Visited 2.5.16 at night. Beautiful and vast place with small elements that differentiate the design from other taprooms - loved the hop cone lamps and the wooden sculpture of the map of AL. Plenty of beer on tap - we sampled 9. Beer ranges from mediocre to exceptional. Service good and informative - directed us to other places in town. We loved the place and were sad to leave. One of our favourite places in a newly favourite city.
Unpretentious and welcoming, they have plenty of seating inside and out - though parking may be a problem. They don’t have any food, but food trucks stop by often. They serve only a few beers at a time, but they are good to excellent. Servers are alert and helpful. After sampling a few, take home some cans!
Good People is the must brewery to visit while in Birmingham. The place is big and well constructed...recently expanded I understand too. The best thing (or at least close 2nd to the beer) is that the people there really are "good"...actually great! Michelle and Erin took care of me this past 4th of July. I arrived right at opening and was pretty much able to enjoy my first hour there just conversing with the two wonderful ladies about the beer...about the brewery...and best of all...about a whole lot of other topics. I tried all 9 beers and the standouts for me were the IPA, Pale, Brown (and that’s saying a lot as that’s a style I usually don’t prefer), Coffee Oatmeal Stout and the not to be missed "Snakehandler" Double IPA. All in all...a great brewery and a great visit on a beautiful, hot, lazy, 4th of July afternoon. Thanks Michelle and Erin!
The best of Birmingham. Located opposite the baron’s baseball ground, this place can get packed on game days. Huge inside area with brewing on display. Small stand in the corner advertising merchandise. Regular supported by food trucks outside. A Birmingham must.
chriso (718) London, England | April 29, 2016| Updated May 4, 2017
Top notch spot quite close to the centre of Birmingham (but on the "wrong side of the tracks") in a light industrial building. Very much a bar in a brewery. Decent line up of very solid beers served by chatty and enthusiastic staff. Good People indeed. So convivial that we ended up staying here much longer than intended (and ensured that we were three sheets to the wind by the time we reached J Clyde). We got some free food that was left over froma catered event but I don’t think they serve food otherwise. Essential stop in Birmingham.
Visited on a weekend right after opening time. Located on the southern edge of downtown Birmingham, across the street from the new Legions Field. Medium sized, open, warehouse style brewery. Open feel to the space with a nice long bar. Around 10 beers on tap when I visited. Beer available in pint, 1/2 pint, and 1/4 pint sizes. Sampler sizes (1/4 pint) offered for $2 (some higher alcohol stuff for $3). While nice that you can get smaller servings, it can get expensive if you want to try everything on tap. Service was very friendly. Beers were mostly above average to pretty good. My favorite brewery in Alabama thus far in terms of beer quality. Nice location, good beers, a definite visit if you’re in Birmingham
We made the impromptu decision when leaving Atlanta to make our way to Tennessee through Alabama, and Birmingham made sense to stop as it’s pretty much due south from Nashville, our next destination.
Pretty cool location in what I guess is sort of near the center of Birmingham, though sort of south of what I guess is downtown. Anyway, large warehouse type building just across the street from the ballpark. Very open, high ceilings, cool view of the brewhouse from inside the tasting room. Plenty of places to sit and/or stand and drink some beers.
The service was great from the young lady working the bar when we arrived (admittedly, just after opening). On tap were the four year round offerings and a handful of seasonals/small batches. They do individual tasters of everything--no set flights--and things run from about $2 - $3 depending on what you get. A little pricey for what I encountered in the South, but on par with what I’m used to.
In all, the beers were pretty good and I didn’t really dislike any of them, some were even quite good, like their coffee porter and a few of the seasonals.
What a delight it was to spend the best part of an evening here! We came bearing greetings for Anne, who was in charge of the bar, from Brock who was in charge of the bar at Avondale when we were there and our suspicions were confirmed - this city is indeed full of good people and has a thriving new craft beer culture. The brewery is in a big new industrial building at the end of the Railroad Park and they’ve somehow made a very nice, cosy tap room in one corner. The horseshoe shaped bar has lampshades fashioned from small casks and the tables are giant cable reels set on their sides. The beers were very good indeed and we were well looked after. I don’t think they serve food normally but there was a lot of still-wrapped and untouched food that had been brought in for an earlier event in the function room and customers in the bar were invited to polish it off, so we did our bit. Good people, good beer, good food and good company - highly recommended.
(Visited 3 February 2014).