, food, and fun. We sat down with Anthony Essaied and his ace volunteer Jamie Foster to learn more about the Brew Pub’s story and the Abita Fall Fest.

Make plans now to attend the 2022 Abita Fall Fest, happening November 4th and 5th in downtown Abita Springs!