Southern Brew News October/November 2016 : Page 7

www.brewingnews.com At the American Craft Beer Championship in Florence, AL, their Element 79 won a silver medal and the Double Rye took bronze. Cahaba Brewing is launching its flagship Oka Uba IPA and Oktoberfest in cans this fall, said marketing director Grace Roberts. “ Oka Uba comes from the indigenous name for the Cahaba River, meaning ‘water above.’ It is loaded up with Columbus hops at the end of the boil and then dry hopped for great flavor and aroma,” she said. “The Oktoberfes t is a tradi-By Bill Plott tional German-style Marzen brewed with conti-nental malts, a generous amount of Noble hops, a unique twist on the fermenting yeast.” American Blonde was Cahaba’s first can release. Black Warrior Brewing will release its Oatmeal Stout for the fall. Label approval is being awaited for Crimson Ale, Tashka Double IPA and Small Batches , the latter available in bombers only. Good People Brewing has installed a new can labeler, just in time for the release of Urban Farmer Farmhouse Ale . Marketing Director Lauren McCurdy said the new labeler will enable them to offer more sea-sonal, specialty and limited batch beers Avondale Brewing’s new Sour Room is now open in cans. Three fall releases will be com-for tasting in Birmingham. ing from Red Clay Brewing – Bitter P hoto By o weN o gletree Southerner ESB, RED OAKtoberfest and St. Dunstan Belgian Dark Strong Straight to Ale has now joined Ale (11.6% abv) Yellowhammer in Huntsville’s unique craft Their Lakeside Hard Cider won silver at the brewery arrangement. Both breweries are located Alabama Commercial Wine Competition. At the in Campus 805, a former school building that Alabama Craft Beer Competition, the Southern expects to also house restaurants, shops and Bumpkin Sweet Potato Brown Ale won silver entertainment venues. and the Intern Series Dry Hopped Pale Ale won “We’ve got a new and bigger brewhouse, bronze. bigger fermenters and bigger taprooms,” said Co-owner John Corbin said Tailgate at founder Dan Perry. “At this facility, we have Brewery events are expected for the football several taprooms, our brewery, winery, distillery, season. a full-service scratch kitchen (Ale’s Kitchen) and Spring Street Saison , Avondale Brewing’s a Pinball arcade (Ronnie Rayguns). We are open flagship beer, will be available in cans this fall. seven days a week from 11 a.m. until…” Marketing Director Nate Darnell said the New beers include three in the Rumble Seat Sour Room is now up and running with a selec-Beer Project in conjunction with Whole Foods. tion of clean farmhouse beers, The first two packaged beers some funky Brett beers, kettle are a Citrus Witte and an sours and barrel sours avail-American IPA. Available in able. draft only is a West Coast Jamie Ray’s fall releases style Imperial Red Ale . at Railyard Brewing are Another new can release will a Double IPA brewed with be The American Cream , a all Cascade hops (7%) and vanilla cream ale that has Octoberfest Lager . been available only in the Rocket Republic taproom previously. Brewing held its anniversary Perry said STA has just party on Sept. 10 with a series completed a North Carolina of special one-off and small and South Carolina rollout batch beers. Eric Crigger said of its product. their Steampumpkin seasonal Yellowhammer racked and Scotch Rocekt Scotch Ale up medals at a statewide will both be out for the fall, BJCP competition in July. also. Their Midnight Special , a A series of sour beers is Belgian white, and Kolsch on tap for Fairhope Brewing won gold. Miracle Worker this fall. Managing Partner Tripel and Yellowhammer Brian Kane said Maverick , a IPA took bronze. The Kolsch golden ale with peaches and Lauren McCurdy of Good and Midnight Special were apricots, kicked it off. Next up rated No. 2 and No. 3 overall, People Brewing in Birmingham. P hoto By o weN o gletree is Cougar , a red ale brewed with respectively, and brewer Keith fresh basil and strawberries. It Yager was name Brewmaster will be followed by Jester , brewed with mangos of the Year. and habaneros. Tobacco Road Imperial Amber is now “These sours are coming fast, and I’m glad available in four-packs