As many of you know, before relocating to the Redneck Riviera known as Panama City, Brewticular was a resident of the state of Alabama (Roll Tide!). At that time the beer scene in Alabama was abysmal. The best beer you could find was probably filtered into pure H2O before it was shipped. Thanks to organizations like Free The Hops, Alabama is no longer in beer exile.
As a result of the hard work of craft beer enthusiasts, Alabama has changed its laws and many breweries have opened up. Today Brewticular would like to briefly comment on Straight To Ale out of Huntsville, AL. While Brewticular is not sure if NASA commissioned these beer geniuses to craft extraordinary ales, he does know that they are setting the mark for craft beer in Alabama.
Straight To Ale began production in 2009, and is exceeding expectations in a state where NASCAR and Bud Light have previously reigned supreme. Their success has allowed them to expand beyond the city of Huntsville, all the way down to the craft beer desert of Panama City. Brewticular recently sampled several servings of Monkeynaut IPA, Lily Flagg Milk Stout, He Ain’t Heffe, and Saison Du Roquette.
While these were all above average brews, the Lily Flagg Milk Stout caught Brewticular’s attention. Similar to most craft beer enthusiasts, Brewticular was first introduced to milk stouts by Left Hand, which will always hold a dear place in his heart. However he commented highly on the craftsmanship of Straight To Ale for making a bold and flavorful milk stout. If you have not yet tried anything from Straight To Ale, we strongly suggest you make your way down I-65 and stop by STA tap room for a great experience.