1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hop City

Not Rated.
   No picture uploaded.
   Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

53 Ratings
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.75
pDev: 5.05%
[ Store ]

2924 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, Alabama, 35233-2913
United States
phone: (205) 279-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hopcitybham

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: sepharious on 09-28-2012)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TrappistJohnMD:
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.53/5  rDev -4.6%

Very nice industrial styled store front. Inside of store is clean and orderly. Staff is pleasant and helpful. I had my young daugher with me, so I didn't have the time or ability to ask questions or browse for any significant amount of time. Selection is excellent. As mentioned in other reviews, it is organized by style. I think they have everything that is available in Alabama. I had not seen Clown Shoes, Jester King or Ballast Point in Alabama prior to this visit, so that was exciting. Large number of taps along back wall and lots of people hanging out and sampling different brews.
This is a world class place and I plan to visit whenever we are in Birmingham.

TrappistJohnMD, Nov 18, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Evango
4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Evango, Yesterday at 10:14 PM
Photo of JackRWatkins
5/5  rDev +5.3%

it is beer heaven, a man could get lost for hours in a place like this which is remarkable considering it's a pretty small store but they pack a wallop into their limited space and I challenge anybody to go in there and not come out with something new, interesting and delicious, the staff are great too

JackRWatkins, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of GABrew
4.75/5  rDev 0%

I've been to the Atlanta location quite a few times and was curious to see how the Birmingham location compared when I was passing through town on a business trip. The selection was great and I was able to try several locals that aren't available in GA (first time trying Good People). They had a ton of Jester King sours on the shelf that wouldn't have lasted a day in most bottle shops in the Atlanta area. I haven't even been able to find those traveling around TX. Will definitely stop here anytime I'm driving through town.

GABrew, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of ttroha
5/5  rDev +5.3%

I’m always impressed with the selection and quality of Hop City Birmingham. A beer snob could spend hours in here trying to decide what to buy.
The tap area also has a nice selection of local beers, which I appreciate.
The staff is friendly and helpful as well. I came on a busy Saturday and they were willing to serve me.

ttroha, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Mirado
4.75/5  rDev 0%

Mirado, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Sambo4
4.75/5  rDev 0%

Sambo4, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of BlackNotesIII
4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

BlackNotesIII, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
4.75/5  rDev 0%

thatoneguymike, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.97/5  rDev +4.6%

I am a regular here and Hop City rules. They have everything in package available in the state and they do a great job of showcasing the local breweries in state. A growler wall with 60 taps is hard to beat. Great service from the staff, Jay and Josh are top notch.

MOVERTON1284, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of B33rcules
4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

B33rcules, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Spiderpig
4.75/5  rDev 0%

Spiderpig, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of justinm4bama
4.75/5  rDev 0%

justinm4bama, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of BeerMeInStl
4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

BeerMeInStl, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Big-Daddy
4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Big-Daddy, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of watsontiger98
5/5  rDev +5.3%

watsontiger98, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of mecmd
4.75/5  rDev 0%

mecmd, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of JonRobbins
5/5  rDev +5.3%

JonRobbins, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Sanmn420
4.75/5  rDev 0%

Sanmn420, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of halo3one
4.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Great, well rounded selection divided by type and a very knowledgeable staff who are eager to help educate. They have a broad wine selection and about 50 beers on tap as well. For a city the size of Birmingham, this is as good as it gets. Highly recommended.

halo3one, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of memphischas
4.75/5  rDev 0%

memphischas, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Zonian1
4.41/5  rDev -7.2%

Fairly easy to get to off I-65. Definitely worth a stop if you are passing through Birmingham. Easily combined with a stop at Good People.

Beautiful looking store with a nice layout. Single bottles are available if you don't want a six. Some nice selections that I can't find back in Ohio, including some good options from Jester King, Straight to Ale, lots of Westbrook and Evil Twin.

I was disappointed in the lack of local choices, but that wasn't really the fault of Hop City as I was told Beer Engineers and Good People are not consistently bottling their best beers. Also found several IPAs dated from January (I visited the store on Memorial Day)

Overall, they do a good job getting a great selection. Highly recommended!

Zonian1, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Ice_cyclops86
5/5  rDev +5.3%

Ice_cyclops86, May 23, 2014
Photo of BLC11
4.75/5  rDev 0%

BLC11, May 19, 2014
Photo of KMitch
5/5  rDev +5.3%

KMitch, Apr 27, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hop City in Birmingham, AL
100 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.