Craft Brewing News

Pop-up Beer Dinner - July 22

Jul 08, 2015

Our June 10 Pop-Up Beer Dinner was a huge success! PUBD #2 will be Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Once again we will be serving five courses of locally sourced produce and meats from the Etowah County area, PLUS some fresh Alabama oysters. $55 covers all food and beer pairings.

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Here’s the menu:

1st course: Paw Paw’s - Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Basil in Spent-Grain Bread Bowl

2nd course: Cuban Coffee Stout - Alabama oysters on the Half Shell served with Bourbon Jelly and Freckle Belly Hot Sauce

3rd course: Fuzzy Belly - Naked Pig Braised Chicken with a Local Vegetable Maque Choux

4th course: Truck Stop Honey - Smoked Pork with Corn Pudding and Local Tomatoes and Okra

5th course: 5th Anniversary Naked Pig - Blueberry and Peach Cobbler

Barbarian Challenge Registration Party Tonight

Jun 19, 2015

We are hosting the registration party for The Barbarian Challenge here at the brewery tonight. The tap room opens at 3 and there is going to be enough fresh local food, ‪‎craft beer‬, and live music from Boy Named Banjo to satisfy you and your horde. Registration packages can be picked up at 6 and the band takes the stage around 7. Let’s get barbaric!

Pop-up Beer Dinner - June 10

May 26, 2015

Join us for the first in a series of Back Forty Pop-up Beer Dinners on Wednesday June 10, 2015, here at Back Forty. We will present five courses of locally sourced produce and meats from the family farmers in and around our area. $45 covers all food and beer pairings. 


Please join our mailing list so we can keep you in the loop for future dinners.

Here’s a sneak peak at the menu below (subject to awesome changes):

1st course: Truck Stop Honey - Tomato and Bacon Jam with Brie on crostinis

2nd course: Paw Paw’s Peach - Norris Farm Strawberry and local heirloom tomato Caprese salad

3rd course: Naked Pig - Gulf Shrimp and grits

4th course: Freckle Belly - Mango-jalapeño glazed smoked pork loin with mashed sweet potatoes and veggie stuffed jalapeños

5th course: Strawberry firkin/randalled Naked Pig - Mint Cheesecake

NASCAR Fans, Join Us in the New Back Forty Beer Co. Paddock Club!

Apr 13, 2015

It’s official.  Starting with the Spring 2015 Geico 500: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, you can get tickets to the new Back Forty Beer Co. Paddock Club.  Located in the infield of Talladega Superspeedway between Pit Row and Victory Lane, the Back Forty Beer Co. Paddock Club is a package ticket that includes:

» Breakfast, lunch and afternoon hors d’oeuvres
» Unlimited Back Forty beer, soda, and water
» Pre-Race Pit Pass allowing access to pit road on Sunday (schedule & weather permitting)
» Saturday guided garage tour (schedule & weather permitting)
» Covered grandstand seating behind pit road
» Flat-screen TVs
» One Infield Back Forty Beer Co. Paddock Club parking pass per two seats

Come join the Back Forty crew on race day!  Tickets for the May 2015 race are selling fast.  Buy tickets here.

Now Serving Food!

Mar 27, 2015

The Back Forty Test Kitchen is officially open!  Food will be served at the brewery on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 5pm.  Check out this week’s menu here.

We will feature farm fresh local ingredients from the family farmers and dairies who use our spent grains as feed and fertilizer. House beer mustards and spent grain pretzels, locally-farmed and foraged greens and cheeses and meats both raised on our spent grains and sourced directly from the Auburn University Meats Laboratory. Our salad dressings will feature craft beer vinegar made from our beers and local wildflower honey inspired by our award-winning Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale.

All of our dishes can be specifically paired with each of our hand-crafted ales to create the perfect balance and a uniquely local experience. The Back Forty Test Kitchen is officially open for business. Cheers!

Vote for Us for the CNBC Most Loved Beer Labels

Mar 25, 2015

We made it to the second round for the South in this year’s Most Loved Beer Labels competition over at  Keep the votes coming!  Voting for this round ends March 28 at 9am CST/10am EST.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Blue Ribbon Winner…GO VOTE!!!

Feb 24, 2015

We are proud to be named one of the top 100 small businesses in America by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce!  Learn more here.

With this award we are automatically entered into the running for the USCC Community Excellence Award. We need your Votes. Please spread the word and VOTE here...we need you. This is big.

Congrats to Rob McDaniel - James Beard Semifinalist

Feb 23, 2015

Congrats to our friend Chef Rob McDaniel for making this year’s James Beard Award semifinalist cut for Best Chef: South.  It just so happens that Rob is going to be cooking for us and all of you next Thursday at our beer dinner benefiting the Coosa Riverkeepers. Tickets are almost gone and trust us…this will be the best meal you eat this year from one of the best chefs in the South. Click here for tickets.

The Lower Caves TONIGHT!  Free Concert

Feb 20, 2015

Award-winning East Nashville band The Lower Caves are coming to the brewery February 20 [this is the rescheduled date] for a FREE show.  Doors open at 3pm.  Show starts at 7pm.  Check out their new album Turquoise Blues, which is our Spotlight Album right now on The Barn.