Cahaba Brewing Company

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A small, laid-back brewery with some of the tastiest tiny batch brews — a true microbrewery.

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Bryson Moore


Cahaba Brewing Company was founded in the summer of 2011 by a group of friends united through their love for craft beer and home brewing. Located in the Pepper Place/Lakeview district of Birmingham on 3rd Avenue South, Cahaba Brewing Company is housed in an 8,000 square foot building complete with a brewery and tasting room. Cahaba Brewing Company offers up the perfect casual atmosphere to enjoy a beer after a day on the trails or just getting off the water. The vintage skee ball machine, ping-pong table and live music also make this brewery a great place to hang out for drinkers and non-drinkers alike.

What Makes it Great It’s not just about the beer. The easy-going atmosphere of Cahaba Brewing will make you consider staying for hours – and that would be perfectly okay with them. With a welcoming, come-and-stay ambiance, Cahaba Brewing would love to know that you feel comfortable enough to stick around and enjoy conversation, games and good times with friends and/or family.

Now, let’s focus on the beer itself. You’ll be blown away with the incredible flavors that makes Cahaba Brewing so popular. Ryezome is an awesome stout that Cahaba Brewing claims will surprise you. In fact, according to them, “People who don’t like stouts tell us they love Ryezome!” The American Blonde Ale is light for the more delicate taste buds with a delicious combination of malts and hops. The specialty beers, however, will draw you in with an incredible Double IPA of Fraxinus Maximus, named for the genus of the Ash Tree, which grows along the banks of Birmingham’s gorgeous Cahaba River. The Red Bike Brown Ale is the collaboration between Cahaba Brewing and Red Bike Coffee Co. which delivers the beer-and-coffee combo that entices with the ribbons of flavors such as chocolate, coffee and malty, nutty sweetness. The Rose Mollow, however, is one of the most unique flavors that Cahaba Brewing calls a “Farmhouse – style ale with hibiscus and lavender flowers”.

Who is Going to Love It In the spring in summer, when you’ve been perusing the giant farmer’s market called Pepper Place Market, just come over to Cahaba Brewing for a cold brew to cool the tongue and chill the belly. Cahaba Brewing has a flavor for anyone that loves quality craft beer. Outdoor enthusiasts will love coming here to chill after a day in the sun. Friends that love to hang out and play games such as skee ball and ping pong. Music lovers will enjoy the events and will feel right at home rocking out to incredible local and out-of-town bands. Even if you don’t drink beer, you’ll love the atmosphere.

Directions, Parking and Fees From I-65 N take exit 255 for Lakeshore Drive. Turn right onto W Lakeshore Drive and take a right onto HWY 31 N. Take the exit toward 3rd – 4th Ave S and take a left onto 27th Street S. Turn left onto 3rd Ave S, and Cahaba Brewing will be on your right.

Tasting Room Hours:

Wednesday (3-9)

Thursday (3-9)

Friday (3-10)

Saturday (2-10)

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Cahaba Brewing Company

2616 3rd Ave South
Birmingham, AL, 35233
33.514562, -86.793758

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