Craft beer fans of Birmingham, listen up! Meet Steele Hall Brewing Co., a brand-new brewery is set to open in the former Slag Heap Brewing space in Trussville. Keep reading to learn more.
Meet Steele Hall Brewing
With more than fifteen breweries in the Greater Birmingham Area—seriously, it’s hard to keep count—it’s clear that The Magic City loves its craft beer. This summer, the brand-new Steele Hall Brewing plans to join the roster of must-visit breweries in the area, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Steele Hall Brewing was co-founded by Scott Worthington and Eric Mitchell, two brewers who met while working at Heist Brewery in North Carolina. Although Mitchell moved on to refine his beer-brewing chops as head brewer at Pinehurst Brewing Co. (also in North Carolina), the two stayed in contact and devised their plan to open their own brewery in the Birmingham area.
“Eric and I, both being from Birmingham and both being Auburn graduates, didn’t know each other until we met at Heist Brewery one day. We hit it off and worked together until he left for Pinehurst, and I took over as head brewer at Heist.”Scott Worthington, Steele Hall Brewing
Now that they’ve both moved back to the Birmingham area, Scott and Eric are excited to bring new craft beer options to their hometown. Although the team doesn’t have a firm opening date yet, they are shooting for an early fall opening.
The brewery will be located in the facility formerly owned by Slag Heap Brewing Company, which closed in February of this year. However, Mitchell and Worthington plan to completely overhaul the facility before Steele Hall Brewing’s opening.
“Once we’re done, the building is not going to look the same and it’s not going to feel the same, so don’t expect it to be the same as Slag Heap Brewing. We have a lot of work to do, but we are excited!”Scott Worthington, Steele Hall Brewing
As far as beer goes, Worthington and Mitchell can’t wait to introduce Trussville to new brews.
“Eric and I do want to concentrate on Hazy IPAs, because that’s how we made our name in North Carolina, but that’s not going to be the only thing we do. We’re going to have a wide range, with fruited sours, stouts and of course lagers. We like to drink all of these kinds of beers, so we’re excited to put our own spin on these craft classics.”Scott Worthington, Steele Hall Brewing
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