Singin' River Brewing Co.

Singin' River Brewing Co.

Brief History and Information: 

Singin' River Brewing Company started because a husband/wife team weren't happy with their current job situation. Rob and Michelle Jones had recently moved to Florence. Unfortunately, Rob's job involved a lot of travel. He missed his wife and new child and yearned to change his lifestyle so he could spend more time with them. Combining his previous craft beer knowledge and experience with Michelle's manufacturing background, they decided to open a brewery in The Shoals.

You can book a tour of the brewery on their website. Tours are provided on Saturdays at 5pm.

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Singin' River Orchestrator

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 18:02 -- Cory

I arrived at Old Town Beer Exchange in downtown Huntsville eager to find a good beer to review. My malty sweet tooth was in control, so when I saw Florence's Singin' River had a doppelbock out, I immediately knew I would be taking a crowler of Orchestrator home with me.

The Experience

Shortly after getting home, the crowler was popped open and the clear copper brew was poured into a glass. I may have been a bit timid with the pour but I expected a little bit more than the very thin cap which never quite melted away. It seemed to be mostly made up for the fact that it left plenty of white lacing on the glass.

I got a general sweet smell when I first brought the pint glass to my face. As I drank more, I could discern caramel and a bit of booze. I'm a bit disappointed by the lack of aroma. I decide to leave the crowler on the counter to warm up in hopes of eliciting a stronger aroma on my second glass. Sure enough, the aroma bloomed as it warmed. The caramel still dominated, but I started to pick up some vague dark fruit aromas (kinda plum-ish) along with a char affectation to the caramel sweetness. The warming definitely helped. It wasn't a night and day difference, though. The second glass seemed like a more fuller experience.

Ivy Green Imperial Pilsner

8.90% ABV

A high-gravity, ‘Imperial’ version of a traditional Bohemian Pilsner. Pale gold color with flavor and aroma balanced between rich malt and traditional Czech Saaz hops. Brewed with premium American malt, American and Czech hops, and a traditional German lager yeast.