With the passing of HB264/SB294: Gourmet Bottle Beer, brewers and distributors around the state are now able to sell beer in bottles that are larger than 16-ounce. Large Format Beers are both economically sound for brewers and provide better presentation with a distinguished look from beers that are mass-produced.
“The ability to provide our retailers with Large Format Beer is a great accomplishment. The passing of this legislation will bring in even more great beers to our state. We are excited for Alabama brew lovers to now have the opportunity to taste some truly unique beers,” states Harry Kampakis, owner of Birmingham Beverage Co./AlaBev.
As the largest craft beer distributor in the state, Birmingham Beverage/AlaBev will begin distributing Large Format Beer from the following top tier craft breweries:
|Abita Beer||Merchant Duvin|
|Anderson Valley Brewing Company||North Coast Brewing Company|
|Duvel Morrgat||Straight to Ale|
|Innis and Gunn||Wetten Imports|
The distribution footprint includes Anniston, Auburn, Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa along with the surrounding areas.
In addition, the ABC Board has approved the distribution of the unique scotch-style ale, Dirty Bastard, by Birmingham Beverage/AlaBev to their markets throughout the state. Dirty Bastard can be seen on shelves at local retailers and restaurants this summer.
“We are grateful to the ABC Board for allowing us to distribute Founders Dirty Bastard beer. The exquisite taste of this beer that uses seven varieties of imported malts will satisfy beer enthusiasts throughout the state,” remarks Kampakis.
Birmingham Beverage Co./AlaBev is proud to now distribute the full line of Founders Brewing Company, which includes Dirty Bastard, Centennial IPA, Red’s Rye Pale Ale, Dry Hopped Pale Ale, Porter and their All Day IPA, among other seasonal brews.