North Alabama Craft Beer Trail

That Famous Trail In The Appalachians Can Take Months To Trek. For Some, Years. Lucky For You, Alabama Has Its Own Mountain Trail You Can Knock Out In A Weekend.


Several Micro-breweries Snug In The Foothills Of The Appalachians From Athens To Gadsden Offer Dozens Of Beers Unique To North Alabama. Get A Stamp On Each One For A Free Gift From Us.

Back Forty Beer Company LLC

1. Back Forty Beer

Inspired by an old agricultural term referring to the 40 acres of land farthest from the barn, the name of Back Forty Beer Company is a bit of a contradiction. They source their ingredients close to home for beers like the Truck Stop Honey Brown and Freckle Belly India Pale. Get a taste as you tour the microbrewery or take a seat in the taproom, both located in downtown Gadsden.

Main Channel Brewery LLC

2. Main Channel Brewery

The Jit, short for Jitney Jr., was once a sleepy little convenience store on Hwy. 431 in Guntersville, Alabama. Now the Jit is home to Main Channel, Marshall County’s first brewery. It’s a family affair out there as Brett Smith runs the brewery with brother Clay and wife Sarah.

Yellowhammer Brewing

3. Yellowhammer Brewing

Opened in west Huntsville in 2010 by four guys who wanted to bring good, traditional beer to Alabama. Yellowhammer has grown rapidly in recent years and in 2015 we moved from a warehouse to a new facility at Campus 805. Our brewery has since doubled in size after the completion of a recent expansion which brought, not only more brewing space and production, but a Biergarten and Event Center as well as room for our new Distillery. We are still focused on, and dedicated to, creating premium ales and lagers, drawing on Belgian and German brewing traditions with a Southern interpretation.

Goat Island Craft Brewing

4. Goat Island Brewing

Founders Mike Mullaney and Gery Teichmiller met during the 2012 Cullman Oktoberfest. The legend-we-just-made-up has it their eyes locked as they accidentally clinked steins in a fateful cheers, binding them as business partners from that day forward. Embracing their destiny, they joined forces with John Dean and Brad Glenn to start Goat Island Brewing, the first brewery in Cullen since the 80s — that’s the umm 1880s.





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Athens Alehouse & Cellar, LLC.

1. Athens Alehouse & Cellar, LLC.

The Alehouse will offer on and off-premise craft beer and wine with charcuterie boards in downtown Athens. We will have a self-serve tap system with 6 rotating options on draft including wine. Sit and sip or take your favorites to go.

2. Busted Oak Bourbon Society

Busted Oak Bourbon Society pays tribute to the Prohibition era in U.S. history during the 1920s - an era where the mafia thrived and speakeasies proliferated through the trade of illegal alcohol. Step inside our historical building, Enjoy a classic, handcrafted cocktail, a glass of fine wine or your favorite beer. Enjoy cigars? We have an excellent selection and a private smoking lounge.

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