You can now savor your bottle of Abita beer a little longer, and quite possibly, not have to make that long journey back to the fridge altogether. The Abita Springs brewery has just released its two most potent brews, Abbey Ale and Andygator (both 8 percent alcohol by volume), in 22 oz. bottles.
Available at four Lafayette locations, Albertson’s on the Evangeline Thruway, Marcello’s Wine Market, Phillipe’s Wine Cellar and Rouse's in Youngsville, the new jumbo bottles come with a “hand-painted look” designed by Innovative Advertising in Covington.
In a press release, David Blossman, Abita Brewing Company President, sums up the simple genius behind the new product. “The bottles are bigger than our other Abita brews,” he says, “a full 22 ounces.” Brilliant.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.