Birmingham, Alabama’s brewery scene growing. Recently, Avondale Brewing started bottling. Beer Engineers purchased a building to next to the baseball stadium. The state allows home brewing finally. Things are looking up.
Coming soon to the city is Trim Tab Brewing. Will Crenshaw, who has brewed at such places at Atlanta’s SweetWater is heading up the operation.
The production brewery aims to be open in early 2014, with an initial 3500 barrel capacity. That’s just over 100,000 gallons of beer in their first year.
For those into the technical aspects of a brewery, the brewhouse is a 30 barrel brewhouse built by Specific Mechanical. The space, located on 5th Avenue South, has space to grow with demand. The brewery footprint has room for more fermenters when the time comes.
Trim Tab will launch with at least two offerings, an IPA dry-hopped with Pacifica, and a rye beer. The cooler at the brewery already has about six more experiments that might hit the big time.
Look for beer to hit bars in Birmingham in early 2014. In the meantime, keep up with the brewery on Facebook & Twitter. There you’ll find the back story to the brewery’s name…