Brewers from across Alabama converged at Birmingham’s Good People Brewing Co on Wednesday morning to brew a special beer together.
For several weeks prior, the members of the Alabama Brewers Guild have developed a recipe together called St. Stephens Stout. Fermented from yeast propagated by Leavendary in Huntsville and partially fueled by Alabama grains from Bama Malting Co of Birmingham, St. Stephens will be an American Stout and the first statewide collaboration beer made in Alabama. The target IBU is 45 and the target ABV is 7.2%.
The beer will first be made available on March 14 on draft at Eat Drink Birmingham. The beer will then be available at retail locations statewide on Tuesday, March 17, in 22 fl. oz bottles. The Alabama Brewers Guild partnered with International Wines & Craft Beer for distribution.
St. Stephens was a rough frontier town and the first capital of Alabama, serving as the territorial capital from 1817 to 1819.
St. Stephens Stout was conceived and created by the members of the Alabama Brewers Guild.