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Offline Beerbitch

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Ale Yeah!
« on: December 13, 2010, 08:09:47 AM »
Ale Yeah opened this weekend in Decatur:

http://www.aleyeahbeer.com/the-beer/

Saw the owners yesterday and they pretty much sold out over the weekend so give them a few days to recover/restock.  They also have a small selection of cheese/charcuterie.

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Re: Ale Yeah!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 07:01:49 PM »
Stopped by here yesterday to restock after the snow.  A well-chosen selection, if a little pricier than the big stores (I mainly shop at Tower and Green's).  Picked up the Lagunitas Brown Shugga, the Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Wild, Samuel Smith Taddy Porter and an Oud Kriek.  Hoping this last one isn't the really sour lambic I disliked so. They had a special aisle for "sour" beers, which I gave a wide berth, though I think I read in Bob Townsend's column about sour being the new thing.  Not for me! 

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Re: Ale Yeah!
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 08:47:17 AM »
Sour beers being the "new thing" sounds like marketing hype to me.  But if so, it may very well be successful.  Twenty or so years ago, few people thought that importing Belgian beers of any type would lead to much of a market for them.  Then some brave importer gave it a go, and Belgian styles steadily rose to the current fad level.  Now that the beer-drinking masses are accustomed to abbey-style beers, I guess the next step is to get them used to lambics and sour-ish beers like Flemish reds.  I'll be impressed if that happens.  Even in Belgium, lambics aren't all that popular, even among beer lovers, except maybe the super-sweet krieks and framboises (hence not sour!) that appeal mostly to younger folks.  Just as here, it's mainly just the serious beer geeks drinking lambics and other sour beers.

Is there really already a market for sour beers?  You've piqued my curiosity with the mention of a "special aisle for 'sour' beers," and I may have to check that out.

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Re: Ale Yeah!
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 01:30:54 PM »
I'm not a big fan of Lindeman's-type lambics, too sugary for me, but nor do I like excessively sour.  I bought one lambic I had to pour out - couldn't drink it.  Here's the Bob Townsend piece:

http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-restaurants-food/beer-town-sour-brews-599453.html

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Re: Ale Yeah!
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 02:15:49 PM »
I'm not a big fan of Lindeman's-type lambics, too sugary for me, but nor do I like excessively sour.  I bought one lambic I had to pour out - couldn't drink it.  Here's the Bob Townsend piece:

http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-restaurants-food/beer-town-sour-brews-599453.html


Thanks--interesting article.  The Duchesse de Bourgogne he mentions is probably my wife's current favorite beer, and I like it, too--just tart enough to offset the cherry sweetness without tasting like alco-pop (yes, Lindeman's).  And I had forgotten all about Berliner Weisse as being a sour beer.  My bad.  I've become too Belgo-centric, I guess!

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Re: Ale Yeah!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 11:32:54 AM »
Big party on Sunday for the beer drinkers, starts a 12:30.

Sorry for the commercial!

Hello all--
Mad props to Bob Sandage for priming the pump for our Decatur 2nd year
anniversary party we're throwing this Sunday, February 10th.  The doors
will open @ 12:30 and in addition to the awesome vibes you will find
inside the store we will be rolling out a few red carpets to commemorate
this journey, including:

-A special edition 2-year Anniversary swing-top growler designed by our
good friend Jert.  There are 160 or so left of these beauties and for
$15 you can put one on the mantlepiece.  There is an image for those who
need to see it to believe it over at http://www.aleyeahbeer.com/events/

-Happy Hour Confections will be in the shop sampling their myriad of
baked goods such as cupcakes and brownies that use craft beer in ways
that only our good friends over @ Frozen Pints would have thought
possible!  It's great to see local entrepreneurs take our favorite
beverage and spin the proverbial bottle in unique ways and Holly's
treats are divine!  Look for her products on our shelves in the next
week or so and get a sneak peek at what's cooking in her kitchen this
Sunday.

-We've been lining up some special kegs for growler fills, and the list
looks almost exactly like this:

Burnt Hickory Old Wooden Head DIPA
Wrecking Bar Collabeeration Border Patrol
Wrecking Bar Collabeeration Border Patrol: Hot Pursuit w/ chocolate &
chillies
Twain's Collabeeration Koko Buni Coconut Coffee Porter
Twain's Home Brew Competition winner in the Dark Beer category Coquito
Stout brewed by Ben Halter
Allagash Bourbon Black
HE'BREW Jewbilation '14
HE'BREW Jewbilation '16
Blue Tarp Mother Hoppin' DIPA (one of the first tappings in the city!)
Red Brick Brewing Lost Years
Jailhouse Brewing Deep Deep Deep Deep Undercover Rye IPA
Gnommegang
Wild Heaven Eschaton

We know that's 13 and we only have 12 taps, but we're inventive like
that and thought a baker's dozen made sense.  There are back-ups as
well, but compared to these awesome selections they just aren't as sexy.
Also, we'll go ahead and apologize to the lager/pils/wheat beer
drinkers as this list basically gives them the cold shoulder.  Come
Monday we'll put some sessionable stuff back on the board ;)

We can't think everybody enough for making us feel welcome, but we can
sure try!  Doors once again crack at 12:30, because the Bible says so. 
Won't you join us?

Eddie Holley
Ale Yeah! Beer dude
aleyeahbeer.com




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