Presented by:
Birmingham Magazine

There is an art to crafting a great beer. With multiple breweries now open in the area, Birmingham is quickly becoming the home for a burgeoning brewing industry. The Beer Garden at Moss Rock Festival would like to celebrate their grassroots efforts and successes in the community, which have created new vitality and economic growth for the city and state. This year, we are extending up to and across state lines to include some more distant brews through our new partners Hop City and The J. Clyde.

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE CLOSED. Get your tickets at the Door Saturday and Sunday.

Join us at Beer Garden and discover a great new craft brew while overlooking all of the festival action. Each participant will be featuring 3-5 of select craft brews for tasting at Beer Garden. A special thanks to all of our partners. And cheers!

Brewery Partners

Retail Partner 

Hop City will be spotlighting some of those more distant breweries. The craft beer and alcohol retailer will also be offering attendees a chance to place orders for their favorite brews or Beer Garden picks – at a discount. Orders can be picked up after the festival from their store on 3rd Avenue South.

Bar/Restaurant Partner

The J. Clyde is well known in Birmingham for their craft beer selections and food pairings. They can feature some pretty special brews. We look forward to seeing what beers their “firkins” will be filled with for their first year at the tasting event.  Jerry Hartley, a local craft beer celebrity and owner of The J. Clyde, will be reaching out to southern, central, and northern Alabama brewery friends and selecting some great casks to show off at for their table at Beer Garden. He will also showcase the restaurant’s infamous fried sauerkraut balls. Jerry was instrumental in the craft beer movement in Birmingham, so we are ecstatic to have him join us this year as an expert.

Saturday Sessions
1:00pm – 2:30pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Sunday Session
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Maximum Capacity
125 people per session

$12 Advance until Friday, Nov 1
$15 per session – at the door Nov 2 & 3
We recommend pre-ordering your tickets as this event could sell out. Click here to order tickets online.

Talks, Guided Tastings & Food Pairings
Trevor Newberry, beer connoisseur and columnist for Birmingham Magazine, will be leading a talk, guided tasting and food pairing each session. Trevor will be delve into the science behind why certain beers work well with various foods. Learn about the “firkin” with The J. Clyde’s Jerry Hartley. He will be joining Trevor  at the Talks, Guided Tastings & Food Pairings this year.

Food features to date include:

Whole Foods Market

  • Assortment of Cured Meats
  • Artisanal Cheeses
  • Pretzels

The J. Clyde

  • Fried Sauerkraut Balls — italian sausage, sauerkraut, and cream cheese rolled in panko crumbs deep fried and served on a bed of remoulade slaw
  • Suggested beer pairing: brown ale, hefeweizen, pilsner, bock

Silver Coin Indian Grill 

  • Spinach and Onion Pakoras, with tamari and mint sauces

Ragtime Cafe

  • Cajun Chicken Pasta with sweet red peppers and sausage

No one under 21 admitted.  All ticket holders will be carded at the door.