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Back Forty Beer Co Reviews
Following the North Alabama Craft Beer trail led me to this little gem. Nice outside area on the porch and spacious inside. The beer was good and the menu looked enticing unfortunately I was not hungr... more »
Fantastic local brewery....great beer made by great people. Their seasonal beer is great especially the Cuban Coffee Stout...but Truck Stop Honey is one of my go to beers more »
This was my first visit back to the tap room in a couple of years and I was super happy to see that the days, hours and menu had all increased. I had Dad with me due to our escape from Irma and we enj... more »
Being steeped in Asheville NC beer culture since 1994, I love finding breweries in other areas where brewing is more recent. Back 40 makes solid beer, relatively standard selections - IPA, pale, brown, and others, some with additions and others just straight up. No Belgians, Germans, sours or other styles that I saw (this visit), just typical ales of the type you'll likely find regionally and well done. The brown is actually an ESB - not quite brown enough to really be a brown and though the grain bill may have been, it really should be darker to be a brown. Still a solid, tasty beer for what it is and I"m an ESB fan so, no matter. I'm not much for jalapeno additions (or IPA) but theirs was just right - just a hint of aroma and not too hot...just right. I could never find out if B40 uses traditional strains for the type (ie the actual genetic strain for the type, or closest) - I'm spoiled by that in AVL and my own beer, so it may just be Cali or East Coast. I don't really expect great food at breweries - but the pimiento bacon burger is off the chain for burgers - but don't bother w/ the fries. They were so overcooked they were hollow, and apparently in rancid oil (they stunk) so I chucked 'em. B40 is a solid in a nowhere town and the staff is friendly and helpful - talked with several of them. Would be nice to see some branching out into other (non typical) styles, but I don't live in the area or I'd lobby for it. Would def'ly recommend it!
Cozy atmosphere and very friendly staff. Came work my travel group from Atlanta, Ga.
Great beer, great food, good friends. What more does one need in their life?
My friend and I went there for the first time. I called before I went, asking if dogs were aloud and she said yes. I have visited several breweries in Birmingham, which you can bring your dog. Mind you, it's a 100 degrees, outside. We got there, my dog is on a leash, we order, and when she brings our order, she said that she was wrong and my dog could not be inside, had to go outside, it was way to hot! So I got really mad, and would never go back there again. They need a better area outside, shaded for people to go. I will stick with Birmingham, especially Good Peoples brewery!
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