Birmingham, Alabama’s Good People Brewing has been quietly building a sour and wild program dubbed “The Funk Farm.” The first release in the series is coming in September.
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times, sour beer is on the rise in the United States. A trend that Good People Brewing has obviously noticed.
“We’ve been interested in sour beers and developing new beers for a couple years now. The Funk Farm series showcases the creativity and innovation of our brewers. Through experimentation, we want to explore the art of aged, mixed-fermentation sour beers,” – Jason Malone, Co-Founder and Brewmaster
The first release is a sour blonde ale aged in French oak red wine barrels for 8 months with raspberries and blackberries. This release, and future releases, will be available in the 750 milliliter bottle format.
The first Funk Farm release is slated for Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the brewery in Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham, Alabama’s Good People Brewing has partnered with Buffalo Rock Company to release Buffalo Rider – a shandy style beer.
The shandy is a beer blended with lemonade (or something similar). Buffalo Rider is a “shandygaff” or a beer blended with ginger ale.
For this release, Good People is using an apricot wheat base they house brewed, to blend with the Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale.
“We’re extremely excited to partner with Buffalo Rock on this project,” said Michael Sellers, who cofounded Good People in 2008 with his friend Jason Malone. “This traditionally Southern ginger ale has such a unique and interesting flavor that we thought it would pair nicely with one of our lower alcohol beers.”
The new year-round beer hybrid will be available at the Magic City Brewfest, and in the Good People taproom starting June 3rd. Distribution to follow shortly after.
Distribution: Florida, Alabama, Tennessee
Good People Brewing, makers of some of the best beer in Alabama, are aiming to put breakfast in a can. Coffee Oatmeal Stout is being readied for cans. The C-O-S uses coffee from Primavera Coffee Roasters in Birmingham. Currently the beer has only been available on draft and cask.
The fortified body blends beautifully with the bold coffee and cocoa notes and subtle sweetness of the stout. Using Primavera’s Peru Norte roast, the coffee’s natural acidity and floral undertones accentuate the natural counterparts of the beer.
Availability: 12oz Cans (New), Draft
Arrival: TBA (Cans)
6.4% ABV, 51 IBUs
On December 10th, Nashville’s 12 South neighborhood saw the first Winter Warmer Festival. We’re talking stouts, winter warmers, barrel aged beers. It was chilly, making the whole theme even more perfect. The fest saw the likes of Green Flash Brewing, Chattanooga Brewing, Craggie Brewing, Good People, Hat Trick (coming soon), Jackalope, Yazoo, Left Hand, Red Brick, Goose Island, Calf Killer, Oskar Blues, Jackie O’s, Schlafly & more. This event was small, but kick ass. You missed out. Nashville has a growing beer scene worth checking out.
The end of February found the first cans of Good People Brewing (Birmingham, AL) headed for shelves. Initial launch beers were brown ale, and IPA.
A 3rd can offering will ship soon, Snake Handler IPA. The most popular beer by the brewery.
A big, joyous celebration of all things hoppy (5 different varities). Large flavors and aroma of pine, citrus, flowers, spice, pineapple, and grassiness complimented with a touch of biscuit and caramel backbone. Our most requested beer.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: Draft, 12 oz. cans.
9.3% ABV, 102 IBUs