Though the eventual consequences of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill are still being determined, the damage done to the seafood industry along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana is a very present and tangible reality. Families which have fished and shrimped in the murky waters off the Mississippi delta for generations are facing an end to not only their jobs but also tradition.
Thankfully, Abita Brewery has jumped in to help support the ailing Louisiana seafood industry. For each bottle of SOS (Save Our Shore) Pilsner sold, 75¢ will go towards revitalizing the environment and the fishing industry in the Gulf. Brewed with wheat and pilsner hops, this unfiltered, golden delight is as refreshing as it is delicious (think the best qualities of Samuel Adams Nobile Pils and Blue Moon combined). For lovers of fresh gulf seafood, drinking to excess finally guarantees at least one positive consequence.
If you are unable to find SOS brews in your area, Abita is also selling stylish SOS caps, clothing, magnets, and pins on their website with 100% of the profits going directly to charity.
By Scott Mannear