Craft Beers Across Alabama's College Towns

Grab a pint and cheer for the home team! Sweet Home Alabama is serving up frothy glasses of craft beer in some of your favorite football towns.

BLACK WARRIOR BREWING COMPANY- University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Located right on University Blvd, they’ve got plenty of fantastic brews including two brews that pay tribute to the Crimson Tide: Bama Blonde Ale and Crimson Ale. This is a great place to hang out before the game or to stay and cheer on the team during the game!

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RED CLAY BREWING COMPANY- Auburn University, Opelika

With a hip and modern feel, Red Clay Brewing has a great atmosphere for sports, and there is plenty of space to come and watch the game! Try Half Time, a traditional German Hefe or a fan favorite, Hop Jubilee, an Imperial IPA.

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COMMON BOND BREWERS - Alabama State University, Montgomery

Common Bond Brewers offers something for every taste and season. With an open, brick-and-beam style taproom located in the city’s downtown center, Common Bond offers space for the community to gather. Take a break from the homework, grab some friends and head over to enjoy a cold beer.

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BACK FORTY BEER COMPANY - Samford, Homewood/Birmingham

Back Forty Beer Company has recently joined Birmingham's thriving craft beer scene with the opening of a new microbrewery at Sloss Docks. The venue is the perfect spot for customers to drink a beer or two in the tap room or in the vast outdoor garden while watching a train go by and enjoying the occasional live band.

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BELOW THE RADAR BREWING COMPANY - Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Huntsville

Below the Radar (BTR) is Huntsville’s first Craft-Brewhouse situated in the Historic Huntsville Times Building. BTR has thirty-two rotating draft beers and offers an extensive selection of bottle beers. Below the Radar is a lively spot full of Huntsville history.

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CHEAHA BREWING COMPANY - Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville

Set in an old train station, this hip brewery offers in-house beers and American eats. Come in Saturday and enjoy a cold brew and a wing basket with fries for $14 during football season!


SERDA BREWING - University of South Alabama, Mobile

Serda Brewing is a craft beer microbrewery in downtown Mobile which offers production, packaging and a pub-style hospitality venue. Hang out under the covered patio and check out the food trucks that are there daily while competing in one of the many Cornhole tournaments held.

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AVONDALE BREWING - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham

Avondale is a locally owned and operated brewery in the heart of the Deep South. Enjoy the heat and some live music on the back patio or step inside and watch your favorite football team score the winning touchdown on our many TVs at the bar.

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Warm Up With Alabama's Best Winter Eats

As the temperatures begin to drop in Alabama, it’s time to start thinking about the best places to warm up with delicious seasonal dishes!

Whether it’s a grilled cheese, a bowl of soup or a hot beverage, here are some of Alabama’s coziest treats: