Birmingham Beer Events: April 2017

Trim Tab Anniversary Celebration (4/3—4/7)

I love Trim Tab and am so happy that they are celebrating their anniversary with a week’s worth of festivities.  If you’re out and about, stop at one of these locations and share a beer with friends.


Photo via Trim Tab Facebook

5th Annual CahabaQue BBQ Cook-Off

When: Saturday, April 8th

Cost: $15 General Admission – 13+
Includes entertainment + Unlimited BBQ samples from each team + access to silent auction
$5 General Admission – 12 and under
Includes entertainment + taste samples from each team
FREE: Kids under 6

Time: Gates open at 12pm

Details: Have fun with your family, drink great beer, and vote for your favorite BBQ and side item.  This annual event helps raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.

Spring Food Truck Rally (Avondale Brewing Company)


Photo via B’ham Food Trucks Facebook

When: Sunday, April 9th

Cost: $5 in advance and $10 at the gate (Tickets are only for entrance to the event; food and alcohol are separate purchases)

Time: 1pm-6pm

Details: Enjoy more than 20 food trucks and beer from Avondale Brewing Company.  List of participating food trucks:

  • Bendy’s Cookies and Cream
  • Big Spoon Creamery
  • Cantina on Wheels
  • Dreamcakes
  • Eugene’s Hot Chicken
  • Fetch – A Treat Truck for Dogs
  • Greg’s Hot Dogs
  • Lazy Boy BBQ
  • Melt
  • NOLA Ice
  • Off the Hook
  • Old Town Pizza
  • Repicci’s Italian Ice & Gelato
  • Saw’s Street Kitchen
  • Shindigs
  • Slice
  • Snapper Grabber’s Coastal Kitchen
  • Southern Wanderer – A Fashion Truck
  • The Heavenly Donut Company
  • The Neighborhood Brew
  • Tot Spot
  • Urban Pops


Birmingham Barons v. Montgomery Biscuits—Thirsty Thursday

When: Thursday, April 13th

Cost: Varies

Time: 7:05pm

Details: Fans can enjoy $2 beer, wine, and soft drink specials.

The J. Clyde 10th Anniversary Cask Festival


Photo via The J. Clyde website

When: Saturday, April 15th

Cost: $30

Time: 12pm-5pm

Details: Includes 10 collectible drink coupons and a commemorative tasting glass.  Festivities will also include live music, area vendors, and food.  Tickets are limited.

Hop City Birmingham—Homebrewing Class

When: Saturday, April 15th

Cost: $15 per person

Time: 11am-2pm

Details: Includes a pint of beer from the bar but space is limited.

Tip: Be sure to follow Hop City Birmingham on Facebook to view their weekly offering, event updates, and times.  Upcoming April beer tastings include, but not limited to, the following: 4/6 (Red Hills), 4/7 (Trim Tab), 4/8 (Urban Family Beer Tasting), 4/21 (Straight to Ale Beer Tasting), and 4/22 (Oktoberfest German Beer/Wine Tasting and Mill Creek Beer Release/Tasting)


  1. Nadine | 6th Apr 17

    Looks like a lot of fun events coming up!!! I heard that Trim Tab had a Sour Symposium last week and I have all the sads that I didn’t know about it. Sours are my favorite!!!!

    • Alicia | 19th Apr 17

      I’m trying to dabble a little in sours. What are your favorites?

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