Places to Enjoy Craft Beer in Birmingham, Alabama
by Frank Griffin
The first time someone tastes a true craft beer, his or her perception of beer changes forever. Luckily, Birmingham has a thriving beer scene and this list contains some of the best.
Avondale is an award-winning brewery with a rich history and some of the best local brews in the south. True to tradition, Avondale is located in a historic building and continues to use original brewing methods.
What started as off as two guys creating beer to share with friends turned into a successful brewing company. Good People creates five year-round brews, four seasonal brews and every now and then – a unique blend. Four of the highest-rated beers in the South belong to Good People Brewing.
Established in 2011, Cahaba Brewing is homegrown Birmingham. Their unique blends with unique names are based on clean brews with great flavors. Me personally, the “LIQUIDAMBAR” description is making me thirsty! Be sure to the visit their new taproom with a view into their production area.
TrimTab defines the culture of local brewing; bringing together the love of beer and the support of the local community.
Two flagship brews and four seasonal’s rounds out their menu nicely.
Red Hills focuses on Session Beers, which have an Alcohol-By-Volume of less than 5.1%. With more than 25 original brews, Red Hills is definitely worth a visit.
Visit Your Local Birmingham Brewer
Be sure to click on the linked-names of these brewers and visit their websites. Even better: visit them personally and have yourself a fresh tap of local Birmingham brew.
Birmingham is home to many more breweries that are worthy of mention. You can also check out Beer Guys Radio for other Birmingham-based beer events.