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Alabama breweries in explosive growth

Discussion in 'US - South' started by StuartCarter, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Member

    Location:
    Alabama
  2. bramsdell

    bramsdell Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Seeing all of that Snake Handler is a wonderful thing. I moved out of AL this summer, but Straight to Ale was my regular haunt until then. Great guys and great beer.

    EDIT: Has Good People started releasing Snake Handler in cans as a year-round, or still quarterly?
  3. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    Snake is a quarterly special release. GP have expanded into Tennessee as well.
  4. bramsdell

    bramsdell Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Good for them.

    Man, I miss Monkeynaught and Bourdeaux aged Laika from StA.
  5. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    Did you ever manage to try any Blue Pants? Their bourbon barrel aged Wee Heavy is unspeakably delicious.
  6. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    I'm in Tuscaloosa and I've never seen anything by Avondale or Blue Pants on shelves. I've tried the limited options of Back Forty beers (which have all been fantastic I must say) and I am about to try GP Brown. Druid City doesn't can or bottle their beers yet. But I love seeing the beer market here explode.
  7. bramsdell

    bramsdell Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Drank plenty of Blue Pants and even made it out to their taproom. Their Pinstripe stout is quite good and their rye beer is also very solid. I would kill to try their BBA Wee Heavy. A favorite style of mine and only better BA-ed.

    I was literally a five minute drive from Straight to Ale's brewery, so I started hanging out there when their taproom opened and, being a teacher, was there just about every other day during the summer. So glad to see Alabama breweries getting their love.

    Have you been to Below the Radar brewpub yet? I know the owner (his daughter went to the school I taught at) and had some of the early batches in 2011 (the tripel and black IPA). Altogether pretty good, but I woud love to know how the place turned out.

    I'll be in HSV during Memorial Day weekend. If you'd like to set up an IP trade, I wouldn't mind checking a bag with some stuff that y'all can't get in the 'bama.
  8. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Stragiht to Ale is solid. Stayed in Huntsville over the holidays this year and was able to grab a few bottles of their Unobtainium in a trade for some Stone products. Delicious!

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