Straight to Ale Begins Limited Can Release of Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout

Straight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Black is Beautiful, an Imperial Stout brewed in conjunction with Weathered Souls Brewing Co. (San Antonio, Texas), at 11 a.m. on July 6.

Brewed as Straight to Ale’s contribution to Weathered Souls Brewing Co.’s Black is Beautiful initiative, Black is Beautiful is a 10% ABV Imperial Stout brewed with “lots of oats” and generously hopped with “complex American and vibrant New Zealand [hops].” Dropping to make an impact, 100% of the proceeds raised from the sale of Straight to Ale’s take on Black is Beautiful will be donated to the Alabama chapter of the Alabama NAACP.

If you are unfamiliar with the Black is Beautiful initiative, here is how Weathered Souls Brewing Co. describes this nationwide collaborative effort:

The Black is Beautiful initiative is a collaborative effort among the brewing community and its customers, in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily. Our mission is to bridge the gap that’s been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone of any color.”

Straight to Ale’s Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout will debut in the brewery’s taproom on July 6 and will be available only as long as supplies last. Available exclusively at the brewery in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft, this Limited Release will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Black is Beautiful from Straight to Ale

Release – Limited; July 6, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 10%
Donation Information – Straight to Ale will be donating 100% of the proceeds of its Black is Beautiful offering to the Alabama chapter of the Alabama NAACP
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only release

Straight to Ale Adds Pathfinder IPA to Seasonal Lineup

Straight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) has announced that Pathfinder IPA will officially join the brewery’s Seasonal 6-pack Series on Thursday, June 18.

Strongly dedicated to its “Mission Objective: Hoppier. Fruiter. More Tropical.”, Pathfinder is a West Coast-style India Pale Ale showcasing Mosaic and Citra hops. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV and 27 IBUs, Pathfinder IPA boasts “a tropical aroma and an intense citrus flavor featuring notes of stone fruit such as mangoes and peaches.”

Pathfinder IPA will make its debut in Straight to Ale’s Taproom on June 18 and distribution will begin at or around that date. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution footprint in the Southeast. Prost!

Vital Information for Pathfinder IPA from Straight to Ale

Release – Seasonal 6-pack Series; late June – September 2020
Style – West Coast India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 27
Featured Hops – Citra & Mosaic
Suggested Food Pairings – General: Roasted Chicken | From Ale’s Kitchen: Apocalypse Chow
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Louisiana

Straight to Ale Unleashes Gorillanaut Imperial IPA For a Limited Time

Gorillanaut-Can-Mock-up-2019-copyStraight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of the legendary Gorillanaut Imperial IPA on Monday, May 4.

Returning in 2020 as a part of Straight to Ale’s IPA 4-Pack Series, Gorillanaut is an Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with an “obscene amount of hops” to create “a supernova of citrusy hop aroma and flavor up front with a sweet malty backbone.”  Boasting a 10.1% ABV and IBUs that “are off the charts,” Gorillanaut is “an aggressive yet well-balanced beer.”

The 2020 batch of Gorillanaut will hit Straight to Ale’s taproom at noon on May 4 and is scheduled to hang around through August.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans at the brewery and select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Straight to Ale’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Gorillanaut from Straight to Ale

Release – Limited/IPA 4-Pack Series; May – August 2020
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 10.1%
IBUs – ???
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans
Distribution – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Louisiana

Straight to Ale Begins Seasonal Release of Regal Beagle Brown Ale

STAlogoStraight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) has officially announced that Regal Beagle Brown will join its Seasonal lineup in January 2020.

Developed to breathe new life into an often over-looked beer style these days, Regal Beagle Brown is an American Brown Ale brewed with blackstrap molasses.  Coming in at 5.4% ABV, Regal Beagle Brown is here to provide its drinker with a sophisticated dose of malty sweetness.

Regal Beagle Brown is available now and will hang around through March 2020.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Straight to Ale’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Regal Beagle Brown from Straight to Ale

Release – Seasonal; January – March 2020
Style – American Brown Ale
ABV – 5.4%
Added Ingredients – Blackstrap molasses
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Louisiana

 

Straight to Ale Set for Return of Laika Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout

STA_hat_logo_400x400Straight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) has officially announced that its fan-favorite Laika Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout will make its annual return on November 22, 2019.

Named after the adventurous Soviet space dog who became the first animal to orbit Earth, Laika is a “rich and robust” Russian Imperial Stout that has spent an extensive amount of time aging in Bourbon barrels.  Clocking in at 10.1% ABV, Laika “pours as black as [Straight to Ale’s heart] with notes of chocolate, coffee and is slightly boozy on the finish.”

Laika Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout is scheduled to hit Straight to Ale’s Taproom on November 22 and will enter distribution at or around that date.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Laika Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout from Straight to Ale

Release – Limited; returning November 22, 2019
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 10.1%
IBUs – 24
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Suggested Food Pairings – General: Dark Chocolate Truffles or Raspberry Mousse Cake | From Ale’s Kitchen: The Smokestack Sandwich
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Louisiana

Straight to Ale Adds Third Rock Maibock to Lineup of Limited Releases

STA3rdRockStraight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) has officially announced that it will introduce Third Rock Maibock on October 16 as the brewery’s newest Limited Release offering.

Developed to help craft beer drinkers settle comfortably into the cooler days of autumn, Third Rock Maibock is a traditional German-style Pale Bock that is “malty with a mild bitterness and a creamy white head.”  Coming in at 8% ABV, the medium-bodied Third Rock Maibock features a “light, crisp hop finish that feels like fall in your glass!”