as well as draft. we’re already putting up some quality sour beers Frankenhammer , Yager’s annual fall Belgian that reflect a lot of our creativity,” Said co-owner Dark Strong, will be released soon. Brandon Clark. th “We also just brewed our 6 anniversary Gil Peterson, a Michigan native, has come beer, an Imperial Pilsner brewed with Hallertau on board. He brewed at Blue Blood Brewing in Blanc hops. A bottled version, aged with white Nebraska for three years. raisins, will be available in a very limited Druid City Brewing’s Downtown North release,” said Yager. Porter won a gold and Best in Show at the Mad Malts (formerly Brew Stooges ) Alabama Craft Beer Championship. Co-owner is releasing two fall seasonals – Mad Malts Elliott Roberts said it is an imperial porter with a Hefeweizen and Pumpkin Madness , a spiced hint of vanilla, weighing in at 9.2% abv. pumpkin ale. 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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Avondale Brewing’s new Sour Room is now open for tasting in Birmingham.<br /> <br /> PHOTO BY OWEN OGLETREE<br /> <br /> Straight to Ale has now joined Yellowhammer in Huntsville’s unique craft brewery arrangement. Both breweries are located in Campus 805, a former school building that expects to also house restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.<br /> <br /> “We’ve got a new and bigger brewhouse, bigger fermenters and bigger taprooms,” said founder Dan Perry. “At this facility, we have several taprooms, our brewery, winery, distillery, a full-service scratch kitchen (Ale’s Kitchen) and a Pinball arcade (Ronnie Rayguns). We are open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until…” <br /> <br /> New beers include three in the Rumble Seat Beer Project in conjunction with Whole Foods. The first two packaged beers are a Citrus Witte and an American IPA. Available in draft only is a West Coast style Imperial Red Ale. Another new can release will be The American Cream, a vanilla cream ale that has been available only in the taproom previously.<br /> <br /> Perry said STA has just completed a North Carolina and South Carolina rollout of its product.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Lauren McCurdy of Good People Brewing in Birmingham.<br /> <br /> PHOTO BY OWEN OGLETREE<br /> <br /> Yellowhammer racked up medals at a statewide BJCP competition in July. Their Midnight Special, a Belgian white, and Kolsch won gold. Miracle Worker Tripel and Yellowhammer IPA took bronze. The Kolsch and Midnight Special were rated No. 2 and No. 3 overall, respectively, and brewer Keith Yager was name Brewmaster of the Year.<br /> <br /> Tobacco Road Imperial Amber is now available in four-packs as well as draft. Frankenhammer, Yager’s annual fall Belgian Dark Strong, will be released soon.<br /> <br /> “We also just brewed our 6th anniversary beer, an Imperial Pilsner brewed with Hallertau Blanc hops. A bottled version, aged with white raisins, will be available in a very limited release,” said Yager.<br /> <br /> Mad Malts (formerly Brew Stooges) is releasing two fall seasonals – Mad Malts Hefeweizen and Pumpkin Madness, a spiced pumpkin ale. The winter seasonal will be an Oatmeal Stout.<br /> <br /> At the American Craft Beer Championship in Florence, AL, their Element 79 won a silver medal and the Double Rye took bronze.<br /> <br /> Cahaba Brewing is launching its flagship Oka Uba IPA and Oktoberfest in cans this fall, said marketing director Grace Roberts.<br /> <br /> “Oka Uba comes from the indigenous name for the Cahaba River, meaning ‘water above.’ It is loaded up with Columbus hops at the end of the boil and then dry hopped for great flavor and aroma,” she said. “The Oktoberfest is a traditional German-style Marzen brewed with continental malts, a generous amount of Noble hops, a unique twist on the fermenting yeast.” <br /> <br /> American Blonde was Cahaba’s first can release.<br /> <br /> Black Warrior Brewing will release its Oatmeal Stout for the fall. Label approval is being awaited for Crimson Ale, Tashka Double IPA and Small Batches, the latter available in bombers only.