After a rejuvinating run at the beautiful city-center greenspace at Railroad Park, walk over to Good People Brewing Company for an ice-cold, creatively crafted brew. Good People may be popular among the locals now, but the beginnings were humble. Michael Sellers and Jason Malone had a passion for brewing and wanted to make a good beer that they could share with friends. That passion bloomed into a business – a highly revered one at that.
BeerAdvocate Magazine, a leading reputable publication that “covers beer from every angle”, named four of Good People’s beers as being the highest rated in the South.
The taproom is right in the middle of their fully-operating brewery. Not only do you get a unique, smooth beer loaded with flavor, but you’ll also get a glimpse of the internal functions that most breweries charge fees to show. The taproom can be rented for private events, and gives preference to non-profit organizations, particularly those that are geared toward improving the community. Saturday tours are open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come see the inner workings of this fascinating brewery for yourself. A ten dollar bill will get you a tour, collectable glass and your choice of a single pint or four 4-oz samples. The incredible “Ales from the Heart of Dixie” and convenient, central location, Good People has an atmosphere that is warm and inviting. The exposed metal trusses and wide open space makes you feel that you are in their private warehouse. It is the sort of place that friends invite friends to stay and hang out. The long, curved bar is lined with slat-backed stools to give you a place to lean while you sip, and tables arranged throughout the floor are perfect for more intimate conversation.
Since the brewery is not a pub, there isn’t any food served, but this is just one more way that Good People embraces the community of other local businesses. Not only do they allow outside food into their doors, but they also encourage patrons to purchase from a food truck parked nearby.
A new facility in the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has just opened up with its own level of talent. The servers are entirely made up of Cicerone Certified Beer Servers, which is the highest level of servers in the beer industry. What better way to welcome newcomers into the city than with a pint of one of Birmingham’s best craft beers?
For example, the Bearded Reserve Series (aptly named for the bearded brewing team) breaks the mold of flavor and convention. This is where Good People took the opportunity to have fun with formulas and toss in unique ingredients to create an eclectic beer that has gained instant favor.
Great brew, Good People.