Alabama Beer Trail

Business & Education
6:22 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Alabama Brewery Back Forty Expanding


An Alabama-based brewery is expanding its operations into a new state.

Back Forty Beer Co. will spend about $500,000 this year to double its brewing capacity and begin canning operations at its facility in Gadsden.

The Gadsden Times reports the company will soon begin expanding in to Tennessee. It's already distributed in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida.

Back Forty Beer was honored Wednesday as the state's Small Manufacturer of the Year.

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What's Brewing in Alabama? Pt.3
4:49 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

What's Brewing in Alabama? Part 3

Fairhope Brewing Company
Stan Ingold

Craft beer makers in Alabama have gone from outlaws to entrepreneurs. For years, home brewing was against the law here. However, that is where many of Alabama’s craft brewmasters learned their craft. Times have changed in the state and so have the laws.  Here is a look at how the beer industry is bringing tourists to Alabama.

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What's Brewing in Alabama? Pt.2
4:07 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

What's Brewing in Alabama? Part 2

Druid City Brewing Company
Stan Ingold

  We’ve talked about the growing beer industry in Alabama, but what is it like getting started in this business?

Trim Tab Brewing Company is one of the newest kids on the block, they’re still getting their facility put together, but company founder Harris Stewart says he is on a much different path than he originally planned… 

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What's Brewing in Alabama?
9:49 am
Wed October 9, 2013

What's Brewing in Alabama? Part 1

Yellowhammer Brewing
Stan Ingold

     Ales, Lagers and Stouts...the sound of hand crafted beer from a bottle or tap is one brew fans in the state had been waiting years to hear… and Alabama is becoming more and more welcoming to the craft beer industry. Yellowhammer Brewing, in Huntsville is one of the craft beer brands hoping to cash in on the favorable climate in Alabama. Keith Jaeger is the head brewer at Yellowhammer. He says when NASA came to town in the late 1950’s, German rocket engineers came along for the ride…

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