Expect the nose on this brew to greet you with notes of fresh bread, light hop pepperiness and assertive amounts of pine and lemony citrus zest. There’s an unexpected note of bubblegum, like one would expect in a traditional German Hefeweizen, but we dug this twist on tradition and gave it points for creativity. The finish is well-bittered, favoring the hop flavors and aromas. Great with grilled Caesar chicken salad or Chinese noodle-based dishes.
The Olde Towne Brewing Company was established just last year (2004). They make their home in historic downtown Huntsville, Alabama and their “very micro” brewery is proud to be Madison County’s first brewery in over 100 years (yes, the south has been slow to “heal” from the effects of prohibition). Their proudly stated goal is “to being beer drinkers the freshest and tastiest ales and lagers made right here at home”. We’re happy to be featuring two of their tasty ales as we welcome them to our family of fine featured selections. We’re sure we’ll be revisiting their brews again for future appearances in the club.
Special Note: We all know that Hurricane Katrina dealt a devastating blow to citizens of the Gulf Coast, and we at the club are committed to donating as much financial relief as we possibly can. Turns out that the Olde Towne Brewing Company, located in Huntsville, Alabama, was damaged during this catastrophic storm, but they, unlike many others out there, were able to continue brewing. We certainly don’t mean to make light of the terrible situation left in the wake of this tragic natural disaster when we say that we hope you will help support the surviving and rebuilding breweries out there that were affected. Those of us who love microbrewed beer and want to turn that love into a good deed can do so by taking the initiative to support these businesses by seeking out their beers and buying what we can to help these folks get back on their feet.
For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (256) 564-7404 or check out their web site at www.oldetownbeer.com (under construction at time of newsletter printing, but should be up and running in October 2005).
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