3 ways to connect with craft beer lovers in Birmingham

Good beer and good friends—the perfect combo. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Stop by any of Birmingham’s 10+ breweries on a Saturday evening and you’re sure to spot a crowd (now a socially distanced + masked crowd, of course). The Bham craft beer scene stays poppin, and we’re here for it. Want to up you

1. Follow These Accounts

Birmingham is full of creatives and social media gurus, but here are a few accounts we love following for the latest in local beer.

@beardedblackman

Ralph Marion (@beeredblackman on Instagram) posts all kinds of beer content, from reviews of new releases to behind-the-scenes looks. He’s become an authority on the Birmingham beer scene, and always has the scoop on the latest brews.

Check him out: Instagram | Twitter

@brewedblackgirl

You may have seen Ashley Monroe (@brewedblackgirl on Instagram) pouring you a beer at Trim Tab. She’s a self-proclaimed IPA fanatic and posts some of her favorite finds from breweries all over Bham and beyond.

Check her out: Instagram | Twitter

@bhamnow

Did you think we could leave ourselves off? If you’re not already following @bhamnow on Instagram, you’re missing out on all things Birmingham, from new beers to brunch spots to murals and more.

Check us out: Instagram | Twitter

2. Join These Groups

These social media groups are great ways to connect with Birmingham beer fans. Whether you’re learning of a new release you need to try or making a new drinking buddy, you’re not going to want to miss out.

Beermingham Babes

Beermingham Babes is a group of local women who love craft beer. They have meetups at local breweries, virtual happy hours and more.

Check them out! Facebook | Instagram

Birmingham Craft Beer Drinkers

You can get all kinds of recommendations on this page. Photo via Matt Ezell on Birmingham Craft Beer Drinkers

This Facebook group has over 2,500 members who love sharing rare beer finds, local favorites and a whole lot more. It’s a great place to keep up with the Bham beer scene!

Check them out on Facebook.

3. Visit for Yourself

The best way to meet craft beer lovers is probably the old fashioned way—hanging out at breweries! If you haven’t hit the Magic City Brewery Trail, you’re missing out. Grab some friends and a mask, download a rideshare app and cheers your way from one side of town to another.

Check out your ultimate guide to Birmingham breweries right here. The newest kid on the beer block, Monday Night Brewing, is now open and ready to welcome you in.

What are your favorite ways to connect with beer lovers in Birmingham? Let us know what we missed on social @bhamnow

  • A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.