Fall-inspired beers + cocktails to try in Birmingham

We’re not in Germany, but Birmingham sure knows how to throw down for Oktoberfest. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Company’s Facebook

It’s no secret that Birmingham’s beer and cocktail scene is A-1. Now that it’s fall, some of our favorite breweries and bars are getting into the autumn vibe. We rounded up fourteen fall-inspired drinks you’re going to want to try this season. And yes, there are some pumpkin spiced flavored ones, too!

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Why is there lactose in my beer? Where to find out in Birmingham

Bottoms up! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The use of lactose in milk stouts is not a new concept, but what about when you go to order a lager, pale ale or sour and notice an unusual ingredient listed next to it on the menu? As the craft beer scene continues to modify and experiment with its brews, we’ll make a bet the lactose trend is here for the long haul, including in Birmingham.

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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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Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

Join us March 17th for a Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at Ferus Artisan Ales. We will have festive giveaways and Ferus Eatery will have some awesome food specials. Live performance from Tuckahoe Travelers.

Tuckahoe Travelers:
Taking Influences from a variety of genres and the upbringings of a southern heritage, the Tuckahoe Travelers are a four-piece group originating from Gadsden, AL with a sound that has been described as a new take on the Southern Rock genre.

https://www.tuckahoetravelers.com/music

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Monday Night + Ferus Ales Collab Release

Monday Night Brewing and Ferus Artisan Ales are taking over the taps at Hop City Birmingham! Stop in and enjoy our collaboration beer Validated Fears, a Sour Milkshake DIPA with Guava and Vanilla! We will also have several other fun beer from each brewery.

Ferus:
Good Dharma IPA
Sit Down DIPA
Hoppy Blonde

MNB:
Lay Low (New Release!)
Dr. Robot
Rum BA Tears of My Enemies

Plus, there’s a B. Nektar tasting in the wine dept. and Ruscelli’s at Mojo & Food Truck will be here for dinner! See you Thursday!

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S(w)ervice Happy Hour @ The Lumbar

Join us for a special happy hour hosted by local Birmingham business, S(w)ervice, and Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson! Come learn about how S(w)ervice works from the experts while sipping on drinks sponsored by S(w)ervice from 5-7pm.

Barre at the Brewery

Avondale Brewing and Bham Barre are partnering to host a bi-monthly Barre at the Brewery! $15 will get you a barre class and a craft beer. Our scheduled events are January 8th and 22nd, and February 5th and 19th; all events will be at 6:00 PM. Underage visitors can attend for $10.

Birmingham’s TrimTab Brewing Co. named as one of America’s Top 10 Breweries of 2019

Photo via The Food Network

TrimTab Brewing Co., one of Birmingham’s favorite breweries, was named as one of the top 10 breweries in the country. A renowned beer expert evaluated thousands of breweries across America. Our very own TrimTab came out on top!

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Shelby Humane’s Boos, Brews & 4 Legs Too

Shelby Humane’s Boos, Brews & 4 Legs Too Friday, October 25 5 – 9 pm Avondale Brewing Company Hosted by Best Friends of Shelby Humane – Boos, Brews & 4 Legs Too will be a SPOOKY and SCARY night…. just kidding it will be cute pets in Halloween costumes! Bring your pup out for chance to win amazing prizes! Or find your new family member from the adoptable pets from Shelby Humane that will be onsite. Free to attend! Donations accepted to Shelby Humane. Costume contest entry is $10 per pet. Register onsite by 6:30 pm, contest starts at 7:00 and awards at 7:30. Other fun games and activities for you & your pets! Plus, a portion of beer sales will be donated to Shelby Humane from Avondale Brewing Company. Food available for purchase. Shelby Humane is Shelby County’s open open-admission animal shelter that cares for over 5,000 pets each year. Help us fulfill our life-saving mission by attending Boos, Brews & 4 Legs Too!

5 new Birmingham beers to look out for, including a special Sidewalk Cinema release

Cinematic Sour by Cahaba Brewing Co
Cinematic Sour is the official sour beer of the Sidewalk Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Cahaba Brewing Co

The great thing about the breweries of Birmingham is their ability to continuously brew small batches of new craft beer to try. Check out some of the recent and upcoming releases that have been brewed by your locals. Cheers!

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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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Your ultimate guide to 9 Birmingham breweries for National Beer Day, Sunday, April 7

Cheers! Salud! Cin cin! Photo via Trim Tab Facebook page

Is Tuesday too early to be making weekend plans? Maybe… but hey, this weekend is pretty special. Sunday is National Beer Day—hold for applause—and I don’t know about you, but I’m really trying to celebrate this one. Here’s your ultimate guide to Birmingham breweries and all the events happening this weekend so you can celebrate too:

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

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Red Mountain Entertainment’s Birmingham Winter Beer Fest is back.  Act fast to get early bird pricing.

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”