Back Forty Beer Company’s name is inspired by an old agricultural term that refers to the 40 acres of land situated furthest from the barn.
The Back 40 is historically the most challenging land to maintain because of it’s remote location and less than ideal growing conditions. However, the fresh soil can actually produce a tremendous yield if planted and cultivated properly.
Likewise, Alabama has long been considered to be the “Back 40” of craft beer in America. This is primarily due to a series of very antiquated state regulations that have restricted the brewing and distribution of genuine craft beers since before prohibition.
But all of that changed in May of 2009 with the passage of the Alabama Gourmet Beer Bill legislation, which opened the doors to a whole new world of possibilities for Alabama brewers. One month later Back Forty Beer Company launched it’s small operation, determined to plant new ground in the beer world and tend to it closely.
With the ongoing support of America’s craft beer movement, and the local communities in which we operate, you will continue to see the fruits of Alabama Breweries in the hands of craft beer lovers around the world.