The J. Clyde http://jclyde.com Hot Rock Tavern and Alehouse Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:27:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Annual Burns Nicht Dinner, January 25 http://jclyde.com/2014/12/annual-burns-nicht-dinner-january-25/ http://jclyde.com/2014/12/annual-burns-nicht-dinner-january-25/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:16:38 +0000 http://jclyde.com/?p=5922 Scottish Poet Robert Burns.No churchman am I for to rail and to write,
No Statesman nor Soldier to plot or to fight,
No sly Man of business contriving a snare,
For a big-belly’d bottle’s the whole of my care.

From No Churchman am I by Robert Burns

Join us on Sunday, January 25th at 5 p.m. when we host our annual Burns Nicht Dinner to celebrate the life and work of famed poet Robert Burns with Scottish fare and fine drink!

Robert Burns is probably best known for writing the popular New Year’s anthem Auld Lang Syne, but his acclaim reaches much further than that. Burns was a poet and lyricist whose countless works are credited as being a catalyst for the Romantic Period in literature during the 18th century. In his work, Burns wrote of and celebrated all things love, friendship, work and drink. His literary voice inspired movements in literature, society and politics. His influence is so long standing that not only is he still referred to as the Bard of Scotland, but he was also voted the “Greatest Scot” by the Scottish public in 2009.

To honor this most worthy of men, we have planned an extravagant evening full of Scottish-inspired cuisine, the finest of drink, and great entertainment.  The backbone of this event will be an amazing four course meal featuring Scottish fare prepared by our very own Chef Charles Nichols.  Each course will be paired with either Scotch whisky or stellar craft beer offerings to properly complement and accentuate each bite (menu available below).  As an added bonus, this event will also feature readings from the work of Robert Burns and a live bagpipe performance.  This is guaranteed to be a truly immersive Scottish experience.

Tickets for this event are currently available for $75 each and that covers the provided food, drink and entertainment.  You can purchase your tickets online by clicking here.

This is an event that we look forward to each and every year, and we could not be more excited to share this experience with you.  Get your tickets today and we will see you on January 25th to celebrate one of the world’s greatest poets at this amazing dinner!  Slainte!

Burns Nicht Dinner Menu

Sunday, January 25 at 5 p.m.

(paired beverages coming soon)

 

First Course

Smoked Salmon Canapes

In house smoked wild Atlantic salmon, toasted brioche, crème fraîche, fresh chive

 

Second Course

Petite Haggis

Roasted sheep organs, steel cut oats, fresh herbs, steamed purple cabbage, grainy mustard sauce

 

Third Course

Braised Venison over Bacon Neeps and Tatties Pie

Stout glazed farm raised venison, bacon turnip and potato pie, roasted shallot and horseradish cream

 

Fourth Course

Orange and Drambuie Chocolate Mousse

Whipped Belgian chocolate, fresh orange peel, Grand Marnier, Drambuie 

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Back Forty Beer Co. Release Event, December 18 http://jclyde.com/2014/12/back-forty-beer-co-release-event-december-18/ http://jclyde.com/2014/12/back-forty-beer-co-release-event-december-18/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:46:23 +0000 http://jclyde.com/?p=5938 backforybeerJoin us on Thursday, December 18th at 6 p.m. when we welcome Back Forty Beer Co. to the pub for a Special Tap Release Event!

If you didn’t know, our good friends at Back Forty Beer Co. turned five years old earlier this year.  To mark this milestone, they brewed up a very special beer and then stowed it away for a little aging in wine barrels.  This finely crafted ale is now ready, and we think that a belated birthday celebration is in order with the tapping of their 5th Anniversary Ale and also the limited Cuban Coffee Stout! The descriptions for these beers are as follows:

  • 5th Anniversary Ale – Barrel-aged Strong Ale with juniper, peppercorn, rosemary and wildflower honey
  • Cuban Coffee Stout – A delicious American Stout brewed with Cuban coffee

To thank you for your support over the years, the folks at Back Forty will be providing free pint glasses for anyone who orders one of the beers above during the event (while supplies last)!

If good times and incredibly tasty, limited release beer offerings are your thing, you are definitely not going to want to miss this one.  Go ahead and call your friends, make those plans, and we will see you all at the pub on Thursday to raise a glass with Back Forty Beer Co.!

