Southern Brew News April/May 2016 : Page 7

www.brewingnews.com 7 By Bill Plott Cahaba Brewing moved into their new facility in January, celebrating the event with a Final Pints Night at the original facility and a soft opening at the new one at 4500 5th Avenue South in Birmingham. The new plant, located in the old Continental Gin building increases Cahaba’s brewing capacity by 10 times, said partner and head brewer Eric Meyer. “We’ve gone from a three-barrel system to a 30-barrel system. With the old one we could squeeze it three and half barrel but we really have 10 times the capacity.”who spent 12 years as a firefighter. “We will try to support them, too. We’ll set up some donation boxes,” he said. The 400-foot-long space includes a 6,000-square-foot public area with bar, pinball machines and Cahaba’s signature SkeeBall lanes. Meyer said a formal grand opening will be held in the spring. Trim Tab Brewing released its second canned beer on Leap Year Day. Pillar to Post Rye Brown Ale joins Trim Tab IPA , which was released last October. Owner and brewer Harris Stewart said Pillar to Post was the first beer to be poured when they opened. It is made with seven different malts. Last year saw the addition of three new employees and an 8,000-square-foot expansion at Trim Tab. Black Warrior Brewing has expanded its bottling line to include Apricot Wheat and Lock 17 IPA . Broad Street Brown will be the next to be bottled. A new releases is T-Town Pale Ale , which is brewed with El Dorado hops. It is currently available only in Tuscaloosa. The current tap room area is being replaced with all stainless steel equipment. They will still have 12 taps on call, but the renovation prepares them for the hoped-for growler-to-go future. The Alabama legislature is considering that revision in the law this spring. Back Forty Beer is in phase three of its expansion. Additional seating has been added to the tap room along with “a 20-foot harvest table for family style beer dinners,” said mar-keting director Brad Wilson. Roll-up glass garage doors have been added to complement the spring concert season. “We’ve even created a soundproof audio/ visual recording studio that will serve as a home for our content marketing team and serve as a place for local acts to get some stu-dio time and maybe a podcast or two,” he said. “Phase three also the addition of our rotary bottling line. You’ll see a lot of experimental beers coming out of our new 7-bbl test batch system.” “It's really just amazing to see all the growth that is happening in the Alabama craft beer scene,” Wilson said. “All of our buddies are moving into shiny new spaces and turn-ing out some amazing beer. If our legislature chooses to follow the advice of the committee they created to study progressive beer laws then you are really going to see something special coming out of Alabama's beer industry. We are very proud to be a part of it.” Folklore Brewery and Meadery has seen its production double with beer now available in Montgomery, Prattville, Greenville and Troy as well as Dothan. “We did a collaboration beer with Cigar City (Tampa) called Old Langhorne Sign . It’s an old ale with a double IPA hop bill. But it is so malty, it's hard to tell how much hops are really in it,” said owner/brewer Jeremy Pate. Main Channel Brewing had its formal opening in late fall. Its beers are now being distributed in Marshall, Madison, Morgan and Jackson counties. Railyard brewer Jamie Ray said he still has a generous amount of his winter season-als available. They are Black Snake Lager , a 5% Schwarzbier, and a Vader , a 9% double black IPA. His next seasonal will probably be in May. Huntsville’s new brewery has actually been around awhile. Mad Malts Brewing is the new name for the former Brew Stooges Brewing . CX3 Entertainment, the company that owns the Three Stooges brand, asked the locals to cease and desist using a similar image. The brewery is still at the same loca-tion, pouring their beers in the tap room and exploring future packaging. Lazy Magnolia Brewing’s spring release will be Fleur De Wheat . “It’s an American wheat that has been lightly hopped with Sorachi Ace hop s and finished with Chamomile flowers and lemon peel,” said Michele Robinson, marketing and public rela-tions director. Release is set for April. It will be available in six-packs and draft through September. Biloxi Brewing has added two more beers to its portfolio. President Mark Cowley said recently released are Salty Dog , a Gose style beer, and Black Gold Breakfast Blend , aged on fresh roasted whole coffee beans. Black Gold is their regular stout. Their other beers are Biloxi Beach Blonde and Back Bay ESB . Biloxi’s beers are currently contract brewed by Lazy Magnolia. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a brewer, here’s your chance. South College now offers the Professional Brewing Science program, a nine-month program that will give you the skills you need to become a professional brewer. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY THAT’S BREWING AT SOUTH COLLEGE. CALL OR CLICK FOR DETAILS TODAY. (828) 398-2500 SOUTHCOLLEGENC.EDU 140 SWEETEN CREEK RD | ASHEVILLE, NC 28803 For more information on graduation rates, median debt of graduates and other important information, visit http://www.southcollegenc.edu. South College-Asheville is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award BS degrees, AAS degrees and certificates.

