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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It’s time to sign up for Workshops, Inc.’s 2018 Cornhole Cup on May 19

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Cornhole cup participants showing off their skills at the 2017 Cornhole Cup held at Cahaba Brewing. This year’s tournament returns to the popular local brewery. Photo via Workshops, Inc.

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Send Good People Brewing through to Garden and Gun’s Southern Craft Brewery Bracket Sweet 16

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Good People Brewing’s taproom

Forget basketball, the most important “bracket” you can fill out today is  Garden and Gun Magazine’s Southern Craft Brewery Bracket.  And the big matchup today? Birmingham’s own Good People Brewing vs. Southern Prohibition Brewing out of Hattiesburg, Mississppi.

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Don’t miss Darter Beer preview tonight at Cahaba Brewing’s Goodwill Wednesday

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Jesse Hill, Roald Hazelhoff and Caitlin Ballard, photo by Pat Byington

Tonight, as part of Cahaba Brewing Company’s Goodwill Wednesday, the brewery will be previewing a special batch of “Darter Beer” made specifically for the Southern Environmental Center’s upcoming 7th annual Darter Festival on Sunday, April 15 at Cahaba Brewing Company.

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Exceptional Foundation’s 14th Annual Chili Cook-off; cold brews & hot chili

Chili cookoff. Via- Exceptional Foundation

Spring seems to be in the air. If you’re like me, you are ready to get outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures. It’s still a little nippy, so grab a windbreaker and some friends and head to one of the spring’s first outdoor festivals in the area.

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2nd Annual Birmingham Winter Beer Fest 2018, 60+ breweries, food and music

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It seems hard to remember a time when there wasn’t a plethora of cool craft beers to search out and enjoy. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the BJCC, the hunt for your favorite brew will be even easier. Grab your crew and join us! Continue reading “2nd Annual Birmingham Winter Beer Fest 2018, 60+ breweries, food and music”

Birmingham’s fun places to watch National Championship game

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The final match-up is upon us. Monday, Jan. 8, the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs are preparing to take on the No. 4  Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship. It’s sure to be an exciting night across Birmingham. Here are a few places to watch the big game.

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Pedal tours get a greenlight for alcohol!

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Pedal tours are set to get about 70% more alcoholic – via TripAdvisor

When pedal buses such as Birmingham Pedal Tours first hit the streets, the City Council flat out refused to let them drink while riding.  The concerns the Council brought up were that the buses would slow traffic to a crawl even without drunk peddlers.  This week, City Council members Mike Fliegel and Julie Barnard proposed scrapping that restriction.  What does that mean for Birmingham beer enthusiasts?

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This week in Birmingham: December 14-20

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This week in Birmingham: dog ballet! – via artsbham.com

If you read this on Tuesday, December 12th, then go vote!  I won’t tell you who to vote for because you probably already know who you prefer, but just go and vote!  10 events and an anti-event are highlighted this week.  Let’s go ahead and get the anti-event out of the way: “All Birmingham Public Library locations are closed December 14 for Inventory Day.”  Now on to the fun stuff! Continue reading “This week in Birmingham: December 14-20”