At the epicenter of the craft beer movement in Huntsville, you will find the Straight to Ale Taproom. They are open every day of the week, and will happily pour up their expertly crafted brews for you. Being that their brewery is located in the city that sent America to the Moon, they have given many of their beers names that play to the engineers, local legends, and history of their town: the Monkeynaut IPA, Wernher Von Brown Ale, and Montesano Maibock to name a few.
For those who are just as passionate about craft beers as they are, take a tour of the brewery, where you can learn more about Huntsville’s first taproom and see how and where the magic happens. Tours are offered Saturday afternoons and require reservations, but are free and include samples in the tasting room. Be sure to ask about Alabama’s Free the Hops movement to hear about how this grassroots campaign sparked a state full of amazing craft beers.