 

 

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New Year’s Eve at the Clyde, December 31 http://jclyde.com/2014/12/new-years-eve-at-the-clyde-december-31/ http://jclyde.com/2014/12/new-years-eve-at-the-clyde-december-31/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:43:38 +0000 http://jclyde.com/?p=5934 newyears

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Terrapin Tacky Turtleneck Party and Flight Night, December 19 http://jclyde.com/2014/12/terrapin-tacky-turtleneck-party-and-flight-night-december-19/ http://jclyde.com/2014/12/terrapin-tacky-turtleneck-party-and-flight-night-december-19/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:58:25 +0000 http://jclyde.com/?p=5909 Turtleneck-Square-SM-290x300Join us on Friday, December 19th at 5 p.m. when we team up with Terrapin Beer Co. to host a Tacky Turtleneck Party and Flight Night event!

To celebrate the Birmingham release of their brand new Turtleneck Gingerbread Winter Warmer, the folks at Terrapin Beer Co. wanted to do something extra special and fun with us at the Clyde.  We put our heads together and the Tacky Turtleneck Party came to us almost instantly.  To participate, all you have to do is show the world how strong your wacky turtleneck game is while enjoying some insanely good Terrapin brews with us here at the pub.  As added incentive to participate (like you needed it), those that wear their flashiest turtlenecks with pride during the event stand a really good chance at winning some pretty sweet Terrapin schwag!

Did I mention the beer?  Seriously, did I?  I think this turtleneck is starting to cut off blood flow . . . Ah yes, the beer!  To take this party to another level, we will be featuring a flight of four of the most delicious Terrapin offerings you can find (or possibly can’t find).  They are as follows:

Since this is a holiday party, everyone who orders the flight above during the event will receive a free piece of Terrapin glassware as a gift to take home (while supplies last)!

Face it; you’ve always wanted an excuse to drink some fantastic beers in your favorite turtleneck.  Words cannot express how excited we are to make this a reality for you.  Tell your friends, get your turtlenecks ready, and we’ll see you all on the 19th!

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Pint Night with Grayton Beer Company, December 11 http://jclyde.com/2014/12/pint-night-with-grayton-beer-company-december-11/ http://jclyde.com/2014/12/pint-night-with-grayton-beer-company-december-11/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:10:18 +0000 http://jclyde.com/?p=5883 graytonJoin us on Thursday, December 11th at 6 p.m. when we welcome Grayton Beer Company to the pub for a special Pint Night event!

In 2011, Jamey Price started his journey toward the goal of opening a brewery that complemented the local area of South Walton, Florida. Grayton Beer Company was born. Joined by local brewer, Shank, Grayton Beer Company started with the contract brewing of two beers, an IPA and a Pale Ale – classic American craft beers.  Last year, Price and his crew took another big step in their journey by establishing their very own brewery and tap room in South Walton.  The brewery now produces five year-round offerings and rotating seasonal releases from their Artist Series that are available in bottles and on draft throughout their distribution footprint.

For this event on December 11th, the folks at Grayton Beer are bringing us the following two offerings to be served on draught:

  • 30 A Beach Blonde Ale – LIFE SHINES on Scenic Highway 30A. But 30A is much more than a strand of idyllic beach villages along Florida’s Gulf Coast. This light-bodied blonde ale greets your palate with a subtle citrus nuance and mild malt sweetness. 30A Beach Blonde is a refreshing and sessionable ale that conjures up that relaxed coastal attitude anytime, anywhere. So kick off your flip-flops, grab a cold 30A Beach Blonde, and relax. Slow down, you’re here.  ABV – 4.6%  IBUs – 13
  • Redneck Rye-Viera Red Rye DIPA – This harvest ale is a Red Rye Double India Pale Ale. 800 pounds of fresh crystal hops were picked directly off the vine in Oregon and rushed across the country to us to be brewed with on the very same day. Using fresh hops in our Redneck Rye-Viera results in an extremely unique, floral and aromatic hop profile. This, combined with a robust malt bill and hints of spice from the use of rye malt makes for a truly unique drinking experience that pairs perfectly with Fall weather and campfires.  Part of the brewery’s Artist Series.  ABV – 8.1%  IBUs – 83

As an added bonus for simply trying some new beers, we will be giving away free Grayton glassware and t-shirts to those who order one of the beers above during the event (while supplies last)!  A local rep for the brewery will also be in attendance to chat with you about the brewery and their offerings.

