Birmingham's Brewery & Distillery Guide
Whether you’re in search of an Alabama-inspired pale ale l or an locally-distilled vodka, Birmingham’delivers. From Pilsners and whiskeys, Birmingham offers hoppy delights and smooth spirits no matter your preference. To help you narrow down the numerous choices to enjoy a cold one – or two – we’ve sipped and scouted a few favorites to deliver Birmingham’s definitive Brewery & Distillery Guide.
201 41st St S | @avondalebrewing | Avondale is a concert-venue-meets-brewery (and full bar!) that delivers a great time. And while they don’t have a kitchen, Avondale invites you to bring your own snacks.
3201 1st Ave N | @back40bham | With 50+ beers introduced annually and as many as 25 options on tap, Back Forty Beer Co.’s has a pint to suit your palate. Insider Info: all pair fabulously with their gourmet pub fare and are best enjoyed on their indoor/outdoor beer garden.
4500 5th Ave S | @cahababrewing | Boasting 8,000 sq. ft of space – including a large outdoor patio and on-site food truck – the massive microbrewery and taproom offers unique, small-batch spirits and experimental beers. Expect a distinctive variety of liquor-based libations, craft brews, and a low-key atmosphere.
3501 1st Ave S | @ghost_train_brewing | Ghost Train Brewing Co. offers multiple ways to imbibe. Enjoy dozens of on-tap brews and standout canned cocktails in their industrial indoor digs or on the spacious patio.
114 14th St S | @gpbrewing | Alabama’s oldest brewery is a well-loved local hangout for its crowd-pleasing plethora of beers and laid-back patio. Enjoy everything from bright, crisp ales to bold IPAs full of eccentric, local flavor. Good People Brewing has something everyone will love.
2721 5th Ave S | @trimtabbrewing | Touting impressive awards like “Best Alabama Brewery according to Thrillist,” TrimTab Brewing Co. is known for its expressive IPAs, experimental stouts, and fruited sours. Come for eclectic brews, a vibrant crowd, occasional live music, and a reliably good time.
2400 7th Avenue S | @dreadriverco | Established in 2017 as a small craft whiskey distillery, Dread River Distilling Co. is now the largest, most product-diverse distillery in Alabama. Visit Dread River’s sophisticated downtown tasting room to sample their nine spirits.
4550 5th Ave S | @redmontvodka | Founded in 2014 by Alabama’s Charles Barkley, Redmont Distilling Co. is Birmingham’s first legal distillery since prohibition. Stop in to enjoy a 100% gluten-free vodka that boasts impressively smooth finish.
For more local favorites, browse our Insider Guides to Birmingham, AL.