Gulf Shores : Craft Beer?

Discussion in 'South' started by SDSU94, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. SDSU94

    SDSU94 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2015 Tennessee

    Do any bars/restaurants in Gulf Shores, AL, serve craft beer? Reading menus online I have yet to find anything besides low end beer (Budweiser, Michelob, Coors, etc.), which I do not drink. Thanks
     
  2. jmtromp

    jmtromp Initiate (146) Mar 18, 2014 Kentucky
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    Check out Maggie's Bottle and Tail and The Gulf in Orange Beach.
     
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  3. SDSU94

    SDSU94 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2015 Tennessee

    By the lack of responses I can tell I better bring anything I want to drink while there with me. Haha
     
  4. JuliusPepperwood

    JuliusPepperwood Initiate (184) Jul 21, 2013 Alabama
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    @SDSU94 The AL coast line is a little sparse on craft beer. You can check out Rouses Market or Big Beach Brewing in Gulf Shores or you can drive a little east to Orange Beach and check out Maggie's Bottle & Tail.

    If you are willing to stop on the way in Huntsville, Birmingham, or Mobile that would open up some more options. Also Fairhope Brewing is about a 45min drive north from Gulf Shores so check it out if there's a rainy day and you get bored.
     
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  5. SDSU94

    SDSU94 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2015 Tennessee


    Thank you for your reply
     
  6. Jason1221

    Jason1221 Aspirant (254) Apr 7, 2015 Illinois
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    @SDSU94 Been following here as I'm also headed down this summer. Anything good you discovered?
     
  7. dscott421

    dscott421 Initiate (153) Jun 13, 2013 Kentucky
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    At the beach currently... from what I've found, just head to Maggie's and don't waste your time at the grocery and other stores. Plenty of Westbrook, crooked stave, Orpheus, etc. the restaurants in the same little complex have a nice tap list too (Luna's (?)). Big beach brewing is pretty solid. Nothing mind blowing but solid beer and a cool spot to hang out for a bit.
     
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  8. Squire123

    Squire123 Meyvn (1,282) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    We stop at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Foley on the way down.
     
  9. SDSU94

    SDSU94 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2015 Tennessee

    Head down tomorrow for a week. Honesty not expecting much unfortunately. Bringing a couple cases of beer from the west coast with me. Will post again after trip to let you know what if anything I found
     
  10. SDSU94

    SDSU94 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2015 Tennessee

    Thank you for your reply. Yeah the Q wasn't about is there a grocery store as I agree a waste of time as I'm bringing a couple of cases of beer from the west coast with me. It was about when going out. Will check out Big Beach. Thanks
     
  11. JuliusPepperwood

    JuliusPepperwood Initiate (184) Jul 21, 2013 Alabama
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  12. SDSU94

    SDSU94 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2015 Tennessee

  13. Jason1221

    Jason1221 Aspirant (254) Apr 7, 2015 Illinois
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    Checking in...Got down here myself. I bounced over to Liquor Paradise in west Pensacola yesterday. Had a bunch of FB on shelf (Wide Awake, Last Snow, etc). No French Toast at the couples places I had time to visit which was my main want.

    Also hit Maggie's. Got the Key Lime Pie Gose and a Raspberry Imperial Biscotti Break. Bit pricey, but sounds tasty.
     
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  14. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Do they have a decent selection there? I'm actually driving in tomorrow for a three day stay. My parents and daughter are already there camping at Gulf State park in between Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.
     
  15. Squire123

    Squire123 Meyvn (1,282) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    They had the best selection (and prices) we've found in the area. Used to travel there a good bit but it's been a couple years now.
     
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  16. donspublic

    donspublic Meyvn (1,129) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    If you are driving by yourself and don't mind a little detour Cottage Hill has a good selection, about 10 min off the road. Hops and Growlers is right off of I10 around Biloxi and has some Mississippi/Regional stuff, and if you are carrying your growler, he now serves up his own brew.
     
  17. dreschwartz

    dreschwartz Initiate (117) Mar 18, 2016 Kentucky

    Heading down to gulf shores in a week. Driving down through Birmingham on a Sunday. Are there restrictions for Sunday sales of beer?
     
  18. JuliusPepperwood

    JuliusPepperwood Initiate (184) Jul 21, 2013 Alabama
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    @dreschwartz Birmingham is in Jefferson county and they allow alcohol sales on Sunday after 12pm. Hop City is closed Sunday but grocery stores and breweries will be open.
     
  19. Squire123

    Squire123 Meyvn (1,282) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Due to local option laws it depends on the city. Tuscaloosa and Birmingham do after lunch and the closer to the Gulf tourist areas the more likely stores will sell on Sunday.
     
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