These building projects changed the face of Birmingham—the behind-the-scenes story

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When Williams Blackstock Architects moved downtown in 2002, they were pioneers. Photo via Greg Hursley

For more than 25 years, Williams Blackstock Architects has been working to change the face of Birmingham. They’ve done this with historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects, new buildings and projects at UAB. We talked with Principal Architect Joel Blackstock to get the behind the scenes story.

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3 reasons to host your next event at Dread River Distillery

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Gameday has never looked better. Photo via Bham Now.

As the holiday season approaches, you might be wondering where to host events in Birmingham. Whether you’re planning Friendsgiving, an office holiday celebration or even a watch party to cheer on your favorite team, Dread River is the place to be. Here’s why.

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Sneak peek of the new Dread River Distilling Co. tasting room, bar and events space. Opening Saturday, Aug 3. (Photos)

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The tasting room will feature spirits and products manufactured on-site. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

A new bar and events space will officially open Saturday, August 3, when Dread River Distilling Co. hosts the grand opening of its tasting room and events space.

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‘Largest distillery in the history of Alabama’ now open for tours and tastings. A sneak peek in Birmingham’s Dread River Distilling Company. PHOTOS

Dread River Distilling Company is set to produce a full complement of spirits, wine, and beer in Birmingham. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now.

A new craft distillery opened its doors in Birmingham this week for tours before a full opening later this summer. Bham Now was there and here’s what we saw and tasted.  The Dread River Distilling Company will manufacture a full complement of drinks at it’s 24,000 sq foot distilling facility on 7th Avenue South. Bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka, rum,and gin will all be distilled in-house, as well as small batches of wine and beer.

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Get a taste and tour of the new Dread River Distilling Co. this Memorial Day opening in Southside this July

Dread River Distilling Co.—so far the largest distillery in Alabama—is set to open early July 2019 in Birmingham’s Lakeview District. But don’t wait to see what the all the hype is about! Taste spirits and tour their new 24,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, tasting room and event space this month at their open house this Memorial Day on May 27.

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