Abita’s Mardi Gras Bock, a German-style Maibock that is a perennial favorite during Carnival.

Louisiana’s Bayou Teche Brewing Co. is also releasing a beer for Carnival. Courir de Mardi Gras is the brewery’s first seasonal release and it honors Acadiana’s rural Mardi Gras traditions.

Back Forty Brewing, who on Dec. 29 brewed the first-ever batch of beer at its Gadsden brewery, will be releasing a special Joe Cain Porter, a vanilla porter that will be available only on draft for a very limited amount of time. Read more..