Good People to unveil new Darter IPA at Darter Fest, April 10

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Come out to the 9th Annual Darter Fest this Sunday to support Turkey Creek! (Darter Fest)

Want to get a sneak peek at Good People Brewing Co.’s newest IPA while supporting Turkey Creek Nature Preserve? You don’t want to miss out on the ninth annual Darter Fest, hosted at Avondale Brewing Co. this Sunday, April 10th from Noon to 5PM. Keep reading for all the details!

About Darter Fest

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(Darter Fest)
  • What: The 9th Annual Darter Festival
  • Where: Avondale Brewing Co., 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • When: Sunday, April 10th from Noon to 5PM

Hosted by the Junior Board of the Southern Environmental Center, Darter Fest is an annual fundraiser that supports educational efforts at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson. The festival is named for the Vermillion Darter, an extremely rare fish that is only found in the waters of Turkey Creek. Funds raised at Darter Fest go towards exciting educational programs at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, while the festival helps raise awareness for the rare Vermillion Darter.

Darter Fest is one of Birmingham’s most anticipated spring events! The festival will feature kid’s activities (sponsored by Young Black Professionals of Birmingham), educational opportunities (sponsored by Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve) and live music from The Lily Hart Band, the Faith Apostolic Praise Choir and DJ Rod Core. In addition, the Eugene’s Hot Chicken, Avondale Burger Co. and Naughty but Nice Kettle Corn Co. food trucks will have something delicious for everyone.

“Our Junior Board members have worked hard to ensure that this year’s DarterFest will be a stellar event, both in terms of how it will showcase public support for green space and embrace Birmingham’s diversity.”

Roald Hazelhoff, Director, Southern Environmental Center

Introducing Good People’s Newest Brew: the Darter IPA

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The new Darter IPA. (Darter Fest)

This year, Good People Brewing Co. is teaming up with the Southern Environmental Center on a new Darter IPA, a low ABV hazy-style IPA. Although limited-edition cans will be available in stores in late April, Darter Fest attendees will have the opportunity to preview the special drink at the event.

“We are thrilled to work with the Southern Environmental Center on this project. We appreciate their passion and commitment to the preservation of such a fragile local treasure. To help support their efforts, Good People Brewing developed the Darter IPA which we believe demonstrates our passion and commitment to quality beer making. We hope everyone enjoys this low ABV hazy style IPA. Brewed and dry hopped with hops that are characterized as fruity, juicy, and tropical. The hazy yeast strain produces notes of vibrant grapefruit, passion fruit, and guava. Low bitterness and creamy mouthfeel make for an easy drinking IPA.”

Jason Malone, Co-Founder and Head Brewery, Good People Brewing Co.

Get your tickets to the Ninth Annual Darter Fest

Tickets to Darter Fest can be purchased at the gate or in advance at a discount by clicking here.

Planning to attend the Ninth Annual Darter Fest? Tag us @bhamnow in all of your photos!

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Nathan Watson

Senior Content Producer with Bham Now | Originally from Tennessee, Nathan moved to The Magic City after graduating from Birmingham-Southern College. Nathan is passionate about recognizing Birmingham's history and is thrilled to learn more about the big things planned for The Magic City's future.

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