Abita Brewery, a small brewery in Abita, La., near New Orleans, is making it easy for beer drinkers to help with efforts to clean up the Gulf in the wake of the BP oil spill that devastated the environment and the communities in the region.

Abita has created “SOS – A Charitable Pilsner” and has pledged to donate 75 cents for every bottle sold “to the rescue and restoration of the environment, industry and individuals fighting to survive this disastrous oil spill.” SOS stands for “Save our Shores.”

The beer is an unfiltered Weizen Pils described as a beer with a “a brilliant gold color, a sweet malt flavor, and a pleasant bitterness and aroma.”

Abita is a brewery that is dedicated to “green brewing” which it describes as a commitment “to preserving the environment through conservation of resources, energy efficiency and corporate social responsibility.” It also has a history of helping out during disasters. One of its past charitable beers was Restoration Pale Ale. The sales of that beer benefited those affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

To find an outlet where you can buy Abita’s SOS, you can use the Find Abita page.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

An S.O.S. for the Gulf region
You can drink beer and donate to the gulf cleanup all at once. Brilliant.