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[19 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

This week, Good People presents a Belgian IPA that should appeal to the hopheads and Belgafreaks.  The Belgian IPA is sort of a hybrid style that blends the malt and hops of a traditional IPA with a Belgian yeast that imparts a unique flavor to the ale.  The fourth ingredient – American water from Birmingham, Alabama!  We open early today at 12pm with a Father’s Day brunch (reservations only), but stop by early if you would like to try this unique beverage.  We’ll be open ’til 7pm for tornado relief.
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[10 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Snake oil you say?  NO WAY!  This conccoction – far from fraud – is made with Hop Oil.  You see, most cask-conditioned beers are topped off with some fresh hop flowers or a bag of pellets to allow the aromatic character of hops to steep out.  What you get is a more aromatic rendering of the hops than you achieve while boiling them in late additions to the brew kettle.
This week though, Good People has obtained a portion of hop oil – yes, hop oil to “dry hop” this latest …

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[7 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Come check out this offering today at The J. Clyde!  Already tapped, this beer is incredible.  Lemony, piney, and hoppalicious!  Can’t believe I just wrote that. 
At approximately 7.25%, this IPA delivers a wallop.  They’ve knicknamed it Hop3 (hop cubed) ale to reflect the enormous amount of hops in this beer: over 3 pounds per barrel! It is hopped 3 ways: in the kettle, in the hop back, and dry hopped. Pairs well with strong cheeses and steak.  2nd Place CAMRA award winner at the 2010 Great British Beer FestivalFrom Heavy …

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[3 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Week four of tornado relief brings us another firkin of Snakehandler!  Generously dry-hopped with Columbus and Chinook, this double IPA definitely fulfills the description of what it SHOULD be! 
Me personally?  I’m still wondering when I’m gonna see these cans on the shelf!

Cheers!

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[25 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

Another Good People cask will be on tap this Sunday!  This time we’ve got a firkin of GPBC Pale Ale dry-hopped generously with Amarillo and Cascade hops.  As usual in our tornado relief efforts, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Birmingham Chapter of the American Red Cross.
We’ll be open from 2pm – 7pm – Sunday, May 29th.
Cheers!

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[4 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

We are tapping a cask of Monkeynaut IPA on a very special Wednesday this week as part of Straight to Ale night!
Straight from their website:
“The beer: 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 hop aroma, a strong malt body and a crisp finish. ”

ABV
IBU

7.25%
70

 
As …

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[29 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

This week’s firkin is from Boulder Beer Company!  Tapped by 5pm on Friday, 30 July.  Get it while you can!

Cheers!

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[23 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

HISTORY from Rogue.com
Behind great beer there is a brewer, and behind great beef there is a bull. Fukutsuru (Fuku to his friends) is that bull. Ranked the top marbling bull in the U.S., Fuku is a Japanese Wagyu bull whose offspring produce premium grade American Kobe Beef that is served with St. Rogue Red. Over 50,000 units of Fuku’s pride is in the freezer for future breeding. In his final days, Fuku was given the opportunity to “socialize” with some fine, young cows. Instead, he chose to take a nap. …

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[9 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

In advance of kegs of this very special brew arriving in Alabama, The J. Clyde received a cask conditioned version of this beer.  We will tap this wood-aged double IPA on Friday, 9 July by 5pm.  Get there early because it won’t last long.

“This copper-hued treat is a celebration of everything Great Divide does best. Plenty of malty sweetness provides a backdrop for earthy, floral English and American hops, while French and American oak round off the edges and provide a touch of vanilla. Thanks to everyone who’s supported us  …

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[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Tapped by 5pm on Friday, 4th of June!
Yes, you read correctly!  One of my favorite styles of beer is on tap Alabama Beer Week Eve!  One of the top breweries in the world, Great Divide always makes great beer.  Always!
Belgica – The Roman name for the Low Countries – is a marriage of the best in American and Belgian brewing traditions. Belgian pilsner malt, a generous amount of American and European hops and a unique Belgian yeast strain combine to give Belgica big notes of citrus and spice, creating a …