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Avondale Brewing Co.

Founded: 
2011
Brief History and Information: 

Like many of the breweries opening in Alabama over the past 5 or so years, Avondale Brewing Company was started by a homebrewer who decided to take the leap of faith that his passion could pay off with the loosening of the beer laws in the state. Craig Shaw and Cody Lake created a brewery with a penchant for Belgian and German-influenced beer and honoring the Avondale neighborhood with references to its history in the names of its beers. Miss Fancy, an elephant from a century ago who had a taste for bootleg liquor, serves as the brewery's mascot and is honored with a tripel named after her.

Avondale conducts brewery tours on Wednesdays (5pm and 6pm) and Saturdays (Noon, 1pm, 2pm). You need to book your reservation via Avondale's website. The tours cost $15 and include the tour, Avondale souvenirs, as well as a pint of beer.

Location: 
Birmingham, Alabama
Map: 
Tap Room Hours: 

Monday – Wednesday: 4–10pm
Thursday: 4–11pm
Friday: 3pm–12:30am
Saturday: 12pm–12:30am
Sunday: 1–10pm

What They Brew...

  • American IPA
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    The Battlefield IPA is a new twist on an American India Pale Ale. Our master blend of west coast hops and the finest American and European malt distinguishes itself from many IPAs on the...

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    Pachyderm Pale Wheat is an American pale wheat.The aroma is clean and hoppy with hints of citrus.The taste is pleasantly hoppy and smooth. (Description provided by company)

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    The Strawberry Kolsch is a German style ale that has flavor and aroma profiles much like a lager or a pilsner with a slight twist of strawberry. This beer is our lightest and most sessionable brew...

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    Before she called Avondale home, our darling Miss Fancy the elephant was a circus marvel traveling by train from city to city. When the movement of the train failed to rock her to sleep, she often...

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  • Scottish Ale
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    The Long Branch Scottish is an Americanized 80 Shilling Scottish Ale. The appearance is a slightly dark shade of brown and the nose is filled with roasted and bready malt. This brew is malt...

  • Marzen / Oktoberfest
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    The Meredith Marzen is our first ever true lager brewed at Avondale. The Marzen style of beer is also known as an Oktoberfest style, traditionally brewed in March and cellared in caves until the...

  • Tripel
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    Miss Fancy’s Tripel is a strong Belgian golden ale rich in flavor and alcohol. The use of malts, traditional hops, a proprietary yeast blend and Belgian candi sugar creates a very special beer...

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    No Joka Mocha is a coffee oatmeal chocolate stout that is decidedly weighted towards the coffee end of the taste spectrum. This brew has a blackish pour with a creamy tan head. Solid coffee aroma...

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