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Aug 26, 2017

Take a trip down memory lane

Sarah Belanger and Kamara Davis, authors of the brand new book "North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating History" joined us this episode.

The early residents of North Alabama had a love-hate relationship with alcohol over the years. We talked about: 

  • The brothers who opened the first brewery in Alabama who had a "Badlun" of bad luck
  • The city of Cullman, founded by German immigrants, became famous for its alcohol-free Ocktoberfest
  • The time noted abolitionist Carrie Nation visited Huntsville
  • Why water fountains were a key part of the abolitionist movement
  • The Free the Hops movement playing a key role in shifting the Alabama laws.
  • "What's wrong with the beer we got?" 

If you want to get your hands on the book, be sure to head to Straight to Ale on Monday, 8/28 for the official launch!

Truck and Tap's Beers of the week:

Sarah brought a bevy of Alabama beers to the studio, and we were able to try....

  • Rocket Republic Coffee Vapor Trail Cream Ale
  • Straight to Ale Project Juicy Bunny
  • Blue Pants Dry Hop Sour
  • Blue Pants Candy Bar Pinstripe Stout
  • Green Bus Brewing White Stout

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Coming up next week? We will be celebrating the historic day of September 1 when breweries will be able to directly sell to consumers. Nancy Palmer of the Georgia Craft Brewer's Guild and "Craft Beer Lawyer" Taylor Harper will join us...and maybe some more!