Aviator Brewing Company Launch Event, June 3
Join us at the pub on Wednesday, June 3rd when we host an official Birmingham Launch Event for Aviator Brewing Company!
In November of 2008, Aviator Brewing Company got its humble start by using two used, 300 gallon dairy tanks that they set up in an airplane hangar located in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. The brewery quickly started to grow in popularity when they began distribution to the Triangle the following January, and Aviator Brewing has steadily grown ever since. The passing years saw a change to larger location, the addition of many fermentation tanks, a new brewhouse, and the transition from bottles to exclusively packaging in cans. You can now find Aviator Brewing offerings on draft and in cans from Washington D.C. to Key West, and the brewery is currently in the process of adding a fourth location in Fuquay Varina (the brewery, Aviator Tap House, Aviator SmokeHouse BBQ Restaurant, and a bottle shop is coming soon). The brewery has added the great state of Alabama to their distribution, and we are stoked to welcome them to Birmingham with this special launch event!
To get you properly acquainted with Aviator Brewing, we will be featuring the following four beers in a flight for just $8 during this event:
- BlackMamba Oatmeal Stout** – This oatmeal stout has an explosion of flavor created by dark roasted grains, and a 2 row barley. A full bodied oatmeal stout that has tastes of chocolate and a smoothness from the oatmeal. ABV – 6.5%
- Bonehead India Brown** – A hoppy brown ale brewed with Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo Gold, and Cascade. A plethora of hops combined with generous amounts of chocolate malt. ABV – 7.9%
- Hogwild India Pale Ale – A golden brew made with Pale Ale and Vienna malts. A veritable fest of the big “C” hops. Chinook, Columbus, Cascade. Dry hopped with Magnum, Williamette, and Amarillo. A very hoppy and refreshing ale. ABV – 6.7%
- Steamhead California Common** – A true American beer style. Think back to the gold rush era and San Francisco. Prospectors from all over the country descended on San Francisco and experienced a unique beer brewed there. With cold air in the bay area, the open cooling unfermented beer would have a dense cloud of fog hovering over it as it cooled on the brewery roof. People thought the beer was steaming! Thus the term steam beer! This beer uses a lager yeast brewed at ale temperatures thus another possible root to the steam beer name. The traditional recipe is dark crystal malt, Northern Brewer hops, and dry hopping with the same. Has a dark amber appearance and a spicy hop taste. ABV – 5.8%
(**) These three beers are draft only offerings from the brewery, so you are not going to find these packaged on shelves around town. Get ’em while you can!
We hope that you all can make it down on Wednesday to welcome Aviator Brewing Company to Birmingham and our tap wall. We’ll have your flight waiting on you and we cannot wait to see you then!