I have searched the 'net over and I can't seem to locate a clone for Dixie Lager. This stuff was conditioned in cypress vats and took on a distinctive cypress flavor, but it hasn't been made (to my knowledge) in New Orleans since Katrina. I believe that the company may be brewing under contract through larger breweries outside of the state. The last reports I heard were that the recipe must have been changed (about 2001-before Katrina) because the taste was much different. The beer, as I recall, was really more of an American Pilsner - somewhat like BMC - but with that strong cypress flavor and smell. Has anyone here ever had it? Do you have the same impression?
I have fond memories (since I grew up in Louisiana) of big gatherings each Friday night in season for Crawfish boils. The flavor of Crawfish and this Dixie beer paired perfectly together.
Note: this is not Dixie Blackened Voodoo - I never cared much for that brew, though it had become more popular than the original lager.