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Beer Available At J. Clyde (arranged by most recent)
New Belgium / Cigar City Lips of Faith - Ale Brewed w/ Anaheim & Marash Chilies 78, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Yuzu 64, Cahaba Oka Uba IPA , Trim Tab Pillar to Post Rye Brown , Cahaba Single Hop #4: Zythos , Westbrook Gozu 99, Lagunitas Sucks 100, Druid City Stout , Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 5: Black Rye Ale 94, Omission Gluten Free Pale Ale 47, Back Forty Harvest Ale , Rocket Republic Mach 1 IPA , Rocket Republic Astronut Brown Ale , Below the Radar Black Ops IPA , Southern Star Valkyrie Double IPA 95, Yellowhammer Belgian White Ale 47, Railyard Wee Heavy , Fairhope No. 51 , Westbrook Bearded Farmer 4: “Taylor” Saison 96, Fairhope Section Street Wheat
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Boudicca (625) London, England | March 2, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
J. Clyde had a great line up of beers when we visited - 35 to 40 taps in all - and we were particularly pleased to find Alabama’s 56 or so breweries strongly represented. Trim Tab brewery had opened in Birmingham just a few days earlier and J. Clyde had been serving five Trim Tab beers but only one was left . It was Pillar to Post, billed as a brown ale although it tasted more like a stout to me, and very good it was too! The J. Clyde bar is in a low, cottage like building tucked away in Cobb Lane, off the main drag of Five Points. It has rough stone and brick walls and tiffany lamps - very cosy and quite an individual sort of place. I liked it.
(Visited 3 February 2014).
Nero55 (14) Leeds, Alabama | January 4, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A large selection of beers on tap and in bottles. Also have some casked beers. Food is good but a little overpriced. A nice pub atmosphere tucked away down a one way alley.
BeerandBlues2 (592) Hanover, Maryland | December 1, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A nice English-style pub tucked off the main drag of downtown Birmingham. The exterior is rather unassuming and I missed the place the first time. There are a few tables outside, bar seating and tables inside. I arrived at opening on a Friday and was promptly served a set of four samples of my choosing. Since I had just eaten, I passed on anything here, though the menu certainly looked inviting. This was a good way to spend an hour sipping and contemplating brews.
LadyIpa (13) , England | August 21, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Vestlake (2) Birmingham, Alabama | August 10, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great ambiance, knowledgable bartenders, and the food was excellent. If you want a nice place to get a beer, this is the place.
Itzjerm (56) Taft, Tennessee | May 26, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Odd atmosphere as place is pieced together interesting the trees growing in it. Good selection. Pretty good food and not bad prices. But service was not to godd still one of the best in Bama.
jhgrantjr (41) Tennessee | February 13, 2013| Updated February 14, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a really cool place in a nice area of Birmingham. Their tap selection was top notch, and the food was very good. I would suggest this as a "must visit" for anyone in Birmingham interested in good beer.
magsinva (138) Virginia | December 24, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A hodge podge sort of place with about 40 taps heavy on the locals. The bartenders seem to know their stuff, though the prices are a tad high. Great spot in Birmingham to grab a pint.
DiarmaidBHK (721) Pennsylvania | December 23, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located off of side street/back alley. It’s not a big place and even with a bigger room in the back seats fill up quickly. They have about 50 taps with 30 fixed and 20 or so that rotate. They had a nice mix of local and national craft. Crowd skews a little younger thanks typical for a craft beer
Place skews younger because of its l proximity to UAB. Draft prices are high but that seems to be more to do with Alabama’s insanely high taxes on beer and liquor. Is this the best craft beer bar in Alabama? Probably.
Brewticular (19) , | August 12, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Getting to this place is a pain, parking is always limited. If you are going to hang out in 5 points though, you should definitely stop by. Good selection and nice Ambiance. Gets crowded in the bar area very quickly.
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