Third Rock Maibock will debut in the Taproom at Straight to Ale on Wednesday, October 16 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Third Rock Maibock from Straight to Ale

Release – Limited; October – December 2019
Style – Maibock/Pale Bock
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 8
Suggested Food Pairings – “General: Korean barbecue | From Ale’s Kitchen: Kimche Pork Tacos”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Louisiana

Chill Pils Joins Straight to Ale’s Core Lineup

STAChillPilscan_editedStraight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) has officially announced that Chill Pils will launch on March 9 as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering.

Crafted by the brewers at Straight to Ale to be their “take on the most popular beer style in the world”, Chill Pils is a “refreshingly crisp and easy to drink” Czech-style Pilsner that is “perfect for any weather.”  Coming in at just 4.5% ABV and 8 IBUs, Chill Pils can be easily enjoyed “while camping, tailgating, barbecuing, or paired with any of your favorite foods.”

Straight to Ale will host a Release Party for Chill Pils on March 9 and has scheduled a series of launch events that will take place across the state of Alabama during the month of March (list of events available below).  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and throughout the rest of Straight to Ale’s seven state distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Chill Pils from Straight to Ale

Release – Year-Round, launching March 9, 2019
Style – Czech-style Pilsner
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 8
Fun Fact – On the Czech-style Pilsner: “Originally brewed in the city of Pilsen in 1842, this style was widely imitated and now makes up 90% of the beer consumed around the world.”
Suggested Food Pairings – Salads, salmon| From Ale’s Kitchen: Club Caesar Salad
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Florida (Panhandle), Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee

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Straight to Ale Sends Paramecium Sour Red Ale Out for a Seasonal Run

sta_hat_logo_400x400Straight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) has announced that the Seasonal Release of Paramecium, a Sour Red Ale with pink guava added, will officially begin on Friday, January 4.

Built upon a base of “caramel malts for color and fruity American hops for flavor”, Paramecium is a funky, mildly tart Sour Red Ale that employs the use of pink guava to impart “a bright flavorful taste that’s prickly on the tongue.”  Wonderfully balanced and incredibly crisp, Paramecium is at its best when paired with seafood or an elaborate cheese board.

Paramecium will make its 2019 debut in Straight to Ale’s tap room on January 4 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Seasonal brew available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and throughout the rest of Straight to Ale’s seven state distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Paramecium from Straight to Ale

Release – Seasonal; January 2019 – March 2019
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 5.1%
IBUs – 25
Added Ingredients – Pink Guava
Suggested Food Pairings – Seafood, cheese board
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Florida (Panhandle), Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee

 

 

Straight to Ale Unveils New Artwork for Brother Joseph’s Dubbel

StaBroJocan_editedStraight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) has officially sent its Year-Round Brother Joseph’s Belgian Style Dubbel Ale back into the market with a fresh new look in redesigned 12 oz. cans.

In an effort to update the appearance of the brewery’s long-standing packaged offerings so that they will match that of its more recently introduced Seasonals and Limited Releases, Straight to Ale has updated the label artwork for Brother Joseph’s with a cleaner, more streamlined look that is easier to read on shelves.  With Monkeynaut American IPA receiving the same update back in June, Brother Joseph’s is now the second Year-Round offering from Straight to Ale to undergo this packaging refresh.

For those who may be unfamiliar with this offering, Brother Joseph’s is a Belgian-style Dubbel brewed as a tribute to Brother Joseph Zoettl, the Benedictine monk of St. Bernard Abbey who built the “over 125 miniature shrines and buildings” on display in Cullman, Alabama’s world-renowned Ave Maria Grotto.  Coming in at a solid 8% ABV, Brother Joseph’s offers a full-flavored experience that is loaded with complex “dark fruit flavors, plum, raisin, and fig with brown sugar and molasses sweetness.”

Brother Joseph’s is available Year-Round in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  You can expect these newly redesigned cans to start hitting shelves this month at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and throughout the rest of Straight to Ale’s seven state distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Brother Joseph’s Belgian Style Dubbel Ale from Straight to Ale

Release – Year-Round, updated label artwork rolls out in August 2018
Style – Dubbel
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 20
Malts – Belgian Pils & Munich
Hops – Tettnanger
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Florida (Panhandle), Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee

Straight to Ale Launches Boldly Gose as New Summer Seasonal

StABoldlyGose2Straight to Ale (Huntsville, Alabama) has announced that it will officially introduce Boldly Gose, a Blackberry Gose, as its new summer Seasonal on Friday, June 29.

To create a take on the Gose style that has the capability to properly tackle a summer in South, the Straight to Ale crew laid a traditional foundation for Boldly Gose by starting with that familiar salty and tart base.  Blackberry was then introduced to add a little sweet to the tartness, giving Boldly Gose (4.2% ABV) absolutely everything it needs to be “perfect for summer sipping.”

Boldly Gose will make its official debut in Straight to Ale’s taproom on June 29 and enter distribution shortly thereafter.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer friendly establishments located in Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and throughout the rest of the brewery’s seven state distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Boldly Gose from Straight to Ale

Release – Seasonal, July – September 2018
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.2%
IBUs – 10
Added Ingredients – Blackberries, salt & coriander 
Fun Fact – On the Gose style (as defined by The German Beer Institute): “Gose is an ancient, sour and saline tasting ale, made from more than half malted wheat and the rest malted barley. The brew is fermented with both yeast and lactic bacteria and is spiced with both coriander and hops. It is brewed with slightly salted water. This peculiar beer style is now most closely associated with Leipzig, the capital of the German State of Saxony.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Florida (Panhandle), Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee