Good morning, beer lovers! We have a lot going on, as usual … hence the delay in posting news and updates. Ironic, isn’t it? The next two weeks or so are going to be a little crazy, so here’s a handy guide for keeping up with STA!
This week, we will be saying goodbye to two of our wonderful bartenders at the taproom, Damon and Fico. Tuesday, May 7, will be Damon’s last day as he is leaving to complete the final touches on his new entrepreneurial venture, a craft-only beer store in Madison called Wish You Were Beer! Fico will also be moving on, with his last day being Thursday, May 9. He won’t tell us why … he just mutters something about “that damned gypsy woman’s prophecy” and “why do I have to be the Chosen One?” and stalks off in disgust. So come out and wish them luck and tip big! I am sure you will miss these guys as much as we will, so let them know.
Wednesday, May 8, we will be hosting local musicians Three Kings, an acoustic act made up of members of The Whiskey River Kings, so come check them out.
Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, are going to be BIG for us as Rocket City Brewfest will blast off at the Huntsville Depot for the fifth time. Tickets and info are available at www.rocketcitybrewfest.com and facebook.com/rocketcitybrewfest, so get on over and snag some passes to come enjoy STA and other great local beers this weekend!
Sunday, the taproom will be closed so that our staff and friends can enjoy Mother’s Day with their favorite mothers and such.
American Craft Beer Week starts Monday, May 13, and runs through Sunday, May 19, so we have planned a variety of events in Huntsville and other major cities to help celebrate!
Monday, May 13, we will be doing a special release at The Nook in Huntsville of our new Belgian Witbier, What’s Wrong Wit. We’ll be there alongside fellow Huntsville brewers Old Black Bear, who will be releasing something special as well. The party starts at 5 PM!
Tuesday, May 14, we will be featured at our first Commerce Kitchen beer dinner! Here’s a look at the menu, which sounds absolutely delicious. Call Commerce Kitchen at 256-382-6622 ASAP to make a reservation as these things sell out quickly!
Wednesday, May 15, we have events in Birmingham and Montgomery: The Thunda’ From Up Yunda’ Night (Huntsville Breweries Tap Takeover) from 5 Pm until 10 PM at J. Clyde in Birmingham; and a tap takeover at Leroy Lounge in Montgomery from 6 PM until 10 PM.
Thursday night, May 16, we have a Hop Head event at Mellow Mushroom in The Village of Providence in Huntsville, which will feature a special dry-hopped Monkeynaut pin as well as Monkeynaut and Gorillanaut on tap from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM!
Friday night, May 17, we will be hosting Amy McCarley and the Kenny Vaughan Trio at the brewery for some fine tunage at 8 PM.
Saturday, May 18, we will be featured at the River Bend Brewfest from 2 PM until 5 PM in Montgomery, AL, and will also be hosting Mandolin Orange at the taproom at 8 PM.
Sunday, May 19, we will be featured at a Summer Beer Event at Mellow Mushroom Huntsville South, with a lineup including He Ain’t Heffe, Stop Work 689 Kolsch and our Saison du Roquette “Randall-ized” with some tasty goodness!
And that’s it for American Craft Beer Week, but we will be finishing off the month with a few more awesome events:
Wednesday, May 22, we will be featured at a beer dinner with our friend Chef Leo Maurelli at Central in Montgomery! Call 334.517.1155 for reservations while seats last!
Tuesday, May 28, we will be doing a tap takeover at The Tipping Point in Montgomery!
And, finishing off one of the busiest months EVER, we will be at the Magic City Brewfest in Birmingham on May 31-June 1!
So, whew. Mark your calendars, guys, and come out and support STA and local beer this month! We look forward to seeing you out and about!