Jul 15, 2017
Avondale Brewing is the second-oldest brewery in Birmingham. Housed in a historic building that used to be a fire station, saloon and brothel (which may or may not be haunted), they used their saison to really build Avondale’s brand. From there, they haven’t been still. From opening up Birmingham’s first sour-only facility (the Barrel Works) and distilling, the crew is pushing the boundaries in Alabama. Head brewer Nate Darnell joined the Beer Guys in studio. We talked about his brewing background, the Birmingham beer scene, and the differences between brewing and distilling. Plus, we show love to a beer-drinking elephant named Miss Fancy.