It’s hard to believe it’s only been 13 years since Alabamians first were able to legally quaff craft beer. Today, the state boasts more than four dozen breweries and brewpubs, with more rapidly coming on line. In addition to serving draft beer for on-premise drinking, most also sell beer to go in 64-ounce sealed growlers (thanks to eased regulations over the last few years). Several also package their beers in cans.
Big city breweries and those located in college towns seem to get all the attention and publicity. But there are great breweries all throughout the state of Alabama. Here’s a guide to several breweries that are off the beaten path but still worth the drink.