Cahaba Brewing Company was founded in the summer of 2011 by a group of friends united by their love of craft beer and home brewing. Together, they devised a plan to build a brewery in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama.
The group found an excellent location for the brewery in the Pepper Place/Lakeview district of Birmingham on 3rd Avenue South. The 8000 square foot building houses the brewery and tasting room and the building was selected for it's location, layout, and opportunity for expansion.
From the beginning, Cahaba Brewing Company has had the goal of providing Birmingham with clean and consistent craft beers with a broad variety of flavors and styles. To do this, Cahaba hand selected and assembled the brewing equipment necessary for the job. As luck would have it, our friends at Straight To Ale, in Huntsville, were in the process of upgrading their brewery and they had just purchased all of the brewery equipment from Old Town Brewery. After purchasing Straight To Ale's equipment, we were just about ready to go. With a few struggles and hurdles to jump, we started brewing beer in the late spring of 2012 and officially opened to the public in September 2012. The current set-up consists of a Premier Stainless 3.5 bbl brewhouse outfitted with four 7 bbl fermenters, two 15 bbl fermenters (Frank) & (Stein), and three 7 bbl brite tanks.