Cahaba Brewing Company

Cahaba Brewing CompanyCahaba Brewing Company
Cahaba Brewing CompanyCahaba Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar

4500 5th Ave S, Bldg C
Birmingham, Alabama, 35222
United States

(205) 578-2616 | map

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Ratings by JackRWatkins:
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Rated by JackRWatkins from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Nov 17, 2014
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.12 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Aug 12, 2022
Rated: 4 by hoppyCG from Georgia

Jun 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Fee from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
Great brewery - very large. Can't speak to the vibe as it's quiet tonight. Good food truck selection. Nice selection of beers, but could be more numerous. Beers are good, althoughb a bit weak. Service was great!
Feb 15, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Dec 13, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by SDRedDevil from California

Sep 11, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
Cahaba is located in a large old factory like building....huge bar area with tables galore and vintage video a huge party hall area. The quality of beer was fine but nothing blew me away. The service was process mode as opposed to intimate/friendly mode. They had 12 beers to choose from.
Aug 24, 2018
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Probably the most beautiful taproom I went to in Birmingham. The brewery is in an old cotton gin manufacturing building. They have kept certain things in place to let you know where you are at. The room is massive and had a back room with pinball games, the main room had several skee ball games and some other things. Only issue I had here was when they are packed, it can take a while to get a beer. Beer was ok, the White IPA was probably the best thing there. Great people, spent some time talking to their sales director. I kept finding myself drawn back to this place while I was there for the weekend. Great environment.
Jul 11, 2017
Rated: 4.61 by JintheHam from Alabama

Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 4 by justinm4bama from Alabama

Apr 14, 2017
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Reviewed by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25
I guess I went at a bad time. There was a party of some sort there, so the place was uncomfortably packed with people who knew everyone there other than my group.
The quality of beer was good, but they didn't have any glasses for the beer. So I had to drink from a plastic cup.
The service was good though, and they had a food truck outside.
The selection was sparse unfortunately, Maybe 8-12 beers to select from?
Anyway.. Wasn't a terrible experience. I probably just went on a wrong day.

I liked the layout, as for the brewery itself. Very industrial like the city it resides in. BUT, it was very hard to find, and almost hidden in a dark parking lot.
Mar 09, 2017
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Reviewed by francus from North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
Excellent brewery and taproom in a warehouse district in Birmingham. I got to meet Andy while I was there and got a personal tour in addition to the great beer I was drinking. The taproom area is open and clean. One wall is all glass which provides a great view of the brewery itself and makes the huge room seem all the larger. This is an excellent brewery and a must visit when you're in Birmingham.
Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 5 by Apharo from Alabama

Nov 04, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by ruzzal from Texas

Aug 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Zonian1 from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
I visited Cahaba Brewing on a Saturday night in late May 2016. Earlier in the day I had met Andy, one of the partners, and his lovely wife. Andy invited me into the production section of the brewery a wonderful historical tour of the building. They are located in an old warehouse style building that housed a cotton gin manufacturing facility in the 1800s. When they leased the building, Andy's wife, who is an architect, designed the space for the current brewery. It's a very cool layout, with plenty of room for chatting and free skee ball!

On Saturday night, the large space was full with a mostly young crowd. What a great vibe. I was excited to see such a fun beer spot in Birmingham. They had about 10 beers on tap; I sampled most of them and felt the overall quality was decent. There was nothing real exciting, but nothing bad either. They are clearly catering to the masses, not so much to the beer geeks, which is probably a great business strategy in Alabama. Nevertheless, this is definitely a good place to visit if you are in town. It's just down the road from Hop City, which is a great stop in itself.
Jun 02, 2016
Rated: 5 by gwalt from Alabama

Feb 02, 2016
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Reviewed by 50StateBeerTour from Arkansas

4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Cahaba was a cool little brewery in an industrial section of Birmingham. The staff was friendly and the owner took some time to tell us his story. We sampled the Blonde, Amber, Kiwi Kolsch, Single Hop IPA, Irish Stout, Rye Stout, Oka Uba IPA, Frax Double IPA, Flagship IPA, and the Belgian. I loved the IPA'a and the Belgian, my wife liked the Stouts. Definitely worth a stop and you can't beat the free Skee Ball!!
Jan 21, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by Volsdawg10 from Mississippi

Dec 13, 2015
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Rated by Horsley54 from Alabama

4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
These guys keep getting better the more they make. The small batches on Fridays are awesome. Great staff.
Oct 08, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jul 03, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by Hopportunistic from North Carolina

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by AgentMunky from New York

Jun 11, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Feb 16, 2015
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Reviewed by brewskifan55 from Mississippi

3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
A very small brewery, perhaps a microbrewery. Not much parking spaces (but we were riding the hotel shuttle). Great prices on a flight (4 for $5) Some games over in a corner. Not many people were there at the time. The bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly. Not very exciting, but if you're looking for laid back, this is the place. Terrific beer. Glad we got to visit.
Jan 27, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Justinbshelton from Alabama

Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by rob90min from Alabama

Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 4.3 by Sambo4 from Alabama

Sep 17, 2014
Rated: 4 by KMitch from Alabama

Aug 29, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Lifter09 from Virginia

Jul 18, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by BrewsBr0ther from Alabama

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Big-Daddy from Alabama

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 3 by Sanmn420 from Alabama

Jun 15, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by markjarema11 from Alabama

May 18, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by JuliusPepperwood from North Carolina

Apr 17, 2014
Cahaba Brewing Company in Birmingham, AL
Brewery rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 361 ratings