I stopped in late one evening just before closing and enjoyed an IPA at Trim Tab Brewing in Birmingham, Alabama. The beer was good. The tap room was really cool with an industrial feel and modern art. Would be a nice spot to hang out.
Every so often along my travels a brewery opens up during non-business hours just for me. During this trip, the brewer at Cahaba Brewing Company in Birmingham, Alabama opened up just for me so I could taste their beer. He also stopped his work for a while and spoke with me about the beers and the company and their plans. What a great time. Then I tried the beers. The Oka Uba IPA was great to drink, not too hoppy and easy to enjoy. I also tried the India Pale Lager. That’s the first of it’s kind I’ve ever had. It was full-bodied; heavier than ale. Very good. And finally I tried the Fraxinus Maximus Double IPA which was crisp, strong and rich. A big shout out to Cahaba Brewing Company for letting me stop by during non-business hours.
I stopped in at the Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham, Alabama and tried a few of their beers. The Long Branch Scottish Ale is one of their flagship beers and is a wonderful beer. The Vanillapant Porter is another flagship and is a great vanilla tasting dark beer. The No Joka Mocha Stout is a rich coffee stout with a strong coffee flavor. The brewery is a really cool space with an industrial feel to it.
I was with a Good Friend when I stopped in at Good People Brewing Company in Birmingham, Alabama. In fact, my friend had just treated me to a gourmet lunch and had given me a grand tour of Birmingham. I guess that’s what they mean by Good People. We concluded our time together at the brewery and I enjoyed a flight, tasting a number of beers. I started with the Bearded Lady American Wheat Ale which was the best wheat beer I’ve ever had. I typically stay away from this style because wheat beers are not my preference. But, this one had a hoppy flavor to it and I enjoyed it. From there I moved on to the Pale Ale which was smooth with a slight hoppiness to it that I also enjoyed. Next was the IPA which is a great go-t0 IPA; flavorful but not too hoppy. I then tried the Brown Ale which was smooth but not too sweet or too malty. And, finally I tried the Coffee Oatmeal Stout which had a rich coffee flavor. In the past I had also had Snake Handler Double IPA, thanks to my friend, and this is also excellent – very hoppy. In short, I enjoy all of these beers and would consider Birmingham as a possible relocation place in the future ;~) The brewery is a really cool industrial/warehouse space. Old extra-large electric wire spools are used for tables. The bar is an huge circle. And, our bartender was a really nice guy who was very informative.