Free the Hops is pleased to announce its 7th annual Magic City Brewfest, bringing together over 200 beers from over 70 breweries for your enjoyment. The festival will be held Friday May 31st from 7-11 and Saturday June 1st from 4-8pm at Sloss Furnaces.
This year’s brewfest will include beers to be poured exclusively from The J. Clyde Fire Truck as well as several special beers brewed especially for the festival. There will also be plenty of your old favorites and brand new beers from the Alabama breweries. Some new breweries at the festival include Jester King, Ballast Point, Goose Island, Southern Tier, French Broad, Stillwater, Oskar Blues, and others including what we hope are a couple of new surprises! There are currently 27 breweries that have never been at Magic City Brewfest. In addition, at least 120 of the 200 total beers will be brand new to Magic City Brewfest.
General admission tickets are also for sale without Ticketmaster fees at The J.Clyde, Piggly Wiggly in Homewood, Cahaba Brewing, Avondale Brewing and Good People Brewing for $35.50. ($1 of this goes to Sloss Furnaces.)
We will want volunteers so please sign up as quickly as possible to get your first choice of day.
New this year
The J.Clyde is also sponsoring the Alabama Cask Garden which will feature firkins from all of the Alabama breweries. Take the opportunity to try some of your favorite local beers in their traditional cask form. This is also a great way to try some of your favorite brewery’s offerings side by side. Access to the Alabama Cask Garden is included with both General Admission and VIP tickets.
After the ending of MCBF 2013 you can join us for the official after party at J. Clyde.
2012 Best of Birmingham Finalist
Magic City Brewfest is held at Sloss Furnaces.
Twenty 32nd Street North
Birmingham, AL 35222