Straight to Ale

Leaders in Huntsville hope beer and music will spruce up the site of an old middle school.

Officials say two craft breweries and a concert venue are planned for an old school west of Downtown.

Plans call for converting part of the school into a 40,000-square-foot brewery for Straight to Ale, which is now located in a warehouse. Yellowhammer plans to build a new 6,000-square-foot brewery at the site.

The city plans to open an open-air amphitheater between the two breweries at the site of the old Stone Middle School.

Stan Ingold

     Ales, Lagers and Stouts...the sound of hand crafted beer from a bottle or tap is one brew fans in the state had been waiting years to hear… and Alabama is becoming more and more welcoming to the craft beer industry. Yellowhammer Brewing, in Huntsville is one of the craft beer brands hoping to cash in on the favorable climate in Alabama. Keith Jaeger is the head brewer at Yellowhammer. He says when NASA came to town in the late 1950’s, German rocket engineers came along for the ride…