Episode 87: An Intoxicating History
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane….
Sarah Bélanger 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
Headlines (Sponsored By Your Pie Perimeter):
- Sept. 1 will start a new era in Georgia beer
- Sierra Nevada, Abita, Sam Adams caught in the middle of the craft beer “glut.”
- How to predict if your favorite brewery will “sell out”
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!