The great thing about the breweries of Birmingham is their ability to continuously brew small batches of new craft beer to try. Check out some of the recent and upcoming releases that have been brewed by your locals. Cheers!
1) Cinematic Sour (Cahaba Brewing Co.)
Read this in a classic movie trailer deep voice…
A new Birmingham beer brought to you by Cahaba Brewing Co., Cinematic Sour (4.1%ABV) will be available as 6 packs from Monday, August 19 (3PM).
Created for the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema (and official sour of the Sidewalk Film Festival) the second pilot batch of this berliner weisse has a hint of pink guava and a punch of passion fruit. Delicately pale orange in color. It’s ‘tart without being over the top’.
Bonus – if you swing by the Cahaba Brewing Taproom and enter the raffle on release day, you could win two weekend tickets to the Sidewalk Film Fest! More info on their Facebook and Instagram channels.
2) Cooper’s Coffee Pale Ale (Back Forty Beer Company)
Can’t decide between a cup of joe or a glass of beer? Coming soon to Back Forty Beer Company, Cooper’s Coffee Pale Ale (5.5%ABV) is being brewed in collaboration with Seeds Coffee in Homewood. Sounds great!
This coffee pale ale has a light citrus hop background with a mellow, fruit forward coffee blend to create an extremely drinkable ale.
3) Pau Hana Punch (Ghost Train Brewing Co.)
Pau Hana is Hawaiian for a time of relaxation, and Pau Hana Punch Smoothie Sour (6%ABV) is a great beer to battle this summer’s heatwave from Ghost Train Brewing Company
It has a ‘tart wheat base, smoothed with lactose’ and is ‘absolutely blown out with heaps of fresh mango, tangerine, and passionfruit’. It’s a tropical delight!
4) Birmingham Tea Party (Birmingham District Brewing)
As a Brit, I did a double take to make sure it wasn’t The Boston Tea Party! Ha!
The Birmingham Tea Party (4%ABV) is a session IPA is aged with Earl Grey Tea! It’s refreshing, fragrant and perfect for these hot summer days.
How is it made? Birmingham District Brewing Co. say, ‘caramel malts bring out a beautiful, light and malty backbone, while Idaho 7, Citra, and Lemondrop hops help balance out the flavor profile’. It’s then aged with five pounds of Earl Grey tea, to create a sweet, earthy, and citrusy beer.
5) Margarita Blood Orange Gose (TrimTab Brewing)
For this new Birmingham beer, TrimTab Brewing Co. have added Himalayan pink salt to their Gose base, and then they ‘overflowed the tank with citrusy tangerine, pungent blood orange puree and bright lime peel’.
Margarita Blood Orange Goze (4.8%ABV) tastes similar to a blood orange ice popsicle which is well needed in this weather – a true summer thirst quencher. It might even count towards daily vitamin C intake?!
Let us know what your favorite new beers are. Tag us on social @bhamnow