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Beer Available At The J. Clyde (arranged by most recent)
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 96, Yellowhammer Belgian White Ale 47, Railyard Wee Heavy , Fairhope No. 51 , Westbrook Bearded Farmer 4: “Taylor” Saison 95, Fairhope Section Street Wheat , Green Flash West Coast IPA 99, Founders All Day IPA 96, Element Interval Ale (Vernal) , Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 8 Sauternes 86, Victory DirtWolf 99, Terrapin Pumpkinfest 91, Cahaba Single Hop #3: Bravo , Victory 4 Hop Bock 72, Straight To Ale Brother Joseph’s Belgian Dubbel 44, Avery The Reverend 94
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Nocardia (8) Little Rock, Arkansas | June 18, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I grew up in Birmingham and discovered craft beer a couple of years before the archaic beer laws were changed to allow beer over 6% abv. J Clyde quickly became the epicenter of the movement and within literally days they had an amazing selection of craft brews on tap and in the bottle, and they continue to lead the charge with the Free The Hops movement. The food is also excellent. The bartenders are extremely knowledgable and the owner is often around getting to know the patrons on slower days. My only complaint would be sometimes the wait staff are woefully slow and not as knowledgable, but this may have changed since I moved away. It’s still my go to place when I am in town to visit family.
IRBent (2) Alabama | April 29, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Being somewhat new to beer, in particular craft beers and high gravity, I found out about The J Clyde and thought this would be the perfect place to start learning. We eased in the door late one Sunday afternoon to find just a handful of friendly people sitting around chatting. The bartender took my inexperience and my brief description of what I thougt I liked, and he ran with. He hand-picked a flight of beers that he thought I’d like. All 5 beers were different, some dark, some sweet, and even a high gravity thrown in. All 5 were excellent choices and fit my tastes well. We ordered their fried sour kraut balls to go along with the flight. The beer and the conversation started out good and only got better. Same goes for the bartender who kept coming back to slip me a sip of various other beers he thought I’d like. One J Clyde burger and two hours later, I had sampled 8-10 different beers, had some excellent food, met some super nice people including the nicest most beer knowledgeable bartender in B’ham, and indeed met my goal of learning about a handful of good beers. I’d recommend The J Clyde for every beer lover as they have one of the largest selections on tap in The Ham.
beernovice39 (245) Montana | April 1, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Tucked out of the way in downtown Birminham is this jewel. Laid back bar with very good food. Great local tap selection backed by an extensive bottle menu.
dfinney23 (28) Houston, Texas | February 21, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Extensive beer selection with lots of seasonals and special guests. Nice pub feel. They were out of brats and the "famous" burger I had was good but not exceptional. Build your own flight (pricing based on ABV) is very welcome. Will definitely return when in town.
Gustav1996 (24) Birmingham, Alabama | April 23, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very cool bar. Great beer selection: bottles and on tap. Food was good enough for a bar. The bartender working when I was there was Amber (...I think): very cool, knew the beers very well, super nice, easy on the eyes.
If you want a good beer bar in Birmingham, this is the place to go.
b79turner (32) Alabama | February 7, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastic beer selection right here in Birmingham. Very small front room so get there early, no smoking. Back patio is large and enclosed, they do allow smoking back there. Food is great! Service can be a little lacking when they get really busy. I’m glad that I found this place. Would highly recommend.
BierGarten wine and spirits (4) Jenks, Oklahoma | January 19, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Been here twice, always go when I am in town visiting my sister. Really nice to finally see a good beer pub in Birmingham! They have all of the local stuff on tap (good people etc) and many other great craft brews. They have a great import selection as well. Service is great even when they are really busy and the atmosphere is warm and cozy. The food is as you would expect from a pub, burgers, pizza etc. Just a great place to go if you are in Birmingham and are looking for a cool place to try some of the local and regional brews!!
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | October 1, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Parking was sort of a pain with no clearly marked lots that were ’ok’. Rightfully listed as probably the best stop in Birmingham. A very nice tap list with sample flights available, an extensive bottle list, great help, knowledgable service, didn’t eat but the menu looked pretty good. Maybe a touch pricy.
Riotbeard (14) Birmingham, | April 8, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Best beer selection in birmingham. Very reasonable pricing, especially on half price draft days. They even have a few sours. However, it is located in Southside which is yuppy central. It’s great for weekdays, but I don’t really wanna go on Friday or Satuday nights... Food is above average bar food, but not by any means great.
nearbeer (175) Knoxville, Tennessee | October 30, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice place. Unless I missed something though, I counted 43 taps (not 80 as listed here). All the taps were great selections though: Old Rasputin, Chimay white, 4-5 local brews, 10-12 regional micros, and other well-selected US micros and European imports. Three half-fridges stacked with good bottle selections as well. Cheese plate appetizer and pizza entree were very good. Pricing was surprisingly fair considering the monopoly they have on good beer in the state. Service was very friendly and knowledgeable at the bar, but a bit short-handed due to also servicing a Sweetwater beer-and-food pairing dinner on the patio that I would have loved to participate in!
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