Great beer.  Free stuff.  No excuses.  We’ll see you all on December 11th to give Grayton Beer Company a proper J. Clyde welcome!

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Cahaba Brewing PRA Irreproachable IPA Tapping, November 28 http://jclyde.com/2014/11/cahaba-brewing-pra-irreproachable-ipa-tapping-november-28/ http://jclyde.com/2014/11/cahaba-brewing-pra-irreproachable-ipa-tapping-november-28/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:43:48 +0000 http://jclyde.com/?p=5860 Cahaba-Main2Join us on Friday, November 28th at 6 p.m. when we tap Cahaba Brewing Company’s special release of Parks Recreation Ale’s award-winning Irreproachable IPA!

This past August, Parks Recreation Ale (PRA) brewing group won Best in Show at the Alabama Brew Off with their PRA Irreproachable IPA.  To bring this brew to the beer loving masses of Birmingham, Cahaba Brewing Company invited PRA to the brewery to recreate this beer as a limited commercial release.  PRA Irreproachable IPA is now ready and it is slowly making its way to select taps around the city.  We have our keg ready to be tapped and here is what you could be enjoying at the pub on Friday:

PRA Irreproachable is a clean and hoppy West Coast Style IPA. Pine and grapefruit aromas compel you along a medium bodied balance of bitterness to a crisp refreshing finish. A recreational hike in Hop Country. Lace up.

89 IBU, 6.2 SRM, 6.2% ABV

Pale and Munich malts

E.K. Golding, Chinook, Amarillo, Cascade and Citra Hops

WLP001 California Ale Yeast

  • Bronze Medal winner at War of the Wort in Starkville, MS, May 18, 2013

  • Gold Medal winner and Best in Show at The Alabama Brew Off in Birmingham, Al, August 2, 2014

This sounds like a fantastic brew to enjoy after a bit of Thanksgiving/Black Friday shenanigans, so swing by the pub on Friday to find some cool comfort in a perfect pour of PRA Irreproachable IPA.  We look forward to seeing you all then!

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Duck-Rabbit Brewery Launch Party, November 14 http://jclyde.com/2014/11/duck-rabbit-brewery-launch-party-november-14/ http://jclyde.com/2014/11/duck-rabbit-brewery-launch-party-november-14/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 01:34:45 +0000 http://jclyde.com/?p=5817 Duck-Rabbit-LogoCome by the pub on Friday, November 14th at 7 p.m. and help us welcome Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery (Farmville, North Carolina) to Birmingham!

Paul Philippon began homebrewing as a hobby back in 1987, but the craft quickly consumed him and became a full-blown passion.  He eventually left a career teaching philosophy to begin gaining experience as a commercial brewer for a series of breweries.  Once he had achieved the knowledge and potential that he felt necessary, he set off on his own to create Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery with a name and logo that paid homage to his former career (more on the duck-rabbit diagram).  Ever since they served their first beer in August of 2004, the folks at Duck-Rabbit have dedicated themselves to being the “dark beer specialists” by focusing on the darker beer styles that they believe to be under-represented in the current craft beer market.  Thanks to this strategy, the brewery has steadily grown over time and now  Alabama has been added to its distribution footprint.  

For our launch party on Friday, we will be hosting Duck-Rabbit reps and serving up the following beers to help you get more familiar with this fine brewery:

  • Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale – Both intensely hoppy and intensely black! Eight separate hop additions offer delicious bitterness and beguiling hop aroma/flavor. Heavily represented among these hops are Chinook, which provides deep pine and sticky citrus components, and a New Zealand hop called Motueka, from which we get bright fruit and spearmint notes. ABV: 7.3%
  • Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout – A traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). Because lactose is unfermentable by brewer’s yeast, it remains in the beer. The subtle sweetness and fullness of flavor imparted by this sugar balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains that give this delicious beer its black color. All year long, Milk Stout is our number one selling beer! ABV: 5.7%

As an added bonus, everyone who orders one of the beers above during this event will receive a free Duck-Rabbit glass to take home (while supplies last).

We hope that you all can make it out to the Clyde on Friday to give the crew from Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery a proper welcome to our great city!  We look forward to seeing you then!

