Huntsville, Alabama is home to Redstone Arsenal, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center museum – and the Straight to Ale brewery which celebrates the city’s connection with space exploration in the names of its beers.
- Monkeynaut (“Named in honor of Miss Baker and the other monkey astronauts who bravely paved the way for manned U.S. spaceflight….”)
- Werner Von Brown Ale
- Rocket City Red
- Dark Planet
- Laika (“Named for the heroic Russian space dog…)
- Rocket Bock
Straight to Ale began as a way for its hobbyist founders to evade Alabama’s law against homebrewing (really!) but the owners just broke ground in July for a new facility that will make theirs the largest brewery in the state, and produce enough beer to begin distribution throughout the southeast region.
You can download a complete list of Straight to Ale products here [PDF file].
[Thanks to Martin Morse Wooster for the story.]