Dixie Brewing Company | Dixie Beer (New Orleans, Louisiana) has officially announced that it will launch its new Voodoo expansion series, including Crimson Voodoo, Voodoo Queen and Voodoo Doll, in March 2020.
Building off the success of Dixie Beer’s long-standing Blackened Voodoo Lager, the newly-introduced offerings in the Voodoo Series are “made with New Orleans in mind and [are] the first craft [beers] brewed in the new state-of-the-art 85,000 sq. ft., 100-barrel brewhouse located in New Orleans.” The newest Voodoo Series offerings are as follows (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):
- Crimson Voodoo | Raspberry White Ale– A 5.2% ABV fruited White Ale, uses tart, fresh raspberries and a clean hop profile to balance the sweet and spicy orange peel and coriander aromas. Best paired with boiled crawfish, chargrilled oysters and Muffulettas.
“Since opening our doors to our brand new taproom in January 2020, Crimson Voodoo has been one of our best sellers on draft and we expect it to continue to lead the way as we go into the warmer spring and summer months,” said Birch.
- Voodoo Queen | Hazy IPA – A 6.8% ABV packs a serious punch. Voodoo Queen’s appearance is hazy and gold, and brewed with Citra hops. All hail the Voodoo Queen! The preferred food pairings are beef brisket and fried chicken.
- Voodoo Doll | Lil’ IPA – A 4.7% ABV Hazy Lil’ IPA gives off a juicy grapefruit and lemon drop candy aroma brewed with Simcoe hops and has a pale yellow color that is best paired with pepperoni pizza, a bacon cheeseburger or buffalo chicken wings.
“The inspiration behind the Voodoo Series came from our consumers,” said Dixie Beer General Manager Jim Birch. “Our consumers are looking for hazy and higher ABV IPA’s, and simultaneously the same at low-ABV levels. New Orleans is a culinary city with its own flavors and taste buds and we wanted our beers to speak to that. Dixie’s Blackened Voodoo was the first to market in 1990 and we see a ton of opportunity with this name that we created.”
Available Year-Round in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, each offering listed above is available now in Louisiana and is scheduled to enter wider distribution in mid-March 2020. Crimson Voodoo, Voodoo Queen and Voodoo Doll will also join Blackened Voodoo in the Dixie Voodoo Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans. You can expect to find all of these offerings at craft beer-friendly establishments located within Dixie Beer’s distribution footprint in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Prost!