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Fairhope Brewing Company

Founded: 
2012
Brief History and Information: 

Founded in 2012 by the husband-and-wife team of Michele and Brian Kane, the homebrewer and beer columnist Dan Murphy, the former president of the Free The Hops Gabe Harris, and Brian's former law school roommate Jim Foley. It all started when Michele - who was living in Alaska and enjoying the wide selection of craft beer available in the frozen north - wondered why Lower Alabama didn't have a similar local brewery making excellent beers. Just a short time later, the first batch of Fairhope Brewing Co.'s beer went into the fermenter just before the Mayan's end of the world - Dec. 21, 2012 - and the doors on the Fairhope Brewing Company opened on January 6, 2013 with two beers - Everyday Ale and Section Street Wheat.

Now, the Fairhope Brewing Company has 5 different "year-round" beers and a wide variety of rotating options. Their beers are available in Baldwin and Mobile Counties on draft and in bottles, and on draft in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Montgomery, Auburn, and Pensacola.

Location: 
Fairhope, Alabama
Map: 
Tap Room Hours: 

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4:00–8:00
Wednesday: 4:00–10:00
Thursday: 4:00–10:00
Friday: 2:00–10:00
Saturday: 12:00–10:00
Sunday: 2:00–7:00

What They Brew...

  • American Pale Ale (APA)
    Looks:
    3
    Smell:
    3
    Taste:
    3
    Overall:
    3

    Fairhope No. 51 is a classic American pale ale, brewed with a combination of American-made Falconer's Flight hops and German hops. Named for being the 51st recipe entry into head brewer Dan's beer...

  • American Amber / Red Ale
    Looks:
    3.535715
    Smell:
    3.67857
    Taste:
    3.392855
    Overall:
    3.214285

    I Drink Therefore I Amber is Fairhope's amber option.

  • Milk / Sweet Stout
    Looks:
    4
    Smell:
    5
    Taste:
    5
    Overall:
    5

    Judge Roy Bean is an American stout brewed in collaboration with our good friends at Fairhope Roasting Company, whose House Blend is cold-brewed and added to this already decadent brew. This beer...

  • Milk / Sweet Stout
    Looks:
    4
    Smell:
    4
    Taste:
    4
    Overall:
    4

    Judge Roy Bean is an American stout brewed in collaboration with our good friends at Fairhope Roasting Company, whose House Blend is cold-brewed and added to this already decadent brew. This beer...

  • Berliner Weissbier
    Looks:
    4
    Smell:
    1
    Taste:
    4
    Overall:
    2.5

    A fresh take on our popular summer seasonal - this German influenced, kettle-soured wheat beer bursts with flavor. With notes of fresh-squeezed lemonade and a light, crisp body, this beer offers a...

  • American IPA
    Looks:
    4
    Smell:
    3
    Taste:
    3
    Overall:
    3

    Copious amounts of Citra and Simcoe hops are used throughout the brewing process in this American India Pale Ale. From first-wort to bittering, flavor, aroma and dry hops, an artful combination of...