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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Help Birmingham service industry workers and tip online

Support Birmingham service industry workers like the wonderful team at Queen’s Park! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Supporting the Birmingham service industry just got SO much easier. Now, after you finish a meal or make yourself a drink at home, you can send service industry workers a tip online. Find out more about the service and how to add your info if you work in the Birmingham service industry. 

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9 places to hear live music in Birmingham every night of the week

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Would you ever think Redemptive Cycles is a place to catch a live show? Photo via Sofar Sounds Birmingham’s Facebook.

We love catching a concert at Iron City or the BJCC, and it’s pretty hard to beat the historic Alabama Theater. However, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy live music on a whim pop into one of these spots for local tunes and national acts around Birmingham. 

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7 female bartenders you need to know in Birmingham

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These women kill it behind the bar at any time—but especially after 3PM. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

You know the places, and now you need to know the faces. Go behind the bar and get to know 7 of Birmingham’s most talented female bartenders. Find out where they’ve been, who inspires them and what to order the next time you go.

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Birmingham’s Hatton Smith launches Campesino Rum. Follow our taste tour for local bars serving it now.

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Campesino’s a kick your feet up kinda drink.

National Rum Day is Friday, August 16, and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Campesino Rum, Birmingham’s hottest new spirit, just hit the shelves and the hype is real. We toured 7 downtown bars with Campesino founder, Hatton Smith, to taste for ourselves. Keep reading for all the drink deets—Plus, taste it for free at Campesino’s inaugural launch party happening Friday from 5-7PM at LeNell’s!

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