Here it is! A guide to the best beers for the summer brewed in Birmingham

Montage of all of the best picks for summer beers brewed in Birmingham, AL. 2019.
The breweries of Birmingham highlight their summer thirst quenchers (Photos by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now).

It’s not like we need an excuse to visit a brewery at Bham Now, y’all. We’ve put a list together of the best beers for the summer produced in Birmingham. Enjoy them at the brewery pubs or at home over grilling season.

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Jennifer Dempsey shares her personal story of juggling a career at Hibbett Sports with completing an EMBA

Jennifer Dempsey of Hibbett Sports, a graduate of The University of Alabama’s Executive MBA Program. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

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Do you dream about getting a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) but worry about your job getting in the way? Jennifer Dempsey gave us the inside scoop on how she juggled both a successful career and completed the Executive MBA program offered by Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama. Find out more.

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‘Largest distillery in the history of Alabama’ now open for tours and tastings. A sneak peek in Birmingham’s Dread River Distilling Company. PHOTOS

Dread River Distilling Company is set to produce a full complement of spirits, wine, and beer in Birmingham. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now.

A new craft distillery opened its doors in Birmingham this week for tours before a full opening later this summer. Bham Now was there and here’s what we saw and tasted.  The Dread River Distilling Company will manufacture a full complement of drinks at it’s 24,000 sq foot distilling facility on 7th Avenue South. Bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka, rum,and gin will all be distilled in-house, as well as small batches of wine and beer.

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‘Largest screen in the south’ at Premiere Lux Cinema on Lakeshore Parkway. Opening this summer.

The Premiere Lux Cine’ featuring Giant Screen Experience off Lakeshore Parkway is planned to open late summer, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

A new luxury movie theater is getting closer to rolling out the red carpet for moviegoers in Birmingham. Construction is nearing completion at the Premiere Lux Cinema (off Lakeshore Parkway) with doors set to open at the end of summer. Bham Now got all the deets for you.

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Grown from a seed that orbited the Moon in 1971. See Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Moon Tree. PHOTOS

The Moon Tree at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, AL. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now.

Alabama’s links with the US space program are deep rooted. Did you know the same can be said for a very special tree at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens? Find out more about the Birmingham Moon Tree, a very special American Sycamore tree that has an out of this world story.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Carlos Izcaray on why Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 is special. See it performed this weekend at the Alys Stephens Center (May 31, and June 1)

Alabama Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Carlos Izcaray. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

Whether you’re an avid fan of the orchestra, or you’ve never been to see one before, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard Beethoven. What is perhaps one of the most famous and greatest orchestral symphonies of all time, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9., is being performed by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham this weekend (May 31, June 1). Bham Now spoke with ASO Music Director, Carlos Izcaray, to find out why this piece of music is so special.

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131 Hospitals and 40K employees depend on Encompass Health’s information technology department in Birmingham. They’re hiring too!

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Encompass Health’s Information technology Group is responsible for 131 hospitals and over 40k employees. Photo via Encompass Health

Birmingham based Encompass Health’s growing Information Technology Group (ITG) department is looking for talented techs to join their collaborative team. And, it’s not just about the coding.  It’s about making a difference in people’s lives. Bham Now sat down with a few ITG employees to find out what sets the department apart in the industry and what it’s like to play such an integral role for the nation’s leading provider in integrated healthcare services. They also gave us the inside scoop on some sweet open jobs.

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Coffee and Collisions brings the region’s brightest startups, founders, and influencers together at EDPA. Find out how

EDPA’s Coffee & Collisions. Where the ideas flow as freely as the Joe! Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now.

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Do you have a great new business idea or enjoy networking with other movers and shakers in Birmingham? EDPA’s Coffee & Collisions events take the guesswork away from starting a new business and provide a fun and casual meeting place where the ideas flow as freely as the Joe! Find out more and mark your calendar for the next Coffee & Collisions on June 5.

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You’ll ROFL at Little Shop of Horrors. Enjoy music, laughs and a bloodthirsty plant live on stage at RMTC Cabaret Theatre through June 2. Use code: Bham7 to save $7.

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Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors. Photo by Stewart Edmonds via Red Mountain Theatre Company.

Are you a live comedy-horror musical fan?  I am now.

Red Mountain Theatre Company has another monster hit on its hands. The tremendously funny musical, Little Shop of Horrors, is being performed at the RMTC Cabaret Theatre until June 2. The show inspired by 1950’s rock’n’roll and motown, featuring lovable characters, and a mysterious singing plant with a plan to take over the world! Get tickets now (use discount code BHam7 to save $7)

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EDPA’s next Alabama Launchpad finale set for Tuskegee, Thursday, May 9 to celebrate and support entrepreneurship

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Alabama Launchpad offers a platform for entrepreneurs and startups to compete for major seed funding. (Photo via EDPA)

Entrepreneurs, innovators, and business startups from across Alabama are travelling to Tuskegee Thursday, May 9 to find out who will be awarded part of the $150,000 on offer from the EDPA at Cycle 2 of the 2019 Alabama Launchpad competition. Find out who made the final, why the EDPA chose Tuskegee this time around, and how you can apply for next cycle of Launchpad funding.

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Little Shop of Horrors opens May 17 at Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre starring Birmingham’s Jessica Clark. Use code: BHam7 to save $7. Win Tickets!

Jessica Clark will play the role of Audrey in Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

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Birmingham based performer, Jessica Clark, discusses the upcoming Red Mountain Theatre Company production of Little Shop of Horrors, and her role as Audrey in the must watch rock comedy sci-fi horror musical.  Get tickets now (use discount code BHam7 to save $7)

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New mixed-use development a possibility at the Sherman Industries cement plant near Railroad Park

The Sherman Industries cement plant, near Railroad Park, could soon be redeveloped for mixed-use. (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

Birmingham could be about to get another exciting mixed-use development project in the pipeline at a high-profile site, two blocks away from Railroad Park.

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Find out more about the Iron Age building restoration project and the one-of-a-kind glass windows being installed

The cast-iron façade of the Iron Age building on 20th St North, will feature impressive 6ft wide, 16ft high glass panels. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now.

The restoration project at Birmingham’s Iron Age Building (20th Street North) is progressing at speed, with some pretty impressive panes of glass being installed this week. Find out more about this unique restoration, the owners desire to preserve the past, and what the future holds for this historic downtown building.

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Grab a bargain at the Junior League of Birmingham’s Bargain Carousel, April 27 and 28 and featuring Bargain Bash, the preview party, April 25. Find out how to win tickets!

Bargain Carousel shoppers browsing through over 100,000 items on sale. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham.

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If you enjoy getting a good deal at rock bottom prices and supporting good causes, you’ll love attending the Junior League of Birmingham’s Bargain Carousel, in Hoover, on Thursday, April 25, Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.

This is not your typical garage sale! Over 100,000 gently-used items will be on sale at affordable prices. Find out more about this fantastic fundraiser; the preview party, Bargain Bash; and how each purchase helps fund the JLB’s community projects.

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Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 13. Here’s what you need to know about the vinyl countdown in Birmingham

Vinyl record stacks at Seasick Records. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Now in its 12th year, Record Store Day is a global celebration of music culture which sees independently owned record stores join forces for a fun day of live music performances and very limited special releases.

Find out what’s going on for Record Store Day in Birmingham so that you can plan your day.

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