Category: Huntsville-area brewery

  • Oktoberfest beers

    Those of you who are married probably think you had a pretty nifty wedding day. Now imagine you had a wedding reception that was still famous over 2 centuries later… that’s Oktoberfest! It all started in 1810 when Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Princess Theresa of Saxony. كوره ٣٦٥ Their wedding reception set such […]

  • Calories in beer

    With the recent announcement from the regulating authorities that brewers may, if they wish, provide calorie information, how will that affect craft breweries when consumers see the calorie count? These figures are calculated by Beersmith, and are subject to natural variations in ingredients, but let’s take a look at a standard 12 oz serving, shall […]

  • Curry and beer

    Although many people find it strange to pair anything other than a traditional lager/pilsner with a curry, there are many different options available to the more adventurous. Just remember: making the wrong choice won’t lead to disaster! (They lead to a subpar pairing, which is just as bad.) If you get the pairing wrong, just […]

  • Straight to Ale Intimidator Doppelbock

    9% ABV Poured from: bomber Appearance: cloudy brown with deep ruby highlights, thin effervescent head. A very attractive pour. Aroma: A light sweetness underlies a gentle hop aroma. uno rules It wouldn’t surprise me if STA used Noble Hops in their recipe, as it has some of the dark, almost earthy/grassy aromatics associated with Noble […]

  • Pairing beer and cheese

    I love being asked unexpected questions about pairing beer and food, so when I got a request from a distributor to put together some pairings for a segment on a local TV station (ABC 33/40) I jumped at the challenge: The request Cheese pairings for Straight to Ale Lily Flagg (milk stout) Straight to Ale […]

  • Straight To Ale Laika Imperial Stout

    Straight To Ale Laika Imperial Stout 9.75% ABV Poured from: bomber Appearance: jet black. Motor oil and used molasses. Thin off-brown head. Occasional sound of photons dying in agony as they hit the surface of the beer. Smell: very complex. Coffee, almonds?, caramel? savory nuts? It smells absolutely divine! Taste: starts with almond/nut? Coffee, sweetness, […]

  • Beer float

    I thoroughly enjoy making people feel confused about beer.  There are so many preconceptions about beer caused by the advertising for mass brands that saying two words – “beer float?” – makes people come to a shuddering halt. بيت 365 Their confusion comes from the concept of adding ice cream to a mass lager. That […]

  • Cheesecake and beer

    When I mention pairing dessert and beer to people, I get some very weird looks. Once I explain that dark beers – porters and stouts – have a flavour profile that is very much like coffee, the same people become curious and willing to try something new. Guinness, despite being the name everyone recognises, is […]