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Rocket Republic Launch Party Saturday, November 23

20 November 2013 No Comment

Join us at the pub on Saturday, November 23rd from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. when we host Huntsville’s Rocket Republic Brewing Company for a meet & greet and tap event to mark their official launch in Birmingham!

Many moons ago, Eric Crigger fell in love with his wife Tatum down in Key West, Florida (also known as the Conch Republic).  Soon after, they relocated to the Rocket City of Huntsville and have called it home ever since.  Tatum sparked Eric’s interest in brewing by giving him a homebrewing kit for Father’s Day several years ago.  Eric honed his homebrew skills for 7 years and all the while dreamed of opening his own brewing operation one day.  When the time came to realize that dream in September of this year, the Criggers decided to name it Rocket Republic Brewing Company as a nod to the two cities that have had such a profound impact on their lives.  Their Huntsville launch has been met with great praise, and now it is finally time for Birmingham to get a taste of Rocket Republic!

For this event, Eric Crigger will be hanging out at the pub to discuss with you his beers and answer any questions you may have about Rocket Republic.  Speaking of beer, we will be featuring all three current offerings from Rocket Republic on draft and we will also be pushing one of them through the randall.  To get you more familiar with Rocket Republic’s offerings, here are the full descriptions of each beer from their website:

  • AstroNut Brown Ale – For those of us who gravitate toward the nuttier side, this English Style Brown Ale is for us. A hint of malty richness and warm, nutty undertones are sure to send us lunatics straight to the moon and back!  5.8% ABV
  • AstroNut Brown Ale on the randall running through coffee beans.  5.8% ABV
  • Mach 1 IPA – Our interpretation of an India Pale Ale comes fully loaded in all American style with its sweet tangerine aroma and tangy citrus flavor.  An ample amount of rye malt is added to the mash early in the brewing process, igniting a zesty pepper kick to the tongue, which contradicts the sensationally smooth characteristics coming from our cataclysmic combination of Cascade and Centennial hops.  Warning: This beer may cause spontaneous combustion of the tastebuds!  6.9% ABV
  • Vapor Trail Cream Ale – Aptly named from the milky white lacing left behind on your glass after this beer is long gone…which won’t be long once you’ve tasted your first sip!  With a generous amount of honey and biscuit malts, this smooth, sweet, easy-to drink-ale is going to pave the trail in our Flagship Series and will keep you coming back for more.  Vapor Trail is the perfect session ale while at the lake or a great way to cap off a hard day’s work.  5.5% ABV

We will have all four of these beers available by the glass or in a flight.  As an added incentive to try all four, everyone who orders a flight will get a free Rocket Republic glass to take home (while supplies last).

We hope that you all can make it out to the pub on Saturday to welcome Eric Crigger and Rocket Republic to Birmingham.  It is sure to be an amazing evening with one of Alabama’s newest breweries!  See you all then!

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