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Alabama Beer Flight 4: North Alabama

We’re on to the last stop of our beer flight tour! Just in time for the end of summer, we’re heading to North Alabama.

 

 

 

 

Back Forty Beer Company:
You’ll know them by: The fact that they are Alabama’s largest craft brewery.
A perfect spot for: Eating, drinking and doing yoga. Yes, yoga.
Bring your: Taste buds and a big appetite because Back Forty has an incredible selection for lunch and dinner.
Try: If you are looking for a unique beer with bold flavors, look no further than the Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale made with Alabama honey.

Straight To Ale:
You’ll know them by: Their uniquely designed cans.
A perfect spot for: An unforgettable experience. Straight to Ale is fun and quirky. You will not be disappointed in the atmosphere.
Bring your: Motorcycle and get to know the great group known as the Vintage Motorcycle Club
Try: The citrusy, strong bodied, astronaut inspired Monkeynaut IPA.

Goat Island:
You’ll know them by: The fact that they are the “new kid on the block”, but giving the more established breweries a run for their money!
A perfect spot for: Relaxing after a long day of work and visiting with friends.
Bring your: Friends, this is a great place to go kickback and enjoy the company of beer enthusiasts.
Try: The smooth, colorful Sispey Red River Amber Ale, which won the gold medal at the 2016 Craft Beer Championship.

Blue Pants Brewery:
You’ll know them by: Their many events helping animals in need and their love of food trucks.
A perfect spot for: Catching some tunes at one of their many concerts throughout the week.
Bring your: Thinking cap, Blue Pants patrons are known to get competitive during the weekly trivia competition.
Try: The hop explosion, which is their IPA. It contains 17 different kinds of hops, and to ensure the hoppy goodness stays in the batch, they do not add them until the end!
Salty Nut Brewery:
You’ll know them by: Their spectacular tap room and innovative beer names like; Hop Naughty IPA and Unimpeachable Pale Ale.
A perfect spot for: cracking open a unique beer and celebrating Alabama craft beers.
Bring your: dog so that while you enjoy a beer they can enjoy a bone.
Try: Make sure you spend time getting acquainted with the Hawt Blonde at the bar. This blonde ale will not disappoint.

Main Channel Brewery:
You’ll know them by: The rush of the Tennessee river five miles from their brewery.
A perfect spot for: Taking a break from being out on the water and grabbing a bite to eat and great beer.
Bring your: Sunburn, family and friends.
Try: The 358 Imperial IPA. “If Bama beers were rock stars, this one would definitely be Mick Jagger.”

Yellowhammer Brewing:
You’ll know them by: Their partnership with Earth and Stone Pizza.
A perfect spot for: Drinking incredible beer, wood fired pizza and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere.
Bring your: Best singing voice because Yellowhammer always has a concert!
Try: The Yellowhammer Rebellion. “The aroma holds light malt and caramel notes, and the beer is capped with a light hoppy bitterness.”

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Picture courtesy of Railyard Brewing Co.

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Photo credit: Big Beach Brewing

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Alabama Beer Flight 1: Birmingham

Photo by Brent Boyd

Over the past few years craft breweries have planted their stake on Alabama. This summer we will be hopping around the state sharing our favorite breweries with you. First up: Beermingham (aka Birmingham!).

 

 

 

Cahaba Brewing

You’ll know them by: Their Ode to Birmingham’s Cahaba River

A perfect spot for: Getting competitive with friends for their Trivia Tuesdays.

Bring your: A-game. This brewery is known for their multiple Skee Ball machines, as well as giant Jenga and multiple classic arcade games.

Try: OKA UBA IPA, an IPA named after the Cahaba River loaded with Columbus hops

 

Good People Brewing Company

You’ll know them by: A yellow truck and the disclaimer “legally brewed since 2008:” Good People was one of Alabama’s brewing pioneers.

A perfect spot for: A mini-lesson in craft brews from the knowledgeable bartenders.

Bring your: Baseball glove. Regions Field, an award-winning ballpark and home of the Birmingham Barons, is right across the street.

Try: The Snake Handler, a double IPA with notes of pine, citrus, flowers, spice, pineapple and caramel.

 

Red Hills Brewing Company 

You’ll know them by: Being the first brewery over the mountain.

A perfect spot for: Relaxing after a nice dinner + dessert combo from neighbors, Little Donkey and Steel City Pops.

Bring your: Appetite. Red Hills sits adjacent to two Birmingham originals, Little Donkey and Steel City Pops. So grabs your snacks to enjoy them while sipping on a cold brew. Kids welcome! While you’re sipping, they can enjoy the kids play area.

Try: Homewood Hefeweizen, a classic German Breakfast Ale that balances a cloudy but light feel with a low-hop.

 

Trim Tab Brewing

You’ll know them by: Their new-kid-on-the-block buzz.

A perfect spot for: An ice-cold pint after perusing nearby Pepper Place Saturday Market.

Bring your: Friends. This brewery stocks plenty of games, from Jenga to checkers, for groups of two to 12.

Try: Cucumber Saison, a light and refreshing warm-weather brew.

 

Avondale Brewing Co.

You’ll know them by: Miss Fancy the elephant, named after a real pachyderm from the early 1900s that lived at the Avondale Zoo after being won from the circus in a poker game.

A perfect spot for: Catching live music outdoors or chowing down on local flavor. Saw’s Soul Kitchen and Post Office Pies are nearby, and takeout is allowed in the brewery.

Bring your: Dog. Plenty of outside space and an outdoor bar make this an ideal spot for man and man’s best friend.

Try: Miss Fancy’s Tripel, a smooth, golden Belgian ale “brewed for humans but strong enough for elephants.”

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