Ever since Bonnaroo, I've had a long-distance love affair with this beer. Last week, we reunited. I was in Birmingham, AL for business, and Stefano Daneri and Ben Lewellyn showed me around their baby, Good People Brewing.
As Alabama's oldest and largest brewery, they're making huge strides in a young market, in both quantity and quality. The team is expanding into the Florida panhandle this week, followed by the Chattanooga market in March. Even better? Everything is running through the QC lab they installed as part of their buildout last year.
If you're drinking in the Southeast U.S., keep your eyes peeled.