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Hop City

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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2924 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, Alabama, 35233-2913
United States

(205) 279-2337 | map
hopcitybeer.com

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Added by sepharious on 09-28-2012

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
86
pDev:
6.17%
 
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Photo of AlabamaJohn
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorite beer stores. Huge selection, lots of rare beers for Alabama. Not the cheapest, but always reasonably priced. Always an awesome tap selection, and the bar may be the best part. Always a lot of friendly, mostly unpretentious beer geeks present

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Photo of JintheHam
4.06/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

Vibe: No overly-loud music or televisions is nice. They have a cool outdoor seating area as well.

Quality: Nice glassware, and clean lines. They also clean growlers before filling, which is nice.

Service: Most of the guys working the bottle shop area are pretty cool. I've had bad experiences with some of the Growlertown employees (rude, lack of knowledge). If you don't want to be working there, don't take it out on customers.

Selection: The bottle selection is fantastic. The Growlertown selection always leaves me wanting more. It's a large selection, but very basic. They have a few cool selections that are pint only (no growler fills). Compared to their Atlanta locations, their Growlertown is pretty pitiful.

BA should really add a Value score as well. I would mark Hop City low for that. They have the highest markup in town, and it's not even close.

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Photo of Jenco81
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

THE place to go for local craft beers. 60 taps - menu available via Untappd or check their website at hopcitybeer.com. Tasters up to 16 ounce servings. Growlers, both 32 and 64. Awesome staff that will take whatever time you need to find that perfect brew (or case :). They host lots of events - tap outs, tastings, wickedly good local food vendors and a homebrew class every few weeks. Beers are sorted by style and they allow you to do singles! Also, if your better half isn't a hop head, they have a super wine selection. If you are a homebrewer, they have whatever you need from extracts to all grain and all the gear.

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Photo of Fae_Croft
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ruzzal
4.56/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Shortbusstop
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best Beer selection in Alabama,and if you want to make your own homebrew they will help you out with that too!

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Photo of Squire123
3.98/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Akfindlay
4.89/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I am a big fan of sour beer and this is the place to go to find them (in Alabama). Great staff, great selection, good times! The only downside is where the place is located. Kind of a pain to get to if you live over the mountain.

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Photo of trovatoam
3.86/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

They have a lot of beer. A lot of stuff on tap. However, CHECK DATES. I'm not from around here, so I just stopped by this shop because it was close to the interstate. They had some stuff I would have been interested in, but it was all old. Jai Alai that's 6 months old. Finchs that's all past the drink by date by 3-4 months. Bottles with layers of dust. Looking at what else is available around here, it seems to be the best in 100 miles, hands down. But, old beer is old beer.

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Photo of Jacobprice
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Tasters are set at a very exceptional value, staff is knowledgeable, beer selection is world-class, prices are excellent, and everything is organized is a great way.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.26/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of suzychesser
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Love this place!!

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Photo of richj1970
4.22/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ryho
4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I came here while passing through Birmingham since I like the Hop City in Atlanta so much. They were very helpful and helped me find some beers that I wouldn't have been able to find back in Atlanta.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AuntBea
4.22/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WilliamCook
4.97/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Absolutely great experience. They do a great job at helping their customer's find a great brew for their taste. One of my favorite growler filling shops.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.21/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
4.32/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.66/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Apcooper777
4.29/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.78/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of klittle250
4.58/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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Hop City in Birmingham, AL
Place rating: 4.7 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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