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Good People Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Good People Brewing CompanyGood People Brewing Company
Based on:
18 Beers
2,098 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 18
Visits: 70
Avg: 4.32
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

114 14th St S
Birmingham, Alabama, 35233-1415
United States
phone: (205) 286-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gpbrewing

Place added by: everetends on 06-28-2008

Taproom Hours
Tuesday thru Friday 3:00 - 10:00
Saturday 1:00 - 10:00 w/ Tours 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 w/ Tours 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00
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Reviews: 18 | Visits: 70
Photo of RockRuler
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Visited 8/6/15 at 1pm and I was one of the few people in there which I enjoyed. Joel running the tap was friendly and helpful. I had a few brews but my favorite was Snake Handler. Good atmosphere...not too foo foo, not too industrial. A nice place that is worth a visit.

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Photo of alrhodesjr
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Visited while seeing the in-laws over vacation. Good beers, very friendly, casual staff. Looked like they had just opened or in middle of renovations but still open. The beer is good, the "taproom" isn't very appealing to the eye-but still VERY MUCH worth the visit. As a bonus it's located directly next door to Birmingham's AA baseball team/stadium.

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Photo of BeatBama
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This is a great downtown Birmingham brewery with a cool vibe. Located next door to the double-A baseball stadium, it is a perfect spot for a fresh, pre-game beer during the season. Currently, Good People is renovating the facility and I expect it to be even better. It can be tough to find parking for your sober driver, so be prepared for the hunt.

Not only is the place great, the beer is consistently very good. Year-round offerings will not disappoint, but look for special releases throughout the year.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

One of the coolest brewery/taprooms to visit. Everything evolves around the old truck logo. Country cool. The place was pretty busy, but bartenders got to you quickly. Our tour guide ( a young lady volunteer who was a teacher by trade) really knew her stuff and made the group feel very welcome. A decent selection (but no El Gordo). The Snake Handler was terrific. Lots of TV's with sports playing.
A must when you're in Birmingham doing the beer tour.

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Photo of Beer21
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Visited on a Monday afternoon so it was pretty quiet. The taproom is right there in the brewery so you can see what is going on. They have all beers on tap...but no growlers or bottles. El Gordo was terrific and one of the best stouts I have ever had. The staff were very nice and helpful. This place is great for Birmingham and Alabama in general. It brings them closer to beer par!

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Photo of bushdere
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Just an awesome venue. Giant projector televisions, outdoor beer garden (dog friendly) and a ton of indoor space to sit in air conditioning with friends.
I flew in for a work trip and this was my first stop on a football Sunday. Man, am I glad I made that decision. industrial but friendly feel. I will be back every time I am with an hour of this place.

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Photo of Yetiman420
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Stop #425 on my world brewery tour.

Visited around 7 on a Friday in Spring. Family en route to the Florida panhandle and overnight-ed it Birmingham. First stop was at Avondale and wanted to hit GP on the way back as it was close to the hotel.

A person at Avondale raved about the DIPA at good people so I had to check it out. I suppose it was good for Alabama standards, but I prefer my DIPA's dryer with less crystal/roasted malt.

Good People had a bunch of stuff for our kids to mess with in the smallish courtyard (compared to Avondale). It was also nice that you could drink indoors in the shadow of the stainless steel.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Best brewery in Birmingham in a prime location right across from Regions Field. They don't have a massive selection of beer, but what they have is good. Tap room is in the brewery, so it can be loud and hot/cold depending on season. Parking is not great in this area and can be a pain. Overall it is worth a trip but don't plan on eating there because local laws don't allow them to serve food. Sometimes the food trucks post up there.

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Photo of jcavend1
3.29/5  rDev -23.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

The brewery is across the street from the AA Birmingham Barons stadium. I have been here multiple times and it is a good atmosphere to grab a beer and something from a food truck before a game. The entrance room is air conditioned, however, the taproom is not. It is a pleasant place in the spring and fall but gets awfully hot in the summer. Parking is a bit of an issue sometimes and you may have to walk a ways to get to the brewery. Overall a good place to go for a beer. Bring your dog!

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Wow what a place. Tap room in the brewing facility gave a great vibe to being in Alabama to a tourist. Did a flight and liked the IPA immensely and considered buying a few sixers to take home but didn't because I was stupid. Their strong beers were also good, and the service could not have been better. If I find myself in Birmingham again, this is the first place I will go. Not only that, they had a great role in changing the beer scene in that part of the woods so give them a try, I'm sure I did.

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Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Located, as many breweries are, in a somewhat run-down and industrial area, the brewery is in a large warehouse. There is a small front bar at the entrance, but we were directed to the right and into the main building area. There is a large semicircular bar in the corner, where we promptly sat down and ordered a sampler to share. Brewers were at work at the other end of the building, listening to loud music that made it somewhat difficult to hear...

