Is there anything better than summer sun paired with canned beers by the water? We don’t think so, and neither does AlaBev, which will now distribute Straight to Ale’s Brother Joseph’s Dubbel in cans statewide in Alabama. This Belgian-style dubbel, at 8 percent ABV and 20 IBUs, is now available in cans year round. Brother Joseph’s Dubbel will be available in retailers, restaurants and bars within the AlaBev footprint.
“Our local breweries are starting to package more and more of their delicious beers, making their product more readily available to all brew lovers across the state,” said Harry Kampakis, owner of AlaBev.
Straight to Ale’s Brother Joseph’s Dubbel pays omage to Brother Joseph Zoettle, who was maimed in an accident that left him with a hunched back. He worked in the St. Bernard Abbey power plant in Cullman, Ala., shoveling coal. In his spare time, Brother Joseph used found objects such as marbles and chunks of concrete and tile to build miniature shrines and buildings on the Abbey grounds. Over 40 years, he created 125 different models and replicas.
Today, the Ave Maria Grotto covers three acres and is world-renowned as both a fun roadside attraction and an awe-inspiring collection of folk art. Straight to Ale has named its Belgian dubbel after Brother Joseph as a testament to his perseverance, his hard work and his indomitable spirit. A full-flavored abbey-style ale with a complex taste and aroma, Brother Joseph’s Dubbel is filled with specialty malt and dark fruit character.