Good People Brewing’s “Coffee Oatmeal Stout” named best in Alabama

Good People Birmingham Alabama
Good People Brewing’s taproom – Photo by Pat Byington

This week, Birmingham’s own Good People Brewing was recognized for making the “Best Stout in Alabama” by the national publication  Food and Wine magazine in a story titled America’s 50 Best Stouts.

Bham Now caught up with  Good People Brewing’s Taproom Manager Paul Cook to get his reaction about the national honor.

Be good people and make great beer

“Bottom-line, we just always strive to be who we are which is to be good people and make great beer. It’s just one of those times where we’re making a great beer and it just pops up before they know we are good people.”

What makes this beer special?

“Making it special is something that combines local coffee beans we get from a local source here, Octane Coffee, then it combines with the oatmeal that cut through the bitterness that gives it a nice full flavor to it.

It makes it something that you can drink year-round, not just a cold weather stout,” Cook concluded.

Good People's Coffee Oatmeal Stout
Alabama’s Best Stout according to Food and Wine Magazine – Good People Brewing’s Coffee Oatmeal Stout
Coffee Oatmeal Stout

Info on Alabama’s “Best Stout” – description from Good People’s website:

Known to fans as C-O-S, our Coffee Oatmeal Stout delivers a big coffee taste followed by a wallop of Willamette hops. Complex and flavorful, amazingly sessionable.

Good after a meal. Food pairings include – Cheese (Earthy: Camembert, Fontina), General (Chocolate, Dessert), Meat (Shellfish, Smoked Meat)

A beloved Birmingham institution that is located across from Regions Field, Good People’s offerings include five year-round brews, four seasonals, and an occasional one-off (here is their “beer list”).

Good People Birmingham Alabama

Along with their prime location near Railroad Park and the Barons, Good People welcomes weary travelers to Birmingham as the featured beer at the Birmingham Brewhouse located inside the Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport.

Good People Brewing

Living up to the “good people” name, the company also supports numerous community events and causes through their Bearded Benevolence program.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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