Unveiling Alabama’s Spring Double Show: a Magical Experience
By Tom Seest
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The Hart of Dixie is a television show that references real places in Alabama’s Eastern Shore. The fictional town is supposedly near Daphne, Fairhope, and Magnolia Springs. However, that town has fewer than 1,000 residents and doesn’t celebrate Planksgiving. The festival takes place in Daphne, which also has a restaurant similar to Fancie’s, known as Jesse’s Restaurant.
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The Heart of Dixie Spring Double Show is a family-friendly event showcasing Racking Horse and Case Walking. Both events will be held at the Neshoba County Coliseum. The event is organized by Luther Watts and features different classes for spectators. Tickets cost $5, and the show is open to the public.
The Racking Horse is a graceful mount with a sloping neck, full flanks, smooth legs, and a fine textured coat. It averages a height of 15.2 hands and weighs around 1,000 pounds. This breed is available in sorrel, chestnut, black, and white colors. This breed does not need special training and is a fan favorite of horse show fans.
The Town of Spectre is located near the Alabama River and is now just a decaying film set. It is the setting for several movies, including 2003’s Big Fish, where the lead character repeatedly visits the town during its glory days and then returns to find it in ruins. In the movie, he decides to save the town and bring it back to life.
The Children’s Museum of the Shoals, Inc. is a free, hands-on museum that offers activities for children of all ages. The museum features an exhibit hall, learning center, theater, and nature trail. The exhibits encourage children to imagine and make choices while learning about different cultures. The Rosenbaum House Museum, which opened in 1939, is located in Florence, Alabama.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House Museum is one of the state’s key architectural points of interest. This 1939 house was designed for Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum, who lived in it until the museum opened in 1999. This beautiful structure features Wright-designed furniture and a wall of glass that opens to a courtyard. Before Wright built his Usonian style homes, houses were small, functional structures, and typically had only one door that led to the yard.
Alabama is a craft brewing state that has embraced the craft brewing movement. This is most apparent in the Heart of Dixie, where Good People Brewing Company is located. These folks pushed for the ABV limit to be raised to 13.9 percent. This beer is a great example of how Alabama is supporting the craft brewing movement.
Good People brewing has been in business since 2008 and produces five year-round beers and four seasonal flavors. There are also specials on occasion. Snake Handler is a caramel-colored mega-hoppy IPA that has notes of pine, citrus, pineapple, and grass.
Snake Handler is also available in cans. The brewery brewed this brew with five different varieties of hops. The result is a refreshing, dangerously drinkable double IPA. The malt base balances the aggressive hop profile, which includes Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, and Simcoe. This beer is dry-hopped and has pineapple and other fruits, so it’s best enjoyed fresh.
Snake Handler is a Double IPA brewed with 10 percent ABV. Its drinkable bitterness makes it ideal for summer days. The amber-colored brew pours with a thick white head that dissipates to leave a moderate white film on the glass. Snake Handler is bitter at first but mellows out to form a pleasant finish. The IPA is brewed with Columbus and Cascade hops, along with 2-row malts.
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