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CAHABA BREWING COMPANY

Jump In! Eric Meyer and Andy Gwaltney, friends with more than a common interest for craft beer and home brewing, came together to found a brewery to celebrate life s passions and provide Birmingham with a broad selection of fl avorful craft beers. With a love of the outdoors they named the brewery after Alabama s iconic Cahaba River. In the summer of 2011 they devised a plan to build a brewery and thus Cahaba Brewing Company was born.

Crafting excellent beer is their passion. Like the river itself, it is the source of the journey. They didn t know what was around the bend, but this they did know sitting on the bank was not an option. Now Eric and Andy are supplying Birmingham bars and restaurants with craft beers such as White IPA, Liquidambar,

American Blonde, Ryezome Stout, Oka Uba IPA and rotating seasonals. cahababrewing.com; 205-578-2616; 4500 5th Ave S, Bldg C, Birmingham, AL 35222; Taproom hours: Mon Thu: 3p-10p; Fri Sat: 12p-12a; Sun: 12p-8p

SP OTLIG HT: CRAFT BEER

respect for the brewing craft, and you have unearthed the beginning of what Avondale Brewing Company is all about. Avondale Brewing Company is a quaint craft brewery housed in a fully renovated, historic building in the Avondale neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama. In just over a year, Avondale Brewing Company launched a complete line-up of 15 unique fl agship and seasonal hand-crafted brews that tell the stories of the area s rich folklore and neighborhood queen, a beer guzzling circus elephant named Miss Fancy. The brewery and a handful of other local small businesses have helped bring people back to this area to enjoy the benefi ts of a once again thriving community. Avondale Now discover their new distilled liquors, Avondale Spirits, which include vodka, gin and other craft spirits. avondalebrewingcompany.com; 205-777-5456; 201 41st Street S., Birmingham, AL 35222; Taproom Hours: Fri: 3p-12a; Sat: 12p-12a; Sun: 1p-10p; See our Facebook page for tour dates.

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AVONDALE BREWING COMPANY

Put Your Trunks Up! Combine the charm of a historic town, the passion of several good friends, a rooted