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

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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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.


More details coming soon!
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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.

Good Dharma IPA
Sit Down DIPA
Hoppy Blonde

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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Howls & Growls

Are you ready for a HOWLING good time?  You don’t want to miss Howls & Growls October, 26th at Haven in the Lakeview district of Birmingham, AL! Howls & Growls will be a T H R I L L I N G good time including local food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest where the winner takes home a CASH prize totaling $1,500.00 for all three categories, and best of all….beer and wine are included in your ticket purchase! Don’t ghost on us, get your tickets NOW! The Greater Birmingham Humane Society Young Professionals Board is hosting the Fifth Annual Howls & Growls Halloween celebration benefiting the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Howls & Growls is a Halloween-themed event that raises money and awareness for the thousands of animals the Greater Birmingham Humane Society serves each year. The event features live music from 17th floor, games and activities, live streaming of the Alabama and Auburn football games, and local food and craft beer from Avondale Brewing and Good People Brewing. Proceeds from the event benefit the continued efforts of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

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!

Party on the Porch

About Party on the Porch

Each Party on the Porch at our Homewood store focuses on giving back to our local community and raising environmental awareness for conservation, access, usage, and education. The event runs the first Friday of each month from April to October, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM except on our July Party on the Porch (July 12th) so everyone can enjoy July 4th.)

Party on the Porch brings together local musicians, breweries, food trucks, and artisans for a day of fun under the sun. This is a family-friendly event, with kids, dogs, corn hole, and loads of comradery. Attendance is free, but we ask that of-age attendees donate $10 for a refillable souvenir cup to enjoy great beer donated from a local brewery.

Net proceeds from your donations at our October event go to Homewood City Schools Foundation.

Who’s attending?

Our friends:
The North Face
Birmingham Mountain Radio
High Point Climbing
Birmingham Boulders

Tonal Vision ft. Jenni


Eugene’s Hot Chicken
Edgewood Creamery

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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Craft beer enthusiast The Beered Black Man’s first brew hits Good People March 30

Marion’s fudge brownie stout is a tribute to his love of dark beers and his great-grandmother. Photo via @beeredblackman’s Instagram

A brand-new beer crafted by a brand-new brewer is set to grace Good People Brewing Company’s menu on Saturday, March 30.

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


Join us at the 2nd annual Birmingham Winter Beer Fest. via- Facebook.

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”

Trim Tab’s Paradise Now gets acclaim

    Birmingham AlabamaBirmingham’s Trim Tab beers, including the award-winning Paradise Now – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Trim Tab Brewery took home a bronze medal this year at the Great American Beer Festival!  The festival held competitions for 161 different styles of beer.  Competition was stout – nearly 8,000 different beers were submitted by over 2000 different breweries.   Continue reading “Trim Tab’s Paradise Now gets acclaim”