Fairhope Brewing Co – Fairhope, Alabama

Fairhope Brewing Co – Fairhope, Alabama, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5pm
2014 Barrels: 700 Classification: Micro  Taps: 13

Fairhope is a quality, friendly brewery/tap room that would fit in any major brewery city.



In a state with 37 breweries, I half expected to be the only customer in attendance on a Thursday afternoon. Instead, the parking lot had overflowed to a grass lawn across the street, and inside I found dozens of people enjoying live bluegrass music.

The brewery – open since Jan 2013 – has a great website, lovely bar with view into the production space, and impressive tap list. Service was excellent, with a good dose of Southern hospitality. It’s my first official Alabama brewery, and if they’re all like this, I can’t wait to visit more.


  • Gratzer smoked wheat 3.9% mild smoke, agreeable
  • Tarts & Crafts tart cherry wheat 4.5% mild, slight cinnamon/cherry
  • Judge Roy Bean coffee stout 5.1% kinda perfect, dry/light
  • Stinger sour with blackberry and sumac 5.4% more acidic sour, light fruit
  • Take the Causeway IPA 8.2% pine aroma, strong, dry, bitter