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Entries in Fall (1)
Free the Hops is hosting a Fall FestivALE next Friday, Nov. 11, at Old Car Heaven from 7-11 p.m.
The event will feature seasonal, unique and rare beers from breweries such as Good People, Avondale, Back Forty, Terrapin, Blue Pants, Lazy Magnolia, Sweetwater, Straight to Ale, Yazoo, Thomas Creek, and Yellowhammer. Limited quantities are being brewed or sent to Birmingham exclusively for this event! Here's just a sampling:
From Avery Brewing, Rumpkin, an imperial pumpkin ale aged in rum barrels that has never been offered in Alabama before.
From Avondale Brewing, Spring Street Saison, a Belgian Farmhouse Ale, brewed with a special 3-malt blend, European hops and a historic farmhouse yeast blend from the Wallonia region of Belgium.
From Back Forty Beer Co., Truck Stop Honey Brown, Silver medal winner at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival, a medium bodied English brown ale brewed with Alabama Wildflower Honey, roasted malts, and fresh hops.
From Blue Pants Brewery, Pinstripe Stout, an 8% ABV American Imperial Stout with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla flavors.
From Good People Brewing, El Gordo, a huge Russian Imperial Stout; there have only been three other kegs released of this beer before!
From Straight to Ale, Wernher Von Brown Ale - Named after the preeminent astronautics engineer, this luscious brown ale is sweet and malty up front with hints of toast and chocolate in the finish.
From Sweetwater, Dank Tank Ghoulash – Recently released, this double black, double dry-hopped, double IPA seasonal is making its way to Alabama for the first time at Fall FestivAle.
From Thomas Creek Brewery, Banana Split Chocolate Stout – 2nd release in the Atypical Series, this Belgian-style porter is a full bodied, roasty stout with hints of chocolate and banana.
From Yellowhammer Brewing, Frankenhammer - A strong conglomeration Belgian ale aged on toasted cherry wood.
There will also be a special appearance from brewing icon Adam Avery of Avery Brewing.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.