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Take a growler or two back to your hotel With a commitment to carry every single bottle or canned choice available in Alabama, coupled with 60 constantly rotating taps

for pints and growlers, Hop City is the go- to spot for all things beer. Sprinkle in an informed selection of over 1,000 wines and you have a grown-up version of Willy Wonka s factory.

Magic City s version of Hop City opened in September 2012. Hop City is one of the top ten beer retailers in the US, according to both Draft Magazine and Ratebeer.com. In addition, Beer Advocate has awarded their highest ranking for Hop City s amazing service, knowledge and selection.

Swing by and enjoy a beer at the bar, browse the aisles for a favorite or a rarity, then fi ll a jug with a draft for that party this weekend. Ask for a recommendation the team loves to talk beer and wine! Check the website for an event schedule including free weekly tastings and new beer launches. hopcitybeer.com; 205-279-2337 2924 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 Hours: Mon Wed: 10a-9p; Thu Sat: 10a-10p Like Hop City on Facebook to stay in the know.


THE J. CLYDE The Perfect Place for Pairings

Beers from around the globe populate the 43 taps of The J. Clyde s front bar, but what really distinguishes The J. Clyde as a local icon is the back bar 17 taps fi lled exclusively with beer from the great state of Alabama!  With an expert sta and a wide variety of glassware, they ensure that every beer is poured properly and served in its appropriate vessel.  

The J. Clyde takes pride in supporting the local food community, too. Summer, fall, winter, and spring bring slates of vibrant and fresh local ingredients to craft seasonal culinary treats that pair perfectly with a fl uid rotation of beers, some of which can be found only at The J. Clyde.  Quarterly beer dinners showcase many of these pairings and educate neighbors and visitors about the unique nuances and expressions of world-class beer.  Cheers!

jclyde.com; 205-939-1312 1312 Cobb Lane, Birmingham, AL 35205 Hours: Mon Wed: 2p-12p; Thu Sat: 2p-2a