Beautiful Fall weather is starting to arrive, and Redstone Arsenal’s Oktoberfest is just around the corner (September 17-20)!
I think that makes this the perfect time to get excited about local Fall beers!
Here’s what our Huntsville and Madison breweries want you to know about the beers they have slated to release in the upcoming months.
- Gravel Road
Available in the restaurant starting September 1
Be on the lookout for Below the Radar to introduce more Fall beers soon, with recipes created by their new brewer!
Currently available in 6-pack bottles in Craft Beer Stores and on draft.
India Pale Lager
Available in bombers and on draft, early October.
- Chocolate Oatmeal Porter
Available in bombers and on draft, mid-October.
- 5th Anniversary Wet Hopped Triple IPA
Available in bombers and limited draft locations, early October.
- Export Stout
Available in bombers and on draft, mid-September.
- Imperial Stout
Russian Imperial Stout
Available in bombers and limited Draft locations, mid-September.
- Yam I Am
Available in draft only, late September.
- Gnarly Gourd
Seasonal Pumpkin Ale
Available in draft only, mid-September
- Brew Stooges Sour (name TBD)
Earthy Style, mid-level brett, little lactic bite
Available on draft only, late September.
– BEER FACT –
Brewing beers using Brettanomyces (or “brett”) is fairly new in the American brewing industry (though it has been an important part of the beer industry in Belgium for centuries).
This strain of yeast gained popularity in America in the last decade when it was used to impart distinctive flavors into Belgian style ales, but has since been used to form entirely new styles of beers! Beers made with brett have unique flavors, frequently described as “barnyard”, and often have sour notes.
The new Old Black Bear location (in Downtown Madison) is almost completed! Look for new beers on draft in the OBB taproom later this fall, and stay tuned for news about their grand opening party!
- Dark Matter
Belgian Dark Strong
- Steam Pumpkin
Pumpkin Spiced Ale
Happy Birthday to Rocket Republic! They celebrate their 2nd Birthday this month and will release both these beers at their Birthday Bash on September 12.
- Das NutFest
Their take on a refreshing fall style, brewed as an ale. Available on draft in September at limited locations (served at Redstone Arsenal Oktoberfest).
- Coffee Dahkness
Salty Nut’s Dahkness stout revamped as a fall style with a limited amount of this special coffee stout done in collaboration with the Wild Bean Coffee Co, a new Huntsville coffee food truck.
Available in the tap room and limited draft locations in mid-September.
- Too Nice Yams
Sweet Potato Ale
This brew should remind you of a pumpkin pie! Available in the tap room and limited draft locations in late September
- Redstone Oktoberfest
German Style Lager
Available NOW in 22 oz bombers in craft beer stores and on draft in the taproom and other draft locations.
- Olde Towne Pumpkin
Pumpkin / Spiced Ale
Available in 22 oz bombers at craft beer stores, and on draft in the taproom and other locations, mid-September.
- Monte Sano Maibock
German style Maibock
Available in the taproom and other draft locations, mid to late September.
- Tobacco Road
Available now in 12 oz 4-packs and draft.
Belgian Dark Strong, aged on Cherry Wood
Available October 1 in 22 oz bombers and draft.
- Bride of Frankenhammer
Belgian Dark Strong aged in wine barrels (with added cherries)
Available in the Tap Room and limited draft locations, October 31.
- 5th Anniversary
Dark Smoked Saison with Sweet Orange peel,
Available in the Tap room and limited draft locations, mid-October.
With at least 15 different styles coming out of Madison County this Fall, there’s sure to be something for everyone, so there’s no excuse to not buy local on your next beer shopping trip!