Athens Is Going Straight To Ale

Southern Born, Southern Brewed, and Back in Town! Straight To Ale returns to Northeast Georgia this fall in partnership with Leon Farmer and Company.

Founded by local home brewers in 2009, Straight to Ale has quickly grown to become one of Alabama’s largest production breweries. Starting small with a three-barrel brewhouse in 500 square feet in Huntsville’s Historic Lincoln Mill, the brewery gained regional and national attention with the craft beer community and continues to grow its distribution footprint to cover the Southeast.

In the summer of 2016, Straight To Ale opened a new 55,000 square foot facility at Campus 805, reclaiming a long vacant middle school campus in downtown Huntsville and turning it into a thriving community of breweries, bars, restaurants, and local shops. At this new location, the brewery has expanded to include cider and mead production along with distilled spirits (Shelta Cavern Spirits), a scratch made kitchen (Ale’s Kitchen), a pinball arcade and pool room (Ronnie Rayguns).

The brewery will begin NEGA distribution with two core brands, a limited release, and a special barrel-aged limited release.

  • Monkeynaut IPA – Albert. Able. Gordo. Miss Baker. Bonny. Goliath. Between 1948 and 1961 these primate pioneers and others bravely went where no man had ever gone before, paving the way for manned U.S. spaceflight. This hoppy little monkey of a beer is a tribute to those Simian heroes of yesteryear. It has a citrusy, floral aroma, strong malt body and crisp finish. 7.3% ABV
  • Lily Flagg Milk Stout – Lily Flagg is named for Huntsville’s most famous quadruped. A prize cow owned by local plantation owner Samuel B. Moore, Lily Flagg was honored as one of the world’s best butterfat producers in 1892 at an exposition in Chicago. This dark, rich beer contains tons of roasted malt goodness, hints of chocolate and coffee and a creamy mouth feel from the addition of milk sugars during the brewing process. 5.0% ABV
  • Stout at the Devil Oatmeal Stout – Dark and robust, this brew sits slightly heavy on the palate with mild carbonation. It finishes with hints of caramel and coffee. 7.7% ABV
  • Laika Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout – This big beer pours black as night with boozy notes of chocolate and coffee. It has an extremely rich malty flavor and fruity, herbal hob aromas. 10.1% ABV
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