HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A new brewery is headed for the Tennessee Valley. Rocket Republic Brewing Company is preparing for its launch in North Alabama and is one step closer to being in consumers’ hands.
“There are lots of licensing steps to go through, there’s the federal government, the state government, the labeling and whatnot,” said Eric Crigger, the owner of Rocket Republic Brewing Co. The company picked up it’s state license this week and is now finally allowed to sell their beer.
Crigger said the company has a contract with Blue Pants brewery in Madison to brew in the warehouse. “On the left here you see the bubbling, that’s the inactive fermentation of the cream ale, we brewed that on Wednesday,” he said with a smile. Crigger said this has been a project in the making for more than five years.
“I ask myself is it really happening quite frequently,” he said. “I come over here and I see these kegs and this equipment and we’re now finally able to taste the beer as its progressing through fermentation and it’s surreal.”
Start counting down the days. Crigger said that Rocket Republic will be coming to your glasses very soon.
“We’ve got two batches in our fermenters, we’ll be able to keg those in a couple of weeks and get those out to retail.”
For more information on Rocket Republic Brewing Company, you can check out their website here.