Take a trip down memory lane Sarah Belanger and Kamara Davis, authors of the brand new book "North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating History" joined us this episode. The early residents of North Alabama had a love-hate relationship with alcohol over the years. We talked about: The brothers who opened the first brewery in Alabama who had a "Badlun" of bad luck The city of Cullman, founded by German immigrants, became famous for its alcohol-free Ocktoberfest The time noted abolitionist Carrie Nation visited Huntsville Why water fountains were a key part of the abolitionist movement The Free the Hops movement playing a key role in shifting the Alabama laws. "What's wrong with the beer we got?" If you want to get your hands on the book, be sure to head to Straight to Ale on Monday, 8/28 for the official launch! Truck and Tap's Beers of the week: Sarah brought a bevy of Alabama beers to the studio, and we were able to try.... Rocket Republic Coffee Vapor Trail Cream Ale Straight to Ale Project Juicy Bunny Blue Pants Dry Hop Sour Blue Pants Candy Bar Pinstripe Stout Green Bus Brewing White Stout Headlines (Sponsored By Your Pie Perimeter): Sept. 1 will start a new era in Georgia beer Sierra Nevada, Abita, Sam Adams caught in the middle of the craft beer “glut.” How to predict if your favorite brewery will “sell out” Coming up next week? We will be celebrating the historic day of September 1 when breweries will be able to directly sell to consumers. Nancy Palmer of the Georgia Craft Brewer's Guild and "Craft Beer Lawyer" Taylor Harper will join us...and maybe some more!