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Stone Brewing Co. Meet & Greet and Tap Event, November 20 http://jclyde.com/2014/11/stone-brewing-co-meet-greet-and-tap-event-november-20/ http://jclyde.com/2014/11/stone-brewing-co-meet-greet-and-tap-event-november-20/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:44:52 +0000 http://jclyde.com/?p=5797 ablogoJoin us on Thursday, November 20th when we welcome Stone Brewing Co.’s entire Southeast Regional Team to the pub for a Meet & Greet and Tap Event!

Stone Brewing Co. is coming back to town and this time they are sending the whole Southeast Regional Team to hang out with us here at the Clyde!  When we say the “whole Southeast Regional Team”, you can see that we mean it with a guest list like this: Scott Sheridan, Southeast Regional Sales Manager; Zack Shollenberger, North Florida/Alabama/South Georgia Rep; Lee Devine, North Carolina Rep; Bethany Bryant, South Florida Regional Rep; Adam Baldwin, Tennessee/North Georgia Rep; and Brett Collier, South Eastern Business Development Manager.  These wonderful folks will all be on-hand throughout the event to chat with you about the brewery and the beer in your hand.  

Speaking of beer, feast your eyes on the tap list that we will be featuring during this event:

  • 2013 Stone Old Guardian OAK-SMOKED Barley Wine
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • Double Bastard Ale
  • Lukcy Basartd Ale
  • Stone Go To IPA
  • Stone Pale Ale
  • Stone Ruination IPA

If you were unable to make our previous events with Stone Brewing, you missed out on some really good times with amazing beers and great company.  Don’t make that mistake again.  This Meet & Greet will be no different, so do yourself a favor by marking your calendar now for November 20th. We will see you then and we’ll have a beer waiting for you!

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Coast to Coast Toast 4, November 13 http://jclyde.com/2014/11/coast-to-coast-toast-4-november-13/ http://jclyde.com/2014/11/coast-to-coast-toast-4-november-13/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:04:47 +0000 http://jclyde.com/?p=5786 c2cttentJoin us at the pub on Thursday, November 13th to raise a glass of specialty beer in observance of the nationwide Coast to Coast Toast 4!

Vanberg & DeWulf, the first company to specialize in importing Belgian beers to the US, established the Coast to Coast Toast (C2CT) three years ago to celebrate the beauty of Belgian beer and has since expanded to include “honorary Belgians” from independent family-run producers.  The C2CT is now the single largest one-day celebration of specialty beer in the nation. Last year over 730 locations took part. The hosts numbered among the best specialty beer-centric bars, restaurants, and stores across the country.

We could not be more excited to participate in the C2CT again this year, and we have a great lineup of beers and grub planned for the event.  To make sure that you have something incredibly tasty in your glass for the toast, we will be serving up the following hard-to-find brews as long as they last:

To pair with the amazing beers above, we have also adjusted our weekly Thursday Special to match the C2CT theme but with a little Alabama flair.  Check it out:

  • Mussels Provençal – fresh Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in Fairhope Brewing Company’s Football Saison, minced shallots, and fresh local herbs

The C2CT has proven to be a great time at the pub each and every year that we have participated, and we do not plan on ending that streak anytime soon.  Get your friends together and plan on being at the Clyde on Thursday to raise a glass with us for C2CT4!

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Founders Brewing Co. Flight Nights,Wednesdays in November http://jclyde.com/2014/10/founders-brewing-co-flight-nightswednesdays-in-november/ http://jclyde.com/2014/10/founders-brewing-co-flight-nightswednesdays-in-november/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:11:40 +0000 http://jclyde.com/?p=5762 founderstaphandleJoin us each and every Wednesday in November as we host special Flight Night events with Founders Brewing Co.!

What could possibly be better than a Flight Night with Founders Brewing Co.?  How about four of them in the same month?  Beginning on November 5th, we will be featuring a special flight of Founders brews each Wednesday of the month!  The flights will change each Wednesday (details coming soon), but one thing will remain the same: we will be giving away Founders branded glassware and schwag to everyone who orders the featured flight (while supplies last).  We will then restock kegs and schwag just to do it all again the next week.

Flight List for Wednesday, November 26th:

Make sure to check back here for details on each week’s flight, and we will see you every Wednesday of November for some amazing beers from Founders Brewing Co.!

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