Alabama: Huntsville is home to a craft-beer explosion

on 18/10/10 at 10:23 am


TimesThree of the new Huntsville breweries have turned out (l-r) Yellowhammer's Belgian White Ale, Blue Pants Brewery's Knickerbocker Red, and Straight to Ale's Lily Flagg Milk Stout. Photo:Michael Mercier/The Huntsville

Ever since the Gourmet Beer Bill that allowed higher alcohol content became Alabama law in 2009, a wave of home brewers have emerged from their abodes to start microbreweries.

More importantly, the Rocket City is now housing this concentrated craft-beer revolution, leading the state in microbrews.

So, what prompted the explosion of specialty brews in Alabama’s fourth-largest city?

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