Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Belgian Triple and German Style Alt

This Saturday, January 29th, Yellowhammer will be debuting two new releases at The Nook starting at noon.  A Belgian Triple, named Miracle Worker, and a German Style Alt, similar to this style.  Here is a description of the new beers:
Yellowhammer Altbier – A German style amber ale, exceptionally smooth and difficult to put down, this American version is a touch stronger than the Dusseldorf forerunner. Alt, literally translated, is German for old, reflecting how far back this top-fermenting style goes, dating back some 200 years ago when the Rhineland brewers stuck to the “old” dark ale while Bavarian counterparts moved toward the “new” pale lagers. The Yellowhammer version draws a sublte aroma from a distinct blend of Vienna , Munich and pilsner malts, while creating a slight, but notable hop character with German spalt and American crystal hops.

Yellowhammer Miracle Worker Tripel – Golden and clear, this take on the Belgian staple holds a complex floral aroma. Made with pilsner malt and using Belgian yeast, the brew is inspired by Trappist brewing tradition, offering a honeyed sweetness on the tongue, yet a satisfyingly dry finish. Pairs well with both complex and traditional cuisine. We freed the hops on this beer; be mindful, as it can be deceptively strong.
Edited to include confirmed information.

Terrapin Takeover at The Nook

Terrapin Beer Co. is taking over The Nook this coming Tuesday, February the 1st starting at 5pm.  Still waiting to here what special brews will be available but I will update this post when I find out!

Update:  Looks like so far they are planing on:

  • Tomfoolery “Black Saison” -- ABV% 7.4 
  • Big Daddy Vlady's -- Russian Imperial Stout -- ABV: 10.25%
  • Hopsecutioner IPA -- ABV: 7.2%
  • Hop Karma Brown IPA -- ABV: 6.0%
  • Wake 'N' Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout -- ABV: 8.6%
  • Rye Pale Ale -- ABV: 5.5%

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Nook - 100 Best Beer Bars

Draft magazine has released it's 100 Best Beer bars list for 2011.  Our very own The Nook Tavern in Huntsville, AL has made it onto their list!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Monkey's Uncle, Twickenham Mild, and a Wee Heavy

Straight to Ale is releasing their Monkey's Uncle and Twickenham Mild this week with availability sometime next week.  Monkey's Uncle is in the style of an Imperial IPA and Twickenham Mild is a Mild Brown Ale.

Update: Looks like The Nook is going to have them on tap this weekend!
Update2: They just mentioned a 3rd new beer, a Wee Heavy, will also be available!
Monkey's Uncle This Imperial IPA is packed with hoppy goodness from huge additions of Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, and Simcoe hops during the brewing and conditioning processes. The hops are balanced with generous amounts of American two row and Crystal malts. If you like hops, this one is for you!

ABV – 7.75%
IBU – 100+

Wee Heavy
A big Scottish beer with a deep mahogany color that pours thick and leaves a firm, tan head. This beer, like all good strong Scotch ales, is a sweet, sticky beer with lots of caramel and toast thanks to an extended boil. A hint of smokiness comes to the front, with subtle hop aroma undernetah. A slight alcohol warming, due to this beer being 10.5% ABV.

ABV – 10.5% ABV
IBU – 30

Twickenham Mild Ale
An refreshing, easy drinking traditional English dark mild, made with English Pale Malt and East Kent Golding hops. Very smooth drinking at only 3.75% ABV.

ABV – 3.75%
IBU – 17

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year, New Legislation

It's a new year so it's time for the Free the Hops organization to start getting people aware about the legislation that they would like to pass this year in Alabama.  This year they would like to focus on two things, container size restrictions and the brewery modernization act.  The container size restriction legislation is to essentially remove the restriction that beer be sold in 16 ounce containers or less.  The brewery modernization act (BMA) would allow for brewpubs and for our local breweries to offer tastings and the sale of beer on their premises.  Overall it sounds like the BMA would be very beneficial for our local breweries.