Craft Brewing News

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.

Sex on the Peach

Feb 12, 2015

Watch the long-awaited sequel to our most-watched Beer Before Breakfast video. You’ll probably never look at swimwear the same again.  Click here for the recipe and the video.

EDIT: One Hand Dan LIVE - February 6 [The Lower Caves being rescheduled]

Feb 05, 2015

So we’ve got some bad news and some awesome news. Bad news is The Lower Caves had to cancel tomorrow due to the singer coming down with strep. Awesome news is the great One Hand Dan will now be playing tomorrow! Former professional wrestler turned one-hand three-neck cigar box guitar player? Enough said! Soulswine BBQ and Catering food starting at 5pm. Doors at 3pm. Dan at 7pm.

[RESCHEDULING: Award-winning East Nashville band The Lower Caves are coming to the brewery February 6 for a FREE show.  Doors open at 3pm.  Food from Soulswine BBQ starting at 5pm.  Show starts at 7pm.  Check out their new album Turquoise Blues.]

Times Are a Changing

Jan 02, 2015

Happy New Year everybody!  Thanks for making this a landmark year in craft beer and for supporting local. We went through a lot of changes in 2014. Some things we will miss…some things we were OK with seeing go.  Check out the Featured Video above for a taste of a couple things that left us in 2014.