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Cahaba Brewing moved into their new facility in January, celebrating the event with a Final Pints Night at the original facility and a soft opening at the new one at 4500 5th Avenue South in Birmingham.<br /> <br /> The new plant, located in the old Continental Gin building increases Cahaba’s brewing capacity by 10 times, said partner and head brewer Eric Meyer. “We’ve gone from a three-barrel system to a 30-barrel system. With the old one we could squeeze it three and half barrel but we really have 10 times the capacity.”who spent 12 years as a firefighter. “We will try to support them, too. We’ll set up some donation boxes,” he said.<br /> <br /> The 400-foot-long space includes a 6,000-square-foot public area with bar, pinball machines and Cahaba’s signature SkeeBall lanes.<br /> <br /> Meyer said a formal grand opening will be held in the spring.<br /> <br /> Trim Tab Brewing released its second canned beer on Leap Year Day. Pillar to Post Rye Brown Ale joins Trim Tab IPA, which was released last October. Owner and brewer Harris Stewart said Pillar to Post was the first beer to be poured when they opened. It is made with seven different malts.<br /> <br /> Last year saw the addition of three new employees and an 8,000-square-foot expansion at Trim Tab.<br /> <br /> Black Warrior Brewing has expanded its bottling line to include Apricot Wheat and Lock 17 IPA. Broad Street Brown will be the next to be bottled. A new releases is T-Town Pale Ale, which is brewed with El Dorado hops. It is currently available only in Tuscaloosa.<br /> <br /> The current tap room area is being replaced with all stainless steel equipment. They will still have 12 taps on call, but the renovation prepares them for the hoped-for growler-to-go future. The Alabama legislature is considering that revision in the law this spring.<br /> <br /> Back Forty Beer is in phase three of its expansion. Additional seating has been added to the tap room along with “a 20-foot harvest table for family style beer dinners,” said marketing director Brad Wilson. Roll-up glass garage doors have been added to complement the spring concert season.<br /> <br /> “We’ve even created a soundproof audio/ visual recording studio that will serve as a home for our content marketing team and serve as a place for local acts to get some studio time and maybe a podcast or two,” he said. “Phase three also the addition of our rotary bottling line. You’ll see a lot of experimental beers coming out of our new 7-bbl test batch system.” <br /> <br /> “It's really just amazing to see all the growth that is happening in the Alabama craft beer scene,” Wilson said. “All of our buddies are moving into shiny new spaces and turning out some amazing beer. If our legislature chooses to follow the advice of the committee they created to study progressive beer laws then you are really going to see something special coming out of Alabama's beer industry. We are very proud to be a part of it.” <br /> <br /> Folklore Brewery and Meadery has seen its production double with beer now available in Montgomery, Prattville, Greenville and Troy as well as Dothan.<br /> <br /> “We did a collaboration beer with Cigar City (Tampa) called Old Langhorne Sign. It’s an old ale with a double IPA hop bill. But it is so malty, it's hard to tell how much hops are really in it,” said owner/brewer Jeremy Pate.<br /> <br /> Main Channel Brewing had its formal opening in late fall. Its beers are now being distributed in Marshall, Madison, Morgan and Jackson counties.<br /> <br /> Railyard brewer Jamie Ray said he still has a generous amount of his winter seasonals available. They are Black Snake Lager, a 5% Schwarzbier, and a Vader, a 9% double black IPA. His next seasonal will probably be in May.<br /> <br /> Huntsville’s new brewery has actually been around awhile. Mad Malts Brewing is the new name for the former Brew Stooges Brewing. CX3 Entertainment, the company that owns the Three Stooges brand, asked the locals to cease and desist using a similar image. The brewery is still at the same location, pouring their beers in the tap room and exploring future packaging.<br /> <br /> Lazy Magnolia Brewing’s spring release will be Fleur De Wheat. “It’s an American wheat that has been lightly hopped with Sorachi Ace hop s and finished with Chamomile flowers and lemon peel,” said Michele Robinson, marketing and public relations director. Release is set for April. It will be available in six-packs and draft through September.<br /> <br /> Biloxi Brewing has added two more beers to its portfolio. President Mark Cowley said recently released are Salty Dog, a Gose style beer, and Black Gold Breakfast Blend, aged on fresh roasted whole coffee beans. Black Gold is their regular stout. Their other beers are Biloxi Beach Blonde and Back Bay ESB. Biloxi’s beers are currently contract brewed by Lazy Magnolia.<br />

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