Eight years ago, Straight To Ale began brewing beer in Huntsville at a time when Alabama’s craft beer community was more of a hopeful idea than a reality. Since then, Straight To Ale has outgrown two previous locations, moved to set up shop in the truly special Campus 805 facility, expanded distribution to seven states, and firmly established itself as one of the finest breweries producing in an exploding Alabama beer scene. Realizing that these many accomplishments call for a celebration, Straight To Ale has decided to recognize its 8th Anniversary by holding TWO parties this week.
Straight To Ale will kick off the festivities at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 at The Nook (3305 Bob Wallace Ave SW | Huntsville, Alabama), the Huntsville craft beer bar that has served as a second home and pillar of support over the years for both up-and-coming and long-standing Alabama craft breweries. In addition to providing Straight To Ale fans with their first opportunity to taste the brewery’s 8th Anniversary Quad, this Brew Release event will also feature other special releases, merch giveaways, and various specials on food items.
The second Anniversary Party will take place at the brewery (2610 Clinton Ave | Huntsville, Alabama) beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. This event will feature the release of Straight To Ale’s 8th Anniversary Quad, a whole mess of special brews, live music, brewery tours, educational classes and more. The official schedule for this party is as follows:
- 11 a.m. – Tapping of the 8th Anniversary Quad
- Noon – Brewery Tour
- 1 p.m. – Class with Head Brewer, Bob Gile, more details TBA
- 2 p.m. – Brewery Tour
- 3 p.m. – Distilling Class, more details TBA
- 4 p.m. – Brewery Tour
- 7 p.m. – Live music from Me and My Knife
- 8 p.m. – Live music from BGH
- 9 p.m. – Live music from Property
Alright, that should just about cover all the details currently available for these events. If you are free this week and in the area, be sure to hit up one (or both) of these parties so that you can join the Straight To Ale crew in raising a glass to eight great years and the many more ahead. Prost!