Avondale Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 267
Beer Avg: 3.8
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4.54/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Located in a historic building in the city/suburb of Avondale, the brewery opened in 2011 and has been putting out fairly traditional style beers since. They have taken Miss Fancy as their mascot (a local elephant from the Birmingham Zoo in the 1920's that is famous for drinking confiscated hooch during prohibition). All of the beers are named after local history and the brewery takes pride in its neighborhood connections. The Brothel Brown, for instance, was named after the illicit house of ill repute that was once upstairs in the brewery building! The brewery itself is quite small, and much of the fermentation is actually done in open fermenters--something I have seldom seen in America much less the Southern states!
A small and dark bar (manned by Brock when we were visiting) serves up 12 or more different house brews and I got to try them all. These ranged in style from the amazingly balanced Vanillaphant Porter, to a solid IPA. The only one of these that I didn't love was the strawberry saison--just not enough fruit to make it work. Otherwise all of the beers were very drinkable and clean.
The brewery has a second outside bar and taps (not manned at 4 PM on a weekday) as well as a large stage where they host outdoor live music. Elephant art graces the walls inside and out. If you have a chance to stop into this place you will not be disappointed. Trunks Up!
10-23-2013 18:26:11 | More by Jackofallbrews
3.16/5 rDev -25.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25 | $$
So this is a great place to go if you love being in a crowd. Nice (small but nice) bar inside. They have a huge outdoor area that is equipped with a ton of table sets, a long out door bar, a stage for bands to perform and enough green space to throw around a Frisbee. I was there about 1:00 pm On a Saturday afternoon. The crowd was a mix of ages 21-60 most of which fell in the early 30s demo. I would definitely go back if I were in Birmingham.
10-06-2013 00:35:28 | More by BirdmanJohn
4.39/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Avondale is a really nice brewery. Definitely glad we stopped by. I got the sampler of their flagship beers and then a pint of the Brothel Brown . My wife got a pint of the Strawberry Kolsch. The service was great and the bartenders were very friendly and knowledgeable. They allowed us to have small samples of the other beers that we hadn't tried including mixing some beers together that the bartenders had experimented with in their down time. One example was the "Braveheart" which was a combination of the Battlefield IPA and Long Branch Scottish Ale. Outside behind the main building they have an outside taproom and then a really nice stage. We were there in the early afternoon but I would imagine it would be a great place to listen to some live music. We would definitely go back.
08-30-2013 03:52:01 | More by BlueMoon10
Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham, AL
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