<br /> <br /> Good People Brewing has installed a new can labeler, just in time for the release of Urban Farmer Farmhouse Ale. Marketing Director Lauren McCurdy said the new labeler will enable them to offer more seasonal, specialty and limited batch beers in cans.<br /> <br /> Three fall releases will be coming from Red Clay Brewing – Bitter Southerner ESB, RED OAKtoberfest and St. Dunstan Belgian Dark Strong Ale (11.6% abv) <br /> <br /> Their Lakeside Hard Cider won silver at the Alabama Commercial Wine Competition. At the Alabama Craft Beer Competition, the Southern Bumpkin Sweet Potato Brown Ale won silver and the Intern Series Dry Hopped Pale Ale won bronze.<br /> <br /> Co-owner John Corbin said Tailgate at Brewery events are expected for the football season.<br /> <br /> Spring Street Saison, Avondale Brewing’s flagship beer, will be available in cans this fall.<br /> <br /> Marketing Director Nate Darnell said the Sour Room is now up and running with a selection of clean farmhouse beers, some funky Brett beers, kettle sours and barrel sours available.<br /> <br /> Jamie Ray’s fall releases at Railyard Brewing are a Double IPA brewed with all Cascade hops (7%) and Octoberfest Lager.<br /> <br /> Rocket Republic Brewing held its anniversary party on Sept. 10 with a series of special one-off and small batch beers. Eric Crigger said their Steampumpkin seasonal and Scotch Rocekt Scotch Ale will both be out for the fall, also.<br /> <br /> A series of sour beers is on tap for Fairhope Brewing this fall. Managing Partner Brian Kane said Maverick, a golden ale with peaches and apricots, kicked it off. Next up is Cougar, a red ale brewed with fresh basil and strawberries. It will be followed by Jester, brewed with mangos and habaneros.<br /> <br /> “These sours are coming fast, and I’m glad we’re already putting up some quality sour beers that reflect a lot of our creativity,” Said co-owner Brandon Clark.<br /> <br /> Gil Peterson, a Michigan native, has come on board. He brewed at Blue Blood Brewing in Nebraska for three years.<br /> <br /> Druid City Brewing’s Downtown North Porter won a gold and Best in Show at the Alabama Craft Beer Championship. Co-owner Elliott Roberts said it is an imperial porter with a hint of vanilla, weighing in at 9.2% abv.<br /> <br /> Since the brewery is only half a mile from Bryant-Denny Stadium, co-owner Bo Hicks will be sweating over a giant smoker and local food trucks will be in the parking lot, also <br /> <br /> “We’ll be showcasing bands after most games, and we’ll have football on our TV screens if you'd prefer to hang out in the air conditioned comfort,” said Roberts.<br /> <br /> Lazy Magnolia has installed a state-of-theart packaging line.<br /> <br /> “This will provide a fresh-from-the-tank flavor and aroma many months after packaging,” said Michelle Robinson, marketing and public relations director. “The craft beer market has seen unprecedented growth in the last 18 months. Our graphics, now nearly a decade old, were created in a time before craft beer was popular.” <br /> <br /> Over the coming year there will be a gradual release of updated bottle labels from flagships brews Southern Pecan, Southern Hops’tality and Jefferson Stout. There will also be new six-pack cartons.<br /> <br /> “A slow release lets our customers adjust to our new designs, while still being able to find and enjoy their favorite Lazy Magnolia brews,” said owner, Mark Henderson.<br /> <br /> Natchez Brewing has two fall releases on draft only – Delta Shadow Black IPA and Revival Pecan Coffee Porter.<br /> <br /> They will also have three limited releases, available on draft and in 500ml bottles. They are 300 Belgian Tripel, in celebration of the city’s tricentennial; Cronyism Golden Sour, fermented and aged in wine barrels; and Old Trace Imperial Stout LA1, aged in whisky barrels and then blended.<br /> <br /> Crooked Letter Brewing will release Age Old Pumpkin Stout for the fall. It’s a 9% Imperial Stout, brewed with pumpkin and spices. Brewer Paul Blacksmith said they are hopeful of expansion into most of Alabama in 2017 but right now are pushed to keep Mississippi and Louisiana outlets stocked.<br />

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