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Back Forty Beer Co.

Founded: 
2008
Brief History and Information: 

Back Forty Beer Company started to form years before most of the other craft beer companies in Alabama. In 2008, when it was still illegal to sell beer with an ABV greater than 6%, breweries couldn't sell directly to the public, and other laws made even thinking of having a small brewery a daunting task, Back Forty came along to try to fit into what could be done in the state. Through the years, they set a foundation that helped change the laws in the state and encourage other breweries to come into business.

Tours are available on Saturdays at 4pm.

Location: 
Gadsden, Alabama
Map: 
Tap Room Hours: 

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday-Wednesday: 5-7p.m.
Thursday: 5-9p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 3-9p.m.

What They Brew...

  • American Pale Wheat Ale
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    Back Forty's Imperial Peach Wheat is aged in French white wine barrels and Alabama Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.

  • American IPA
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    Freckle Belly IPA mixed with Paw Paw's Peach Wheat (Description provided by company)

  • American Stout
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    Trade Day refers to the old Southern tradition of gathering at the crossroads to buy and sell goods of all kinds. These culturally diverse events still exist all over Alabama, and after half a...

  • American Brown Ale
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    Lucy Anne Buffett, the original Crazy Sista, has crafted a brew just for her kindred spirits. Crazy SistaHoney Ale, made with Alabama Wildflower Honey and kissed with the southern sunset, is the...

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    Fence posts have been used for centuries to keep people apart. But in the Deep South fence posts bring people together. They’re a place where neighbors and friends can take a break and chat for a...

  • American Pale Ale (APA)
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    Wine barrel aged version of Naked Pig , is a delightfully crisp, hand crafted ale. The German malts provide a perfect balance to the five hop additions that go into every batch we make. This...

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    This full-bodied India Pale Ale is loaded with fresh hops for a powerful blend of citrus, pine and fruit aromas. The firm malt backbone works well with the bold hop finish that everyone expects...

  • American Porter
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    This medium-bodied Porter is brewed with a unique blend of roasted malts and fresh hops. Chocolate, smoky notes are abundant throughout and the citrus aroma provides a refreshing twist to this old...

  • American Pale Ale (APA)
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    Naked Pig is a delightfully crisp, hand crafted ale. The German malts provide a perfect balance to the five hop additions that go into every batch we make. This American pale ale is tasty enough...

  • Fruit / Vegetable Beer
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    Paw Paw’s Peach Wheat has a lifetime of flavor. It’s brewed with just enough peaches to keep things bright, and just enough hops to be a little bitter…like Paw Paw wanted it to be. So pull up a...

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