Guide to celebrating Fat Tuesday in Birmingham

Mardi Gras masks are SO extra, and we love it. Photo via Unsplash.

Grab your beads and get ready to celebrate—Mardi Gras are coming to Birmingham! From parades and Mardi parties to King Cakes and crawfish, there’s no shortage of Mardi Gras festivities in the Magic City! Here’s your guide to celebrating Fat Tuesday in Birmingham:

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What to expect from Birmingham’s Alabama Coffee Fest Feb. 23 at Cahaba Brewing

You know where to find us on Saturday, February 23. Photo via Alabama Coffee Fest Facebook

Seven hours of coffee tasting, pastry eating, live music listening and latte art making? Count. Us. In. This Saturday, February 23, from 9AM to 4PM, the Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) will be hosting the second annual Alabama Coffee Fest at Cahaba Brewing Company. Here’s what you can expect:

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Named by Thrillist one of the best IPAs in the nation, TrimTab 006 will be back in late March

Trim Tab 006 New England Imperial IPA. Photo courtesy of Trim Tab

Birmingham-based TrimTab Brewing received national recognition this week, when the popular lifestyle brand Thrillist named TrimTab 006 New England Imperial IPA, one of the 34 hottest IPAs in America.

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6 kid friendly Birmingham breweries to take your kiddos on a Saturday afternoon

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Homemade rootbeer at Slag Heap Brewing Co in Trussville. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

Thanks to a few great family friendly Birmingham breweries, you can have your beer and child-rear too. Here’s our list of the best Birmingham breweries to check out when the kids are in tow.

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Winter ales and seasonal beers at 7 of Birmingham’s breweries including Good People Brewing Co.

Kyle Hulsey at Good People Brewing Company can help you find, which seasonal craft beer is for you. Photo by Holly Moore

Breweries are founded on a common love for wonderful craft beer, but they are also where communities are built.

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Birmingham Audubon and Cahaba Brewing launch Goodwill Game Nights with Rock’em Sock’em

Cahaba Brewing Company Goodwill Game Night holding Rock’em Sock’em tournament benefiting Birmingham Audubon. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Let’s get ready to rumble Birmingham!

Every Wednesday during the month of January, the Cahaba Brewing Company will be holding Goodwill Game Nights benefiting  Birmingham Audubon.

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10+ restaurants opening in Birmingham in 2019, including Mile End Deli

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A new self-serve bar concept is coming to Birmingham. Photo via McAdory Taps

The countdown to 2019 has officially begun. What can you expect during the new year in Birmingham? Restaurant openings, of course! Here’s a look at what will be enhancing Birmingham’s food and drink scene in 2019. Continue reading “10+ restaurants opening in Birmingham in 2019, including Mile End Deli”

The recap: Birmingham District Brewing Co. grand opening at The Battery in Southside

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Birmingham District Brewing Co. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Birmingham District Brewing Co. opened its doors to the public on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in The Battery, located at 2201 Second Avenue South. Here’s what you missed. And hey, it’s hump day—so it’s the perfect time to start planning an outing. 

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9 things to know about Birmingham District Brewing Co. at The Battery, opening Saturday, Nov. 10

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From left: Cheri Kueven, Cale Sellers, James Sumpter and Brad Kueven of Birmingham District Brewing Co. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

The city is thirsty, and the wait for the much-anticipated Birmingham District Brewing Co. is almost over. The brewery and taproom opens its doors at The Battery (the historic BEBCO building on 2nd Avenue South) on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. Bham Now has the scoop, including the brewmaster responsible for scaling up the founders’ home brew recipes.

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6 things you missed during the September 1 grand opening of Slag Heap Brewing Co. in Trussville

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A steady crowd at Slag Heap Brewing Co.’s grand opening in Trussville. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

There was lots of fun to be had during the Sept. 1 grand opening of Slag Heap Brewing Co. in Trussville. Here are six awesome things you missed!

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Trussville’s Slag Heap Brewing Co. to hold grand opening Sat., September 1

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Slag Heap Brewing Co. prepares for grand opening. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

It’s been awhile since Slag Heap Brewing Co. first broke ground in Trussville. But the wait for this new, and much-awaited, brewery is finally drawing to an end with its grand opening happening this Sat. on Sept. 1.

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Cahaba Brewing goes hyperlocal: 14 places to get the latest Proximity Series release

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Jimmy Witt of Witt Farms. Photo via REV Birmingham

When Cahaba Brewing premiered the first hyperlocal beer in its Proximity Series in June, it sold out in three hours. So long, strawberry blonde. I hardly knew ya. Hello, blackberry Dunkelweizen, the latest in the brewery’s collaboration with REV’s Urban Food ProjectContinue reading “Cahaba Brewing goes hyperlocal: 14 places to get the latest Proximity Series release”

10 facts about Back Forty Birmingham, including how the sausage is made

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Doug Brown, CEO and owner-operator of Back Forty Birmingham, with Jason Wilson, founder. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Back Forty Birmingham, the first satellite brewery of Back Forty in Gadsden, welcomed friends and family to its Sloss Docks location for an opening celebration on Saturday, July 7. The brew pub is now officially open to the public, and Bham Now’s got the lowdown.

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