3 ways to beat the summer heat in Birmingham including waterfalls, tropical cocktails + sweet treats

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We’ll take them all! Photo via SMOOSH Cookies on Instagram

Let’s be honest, being anywhere without A/C right now is miserable. Thankfully there are still ways to get out and explore the city AND stay cool at the same time. Here are 3 ways to beat the summer heat in Birmingham including where to find waterfalls, tropical cocktails and sweet treats.

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11 must-try summer beers from Birmingham breweries

We’ve got our eye on that Watermelon Gose from Ghost Train. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Nothing beats the Alabama summer heat like a locally brewed beer. From sours to saisons, here are 11 summer beers you need to try from local Birmingham breweries. Plus, find out how to win a $200 gift card to The Pig so you can keep supporting local (and also snag a six pack to enjoy these brews from home.)

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ABC board votes to restrict alcohol sales in Alabama at 11PM each night

For the next 120 days, Alabama bars, restaurants, clubs and more will have to cease alcohol sales at 11PM. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

In an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to suspend on-site sale of alcohol at bars, restaurants and clubs starting at 11PM each night. Learn more.

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18 Birmingham metro restaurants and bars temporarily closed in a week due to COVID19

Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Some of Birmingham’s most popular restaurants and bars have temporarily closed in the past week. Most of the establishment suspended operations due to employees testing positive with COVID-19, while others are closing in response to the rise of COVID19 cases in the Birmingham area.

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A sneak peek at the new Monday Night Brewing taproom, opening in August (PHOTOS)

Who’s ready to visit Birmingham’s new taproom? Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Despite some delays due to COVID-19, Birmingham’s newest taproom is gearing up for an August opening. We got a sneak peek into the new Monday Night Brewing taproom in Birmingham’s Parkside—here’s what we’re looking forward to.

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Ferus Ales named to “Best Beer in Every State” list by national publication

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We love seeing our local businesses gain well-deserved recognition. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Daily Meal, a national food and drink publication, released its “Best Beer in Every State” list this June. Trussville’s own Ferus Ales made the cut for Alabama—get all the details here!

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Your ultimate guide to Birmingham’s craft breweries (VIDEO)

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Our very own TrimTab was named one of America’s Top 10 Breweries of 2019—and that’s just the beginning. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Every good local knows that Birmingham’s beer scene is the best around. I’ve lived all over the southeast, and I can personally confirm our Magic City’s craft breweries cannot be beaten. We put together the ultimate guide to Bham breweries—check it out.

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Back Forty Birmingham is expanding—5 reasons why we’re excited

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Back Forty Birmingham has such a great location out at Sloss Docks. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

From the moment Back Forty burst onto Birmingham’s craft beer scene in July 2018, they had a vision and so far, nothing’s stopping them from moving toward realizing it. Fans of the hyperlocal brewery can look forward to expansions that will make the craft beer experience even better. We talked to owner Doug Brown to find out all the details.

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10 Birmingham brewery updates on curbside and other offerings

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Who else misses getting brews with their buds? Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

As restaurants, bars and other businesses cautiously begin to open up, it’s important to know what each establishment’s policies are before you visit. Here’s how Birmingham’s breweries are offering their delicious beers now!

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TrimTab has a new IPA + 5 reasons you need to try it

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Harris Stewart with TrimTab’s new All Together IPA. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, TrimTab Brewing will become the first brewery in theBirmingham to release All Together Beer. Every can they sell contributes a percentage of the proceeds to support local hospitality workers. Keep reading to find out why you need to try TrimTab’s new All Together IPA.

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I made beer bread with Birmingham craft brews—here’s what happened

Debatably one of the most Instagrammable quarantine activities. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Happy National Beer Day, Birmingham! You know that even in the midst of a global pandemic, your favorite folks here at Bham Now will always bring you a reason to celebrate. Tuesday, April 7 is National Beer Day in the U.S. and we’re celebrating by learning a new skill. I baked beer bread using locally-brewed craft beer—keep reading to check it out.

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3 ways to support Birmingham’s local breweries on National Beer Day, April 7

Who else misses getting brews with their buds? Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

It’s almost National Beer Day, Birmingham. Although we’re all stuck inside, that doesn’t meant we can’t celebrate and support Birmingham’s local breweries. Check out these three ways to help support breweries on National Beer Day.

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Birmingham beer scene called hidden gem by social media giant Thrillist

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Good People Brewing’s iconic pickup truck design in their taproom across from Region’s Field. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

We are NOT surprised!

Birmingham’s beer scene received some well deserved accolades this week when national social media giant Thrillist described our beloved breweries as a hidden gem.

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Beer can art and the local Birmingham designers behind it

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Cheers to cool art. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Company on Instagram

Just like the heavenly brews that fill them, beer can designs continue to get better and better across Birmingham’s ever-growing brewery scene. Let’s take a look behind the curtain at the label design process, the designers who make the magic and their most popular labels.

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Monday Night Brewing set to open in Birmingham’s Parkside by April

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The Monday Night Brewing founder–Jeff, Joel and Jonathan–enjoying the fruits of their labors. Photo via Monday Night Brewing on Facebook

The wait is almost over–Birmingham’s newest brewpub is set to open in April. Here’s what you need to know about the new Monday Night Brewing brewpub in Parkside.

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