They also had a small swag shop in the corner where I bought a tin tacker shaped like a licence plate for my basement bar. Large wooden cable spindles were placed on their sides for additional seating and a small stage took up another area. An open garage door led out of the building and to the side with additional seating, green space and even the old battered yellow truck that is their mascot.

A chalk line lay across the top of my sampler tray with the names of the beers scribbled in. The beers were all above average. I really enjoyed the brown ale and the Mumbai Rye (a very hoppy and spicy rye ale.) The pale ale and IPA were respectable but not quite as balanced as some of my favorites from Surly, Steel Toe, Odell, etc. The Bearded Lady wheat was fairly tasty as well. My bill was served to me in a Good People IPA can--very fun. I liked my visit to the brewery and would recommend trying them out as a shining example of a craft brewery carving a space in a difficult and traditionally non-craft market.

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Photo of BlueMoon10
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Located right across the street from the Birmingham Barons baseball stadium. A really cool brewery. The taproom is located right in the middle of the brewery and then they have a lot of wooden rustic tables around the taproom and off to the side. They have a large projection screen on the wall that I assume they show games on. The also have some large doors on one side of the building that they open up. It was a nice day when I toured the brewery and people were outside playing cornole. The day I was there they had the IPA, Brown, Bearded Lady, Pale Ale, Coffee Stout, El Gordo were on tap the day I was there. I was told that the they ran out of the Snack Halder the night before which was a little disappointing but regardless I enjoyed the brewery. The service was great as well.

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Photo of Viking_Bob
3.72/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Across from the Birmingham Barons baseball stadium, this place is in a cool part of downtown. Parking will be along the curb because of the limited parking lot. As you enter the front, you are directed to the right for beer. The bar is actually in the brewery so you feel like you are part of the environment. Lots of gigantic cable spools for tables and some christmas lights hanging everywhere.

There is a stage setup in the corner for live music on the weekends and also an outdoor area off the loading dock for friendly games of Cornhole. The beer is priced at a flat rate of $5 per pint, regardless of what you want. They had 6 beers on tap when I was there so $30 bucks to try them all. Seems a little pricey for a tasting room, however, you receive full pints and not samplers.

The coffee oatmeal stout was excellent and the best out of the group in my opinion.

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Photo of BirdmanJohn
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

What a great experience! Tasting bar right inside the brewery. The staff is a hippy-like cast of easy going but knowledgable advocates for their brewery. Service at the bar was great. The Snakehandler IPA was so good I couldn't drink anything else. Next time I will start light and work my way up so that my review is a little more complete. The brewery is equipped with a big garage door that is typically open (according to a local there). People were playing corn-hole outside. A couple of people had their dogs outside as well. Definitely a community atmosphere. The only minus I coud see is that this may get a little warm on a hot summer day. Also, make sure you grab a bite before you get there because they do not serve any food. I highly recommend going to Good People Brewing Company if you find yourself in Birmingham, AL!

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Photo of MWilcox20
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best brewery in Alabama. Period.

My favorite is their brown ale but also their pale ale is great as well. They also have a good selection of IPAs and double IPAs.

The brewery is directly across the street from the Barons minor league stadium. Great place to grab a brew before a game.

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Photo of Jacurdy60
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere is great. There is a half oval shaped bar with their 5 year round offerings and 1 or 2 seasonals. All beer is $5, which is cheap for the good beer they serve. Taproom is in the main fermenting room and has high ceilings with a rustic feel to it as all the tables are made out of dark, asymmetrical wood. There's also a cool little back porch area. It's a cool place. I'll be going there regularly.

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Photo of biermark
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Neat place - large production warehouse with a bar in the corner. Place for bands, small outdoor area. These guys are big enough to have their own canning line.
Was there early afternoon, just a few people there. Tried snake, brown and the stout. Snake with a bit more sweetness would be close to Sucks - the 10% abv is tough to drink many though. The brown was good but needs a bit more mouth feel and to be a touch sweeter also. Tried a sample of something with a black cherry flavor - would be good barrel aged as a sour.

No food, very limited parking (I may not have known where to park) but overall a very neat place and looks very production oriented.

Don't miss this one when in town.

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Photo of yesferro
4.94/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped by yesterday for a brewery tour, as soon as we walked in we were asked if we needed anything, great service with a smile. There were 6 brews on tap, I had the Belgian Amber and the Pale Ale, both great beers, my husband had a Belgian Amber and the Coffee Oatmeal stout.
I really enjoyed my time there, this might sound weird but this is the first place I've been since my last trip home to Belgium that poured me a beer with a decent head, on purpose!
The short tour was real pleasant, the guide took his time to answer questions, being able to sip on my brew during the tour was nice too.

I wish these guys all the best, I will be back, and as always, on every trip into AL, we look for Good People!

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Good People Brewing Company in Birmingham, AL
94 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.