Your ultimate guide to 9 Birmingham breweries for National Beer Day, Sunday, April 7

Cheers! Salud! Cin cin! Photo via Trim Tab Facebook page

Is Tuesday too early to be making weekend plans? Maybe… but hey, this weekend is pretty special. Sunday is National Beer Day—hold for applause—and I don’t know about you, but I’m really trying to celebrate this one. Here’s your ultimate guide to Birmingham breweries and all the events happening this weekend so you can celebrate too:

Trim Tab

Check out this lineup for Trim Tab’s 5th anniversary celebration! Photo via Trim Tab Facebook page
  • Address: 2721 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Weekend Hours: Friday + Saturday 12 PM-12 AM, Sunday 12-7 PM
  • What’s Happening: Trim Tab turns 5! On April 5th + 6th they’ll have music, food and of course beer! Over the two days they’ll have a Wicked Sweets Bakery pop-up, Henna and Face Jewel pop-up, a free brewery tour and so much more.
  • Must Try: Their celebratory Chocolate Birthday Cake Stout releasing noon on Friday!

Good People Brewing

Cahaba Brewing

  • Address: 4500 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Weekend Hours: Friday + Saturday 12 PM-12 AM, Sunday 12-8 PM
  • What’s Happening: CahabaQue, their 7th annual BBQ competition, is from 1-5 PM Saturday, April 6! There will be all you can eat food samples, live music, and beer—Plus its kid friendly! Proceeds support breast cancer research in Alabama. Get tickets here!
  • Must Try: The After Dinner Berliner and Basic Beach Berliner, or the new Heffeweisen and barrel aged Raspberry Batch 1,000 that they are releasing this weekend!

Avondale Brewing Co.

  • Address: 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Weekend Hours: Friday + Saturday 12 PM-12:30 AM, Sunday 1-10 PM
  • What’s Happening: Funky Fish Fry, Friday April 6, 12-6 PM! There will be live music, fried catfish, brews and activities for the kiddos! Get tickets here! They’ll also have FREE concert 2-5 PM on Sunday, April 7.
  • Must Try: Their Sour Pash is the perfect spring-time beer.

Ghost Train

  • Address: 2616 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Weekend Hours: Friday + Saturday 12 PM-12 AM, Sunday 11 AM-8 PM
  • What’s Happening: First Sunday Jazz Brunch – Sunday 11-2 PM Wrestlemania Watch-Party Sun. afternoon/evening
  • Must Try: A Ghost Train sour! They have the Kaleidoscope Kettle Sour, Boysenberry Smoothie Sour, Chugga Peach Cobbler Sour, and Dry-Hopped Gose. Not a beer person? They also distill their own vodka and gin, so mixed drink lovers are still welcome!

Hop City Birmingham

  • Address: 2924 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Weekend Hours: Friday + Saturday 10 AM-10 PM, Sunday CLOSED
  • What’s Happening: Double Feature Friday: Wine with Knox, beer sampling from Birmingham District Brewing Co., and food from The Anatomy of Pi from 5-9 PM on April 5!
  • Must Try: Their new seasonal beers! *Pictured above

Birmingham District Brewing Co.

  • Address: 2201 2nd Ave S Suite 102, Birmingham, AL
  • Weekend Hours: Friday 12 PM-12 AM, Saturday 11 AM-12 AM Sunday 12-8 PM
  • What’s Happening: They’ll be at Hop City with beer samples on Friday, April 5!
  • Must Try: Their new fruited Kolsch, Forbidden Fruit—pictured above. Is your mouth watering yet?

Back Forty Beer Co.

Judging by this photo, Back Forty is preeeettty popular. Photo via Back Forty Facebook page
  • Address: 3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Weekend Hours: Friday + Saturday 11 AM-11 PM, Sunday 11 AM- 9 PM
  • What’s Happening: No Back Forty events on our radar yet. Keep an eye on their FB page for last minute updates!
  • Must Try: Their High Hazard Tropical DIPA paired with some of their deeeeelicious food.
Seriously love how every beer at Slagheap seems to have it’s
own personality… Photo submitted


  • Address: 227 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173
  • Weekend Hours: Friday 3-11 PM, Saturday 12-11 PM, Sunday 2- 6 PM
  • What’s Happening: Things are pretty chill this weekend at Slagheap in Trussville. So, if you’re in the mood to relax and sip on something good, this is your place.
  • Must Try: Um, refer to the photo above. *heart eyes*

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